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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.

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The Monster’s Christmas

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 60 mins
Year: 1981
Rating: [G]

The story traces the quest of a young girl as she helps the monsters gain back their voices, which have been stolen by a wicked witch. Deliberately written & planned as a location film, it incorporates many of New Zealand’s beautiful scenic spots.

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Nearly No Christmas

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 60 mins
Year: 1982
Rating: [G]

Santa’s toy-making machine breaks down, so Santa and his helpers have to do all they can to fix the problem… and fast!

The outdoor scenes were shot on location in New Zealand’s mountains, famous for their scenic beauty.

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Monsters of the Deep

Price: NZ$35.00

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 52 mins

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On April the 25th 1977 trawling for mackerel off the New Zealand coast the Zuito Maru snagged the rotting carcass of a huge sea creature.
Concerned it would ruin the rest of their catch, the Captain ordered the mysterious creature to be dumped over the side – but not before crewman Yano Michihiko took this snapshot of it as well as sample of the animals’ flesh.

Was this the remains of a plesiosaur as some
scientists claimed? A creature that was supposed to have died out 65 million years ago? And if it wasn’t a monster from the past what was it?

A 52 minute Docu-mystery that explores the myth and reality behind the stories of huge sea creatures and why we need to believe in Monsters at all.

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Fish Skin Suit

Price: NZ$35.95

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 44 mins
Year: 2000
Rating: [PG]

While playing at the beach with their grandmother two children (Heremaia and Rata) witness an Elvis impersonator (Moses Brown – The Fishman) walk out of the sea.

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They believe him to be the half fish, half man lover of Hine-Tai an island princess from ancient legend.

“True love is rare, but when you find it tell your darling you love her each and everyday. Hold on, hold on tight.”
Moses Brown – The Fishman

In the sleepy main street he befriends the children’s mother (Mere) who has just given her husband (Toa) an ultimatum. Heremaia believes his parents have opposites disease. Failing his wife yet again he is confronted by The Fishman in the local pub. Toa wins the fight but it is the Fishman who wins the woman.

Mere takes The Fishman home and serves flounder for dinner, but when she’s in the kitchen he discards the fish, possibly a distant relative. He confesses that he is highly attracted to Mere which makes her feel awkward and he is asked to leave.

Next day Toa returns home but his bags are waiting for him, Mere has had enough. The children run home to find Rata’s birth mother (Aunty Libby) back from Australia. Mere disappears and is seen by Toa kissing the Fishman at the beach.

A family dinner is held to try and mend the wounds but Toa’s emotions get the better of him and it ends in disaster. Mere visits The Fishman to warn that his life is in danger and that she will not be leaving with him. As a cold damp day ends, Rata and Aunt Libby have been missing for hours. When Mere finds them Libby makes clear her true intentions. She wants to take Rata to live in Sydney.

A huge night arrives for the village as they celebrate Nan’s birthday at the town hall. The Fishman however has his own agenda and pledges in front of all, his love for Mere. Toa has had enough but through the confusion The Fishman makes his escape to the beach. He is joined by a confused Heremaia. Together they swim towards Hine-Tai’s island nestle off the coast.

The whole family runs to the beach but it’s to late they only find Heremaia’s shoes. Toa swims into the deep in search of his son. Mere wades into the shallows and wails to the ancient gods that her son be spared. Like a miracle from the heavens, Heremaia rises from the dark depths holding the guitar of The Fishman who cannot be found. The family sits silently on the shoreline shaken by what has happened. Nan speaks for the first time in years.

“Nan says no one can undo a family woven together by wind and sea because there are no strings attached.”
Heremaia Knight

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Duggan – Sins of the Fathers

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 90 mins
Year: 1998
Rating: [M]

Available in New Zealand only.

DUGGAN – SINS OF THE FATHERS, a new, gripping detective drama, is set in New Zealand’s picturesque Marlborough Sounds.

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When a plane crashes into the bush Duggan, a shrewd detective on self-imposed leave, finds himself caught up in what looks like no accident.

The bodies at the crash site are those of the pilot and Bruce Bridges, a convicted rapist returning home after five years in prison. In a small town like Picton, emotions have run high over Bridge’s return. Duggan must sort through a multitude of suspects before he elicits a confession … and another dead body.

Revenge. Blackmail. Passion. All the right ingredients for this gripping murder mystery.

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