I haven't seen this movie since the early 1970s. And surprisingly it's just as thrilling as it was then!
This spin-off from midway of the classic 2nd season of the TV Series stars all the regular cast. It's more like a feature length episode but with a terrific edge to it. In some scenes of the film you forget it's a childrens adventure and goes into some serious thrilling drama especially towards the conclusion of the film.
As for the DVD itself the picture quality is surprisingly sharp and vibrant and could have been made today! Unlike the TV series 'Skippy and The Intruders' was made on 35mm film and the TV Series on 16mm. The picture is in full-frame and no picture is lost. For the Cinema release it was matted out to present a widescreen ratio.
The Sound is very very interesting for a 1969 film: It was made in 2 track stereo, though a bit crude, dialogue is heard on the left, where as incidental music and other sound effects are displayed on both channels. However it is not electronically process stereo, but true stereo sound!
The DVD cover is wonderful.
The DVD has also got 2 extras: a 25 min 'Skippy's playground' made for Australian TV and a full length TV episode called 'The Long way Home' hence the DVD time- 146 mins.
If you are a fan of the nostalgic TV show, you will love this movie.