Love Birds

General Film Corporation - 98/101 min.

DVD UPC/EAN # 9339065006575; 5051429102344; 886470627301
Blu-ray # 9339065006582(AU/NZ)

Cast: Rhys Darby, Sally Hawkins, Bryan Brown, Emily Barclay, Craig Hall, Dave Fane, Faye Smythe, Wesley Dowdell
Screenwriter: Nick Ward; Director of Photography: Alun Bollinger; Original Music: Plan 9; Sound Designer: Tim Prebble; Editing: Chris Plummer; Production Designer: Andrew McAlpine; Costume Designer: Kirsty Cameron; Make-up Designer: Denise Kum; Producers: Matthew Metcalfe, Alan Harris; Director: Paul Murphy

Doug's happy life fall to pieces when his long-term girlfriend, Susan, suddenly dumps him. While feeling sorry for himself, an injured Shelduck crash-lands on his roof, compelling him to nurse the duck back to health. This leads him to animal specialist, Holly, and an unanticipated adventure that just might start him on the rocky road to true love. However it is not going to be an easy road for he finds that he must take the duck with him everywhere to properly nurse it and just when he thinks that his new relationship with Holly is going well, Susan wants to get back together with him. Fans of 'Queen' will enjoy their music for it is all through the film and appropriately selected for the scene or mood. Locations include many Auckland settings, especially Eden Park and Auckland Zoo. Excellent photography, sound, acting and direction comprise this humourous relationship story. Definitely recommended.

Censor Rating: PG - Review rating: B+

Love Birds
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The film's format is 2.35:1, enhanced for 16:9, with a 5.1 dolby digital spoken English soundtrack for the PAL ALL REGIONS DVD. There is a 14 chapter menu and optional English subtitles as the only extras. There is a cast music video, with the end credits, that I recommend checking out.
The all-regions Blu-ray version is 1080p 2.35:1 with a dolby digital 5.1 DTS HD spoken English soundtrack and optional English subtitles. There are 14 chapters, but no chapter menu or extras.
It is available from New Zealand resellers for about $40nz for the DVD and $45nz for the Blu-ray. In Australia, the blu-ray is selling for about $40au and about $35au for the DVD. The recommended cast mock Queen music video with the end credits is also on the Blu-ray disc.

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If you are a Queen fan, you might enjoy The End Credits Mock Music Video of 'Princes of the Universe'(MP4)

The movie contains 'Queen' music of: Bicycle Race, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Don't Stop Me Now, Flash, I Want to Break Free, It's a Hard Life, Somebody to Love, Who Wants to Live Forever and Princes of the Universe.


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