Smash Palace (Blu-ray)
She's my daughter and I'll do what I like!
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Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Run Time: 1 hours, 48 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 29, 2018
- Originally Released: 1981
- Label: Arrow Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Directed by||Roger Donaldson|
|Produced by||Roger Donaldson|
Included in The New York Times 10 BEST FILMS OF 1982
New York Times
Rating: 4/4 -- By the end of the film, the man is behaving irrationally, but here's the frightening thing: Because we've followed him every step of the way, we have to admit he's behaving as we ourselves might, in the same circumstances. Full Review
A domestic drama which quickly spirals into a tense thriller. Full Review
Rating: B+ -- It's a film that artists make. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Smash Palace is a revealing and involving Australian portrait of splitting up. Full Review
Spirituality and Practice
...Command and crispness....SMASH PALACE is clearly something unusual...
New York Times
This production from New Zealand focuses on the marital relationship of a young couple. The husband is obsessed with auto racing, while his wife has a strong need for attention and affection. Their different needs eventually lead the wife to an adulterous relationship, and the husband to take drastic means to preserve his family.
An emotional tale about the tragic and violent dissolution of a marriage. Al Shaw used to be a race car driver, but now he expends all his energies and time at the "smash palace", a huge trash heap of cars owned by Al's dad. Al's obsession strongly affects his wife, who begins to feel emotionally neglected. As the relationship falls apart, the couple's increasing confrontations grow angrier and angrier... and culminate in a misbegotten kidnapping.
Action | Adventure | Romance | Marriage | Theatrical Release | Racing | Affairs | Car / Automobile Racing | Cars / Automobiles
- Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Classification.