When a 747 jetliner crashes and explodes, the inferno kills everyone onboard except the pilot (Robert Powell) who miraculously walks away from the wreckage dazed but unscathed.
Tortured with guilt and unable to explain the crash, he sets out with the aid of a young psychic (Jenny Agutter) and a priest (Joseph Cotten) to overcome his memory loss and unravel the mystery of the disaster – and in the process, unlocks a nightmare of madness, murder and beyond-the-grave supernatural horror.
Based on the bestselling novel from famed horror specialist James Herbert – and directed by iconic UK thesp David Hemmings – this atmospheric shocker delivers heart-stopping chills alongside the largest and most complex pyrotechnics stunt ever staged down-under – all lensed by Oscar winning cinematographer John Seale.
The Survivor stands proudly as the most expensive Australian film of its time – and unquestionably one of Ozploitation’s finest creepfests.
Director: David Hemmings
Cast: Robert Powell, Jenny Agutter, Joseph Cotten
2018 audio commentary with producer Antony I. Ginnane moderated by film critic Jaimie Leonarder
2012 audio commentary with producer Antony I. Ginnane moderated by horror hostess Katarina Leigh Waters
Extended interviews from “Not Quite Hollywood” with producer Antony I. Ginnane and cinematographer John Seale
Archival Clapperboard TV special featuring interviews with actress Jenny Agutter, actor Joseph Cotten, actor Peter Sumner, actor Ralph Cotteril & actress Angela Punch McGregor
Archival interview with Peter Sumner
“Robert Powell on James Herbert” featurette
“The Legacy of James Herbert” featurette
2012 introduction by producer Antony I. Ginnane
87 minute US re-edit (in standard definition)
Extended final scene
Super-8 behind-the-scenes footage with audio commentary
“Trailers From Hell” with commentary from Brian Trenchard-Smith
Antony I. Ginnane trailer reel
Stills and poster gallery
No. of discs: 1
Running time: 98
Audio format: 2.0 Mono DTS-HD MA
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Subtitles: English HOH
Year of Production: 1980
Release Date: 04/05/2022