On The Beach
Platinum (2000)
Drama, Science Fiction
In Collection
200 mins

Armand Assante Dwight Towers
Steve Bastoni Neil Hirsch
Bryan Brown Julian Osborne
Kevin Copeland Sonarman Swain
Jacqueline McKenzie Mary Holmes
Rachel Ward Moira Davidson
Grant Bowler Peter Holmes
Allison Webber Jenny Holmes
Tieghan Webber Jenny Holmes
David Paterson Chief Wawrzeniak

Director Russell Mulcahy
Producer John Edwards
Errol Sullivan
Writer Nevil Shute
John Paxton
Cinematography Martin McGrath
Musician Christopher Gordon

Radiation poison has circled the world, leaving only a small colony of survivors waiting to die in Australia after nuclear holocaust. Every day the jet stream brings the deadly sirocco to the shores “On the Beach.” Some American sailors on attachment with a submarine and a few scientists argue about how long they have to live and what caused such a catastrophe to occur. The American officer Captain Towers (Armand Assante) is attracted to the former wife (Rachel Ward) of a notable cynical scientist Julian Osborn (Bryan Brown). Since alcohol and sexual licentiousness seem minor in the face of death, anything goes with a sorrowful dirge. Buildings survive around the world, but the dust is settling fast. Regret permeates the final act of life, and a happy ending is clearly beyond the message. Many take pills to mix euthanasia with the atomic particles. Yet, a strange SOS seems to be emanating from the dead zone in California, and someone must investigate.

Edition Details
Audience Rating NR (Not Rated)
Country Australia
Language English
Barcode 096009286590
Region Region 1
Release Date 3/1/2005
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1