Summary: 'Wake in Fright' is a surreal thrill ride from start to finish. What appeals to me most about it is how little we know about our main character. We are thrust into the story with very little information. No backstory, no happily resolved ending. I love it!
Conclusion: The digital restoration of director Ted Kotcheff's classic film Wake in Fright is very problematic. In fact, the final result is every bit as frustrating as the recent presentations of Marcel Carne's Children of Paradise and Jacques Demy's Lola .
Conclusion: It would be unfortunate if debates over the restoration process overshadowed the film that has been rescued and restored. The restoration team has made its artistic choices, and what appears on this Blu-ray is how the film has been preserved for the ages.