The Locals

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Locals, The - 2003


Locals Films/Essential Films - 84 min.
DVD UPC # 013131288094; 7321900971829; 4041658221023

Cast: John Barker, Dwayne Cameron, Kate Elliott, Aidee Walker, Paul Glover, Peter McCauley.
Screenplay: Greg Page; Production Designer: Gary MacKay; Director of Photography: Bret Nichols; Editor: Wayne Cook; Original Music Score: Victoria Kelly; Sound Designer: Tim Prebble; Executive Producer: Steve Sachsl; Director: Greg Page.

This is a fantasy/Horror, B-style film designed with the 15-30 age male in mind. Numerous previous films, of this sort, will come to mind when viewing, but there are some interesting differences. This is not particularily gory and is not a darkly lit film. In fact half of it was filmed outside, at night, but with a highly lit foreground. The result is you can see the actors, but the background is totally black. The film starts with daylight outdoor and indoor scenes in Auckland, but then moves to the Waikato District around the community of Te Awamutu. This low budget film is worth a view for its differences, even though the story is not particularily new.

Censor Rating: R13 - Review rating: C+

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New R4 DVD copies are available from New Zealand for $30nz. R4 DVDs have also been found in Australia for under $20au. R2 Pal DVDs are available for about 10# or 15eur. Anchor Bay has released an R1 NTSC DVD which sells for about $10us. The DVD extras contain a "behind the scenes short, director's commentary, photo gallery, music videos and trailer. It also offers Dolby 2.0 or 5.1 surround and is presented in 1.85 widescreen.

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Listener, v.190no.3307(Sept.27 2003), p.63
New Zealand herald, Oct.4, 2003, p.E6
Nexus, 2004, issue 9, p.43
Sunday star-times. Sunday, Oct.12, 2003, p.27
Waikato times, Oct.4, 2003, p.E2



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