NEWS


02 March 2021 - Information about the thriller 'Reunion', is now available. Starting 23 March, it will become available on DVD and Blu-ray. It is VOD available now. 'Baby Done' will also become available on Blu-ray starting 23 March.

25 February 2021 - A page of information on Paul Murphy's latest feature, 'Lowdown Dirty Criminals', is now included with VOD links and DVD sources. More sources will be gradually added.

19 February 2021 - More information, including the forthcoming 4K release, of 'Shadow in the Cloud' and more disc and VOD sources has been added. Also, I have completed much needed code correction of UPC/EAN links at all title pages, which should help in your searching for DVD and Blu-ray copies. Great news - 'The End of the Golden Weather' is now legally free streaming in the US. Free, if you don't mind putting up with a few ads.

26 January 2021 - Roseanne Liang's second feature is nothing like her first. This action, horror with a WWII setting, is now VOD available in some markets and will be coming to DVD and Blu-ray next April. A page of information for 'Shadow in the Cloud' is now available.

08 January 2021 - There is now a page of information on Jason Lei Howden's action comedy, 'Guns Akimbo'. It is available on DVD, Blu-ray and many VOD sites.

05 January 2021 - Starting 02 February 2021, a Region A Blu-ray of 'The Legend of Baron To'a' will be available from North American resellers, selling for about $20. Sources such as Deep Discount and Movies Unlimited are taking pre-orders, but forget Amazon as their price is ridiculously high.
Starting 23 March 2021 a Region A Blu-ray of 'Baby Done' will be available from North American resellers for about $20. Sources such as Deep Discount and Movies Unlimited are taking pre-orders, but forget Amazon as their price is insanely high.

19 December 2020 - Sadly I report that charator actor Mick Innes has left us. His battle with COPD finally got the best of him, but he did not want to spend his last days in hospital, so he went back to his family home in Christchurch to be with relatives and friends. For further details, check out the Glenn McConnell article at Stuff.

10 December 2020 - A page is now up for information about CD and LP offerings of the 'Boogeyman' soundtrack. The comedy 'Baby Done' will be coming to DVD and VOD starting 14 January 2021. It will also be coming to blu-ray in the US starting 23 March 2021.

24 November 2020 - Information is now available on the US/NZ co-production 2005 horror film 'Boogeyman' (Better late than never). Of the New Zealand half of the cast it has two New Zealand actors of note, Lucy Lawless and Aaron Murphy. There is nothing especially unique about the film, but I do not think it deserves the low ratings it has received. I should also mention that 'Blue Moon' will become VOD available at Vimeo and iTunes starting 15 December 2020.

18 November 2020 - A page of information about 'Baby Done' has been added to the database. It will have a DVD release starting 14 January 2021 in New Zealand and 20 January in Australia. There are no release dates for other markets yet. Also, there are no VOD sources yet, but they will be added by the end of December.

29 October 2020 - The problem of having the world divided into disc regions has not been solved with VOD options. For example: a title might be available from iTunes US but not itunes anywhere else. A title might be at Amazon UK prime video, but nowhere else. A couple of specific examples: 'After the Waterfall' is VOD available from New Zealand Film Commission ondemand but only to New Zealand and Australia. The movie is available on DVD, but only as a Region 4 PAL disc. 'Apron Strings' is not VOD available, but is on a Region 4 PAL disc. There is another way to play discs that are not coded for your country that does not require purchasing a specially modified player. You can obtain a program for Windows computers that will, in effect, make the discs appear to be Region 0 and thereby viewable. This can be done for either DVD or Blu-ray discs. I can recommend a program I have been using successfully for many years. It comes from a Chinese company called DVDFab. The program is called Passkey. You can try it out without cost before purchase. You must have at least a Windows 7, either 32 or 64 bit and at least 1GB of RAM. I recommend the Blu-ray/DVD bundle offer, but in either case you can try it without cost. By installing this you will be able to play discs regardless of what region they were coded for. https://www.dvdfab.cn/passkey-for-dvd.htm

09 October 2020 - Confirmation of more territories for the 4k Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogy releases of: the US, Canada, UK, Italy, France and the Scandinavian countries of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. All are scheduled for releases on about 01 December 2020.

