The Earthling (Blu-ray) PG

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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region A
  • Released: March 12, 2019
  • Originally Released: 1980
  • Label: KL Studio Classics
  • Note: Includes both the 97-minute US Cut and the 99-minute alternate International Cut
    • Three deleted scenes (no audio)
    • Theatrical trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • DTS

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Starring &
Performer: , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by &
Screenwriting by
Director of Photography:

Entertainment Reviews:


User Ratings: 406
Rating: C+ -- The melancholy disease film set somewhere in the wilderness of Australia was a box office bomb despite the star power of William Holden. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 10, 2018

Product Description:

A recently orphaned boy learns the art of wilderness survival when he meets up with a sick, dying old man in the Australian Back Country. The fabulously beautiful landscape, complete with kangaroos & wallabies, provides the picture with an almost surreal atmosphere.

Plot Synopsis:

While vacationing in the Australian Outback with his parents, American youngster Shawn Daley sees his Mom and Dad killed in a car crash and finds himself orphaned.
Shawn eludes a variety of insect and reptilian life before he meets Patrick Foley, a grumpy adventurer who lives deep in the woods. Foley grudgingly takes the boy in and teaches him how to live off the land.
Then Shawn learns that Foley has a fatal disease and has returned to his farm to die in peace. When Foley's condition worsens, Shawn discovers he has to leave Foley behind and start his journey back to civilization.
Only now Shawn has the tools, courtesy of Foley, to survive the trip.


Production Notes:

  • Shot in Panavision.
  • Filmed between September and October 1979 on location in Blue Mountains and Barrington Forest, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Ironically, the script by Lanny Cotler was originally set in America.
  • Additional cast: Willie Fennell (R.C.).
  • Additional crew: Stephen Sharmat (executive producer), Bob Hilditch (production designer), and David Le Maistre (2nd unit director).
  • Released theatrically in Australia July 24, 1980.
  • Rated NRC by the Commonwealth of Australia.
  • Copyright 1980 Filmways Pictures Inc.
Kino Lorber Studio Classics

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 74,786
  • UPC: 738329234621
  • Shipping Weight: 0.15/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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