It’s the conclusion of our chat with Veteran Canadian director Ted Kotcheff (First Blood, The Apprentice of Duddy Kravitz, Weekend At Bernies) who dropped by the Rue Morgue Studio of Kangaroo Carnage to talk about his 1971 existential horror masterpiece Wake In Fright.
On this episode, Ted explains the incredible tale of how the film slipped into obscurity, why it was nearly lost forever and how it was eventually recovered and given a new lease on life.
And if you’re a fan of Kotcheff’s action classic First Blood (1982) starring Sylvester Stallone, you’re in for a serious treat. For the very first time ANYWHERE, Kotcheff explains the TRUE story of why Kirk Douglas abandoned the role of Colonel Sam Trautman.
These are some of the best stories ever revealed on the show to date.
Wake In Fright has been digitally restored and re-issued in North America by Drafthouse Films.
It’s available now on home video but if you get the chance to catch it during one of its limited theatrical dates, don’t miss it. This motion picture deserves the widest canvas possible.
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