NEWS


04 December 2017 - The successful film adaptation of Margaret Mahy's teen novel 'The Changeover' is coming to disc and VOD this month at New Zealand and Australian resellers.

01 December 2017 - Three NZ/US co-productions are now VOD available for US viewers on Amazon video:
'Cave In', 'Cupid's Prey' and 'Terror Peak'. The free audio review project at Never Repeats has reviews up this November for: 'Dead Kids', 'Mesmerized', 'Other Halves', 'Restless' and 'Trial Run'.

22 November 2017 - Sample MP3 clips from 'Beyond the Known World' and 'One Thousand Ropes' are now available at the Soundtrack Samples page. These of just two of over 270 soundtrack samples you can hear, including some nine from early titles that were on vinyl LPs.

30 October 2017 - Information concerning the first Indian/New Zealand co-production feature, 'Beyond the Known World' is now available. 'The Changeover' will become available on DVD and VOD starting 27 December 2017. David Blyth's family comedy, 'Grampire aka: Moonrise' is now VOD available to folks in New Zealand, Australia and the UK.

05 October 2017 - After the Waterfall is now available digitally online for New Zealand and Australian viewers. Trailers for upcoming films, 'Waru' and 'Kiwi Christmas' can be accessed at the Sneak Peek Trailers Page. A sample of the soundtrack from '6 Days' is now ready for your listening pleasure at either the film's page or the Soundtrack Samples Page

01 September 2017 - I have made changes at my DVD Sale Page as well as my VHS Sale Page - some additions, subtractions and pricing changes. Most of the DVDs are being sold at Amazon and most of the VHS titles are being sold at ebay. I will be shipping all items from my Oregon, USA, address. So if you have any questions, let me know before you finalize any purchases.

23 August 2017 - The New Zealand Film Commission's VOD site has added another lesser known title, 'The Red House' to their offerings. However, it is currently only available to locations in New Zealand, Australia or the UK. I now have a page of information about 'One Thousand Ropes', which will be available on DVD and VOD starting 18 October.

20 August 2017 - Information for Toa Fraser's latest, '6 Days', is now available. Although the DVD will not be available until 03 October, it is available now VOD in the US and Canada. I am expecting confirmation of a Blu-ray version soon, so check back in a couple of weeks. It will be available in other markets later this year, but it is still having its theatrical showings in most markets.

06 August 2017 - The New Zealand Film Commission's VOD site has added the hard to find 'A Song of Good' to their offerings. However, it is only available to locations in New Zealand, Australia or the UK. No I do not know when they will be offering their many VOD titles to other countries, although I have asked and they only promise "someday". The film's soundtrack, as well as many others, can be mp3 sampled at the Soundtracksamples Page.

04 July 2017 - The low budget thriller, 'Hidden', is now legally available VOD for free. VUDU has recently added 14 NZ titles to their VOD offerings. Additionally VUDU is offering 'Boy' and 'The Lovely Bones' for free, provided you don't mind also seeing some ads. Unfortunately, at this time VUDU offerings are only available to USA locations.

27 June 2017 - There are some updates for 'Chronesthesia' and 'Gary of the Pacific', including mp3 soundtrack clips. In case you might not know, there are hundreds of mp3 soundtrack clips here for most NZ features at the Soundtrack Samples Page. Check them out and no charge.

15 May 2017 - There are now some 169 features that are available VOD for sale or rental, although not in all markets. What you might not realize is that 10% of them can be viewed free. Sure most are small, low budget titles, but for the price, why not check them out. For a quick search, go to the Alpha Stream List and enjoy.

04 May 2017 - Information on the soundtrack CD of the movie 'Poi E' is now on the new page at 'Poi E - The Story of our Song'. Where to purchase it as well as related music videos are included. One of my favourites, 'Fracture', is now available streaming VOD for New Zealand and the UK.

02 May 2017 - Starting 11 July 2017, a three disc set of 'King Kong' will be released that contains much the same contents as the February set on two 1080p BD50's, plus a third BD of the feature written for 2160p 4k. The 4k audio options are: English DTS:X Master, Brazian Portuguese DTS Digital Surround 5.1, English DTS Headphone:X, French Canadian DTS Digital Surround 5.1, Japanese DTS Digital Surround 5.1, Latin Spanish DTS Digital Surround 5.1. It will be selling for $30-40us. There is no DVD version in this set. The Bonus features have the following audio options: English DTS-HD Master 5.1, French DTS Digital Surround 5.1, Spanish DTS Digital Surround 5.1. The 4k feature has optional subtitles in English, Spanish, French, Japanese and Brazilian Portugese. The extras has optional subtitles in English, Spanish and French. There are feature commentary tracks with Peter Jackson and Philippa Boyens. This three disc 4k set will also be released 17 July in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland with the only difference being the addition of subtitles for those languages.

24 April 2017 - The German Amazon streaming/download site is now offering two NZ titles that are not available elsewhere VOD - 'Chunuk Bair' and the most enjoyable, 'The Silent One'. Additionally, the German iTunes VOD site is now offering 'Exposure', although they are calling it 'der-tod-steht-modell'.

17 April 2017 - You may notice that, for the most part, I only have reseller links to English speaking countries, with one prominent exception - Germany. The reasons for that exception is the high interest in New Zealand titles from Germany, plus a large number of NZ titles that only can be sourced from Germany. This is especially true of Blu-ray titles. Of the current 68 titles on Blu-ray, 14 are only available from German sources. These titles include highly rated ones such as 'An Angel at my Table', 'The Dark Horse', 'Forgotten Silver' and 'In My Father's Den'. They all have both spoken English and German soundtracks. Go to the title's pages for further details.

09 April 2017 - On 07 June 2017, a DVD of 'Chronesthesia' aka: 'Love and Time Travel', will be available from Australian and New Zealand resellers. Then on 14 June, a DVD and Blu-ray of 'Gary of the Pacific' will also become available for purchase from Australian and New Zealand sources. No word yet about resellers in other territories.

30 March 2017 - On 19 April 2017, a DVD of the comedy/drama, 'The Catch, will be released in New Zealand and Australia. On 10 May 2017, both a DVD and Blu-ray will be released in New Zealand and Australia for the updated re-issue of 'Pork Pie', which will also have a VOD release at iTunes New Zealand.

13 March 2017 - This past weekend Murray Ball, of Footrot Flats fame, left us. People have been expressing their thoughts about this at Stuff.co.nz, in case you want to join them. For years, he gave us much to laugh about and I know that Wal and the dog will be long remembered.
Many new additions to the Sneak Peek Trailers Page, but no I do not know when 'Pork Pie' is coming to disc or VOD yet.
A new project from Peter Jackson, 'Mortal Engines', has been confirmed. It is in pre-production and is scheduled for theatrical release December 2018.

18 February 2017 - The Rialto NZ Film Awards "The Moas" have been presented and 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople' is the big winner,
with awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Visual Effects.
'The Great Maiden's Blush' picked up Moas for Best Self Funded Film and Best Actress.
'Slow West' received awards for Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Score and Best Costume Design.
'Mahana' was awarded a Moa for Best Editing, 'Deathgasm' for Best Makeup Design and 'Chronesthesia' for Best Sound.
For further details, including winners for documentaries and shorts, go to The New Zealand Herald Report.


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