Man from Snowy River, The: Arena Spectacular (2002)

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Released 21-Jan-2003
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"There was movement at the station, for the word had passed around
That the colt from old Regret had got away,
And had joined the wild bush horses -- he was worth a thousand pound,
So all the cracks had gathered to the fray..."

So begins the immortal poem by Andrew Barton "Banjo" Patterson, first published in 1890, that has inspired generations of Australians.

On the evening of September 15 2000, a lone horseman galloped into the arena of Stadium Australia in homage to "The Man from Snowy River" and signalled the start of the Opening Ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.

In 2002 the creative team behind that sensational Opening Ceremony was again inspired to develop the "Snowy River" segment into a complete stadium event. The result was the enormously successful THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER ARENA SPECTACULAR.

All the magic, the music and excitement of this mammoth event is now available to be relived or experienced for the very first time on video. Created, written, and co-directed by DAVID ATKINS and IGNATIUS JONES and featuring the talents of GEORGIE PARKER, STEVE BISLEY, CHARLES 'BUD' TINGWELL, LEE KERNAGHAN and MARTIN CREWES as "The Man", together with Australia's best riders and their horses, THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER ARENA SPECTACULAR will have your pulses racing and your toes tapping as "Banjo's" greatest and best-loved ballad gallops into vivid life.
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Georgie Parker
Steve Bisley
Charles Tingwell
Martin Crewes
Lee Kernaghan
Directed by
David Atkins
Ignatius Jones
Garth Porter
David Atkins
Bruce Rowland
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding RSDL
Musical 2002 101:21 ? 4
Widescreen 1.78:1, 16x9 Enhanced
English Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s)
English for the Hearing Impaired
Menu Animation & Audio, Dolby Digital Trailer-Rain, Scene Selection Anim & Audio, Featurette-Outside The Arena, Featurette-Opening The Stable Door, Featurette-Wood Chopping, Biographies-Cast & Crew
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