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RE-ENTRY: Morning of the Earth celebrates 50 Years

The 1972 film, Morning of the Earth changed the way the world thought about surfing. And 50 years on from its release it’s still one of the most celebrated documents of the culture.

Filmmaker, Albert Falzon captured surfing like never before and presented it as a complete lifestyle for those who were passionate about it.

To celebrate its 50th anniversary the film has been remastered for a limited cinema and DVD boxset release.

The release features 90 minutes of never-before-seen footage and paints a more complete picture of the filmmaker’s journey than ever before.

G. Wayne Thomas’ legendary soundtrack has also gotten an anniversary reissue on Vinyl and there’s even a book with a 40-page introduction from Albert Falzon and Torren Martyn.

50th Anniversary Book

A coffee table book commemorating Morning of the Earth’s 50th Anniversary.

The book showcases 170 remastered images from the film making it the definitive companion, featuring 50 screen grabs from never-before-seen outtakes that reveal a forgotten past.

Featuring shots from surfing hot spots in Australia, Bali and Hawaii before rampant development took over

It’s like a time capsule of a time in the early ’70s where country soul was life, and surfing was too.

The book also includes essays by Sean Doherty, Jamie Brisick and Simon Jones.

50th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue

Morning of the Earth took a unique approach to music.

For the first time, music was not treated as a background or incidental to the vision on the screen. The music was the narrator, with each track played in its entirety.

This vinyl release is a must-have for any surfing audiophiles.

Remastered DVD + Bluray

This release features a meticulously restored and beautifully remastered version of the film including a museum-grade restoration off of the original 16mm AB rolls.

Filmmaker, Albert Falzon says that it “looks and sounds better than it ever has.”

And when you pick up a copy, a portion of the sale will be donated to Waves for Water.

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