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Va Tapuia

Price: NZ$20.00

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Format: DVD Video
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Stereo
Duration: 15 minutes
Language: Samoan with English subtitles

This film tells the story of a farmer, Lui, who is burdened by the death of his beloved wife. In turn he has infected his land and crops with his grief and sadness.

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There is also a widow, Malia, who has forsaken her abusive husband’s grave to the mercy of the elements. She is punished and haunted by his memory and she spends days sitting at the ruins of their home watching his grave slowly being consumed by the rising sea. Their chance meeting inspires Lui to reach out to her and change both their lives.

O lenei ata e faatatau I se faimaumaga, e igoa ia Lui, o loo mafatia ona o le oti faafuasei o lona toalua. O ona faanoanoaga ma le loto vaivai ua aafia ai foi lana galuega ma le
siosiomaga.

E le gata i lea, ae o le talaaga foi o se faletua e igoa ia Malia, o loo tauivi ma le loto salamo ona o le tuu lafoaina o le tuugamau o lona toalua fa’asaua.

O le fetaui o nei tagata e toalua o le a suia ai o la olaga.

SKU: 026001

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Utu Redux

Price: from NZ$24.95

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AVAILABLE AS BLURAY OR DVD

In 1870s New Zealand, Te Wheke (Anzac Wallace), a Maori scout for the colonial troops, finds his tribe massacred by the army he is working for. Anguished and betrayed, he vows to exact retribution—Utu—on the Pakeha.

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Arguably the most ambitious and culturally important film to be made in New Zealand, Utu Redux restores and reconstructs the original 1983 classic with a heightened epic power that will enthrall nostalgic and contemporary audiences alike.

2-DISC SPECIAL EDITION
Restored transfer of director Geoff Murphy’s redux cut of the film • Re-mixed 5.1 Dolby Digital soundtrack • “Making Utu”, Gaylene Preston’s 1983 documentary (48m.) • “Revisiting Utu” Featurette • Promo Scene Clips • Trailer • 16-page Collector’s Booklet

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Tiger Country

Price: NZ$40.95

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 90 mins
Year: 1998

Tiger Country is a raw realistic and darkly comic police drama set in the wild untamed suburbs of a New Zealand city.

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The drama centres on two police buddies and the ways they deal with the life and death issues that have become commonplace in their working lives. It also focuses on their relationships with those that inhabit their world but have little idea of the grim and seamy side of human nature they regularly confront.

The title Tiger Country reflects the fact that police work is tough, it’s dangerous, and delves into uncharted territory.

Tiger Country was written by writer and humorist Tom Scott, in association with former policeman, District Commander and Head of the Armed Offender Squad (now turned writer), Grant O’Fee.

A 90-minute telefeature following the fortunes of Detective Senior Sergeant Tony ‘Horse’ Radiscich, and his young team of Detective Constables, who patrol the suburbs of a large New Zealand city. Times are tough and there is increasing friction between the ‘haves and have nots’. Keeping a lid on it all isn’t easy since the police are also on the receiving end of funding cutbacks and decreased resources.

SKU 024007

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The Shirt

Price: NZ$35.75

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 letterbox
Duration: 87 mins
Year: 2000

Chiefly the creation of Wellingtonian writer/producer Ross Bevan, this hits hard as a raw study of three career-junkies ‘led’ by a hypnotically nasty Brian Sargent.

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Impressive in its twisted psychology, great performances and sordid details, this weaves a thriller-plot into the bargain, initiated when a messy homicide catches the attention of the police and underworld heavies. Thick with expletives and carrying the authentic vibe of someone who has ‘really been there’.

SKU 013002

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The Intruder

Price: NZ$15.30

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 16 mins
Year: 1999
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When the habit of loving becomes all habit and no love, it is time for the intruder to enter their midst.

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SKU 030003

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The Hatred Campaign

Price: NZ$26.00

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 36 mins
Year: 1985
Rating: Exempt

On March 27 1984, a bomb exploded in Wellington Trades Hall. Caretaker, Ernie Abbott, was killed instantly.

This DVD is a memorial to Ernie Abbott.

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For the Union Movement, the bombing was not simply the act of a deranged individual. It was the logical outcome of a climate of hostility that had been deliberately fostered and directed against workers for a decade.

This DVD, commissioned by the Wellington Trades Council, is a hard-hitting look at this hatred campaign.

SKU 029004

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