German distributors Koch Media have officially announced that they will release on Blu-ray Australian director Peter Weir's The Last Wave a.k.a Black Rain (1977), starring Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett and David Gulpilil. The Blu-ray will be available for purchase in Germany on July 27th.
Bildergalerie mit seltenem Werbematerial (Stills and rare promo materials)
Richard Chamberlain stars as Australian lawyer David Burton, who takes on the defense of a group of aborigines accused of killing one of their own. He suspects the victim has been killed for violating a tribal taboo, but the defendants deny any tribal association. Burton, plagued by apocalyptic visions of war, slowly realized his own involvement with the aborigines...and their prophecies.
Note: In the U.S., The Last Wave is currently available only on DVD, courtesy of Criterion.