06 October 2020 - Finally, the 4K extended edition trilogy versions of 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' will become available on discs starting the first week of December. I have been able to confirm that it will be available in Germany and Australia. I expect that we will receive notices of releases in North America, New Zealand and other European countries soon. Further details are forthcoming.

29 September 2020 - Hayden J. Weal has another feature that is about to become VOD available at Amazon, iTunes and Vudu. This horror comedy, 'Dead' is not yet available on disc and, like some other titles released in the past few years, it may never, but rest assured that I will add such information if/when it does. Also, as of today 'Alien Addiction' is now available from stores in both DVD and Blu-ray formats.

21 September 2020 - Aro Video in Wellington has more New Zealand titles for sale than Mighty Ape in Auckland and more New Zealand titles for rent than Alice in Videoland of Christchurch. In otherwords, Aro Video has the largest selection of New Zealand titles than probably anywhere on the planet. No, I have not been paid to promote Aro Video. But I have received great service from them over the past 20 years and highly recommend them. They currently have some 24 used NZ titles selling for under $20nz. Pay them an on-line visit or drop by their shop at 97 Aro Street.

20 September 2020 - A DVD of the recently released comedy, 'This Town' will be finding its way to resellers in Australia and New Zealand starting 05 November 2020. No date yet for VOD release, but I will add that information once I can confirm it.

18 September 2020 - Four titles are now VOD available at NZFC ondemand for New Zealand and Australian viewers. They are: 'The Catch', 'Show of Hands', 'Sons for the Return Home' and 'Vermilion'. Unfortunately, they are only available for New Zealand and Australia at this time. Feel free to let them know that you want to view these and the other titles that currently are only available at their site for New Zealand and Australia. They can be emailed at: vod@nzfilm.co.nz

07 September 2020 - Based upon the number of visitors to the titled film pages at this website, The 12 most popular features between July 2019 and June 2020 are: 'Hibiscus & Ruthless', 'The Warrior's Way', 'Heart of the Stag', 'Battletruck', 'Braindead', 'Sleeping Dogs', 'Vermilion', 'Illustrious Energy', 'The Insatiable Moon', 'West of Eden', 'Crooked Earth' and 'Rain'. Although 'Crooked Earth', 'Heart of the Stag' and 'Vermilion' are not yet VOD viewable, the other nine are, although not in all markets.

06 September 2020 - I have found four more NZ titles at Tubi that are free online. That brings the total of legally free titles to 66, although most of these are only available free to viewers in the US, Canada or Australia. Hopefully, the viewer territories will be expanded in the near future. The New Zealand Film Commission's ondemand titles has been expanded to include 'Snakeskin', 'Stray' and 'Middle Age Spread'. Unfortunately, their offerings are, so far, only available to viewers in New Zealand or Australia.

22 August 2020 - Of the 314 titles here, there are some 90 that have very low IMDB user rating volumes and are noted with a "?". Of those 90, there are some 46 that can be VOD viewed online, and of those 46 some 15 are legally free. Not all are available in all markets. The 15 are: Christmas, Chunuk Bair, Curry Munchers, Five, Hook, Line & Sinker, Kombi Nation, The Leading Edge, Luella Miller, Mark II, Memories of Tomorrow, Orphans & Kingdoms, Pallet on the Floor, Queen City Rocker, The Waimate Conspiracy and Zilch.

18 August 2020 - Starting 29 September 2020, DVD, Blu-ray and VOD versions of 'Alien Addiction' will be available for purchase in New Zealand, Australia, US and Canada. This sci-fi comedy comes from the efforts of Shae Sterling and friends that laboured for some 3 years to provide you with another dose of New Zealand humour.

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.


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