Scarfies

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Scarfies aka: Crime 101 - 1999


Essential Films - 87 min.
DVD UPC # 9315841998227; 736991482197

Cast: Willa O'Neill, Neill Rea, Ashleigh Seagar, Taika Cohen, Charlie Bleakley, Jon Brazier.
Screenplay: Duncan Sarkies, Robert Sarkies; Director of Photography: Stephen Downes; Editor: Annie Collins; Sound Designer: Chris Burt; Producer: Lisa Chatfield; Director: Robert Sarkies.

This dark comedy is set in current Dunedin. A university student has found an old, large"abandoned" house and proceeds to invite other students to share. It even has running electricity. They discover that most of the basement is securely locked and it isn't long before someone gets it open and discovers a huge automated pot growing operation. One of the students talks the others into "harveting" the find and selling it to a dealer he knows. Well, of course, shortly thereafter, the grower shows up, and things turn nasty. This doesn't turn into a bloodfest, but it does get a bit messy at times.

Censor Rating: R16 - Review rating: C+

Scarfies
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AVAILABILITY OF COPIES

R4 DVDs can be purchased from NZ retailers for under $20nz and Australian sources for about $25au. R1 NTSC DVDs can be purchased from various North American sources for about $10us.
The R4 version is presented 1.80:1, enhanced for 16x9, with 5.1 english dolby digital sound. Extras include a trailer, a "Making of"(6:50min), brief video interviews of Willa O'Neill, Ashleigh Seagar, Charlie Bleakley and duncan Sarkies (2.06 min.), main cast and crew bios (text) and production notes (text). The R1 version (Crime101) has the same extras as the R4, but is presented 1.33:1.

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OFFLINE REVIEW SOURCES

Illusions, no.30(winter 2000)
Listener, v.170no.3091(Aug.7 1999)
New Zealand herald, July 31, 1999
North and south, no.162(Sept.1999)
Onfilm, v.18no.8(Aug,1999)
Sunday star-times, Aug.1, 1999
Waikato times, Aug.10, 1999


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2000 - New Zealand Film Awards - Best Film; Director; Best Actress: Willa O'Neill; Supporting Actor: Jon Brazier; Editing; Screenplay.





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