The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

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Stephan Elliott's cross-dressing comedy The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible, and the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include theatrical trailers and teasers, as well as a collectible booklet. Fans of this cult favorite should enjoy this disc, while the ...
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Stephan Elliott's cross-dressing comedy The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible, and the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include theatrical trailers and teasers, as well as a collectible booklet. Fans of this cult favorite should enjoy this disc, while the uninitiated may find out what all the fuss has been about.
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Special Features

Collectible booklet; Original theatrical and teaser trailers
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A campy ode to alternative lifestyles and the music of ABBA, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is nonetheless rarely played for straight laughs, respecting the dignity of its subjects too much to mock them. Instead, it's a rich study of how smiles and wit can conceal, or fail to conceal, private pain. Like the American movie it obviously inspired, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995), Priscilla dresses up in drag a bunch of actors who (in retrospect, if not at the time) are more familiar to audiences in macho contexts: British heavy Terence Stamp and Aussies Guy Pearce (a hard-boiled cop in L.A. Confidential) and Hugo Weaving (the villainous agent in The Matrix). The trio has a rollicking good time across the outback, in spite of the vitriol they must often deflect, giving a sadly realistic glimpse of the defensive shield those at society's fringes must assimilate as a given part of their daily lives. Stamp in particular stands out, eloquently weathered for what seems to be his last hurrah. Director Stephan Elliott astutely captures the strange clashing of the big city (the flamboyant road trippers) and the back water (their hosts and hecklers). Beyond being a fond favorite among gay audiences, the film's sensitive character portrayal has earned it a wider appreciation that exceeds cult status.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/28/2000
  • UPC: 027616840929
  • Original Release: 1994
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  • Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, stereo
  • Language: English, Français
  • Time: 1:43:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Terence Stamp Bernadette
Hugo Weaving Tick/Mitzi
Guy Pearce Adam/Felicia
Bill Hunter Bob
Sarah Chadwick Marion
Mark Holmes Benji
Julia Cortez Cynthia
Ken Radley Frank
Alan Dargin Aboriginal Man
June Marie Bennett Shirley
Rebel Russell Logowoman
Al Clark Priest
Margaret Pomeranz Adam's Mum
Technical Credits
Stephan Elliott Director, Screenwriter
Sue Blainey Editor
Brian J. Breheny Cinematographer
Tim Chappel Costumes/Costume Designer
Al Clark Producer
Stuart Freeman Asst. Director
Lizzy Gardiner Costumes/Costume Designer
Colin Gibson Art Director
Guy Gross Score Composer
Michael Hamlyn Producer
Cassie Hanlon Makeup
Phil Judd Sound/Sound Designer
Owen Paterson Production Designer
Rebel Penfold-Russell Executive Producer, Producer
Rebel Russell Executive Producer
Sue Seeary Associate Producer, Production Manager
Guntis Sics Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert Simper Stunts
Mark White Choreography
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Intro/Credits [3:28]
2. Straight Man's Call [:48]
3. Trumpet's Death [2:14]
4. Two Shows a Night [2:12]
5. Priscilla! [:59]
6. A Grand Departure [2:07]
7. Should Have Flown [4:15]
8. "I'm Married" [3:49]
9. Small Town Art [3:04]
10. Cocktail Hour [4:04]
11. Not Tough Enough [1:01]
12. Puss 'N' Boots [3:05]
13. Where Are We? [8:23]
14. Aboriginal Rites [5:52]
15. A Gift From Agnetha [1:02]
16. A Busted Bus [2:20]
17. Starved for Fun [2:03]
18. Les Girls Interrupted [4:41]
19. Endangered Species [1:40]
20. Her Name Is Ralph [2:52]
21. Morning Bath [2:20]
22. Tough Little Town [7:06]
23. Praise of Suburbia [2:39]
24. One for the Road [3:26]
25. Meet the Family [2:54]
26. Dragalicious [6:29]
27. Trading Places [2:37]
28. The Facts of Life [3:57]
29. Frock on a Rock [2:31]
30. Raccoon Time [2:21]
31. No More Abba [2:56]
32. End Credits [3:20]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Spoken Languages: Français
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: None
   Special Features
      Theatrical Trailer
      Teaser Trailer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    WHAT A PARTY!!!!!

    What an amazing party.... Driving through Australia in a pink bus listening to 70´s & 80´s disco (mainly) ...

    But... there is more to this movie. Broken dreams. Lack of tolerance. The fight for being who you are.
    All wrapped in stunning colours and views of the Australian nature.

    A pity that To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything... was even made. A bad bad copy of Priscilla.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fun

    Just a fun movie. The characters are larger than life. Gives a lesson on intolerance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A must-see movie

    I have loved Priscilla ever since I was very young and recommend it for anyone who wants a genuine laugh and cry. Its not just about humour but also has an underlying current of sadness, making subtle statements about homophobia. The music is great, the costumes are fabulous and although all three actors are absolutely fantastic, I LOVE Hugo Weaving as Mitzi!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Grates Ever!!!

    This is one of the grates COMEDY's ever. Please wach more than once, The second time makes laugh till you cry...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    different is beautiful

    this movie is both touching and brilliant. i find intolerance of others as heinous and pointless. i hope that somewhere, someone who sees this film can recognize in themselves their prejudices and can learn from them. gays are people, too. they laugh, love, and hurt just like the rest of us.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Whoever was wondering about the guy with the cart and the flashing blue light here it is...

    The guy in the movie with the funny cart and the flashing blue light is actually a woman who is attempting to walk all of Australia in so many days. Do you remember when our fabulous 3 and their bus are getting ready to leave, and everyone is seeing them off by waving goodbye and chasing after the bus? Well right before that scene it shows a woman with the cart in front of an audience and there is a guy up in front of the audience making a speech about her and what she is about to attempt to do. Watch the movie closely and you'll see it. Anyway, I'm pretty sure that's what that cart thing is all about.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Just Watched It Again...

    I've been searching high and low (obviously in all the wrong places) for this movie since I first saw it years ago! It's just as funny, and poingant, as it was then. A definite must see for the open minded...and maybe even the not-so-open-minded! But, can somebody PLEASE explain to me what's up the guy and the funny cart with the flashing blue light????

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    UNKNOWN INFINITY KNOWLEDGE.

    I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND IT CLEARLY SHOWS THE GAY LIFE AS A DRAG QUEEN IN THE LIME LIGHT. I ONLY WISH THAT I HAD THE CHANCE TO ADVENTURE THE WAY SHE AND HER SISTERS DID. THANK YOU FOR THE EYES BEYOND THE CURTAIN.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Listen here you mallot

    Priscilla, is one of the best gay movies of all time. It takes the lives of ''ordinary'' people, and tells it in a way that not only is humourous and at times serious, but also educational. It keeps you watching, and you then find yourself watching it again. It is a must see for the open-minded person in us all.

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