A Cry in the Dark (1988) DVD - Widescreen - Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround Retail

A Cry in the Dark (1988) DVD - Widescreen - Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround Retail
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Meryl Streep and Sam Neill star in this documentary style film adaptation of the true story of Lindy and Michael Chamberlain, an Australian couple who lived the nightmare of losing their infant daughter during a family camping trip. When Lindy (Streep) spies a dingo nearby, authorities launch a frantic search, but all they find is a torn, bloodied garment.

The press, distressed by the mother's seeming "lack of emotion," and suspicious of her strict Seventh Day Adventist religious beliefs, begin to accuse her of murdering the baby. The sentiment against her begins to grow, and soon the whole continent is talking about the case in a malicious witch hunt. Despite the lack of evidence, Lindy Chamberlain is imprisoned; although investigators eventually reexamine her story, the damage is done: the innocent mother's relationship with her husband has been irreparably destroyed and she has spent over three years in prison for a crime she did not commit. This painful portrayal of the power of public opinion and political and emotional persecution is captured with steely intensity by Streep, she is captivating as the much-maligned victim of social injustice who is bolstered by her strong religious faith and stoic demeanor.

Postscript. In 1992, the Northern Territory Court of Criminal Appeal awarded the Chamberlains $1.3 million in compensation. Lindy and Michael have since divorced!!

  • Attractive Retail Box
  • Genre: Docudrama
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Rating Reason: Contains Material Potentially Disturbing to Children.
  • Starring: Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Bruce Myles, Sam Neill, Meryl Streep, Mary Louise Streep, Nick Tate, Charles Tingwell
  • Directed By: Fred Schepisi
  • Release Information:
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • Theatrical Release Date: November 11, 1988
  • DVD Release Date: December 21, 1999
  • Run Time: 122 minutes
  • Production Company: Warner Home Video
  • Package Type: Snap Case
  • Dual Layer Format
  • Academy Award Nomination - Best Actress - Meryl Streep
  • DVD Features:
  • Encoding: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only). This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries.
  • Aspect Ratio(s):
  • Widescreen anamorphic - 2.35:1
  • Available Audio Tracks:
  • English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Available Subtitles: English and French
  • Language: English
  • Dubbed: French
  • Closed Captioned: Yes
  • Bonus Features:
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Interactive Features:
  • Scene Access
  • Interactive  Menus
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