Hibiscus & Ruthless

Hibiscus & Ruthless - 2018

M2S1 Films - 97 min.

DVD UPC/EAN # - 9322225228320
Blu-ray UPC/EAN # - 9322225228313(AU)

Principal Cast: Suivai Pilisipi Autagavaia, Anna Maree Thomas, Lafitaga Mafaufau, Yvaonne Maea Brown, Thierry Martel, Haanz Fa'avae Jackson, Daya Sao Mafiti.
Writer: Stallone Vaiaoga Ioasa; Director of Photography: Riki Reinfeld; Original Music: Andrew Faleatua; Editor: Jack Woon; Makeup: Vee Gulliver; Sound: Denoize Green, Dick Reade; Producer: Dinah Vaiaoga Iosa; Director: Stallone Vaiaoga Ioasa.

Hibiscus' (Suivai Pilisipi Autagavaia) obedience towards her Mother's rules - no going out and no boyfriends - gets put to the test in her final year of University. As guys start to go all out to impress Hibiscus, she asks her childhood friend Ruth (Anna-Maree Thomas) a.k.a Ruthless, to help keep her on the straight and narrow. Various Auckland area locations for this NZ/Samoan themed comedy. Well, at least the first half was a comedy, but the second half is a nominal drama with, thankfully, a satisfying ending.

Censor Rating: PG - Review rating: C+

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A PAL R4 DVD and an All Regions Blu-ray became available from New Zealand and Australian resellers starting 01 November 2018. They sell for between $30-35. The presentation is 1.85:1 enhanced, with dolby digital 2.0 on the DVD and DD 5.1 or 2.0 for the Blu-ray. The only extra is a 4:42 minute Blooper section. There are optional English subtitles.

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