03 August 2019 - For the next couple of weeks, a complete database upgrade will be occurring to make the site more compatable for mobile devices. Be patient with me, because this is a one-man-show and it will take awhile.
23 July 2019 - Taika Waititi's next feature, 'Jojo Rabbit', will be premiering at the Toronto Film Festival in September and start its general release in October. Flash and mp4 versions of the first trailer is linked from the Sneak Peek Trailers Page. This farcical comedy is reminiscent of Wes Anderson and Mel Brooks, so don't get the vapors over the theme and characters.
03 July 2019 - Some information has been added for the coming-of-age comedy, 'Brown Boys', about six Samoan men in South Auckland, that will be coming to DVD starting 21 August 2019. If you are looking for links to daaveedee.com, you will find that they have moved their store over to Amazon and their previous one is now down. I have added a link to their Amazon store at my BuySellRent page.
27 June 2019 - I have dropped prices on most dvds that are on sale. Check them out at the DVD Sale Page. I have also dropped the prices on the remaining six vhs titles that are for sale. All are in very good condition with one, Smash Palace, a never played new copy for only $3 + shipping. Check them out at the VHS Sale Page. Lastly, I have one used copy of the Original Soundtrack CD of Utu, and I still have new $9 copies for sale of the Nate & Hayes (Savage Islands) Soundtrack CD.
23 June 2019 - Links to TubiTV have been added for 15 NZ titles. TubiTV offers free streaming, but with ads, for most countries, except for Europe. Check their "Help Center" for details about supported devices and other issues. The titles TubiTV is currently offering are: Bad Taste, Battletruck, Chronesthesia, The Devil's Rock, Kombi Nation, Luella Miller, Meet the Feebles, Mesmerized, Mr. Pip, The Shrimp on the Barbie, Sleeping Dogs, Tracker, Whale Rider, The World's Fastest Indian and Wound.
31 May 2019 - The folks who brought us 'Waru', are also the ones who have brought us 'Vai' and it will be coming to DVD 17 July 2019 from resellers in Australia and New Zealand. Then starting 27 August, it will be available from sources in the US. Information on the soundtrack CD and LP, including mp3 samples, for the musical 'Daffodils' is now available.
17 May 2019 - The new musical, 'Daffodils', which is currently playing in New Zealand cinemas, is scheduled for a DVD and VOD release starting 03 July 2019. The movie soundtrack has been released to CD and LP as well.
15 May 2019 - Two more titles are now VOD available online, but currently only to New Zealand or Australia viewers. They are 'Angel Mine' and 'The Silent One'.
12 May 2019 - Film Movement (US) is having a 50% off Sale that includes 'Once Were Warriors' and 'The Quiet Earth'. This applies to both DVD and Blu-ray versions. I don't know the cutoff date, but they are saying it is a limited time offering. I can confirm that the Blu-rays of these two NZ titles are all-region discs. I cannot confirm that the DVD versions are also all-region.
07 April 2019 - We have lost a New Zealand film great - Anzac Wallace. - He is probably best known for his work in 'Utu' and 'The Quiet Earth', but he also contributed his talent in many other productions. You might want to check out his bio at NZonscreen.com
23 March 2019 - Great news for folks in the US. Amazon Prime VOD is now offering 'Battletruck' and 'The End of the Golden Weather'. These are the first VOD offerings of these classic titles. You can rent or purchase 'Battletruck' and you can even view 'The End of the Golden Weather' Free!
21 March 2019 - In addition to 'Death Warmed Up' coming, for the first time, to Blu-ray starting 03 April, 'Mega Time Squad' is also coming to Blu-ray, staring 09 April. Also returning is a DVD re-issue of 'The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior'; this will be a 23 April US release and therefore NTSC region 1.
18 February 2019 - With many regrets I report that writer, filmmaker and gay activist, Peter Wells, has left us. An initial press report can be read at Stuff.co.nz. A biography and some samples of his film works can be found at nzonscreen.com. No one person did as much to save Auckland's Civic Theatre than Peter. Pick up, or order a copy, of Peter's last book, 'Hello Darkness', which can be purchased from most any New Zealand bookshop. It will give you insights into how he was viewing his imminent and premature death and also provide reflections on his life and what he has learned. As David Herkt wrote in his recent review of the book, "More than anything, Hello Darkness is a very human book, written without guise. It is a deft and resounding triumph."
17 February 2019 - Some great news for folks in the US - Amazon Prime now has 'Came a Hot Friday', 'Illustrious Energy' aka: 'Dreams of Home', 'Pallet on the Floor' and 'Queen City Rocker', all available as digital rentals. Go to the internal linked pages for trailers and links to Amazon.
11 February 2019 - Some additional new trailers are up for your teasing pleasure at the Sneak Peek Trailers Page. The Blu-ray of 'Death Warmed Up' is scheduled for a 03 April release and is loaded with extras. In addition to the David Blyth/Michael Heath interview that was on the previous R0 PAL DVD, there is a new audio commentary track with David Blyth and Michael Heath, an interview with David Letch, deleted and missing scenes with optional audio commentary, theatrical trailer, original VHS trailers and TV spots, plus a stills image gallery. The Blu-ray is presented 1.78:1 with a 5.1 Spoken English soundtrack. The extras are presented 2.0. The Blu-ray feature has optional English subtitles. Concluding, 'Mega Time Squad' is scheduled for a Blu-ray release, starting 09 April.
10 January 2019 - A page of information on the soundtrack for 'Mortal Engines' has been added that includes links to resellers of the CD, LP and digital downloads. In the way of an advance alert - 'Death Warmed Up' is coming to Blu-ray. I do not have details yet, so check back here monthly for further information.
03 January 2019 - Just thought I would point out that Barnes & Noble is currently having a 50% off sale of Arrow Video titles, which includes four New Zealand titles: 'The Navigator', 'Sleeping Dogs', 'Smash Palace' and 'Vigil'.
01 January 2019 - The NZ top rentals of 2018 at iTunes were: 'Black Sheep', 'Boy', 'The Breaker Upperers', 'Broken', 'Deathgasm', ' Eternity', 'The Frighteners', 'Gary of the Pacific', 'Heavenly Creatures', 'Hibsicus & Ruthless', 'Hunt For The Wilderpeople', 'Kiwi Christmas', 'The Lovely Bones', 'Mahana', 'Once Were Warriors' and 'The World's Fastest Indian'.
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