Based on the best-selling novel from Louis De Bernieres (Captain Corelli’s Mandolin) and inspired by a true story, Red Dog comes to DVD & Blu-ray 4 June.
Before enjoying a successful UK theatrical release earlier in the year, the film has now become the 7th biggest movie of all time in its native Australia taking a whopping $23 AUD.
Starring Josh Lucas (Sweet Home Alabama), Rachael Taylor (Transformers), Noah Taylor (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Keisha Castle-Hugues (Whale Rider) and featuring a career defining performance from KOKO the dog, Red Dog has collected 6 awards including Best Film at the Australian Film Awards.
Dampier, Western Australia, 1971, a wild and desolate place where workers from all over the world go to sweat away. When the sun goes down, these grafters make their way to the industrial hick town’s only pub where they drink, recall their homes and get involved in fights.
But this particular night things are somewhat quieter than usual. In the back room a dog is drawing its last breath.
But this isn’t just any old cur, this is Red Dog, a dog everybody here knows and loves, and about whom everyone has a story to tell. No doubt about it, Red Dog really is a character and tonight everyone is prepared to agree for once.
The film was directed by Kriv Stenders (The Illustrated Family Doctor, Blacktown) and written by Dan Taplitz (Chaos Theory, Breakin’ All the Rules, Commandments), and was shot on location in Western Australia. And now it’s yours to own when its released on DVD & Blu-ray this summer.