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 Posted:   May 31, 2023 - 6:27 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Umbrella Entertainment has provided us with a promotional trailer for its brand new 4K restoration of Colin Eggleston's Ozploitation classic Sky Pirates (1986), starring John Hargreaves, Meredith Phillips, and Max Phipps.

The label has not yet announced and detailed and upcoming Blu-ray release.

Official description: In the wake of the success of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, maverick Ozploitation auteurs John D. Lamond (FELICITY) and Colin Eggleston (LONG WEEKEND) joined forces on this breezy, tongue-in-cheek, thrill-a-minute, big screen epic inspired by their love of Republic Pictures' cliffhanger serials.

John Hargreaves is Flight Lt. Harris – a wisecracking pilot with an addiction for adventure. He teams up with the feisty daughter of a kidnapped clergyman and they hotfoot it across the globe to rescue her father and locate the separated pieces of a powerful, mystical tablet. In pursuit is arch villain Savage (Max Phipps) hell-bent on getting his mitts on "the ultimate power".

Boasting exotic location work (including a climactic showdown filmed on Easter Island) and an action-packed, genre-bending plot that includes time warps, UFOs, the Bermuda Triangle and the Philadelphia Experiment – not to mention an aerial dogfight and a RAIDERS-style truck chase – SKY PIRATES is the ultimate old fashioned, fast-moving, two-fisted, pulpy B-movie experience! What's not to like?

Umbrella Entertainment proudly presents the worldwide high-def debut of this weird and wild Ozploitation rarity with a new 4K transfer from the original 35mm vault materials supervised by cinematographer Garry Wapshott.

 Posted:   May 31, 2023 - 7:50 AM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Cool! I've never seen the movie but love Brian May's score.

 Posted:   May 31, 2023 - 1:53 PM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

My gawd is that shameless! Right down to the Raiders theme.

 Posted:   Jun 2, 2023 - 5:40 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

UPDATE: Special features, technical specs, and release date have been added up.

Special Features and Technical Specs:
NEW Audio commentary with producer Michael Hirsh, cinematographer Garry Wapshott, script supervisor Jenni Tosi and stills photographer David Parker moderated by filmmaker Mark Hartley
NEW Extended NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD interviews with writer/producer John D. Lamond and cinematographer Garry Wapshott
NEW Deleted and extended scenes
NEW VFX test footage with commentary by visual effects supervisor Dennis Nicholson
NEW VFX breakdown featurette
NEW Filmbuff's Forecast tribute to John D. Lamond with Michael Hirsh, Alan Finney, Paul Harris and Mark Hartley
NEW "INDIANA CLONES" trailer reel
NEW Colin Eggleston trailer reel
Extensive stills and poster gallery
Original theatrical trailer See less
48-page bound book - Indiana Clones Diary - An Indispensable Guide To The Best Big Screen Raiders Rip-Offs
Custom designed outer rigid slipcase
Custom design slipcase
8 replica lobby cards
A3 reversible poster
Limited Edition Numbered release

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