For the Term of His Natural Life

For the Term of His Natural Life

Director: Rob Stewart

Cast: Colin Friels, Susan Lyons, Robert Coleby

     
 

For the Term of His Natural Life, Australian novelist Marcus Clarke's epic tale of the hardships and deprivations of his native country in the 1830s, served as the basis for one of the most famous Australian films of the silent era. That was in 1927; 56 years later, Clarke's novel again went before the cameras, this time resulting in a three-part, six-hour TVSee more details below

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For the Term of His Natural Life, Australian novelist Marcus Clarke's epic tale of the hardships and deprivations of his native country in the 1830s, served as the basis for one of the most famous Australian films of the silent era. That was in 1927; 56 years later, Clarke's novel again went before the cameras, this time resulting in a three-part, six-hour TV miniseries. Colin Friels starred as Londoner Rufus Dawes, who thanks to treachery and deceit was arrested on a trumped-up charge and transported to a penal colony in Tasmania, while an impostor laid claim to his birthright. Eighteen years into his incarcaration, Rufus managed to escape, and was subsequently reunited with his sweet Sylvia (Susan Lyons), daughter of the colony's warden. Unfortunately, a happy ending was not in the cards for the hero and heroine. For the Term of His Natural Life aired over Australia's Nine Network in 1983.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/14/2001
UPC:
0066805301681
Original Release:
1983
Rating:
NR
Source:
Bfs Entertainment
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital]
Time:
4:38:00

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Disc #1 -- For the Term of His Natural Life: Part One
1. Master Richard Returns [2:34]
2. The Wrong Man [6:28]
3. Man To Man [9:07]
4. A Plan Of Mutiny [16:12]
5. The Prisoners Fight [13:08]
6. The Punishment Continues [11:28]
7. Attempted Murder [7:15]
8. The Lieutenant Is Remembered [9:19]
9. Defending the Rose [4:25]
10. Fighting For Sanity [3:27]
11. The Visions Begin [3:07]
12. Plotting an Escape [2:03]
Disc #2 -- For the Term of His Natural Life: Part Two
1. Richard Leaves Prison [2:07]
2. Taking Over the Ship [6:55]
3. Stranded [2:54]
4. A Risky Plan [11:12]
5. Leaving the Island [6:11]
6. Eight Years Later [7:48]
7. A Terrible Injustice [5:19]
8. An Escaped Convict [5:33]
9. A Prison Fight [11:35]
10. On the Run [12:42]
11. Interrogation [5:07]
12. Hoping She'll Remeber [7:41]
Disc #3 -- For the Term of His Natural Life: Part Three
1. Searching For Richard [6:15]
2. Death Threats [8:46]
3. Survival Of the Fittest [3:00]
4. A Bereaved Mother [5:20]
5. The Last Resort [6:15]
6. The Only Hope [10:59]
7. Sylvia Remembers [13:43]
8. A New Future [4:55]
9. Finding Love [4:50]
10. Stealing An Identity [8:58]
11. The Noose Tightens [6:29]
12. A Terrible Secret [4:46]

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