Nate & Hayes dvd

Savage Islands - aka: Nate and Hayes - 1983

Phillips-Whitehouse Productions - 101 min.

DVD UPC/EAN # 097360154948; 5014437908438; 097360154924; 032429065810; 8714865552735

Cast: Michael O'Keefe, Tommy Lee Jones, Max Phipps, Jenny Seagrove, Grant Tilly, Peter Rowley, Bill Johnson, Kate Harcourt,David Letch, Bruce Allpress.
Crew: Screenplay: John Hughes, David Odell (based on a story by Lloyed Phillips); Photography: Tony Ini; Editor: John Shirley; Music: Trevor Jones; Producers: Lloyd Phillips, Rob Whitehouse; Director: Ferdinand Fairfax.

In the South Pacific island of the late 19th century, pillaging and slave trading by pirates and opportunists is commonplace. Bully Hayes (Jones) is a buccaneer whose lady friend has been captured by Ben Pease (Phipps), a pirate in league with an unscrupulous German naval commander who wants bases in the islands. In an "Indiana Jones" style mission, Hayes and his band rescue his lady friend and deal with the German warship. Filmed in Fiji, Rotorua and the Bay of Islands.

Censor Rating: PG - Review Rating: C+

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An R1 NTSC DVD was released 20 June 2006 - It is presented 1.80:1, enhanced for 16:9, with 2.0 English surround or French mono and optional English subtitles. It can be purchased for about $12us.
It is available R2 for about 10# or 13eur, with the same technical specs as the R1 version, plus a Spanish soundtrack option and the following subtitle options: Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, English for the hearing impaired, Finnish, French, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Serbian.
There is an NTSC Region 3 DVD available from Asian sources selling for about $15us. It has spoken English DD 5.1 with optional subtitles in English, Thai, Mandarin and Korean.

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Buddy-boy/adventuring-rogue genre of juvenile nonsense. Authentic settings are mere background to never-never-land Pacific as a naive Hollywood scriptwriter might imagine it. 'Bully Hayes' character unrelated to historical villain of the name. Mindless. (Nicholas Reid - "A Decade of New Zealand Film')


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