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This is New Zealand

Price: NZ$39.95

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Format: DVD
Duration: 130 minutes
This is New Zealand

The film that moved a nation – see why and see how.

 

 This is Expo

This film was made to show New Zealanders the size and scope of Expo 70 in Osaka, Japan, where 77 countries were on display over six months, 64 million people visited the site and the New Zealand Pavilion showingThis is New Zealand was among the most popular.

 

That Was New Zealand

A 65 minute documentary on the cultural context in which This is New Zealand was made, and the technical and creative challenges the young film makers at the National Film Unit had to overcome. It traces the history of the impact This is New Zealand had in Japan and later back home, and its eventual restoration for cinemas and DVD with digital technology.

 There are vox pops from young and old New Zealanders and interviews with notable film makers Peter JacksonGeoff MurphyGaylene PrestonGraeme Cowley and John Barnett relating their memories of This is New Zealand. They reflect on the many changes the country has seen since This is New Zealand was made in 1969, while noting that the impact of the film itself remains undiminished.

 

This is New Zealand (Interactive)

Examine any of the three screens in full-screen detail using the “angle” button on your remote! Find places and people you know – as they were over 40 years ago – on your wide-screen TV!

 

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Then & Now, a Century of New Zealand Soldiering

Price: NZ$30.80

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 48 mins
Year: 2001

This documentary explores life in the Army over the past 100 years, with a special emphasis on overseas action we have been involved in, starting with the Boer War.

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This is the second in Execam’s series on the NZ Army.

Interviews with surviving veterans of World War 1 are a strong feature of this programme. It’s a social history as well, looking at the trades which make up work in the Army as well as the front line fighting duties.

SKU 020005

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The World – Population 1300

Price: NZ$35.95

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 50 mins
Year: 1982
Rating: Exempt

This documentary records the Centenary of Martinborough – now world famous for its fine wines, but then a sleepy town on the road to nowhere – the first vines were just being planted.

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Based on recollections of some of the then 1300 citizens, this film shows that small towns everywhere are always subject to the whim of the world – until Easter 1982 when the centre of the universe became Martinborough itself.

SKU 042004

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The Underwatermelon Man

Price: NZ$30.00

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The Underwatermelon Man & Other Unreasonable Rhymes
Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Letterbox
Duration: 36 mins
Year: 1999

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An Animated Film.
Unreasonable rhymes, preposterous paintings, charming animation and enchanting music come together in this remarkable package, to delight and stimulate the child in us all.

Fabulous fictions like The Girl with the X-Ray Eyes, The UnderWaterMelon man, The Mysterious Box and The Man With The Cast Iron Belly, dance to a surreal soundtrack of twenty five wonderful songs, which criss-cross musical boundaries previously untravelled in “children’s music”.

SKU 047001

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The Time of Our Lives

Price: NZ$40.95

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 45 mins
Year: 2007

On the road to the NZ Memorial in London with 32 war veterans and Dave Dobbyn.

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When they were young they went off on the big adventure, now they are back on the road again to the dedication of the New Zealand Memorial in London remembering ‘the TIME of our Lives’.

5 November 2006, 32 New Zealand war veterans gather in the morning at Ohakea Airport. Maori and Pakeha, they’ve been selected by ballot from all the Services.

They’re flying to London for the dedication of ‘Southern stand’ – The New Zealand War Memorial that has been installed at Hyde Park Corner.

They’ll represent more than quarter of a million New Zealand men and women who fought and served in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East over the past century: the 28,000 who lost their lives in that service: and present day New Zealanders too at home and abroad.

Gaylene Preston joined them and filmed them on a journey very different from the one many had set out on 60 years ago. They remember and reminisce – battles, friends and brothers lost, new friendships, dangers they had passed and love in a time of war. Sometimes they reflect on the meaning of it all and the pity of it.
And they shop for a Marks and Sparks jersey or a top hat, ring their wives (often), do their washing and wait – everyday things that we all do because it’s peace time.

But on the day, when Hyde Park Corner is tied down by anti terrorist soldiers and helicopters and security is water tight because of an other war: when Dave Dobbyn sings of home: when the Queen and Her family come to salute them – and us all back home: when the haka roars out across the Hyde Park Corner traffic, the veterans march again with a pride in their past and their present – which is our pride too.

WINNER at the Qantas Television Awards 2007
Best Popular Documentary

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The Third Richard

Price: NZ$35.95

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 81 mins
Year: 2008
Rating: Exempt

The story of a composer. Banned by the Nazis, ignored in New Zealand, his music never heard… until now.

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Richard Fuchs was a composer believed by his father to be the third Richard, successor to Strauss and Wagner.

He loved German culture above all others. Unfortunately German culture hated him. His music was banned by the Nazis and he was banished, so he fled to the last bus stop in the world, the booming monotone of New Zealand in the 1940s. No longer persecuted, just ignored. A man out of place and out of time. An enemy in Germany because he was Jewish and an enemy alien in war-time New Zealand becaus he was German.

60 after his death his work is getting international acclaim. Danny Mulheron, his grandson, discovers the life and work of Richard Fuchs.

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