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Sky Pirates

1h 28m Action, Science Fiction, Adventure, Australia, Australian 1986

A pilot and the daughter of a kidnapped man search for her father and the pieces of a mystical tablet.

In the wake of the success of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, maverick Ozploitation auteurs John D. Lamond (FELICITY) and Colin Eggleston (LONG WEEKEND) joined forces on this breezy, tongue-in-cheek, thrill-a-minute, big screen epic inspired by their love of Republic Pictures’ cliffhanger serials.

John Hargreaves is Flight Lt. Harris – a wisecracking pilot with an addiction for adventure. He teams up with the feisty daughter of a kidnapped clergyman and they hotfoot it across the globe to rescue her father and locate the separated pieces of a powerful, mystical tablet. In pursuit is arch villain Savage (Max Phipps) hell-bent on getting his mitts on “the ultimate power”.

Boasting exotic location work (including a climactic showdown filmed on Easter Island) and an action-packed, genre-bending plot that includes time warps, UFOs, the Bermuda Triangle and the Philadelphia Experiment – not to mention an aerial dogfight and a RAIDERS-style truck chase – SKY PIRATES is the ultimate old fashioned, fast-moving, two-fisted, pulpy B-movie experience! What’s not to like?

Umbrella Entertainment proudly presents the worldwide high-def debut of this weird and wild Ozploitation rarity with a new 4K transfer from the original 35mm vault materials supervised by cinematographer Garry Wapshott.

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