News / 25 March 2021

Umbrella Unleash 4K Restoration Of STONE On Blu-ray!

Umbrella Entertainment will unleash Sandy Harbutt’s seminal Aussie bikie movie STONE to Blu-ray on April 7, complete with a 4K Restoration of the Director’s Cut, a sidecar of Special Features and the film’s Original Soundtrack on CD as part of their Ozploitation Classics line.
STONE was scanned in 4K from the original 35mm interpositive, colour graded and cleaned up with dirt removal by Roar Digital by Charlie Ellis with supervision and approval by filmmaker Sandy Harbutt. Unfortunately Sandy would pass before the final master was complete however he had been pleased with the work conducted and was excited that the film to be seen 45 years later restored.

Special Features

TARANTINO ON STONE – Interview Featurette with Quentin Tarantino
THE MAKING OF STONE (1974) On-set Featurette directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith
Deleted Scenes – From the Original Theatrical Release
“STONE FOREVER” (1999) – Feature-length Documentary by filmmaker Richard Kuipers
“NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD” Extended Interviews
with writer/director/actor Sandy Harbutt, cast members Ken Shorter, Rebecca Gilling
& Roger Ward, executive producer David Hannay and editor Ian Barry

Make-up Test
Stills Gallery
with Commentary by writer/director/actor Sandy Harbutt.
Original Theatrical Trailer

Also includes Limited Edition CD Soundtrack composed & produced by Billy Green.

Upon release STONE packed out drive-ins around the country in the early 1970s with its potent mix of sex, drugs, rock’n’roll and unbridled horsepower… and in the process helped kickstart the Ozploitation explosion.

Ken Shorter (SUNDAY TOO FAR AWAY) is Stone, an undercover cop who infiltrates an outlaw motorcycle gang to investigate a series of grisly killings. He is thrown into the world of the Gravediggers – alienated Nam Vets who live in a fortress by the sea and have their own law, their own satanic religion, their own bevy of bikie chicks (including Rebecca Gilling, RETURN TO EDEN, in her film debut) and a nasty habit of getting into violent and bloody gang battles.

STONE available on Blu-ray from April 7