31 July 2020 - Tubi TV has a free with ads site with over 40 New Zealand features. Unfortunately, so far, it is only available to viewers in the US, Canada and Australia. This means that in addition to the non-Tubi offerings, there are over 60 features free, provided you are willing to put up with advertisements breaking in on the movie, but we have had those experiences with commercial television for many years. The current list is at the Free Films Page.
03 July 2020 - Another title has been added. The comical horror 'Killer Sofa' is now available on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD in many markets. "Blood and guts all over the street and me without a spoon" movies are not to everyone's taste, but this one is a bit different.
21 June 2020 - 'The Map Reader' is now available to view online legally Free. There are no catches or sign-ins. This teen drama is worth a view, even if you are well past your teen years. You will need to turn off any ad blocker you might have installed.
05 June 2020 - Starting 22 July 2020, a DVD of 'The Legend of Baron To'a' will be available for purchase from New Zealand and Australian resellers. Also note that New Zealand and Australian DVD resellers are now back selling and shipping upon receiving some relief from the coronavisus restrictions.
05 May 2020 - Three more titles are, or will be, available on Blu-ray: 'Daffodils' is available from French sources and 'Irrefutable Truth About Demons' will be available from German sources starting 29 May 2020. 'Bad Taste' is also available on Blu-ray. It is available from Spanish sources under the title of 'Mal Gusto'.
22 April 2020 - While they are not permitted to operate in-store retail under Level 3 alert, Aro Video of Wellington has announced that they are able to recommence their Home-Delivery service for DVD rental and sales starting Tuesday, the 28th of April. Please note there is a two-title minimum required for rental orders during this period. You are welcome to place orders in advance of this date to ensure priority dispatch.
For further updates please visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/arovideo In the meanwhile, you might want to check out the new "Free Films Page". There are some 20 legally free for view streaming films available that you might have not previously noticed.
04 April 2020 - Due to the Coronavirus and government directive, New Zealand resellers are not selling DVDs or Blu-rays until at least the end of April, as they are not considered essential. I would be willing to argue that decision and Andrew at Aro Video has done just that, but meanwhile you will have to purchase discs from non- New Zealand sources. Some Australian resellers are taking orders, but there is some question about deliveries via Australian Post. It would appear that purchases from sources in other countries are open for business and capable of shipments. See notices at their websites for further details.
23 March 2020 - I am selling some lightly used DVDs at attractive prices. Be sure to notice what region coding they have as some are R1, some R2, some R4 and a couple of R0. They are all listed at the DVD Sale Page, although they are being sold through ebay. I also have a few new CD copies of the soundtrack of 'Savage Islands aka: Nate & Hayes'. That info and link is at the Nate CD Page.
28 February 2020 - I noticed that Aro Video in Wellington has a 25% off sale of some OOP, like-new, DVD titles. Included amongst the 648 are a dozen or so New Zealand features such as'Out of the Blue', 'Sione's Wedding', 'River Queen', 'Memory & Desire', 'Once Were Warriors' and 'Sleeping Dogs'. Remember that these pricing are in New Zealand dollars and the DVDs will be Region 4. I am pointing this out because I want to help this independent reseller, not because I am getting any kick-back. Worth looking over.
26 February 2020 - I am certainly happy to point out that Jennifer Ward-Lealand has been named New Zealander of the Year. A well deserved honour. Further information about her, including a link to a video interview, can be found at: https://www.nzonscreen.com/profile/jennifer-ward-lealand. Also note that a page has been added for the first Chinese/New Zealand co-production feature, 'Mosley'. It will be available on DVD next April from Australian and New Zealand resellers.
15 February 2020 - Mighty Ape of Auckland has $9nz specials going on for eight popular DVD titles. Check them out at: https://www.mightyape.co.nz/movies-tv/new-zealand/specials 21 January 2020 - Information is now available at the 'Jojo Rabbit' Soundtrack Page. It is available on CD, vinyl LP as well as streaming digital. More sources are forthcoming.
11 January 2020 - There are now a number of features that have been released but have not found their way to disc. Most of them are to be found VOD available. Some of these will gradually be added to this database. 'West of Eden' is one such title and now another has just been added, 'Orphans & Kingdoms', which is well worth checking out.
30 December 2019 - You can now view 'Off The Edge' at Amazon US for just $1.99 or free with Prime membership. I am pleased to announce that John Barnett has received a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit Award for his services to film and television.
20 December 2019 - A page of information regarding 'Jojo Rabbit' is now available. It is now playing in cinemas and will have DVD, Blu-ray, 4k and VOD releases in March 2020.
16 December 2019 - Information about 'Bellbird' has now been added to the site. It will start a DVD release 19 February 2020 in both New Zealand and Australia. VOD sources will be available as well. Availability in other markets will be noted later.
29 November 2019 - A page of information is now available on the first NZ feature that was made on an iPhone 7+, 'Blue Moon'. It is now available on DVD and will soon be viewable online ondemand. Another feature, 'Take Home Pay', has a page up with links to DVD and Blu-ray sources.
23 November 2019 - A DVD of 'The Whole of the Moon' is available as part of a set of 12 movies titled 'Family Movie Favorites'. This is a 3-disc NTSC Region 1 set that has two titles on each side of the three flipper discs. Also in the set is another NZ title, 'Bonjour Timothy'. It is presented in its original 1.33:1 format with DD 2.0 English. There are no subtitles or extras.
16 November 2019 - We have lost another fine artist. Nancy Brunning is gone. In her short time with us she entertained us with roles in films such as Chicken, Crooked Earth, Daffodils, Fracture, Mahana, The Strength of Water, What Becomes of the Broken Hearted and When Love Comes. There is a nice write-up at: https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/117481297/actor-and-writer-nancy-brunning-dies 25 August 2019 - I have completed the upgrade, so let me know if you are still having problems viewing anything from your mobile device. I have not gone to the trouble of adding code that would indicate that the site is a secure one, although it is, because I am not selling anything at this site. That said, I take no responsibility for any issues you may experience at sites to which I have linked and, obviously, have no control over.
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 are 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.
6 July 2001 - Official launching of this website.