The listings of the following suggested sites are not meant to imply that they are the only websites that sell New Zealand videos, DVDs or CDs, but are ones that sell a larger than typical number of titles. I have purchased from most of these businesses and so I have enough history with them to generally recommend them, but please let me know if you have a less than pleasant purchasing experience. In the case of used items - understand that you will sometimes be dealing with individuals, rather than long established businesses, and therefore should be a bit more careful in your dealings. I have had only two undesirable experiences with individuals - and neither was major; this is out of hundreds such purchases. To date, all my purchases from established businesses have ultimately been satisfactory. In other words, errors were completely corrected including the supplier refunding my return shipping charges as well as the purchase costs. I have never had a credit or debit account problem, and have made over 90% of my payments that way. In many cases, I have used PayPal, which I can comfortably recommend.
NOTE: MOST UK, NZ & AU SELLERS DEDUCT GST FOR INTERNATIONAL SALES. If their website does not specifically say so, email them for verification.
US sources for region 1 NTSC DVD and region A Blu-ray
Note: Most of the above listed sources of used videos also offer new titles, but ebay auctions consistently has the largest selection of New Zealand titles.
Obtaining soundtrack CDs of New Zealand films is both simpler and more difficult, depending upon whether you want a more recent or older title. If the CD was release during the last 5 years, then you should be able to locate it at:
If it is rare or out of print, then it gets a bit difficult.
In the recent past, used copies of THE FRIGHTENERS, AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE, LOADED, THE NAVIGATOR, HEAVENLY CREATURES, MERRY CHRISTMAS MR LAWRENCE, SECOND TIME LUCKY, DESPERATE REMEDIES, HERCULES, ONCE WERE WARRIORS, UTU, WHALE RIDER and of course THE PIANO could be purchased at:Backtrack UK
Titles such as BROKEN ENGLISH, FOOTROT FLATS, NAVIGATOR, ANGEL AT MY TABLE may still be available from Vinyl Express
On-line Rental DVD and VOD Outlets
Some rental businesses stand out, from the perspective of New Zealand titles. Of course, you would expect the best selection to be found in New Zealand, and you would be correct, however they do not rent to locations outside of NZ. It then comes down to finding businesses that carry a large number of titles and that usually means online, internet only sources. I am making no recommendations, nor implying anything by leaving someone off this listing. I welcome any suggestions regarding other online sources with a high number of New Zealand titles for rent. Some considerations: