Dogs in Space [DVD] [1986]

  • SKU: 20140492
  • Release Date: 06/12/2012
  • Rating: R
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Special Features

  • We're Livin' On Dog Food (98 minute documentary about the Melbourne punk music scene of the 70s)
  • The Making Of Dogs In Space (20 minute behind the scenes documentary on the making of the feature) Punkline (short): Original Theatrical Trailer (1986) and Revised Trailer (2009)
  • Music Videos: Leap For Lunch and Rooms For The Memory
  • Audio Commentary by Richard Lowenstein and Ollie Olsen (Music Director)
  • Audio Commentary by Richard Lowenstein and Andrew de Groot (Director of Photography)


Dogs in Space
A dramatic story about a houseful of youth with no apparent purpose in life, this film features pounding rock music and attitude problems galore. The main setting is a rundown dwelling in an impoverished district near Melbourne, Australia, where conversations ebb, flow, and overlap much like the lives of the people who live there. Strangers also wander in and out of the premises as life continues, for some, more through an indestructible momentum than any internal driving force. Some of the young people go to school, others do nothing but party, and some take drugs. The police tolerate the residents of the house, even when they burn their television set. Sam (Michael Hutchence) and Anna (Saskia Post) are one of the couples that form among the residents, a mismatched pair whose actions lead to tragedy for Anna and an indictment against hard drugs. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Michael Hutchence
    Michael Hutchence - Sam
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    Saskia Post - Anna
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    Nique Needles - Tim
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    Deanna Bond - The Girl
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    Gary Foley - Barry

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dedicated to those of us who lived it and survived

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    This film is a masterpiece. Although set in Australia, there are many of us here in the USA who lived this lifestyle and were deeply moved by this story. There is nothing false or contrived about this film. These characters are as real as it gets. The acting is so genuine, and Michael Hutchence was nothing short of brilliant as Sam. The fact that he passed away 11 years after this film was made only makes it more haunting to watch now. If you or anyone you know lived among the "No Future" punk counterculture of the late 1970s - early 1980s, and all that that implies, you must experience this film. Then go buy the soundtrack - one of the best ever made!

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