- 1 DVD-video (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
- Additional Authors
- Boyd, Norman,Davis, Melissa,Davis, Rhy,Lake, Michael,McPhail, Andrew,Proyas, Alex,
- Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds is a 1989 Australian post-apocalyptic sci-fi adventure film.Summary: Set against an overwhelming desert landscape, Felix (Michael Lake, Sweetie) and Betty Crabtree (Rhys Davis, Dead End Drive-In) are eccentric siblings living together in an isolated homestead in a post-apocalyptic era. Modern technology is absent, with wheels and gears operating a variety of broken devices to assist their struggle to survive. When they encounter a wandering stranger named Smith (Norman Boyd), their simple lives become tumultuous as the wheelchair-bound Felix dreams of flying and Betty believes their new arrival to be a demonic presence - the characters all yearning for escape but seemingly do not know how. The debut feature from Alex Proyas (I Robot, The Crow, Dark City) Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds is presented here in its original 4:3 ratio from a 2K scan of the original 16mm negatives. This audio and visual feast has been resurrected from cinematic obscurity to coincide with its 30th anniversary of production.With Michael Lake, Melissa Davis, Norman Boyd, Rhys Davis.Written and directed by Alex Proyas ; producers Alex Proyas & Andrew McPhail.