Eagle vs Shark

Eagle vs Shark - 2007

Whenua Films/Unison Films - 87 min.
DVD UPC/EAN # 786936741117; 9339065000900; 5055201801777
Blu-ray UPC/EAN # 9339065002201(AU)

Cast: Loren Horsley, Jemaine Clement, Craig Hall, Rachel House, Brian Sergent, Joel Tobeck.
Screenplay: Taika Waititi; Director of Photography: Adam Clark; Music: The Phoenix Foundation; Editing: Jono Woodford-Robinson; Hair & Makeup: Leanne 'Frankie' Karena; Production Designer: Joe Bleakley; Costume Designer: Amanda Neale; Producers: Ainsley Gardiner, Cliff Curtis; Director: Taika Waititi.

It all begins with Lily, a lonely oddball and fast-food waitress who happens to be a hopeless romantic. Then there's Jarrod, the man of Lily's dreams, another lonely oddball and video game clerk, who has spent the last decade plotting ultimate vengenance on a bully from his high school past. When these two connect at a "dress as your favorite animal" party, it's a match that seems made in outcast heaven, but when Lily decides to risk everything for love, her hopes are nearly dashed. In summary: "There's someone out there for everyone". Recommended. BTW, the R rating is due to language, but even that doesn't deserve an R. The New Zealand rating is "Recommended for mature audiences" which translates to mean age 16+.

Censor Rating: M - Review rating: B-

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An R1 ntsc version is available from various North American sources for under $20us. The disc is 1.85:1 enhanced for 16x9, with dolby digital 5.1 surround. The R1 disc has both an English and a Spanish language track with optional English, Spanish and French subtitles. The director's commentary track is supported by additional commentary from Loren Horsley, Joel Tobeck and Craig Hall. Additional extras includes 13 deleted scenes, totaling some 26 minutes; nearly 3 minutes of outtakes and a 5 minute music video by 'The Phoenix Foundation' using cuts from the film. Miramax has also added 13+ minutes of various unrelated movies that they are calling "Sneak Peeks" to the disc. It sells in the UK for about 16#. It is available R4 pal in New Zealand at about $40nz.

The R4 pal disc from New Zealand and Australia is 1.85 enhanced with either dolby digital 2.0 or 5.1 surround. There is an English subtitle option. In addition to the director's commentary track, mentioned above, there are 17:36 minutes of deleted scenes, a 2:05 minute theatrical trailer, 29:52 minutes of cast and crew interviews, a 21:21 minute interview with Taika Waititi and 70 seconds of the "Mouse Wheel".

It is available on Blu-ray in Australia for about $25au, in New Zealand for about $35nz. It is an All Regions 1080p disc with a DTS-HD master 5.1 English soundtrack and optional English subtitles, but no extras. As of October 2014, it would appear to be OOP, but there still are copies out there for $30-40.

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2007 - Newport Beach Film Festival - Best Comedy Feature

2007 - Newport International Film Festival - Best Actress - Loren Horsely and Best Film

2007 - U. S. Comedy Art Festival - Film Discovery Award - Best Screenplay

2008 - Qantas Film and Televison Craft Awards - Best Directing (Taika Waititi)

2007 - Cinema des Antipodes, France - Best Actress - Loren Horsley

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