Christmas

Christmas still


Christmas - 2003


Severe Features - 87 min.

Cast: David Hornblow, Darien Takle, Helen Pearse-Otene, Tony Waerea, Matthew Sunderland, Kate Sullivan, Czahn Armstrong.
Screenplay: Gregory King; Director of Photography: Virginia Loane; Sound Design: Rachel Shearer ; Editing: Campbell Walker; Production Design: Caroline Faigan; Producer: Leanne Saunders; Director: Gregory King.

I'm not sure what to say about this film. It reminded me of TV documentaries of dysfunctional families where they agree to have a camera crew film (or tape) whatever happens over the course of a number of days. You won't be too challenged by the dialogue, since I think only about half of the film has any. In otherwords, it could have been improved by better editing. It has an amateurish look about it, but I understand that was by design. Different strokes --- you're on your own with this one.

Censor Rating: R16 - Review rating: C-

Christmas Clip
Official MP4 Clip


AVAILABILITY OF COPIES

The R0 PAL DVD was selling in New Zealand for about $20nz and in Australia for about $10au, but as of June 2009, it might be OOP. It is presented in 16:9 and dolby digital 2.0 stereo. The only extras are some short (5:12) "Behind the scenes" clips and an interview with the director. It is suppose to be available R0 NTSC, but as of March 2008, no known North American retail sources.

As of June 2016, DaaVeeDee says they have PAL R0 copies available for purchase.

Aro Video of Wellington has it available for New Zealand rentals



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