The Lighthorsemen DVD
Produced by Ian Jones & Simon Wincer
In the great Australian spirit of courage and adventure comes The Lighthorsemen legend, from the creators of Phar Lap and The Man from Snowy River. In 1917, four gallant men of the Australian Light Horse Regiment are thrust into the last great cavalry charge when the British campaign in Palestine becomes a stalemate. In a desperate attempt to aid the Allies' cause, eight hundred young Australian horsemen set off against gunfire and insurmountable odds in a last ditch attempt to save the attacking British soldiers from imminent annihilation by the Turco-German Army. Featuring the late Jon Blake (ANZACS), Peter Phelps (Lantana), Gary Sweet (The Tracker), Bill Kerr (Gallipoli), Gerard Kennedy (Against The Wind), Anthony Andrews (Brideshead Revisited), Sigrid Thornton (The Man from Snowy River) and with a crisp new transfer epically framed by Academy Award_ winning cinematographer Dean Semler. The Lighthorsemen is an action-packed story of Australia's wartime history. Rated PG, duration 116 minutes, All regions, NTSC.