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          Fantail
              

          Fantail (DVD, R15)

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          A South Auckland petrol station is the setting for this independent drama about graveyard shift worker Tania (Sophie Henderson, also the film's writer and based on her one-woman stageplay), whose long nights are spent chipping away at the savings she needs to leave with her littl...e brother in search of their father. Raised Maori, Tania's bonds to her whanau underpin a life spent caring for her ailing mother during the day and preparing to take her brother Piwakawaka overseas. But as he leaves to pick kiwifruit and Tania is stuck at the gas station with a slack manager and an eagle-eyed regional supervisor, it seems she's not able to look after her family to the same extent. A product of the NZ Film Commission's Escalator scheme, this low-budget feature, shot in just 20 days, brings Henderson's piece to the big screen courtesy of first-time director Curtis Vowell
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          DVD Code CF1683
          Barcode 9338176011683
          Published NZ 1 Oct 2014
          Publisher GDE DISTRIBUTION
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          Malcolm Sunburnt Screens #6
             

          Malcolm Sunburnt Screens #6 (Blu-ray, TBC)

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            22 Sep 21

          Nadia Tass's Malcolm was originally released in 1986 and struck a national chord with the Australian public as a genuine expression of offbeat Australian humour.This charming comedy is the story of slow-witted Malcolm (Colin Friels, Dingo) a young man with a genius for mechanical... devices.When Malcolm loses his job as a conductor - for building his own tram - he meets Frank (John Hargreaves, Long Weekend) a man with a shady past who moves in to help Malcolm pay the bills. Cue Malcolm's unusual entry into a life of crime.Assisted by Frank, and the remote control tinker toys he once used to pick up milk from the corner shop, Malcolm lays his plans to pull off the heist of the century....Accompanied by an infectious music score, you can again witness the magical combination of invention and true originality that saw Malcolm win 8 AFI Awards, including Best Film, in 1986.
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          Blu-ray Code DAVID4395
          Barcode 9344256022845
          Released NZ 22 Sep 2021
          Publisher GDE DISTRIBUTION
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          Three Wise Cousins
             

          Three Wise Cousins (DVD, MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT, PG)

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          Adam (Neil Amitauni) discovers that Mary (Gloria Blake) only wants to go out with a 'real island guy'. Keen to impress Mary, Adam heads to Samoa to find his cousins Mose (Vito Vito) and Tavita (Fesuiai Villamu) who will give him all the 'wisdom' he needs to become a 'real island ...guy'. Three Wise Cousins is the hit comedy that has had audiences laughing all across the Pacific.
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          DVD Code MMA9185
          Barcode 9322225218826
          Released NZ 24 Nov 2016
          Publisher Madman Films
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          Standing Up for Sunny
            

          Standing Up for Sunny (DVD, M)

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          Breaking Bad's RJ Mitte stars in this charming Australian rom-com about a loner with cerebral palsy who is roped into helping a comedian (Philippa Northeast) overcome her shyness. Mitte, who has cerebral palsy in real life, gives a winning performance as Travis, a young man livin...g in a ramshackle Sydney rental whose disability contributes to his social isolation and anger management issues. When he loses his maintenance job after lashing out at bullies, Travis ends up in a pub, where he puts his withering sarcasm to good use defending Sunny a reluctant up-and-comer on the comedy circuit from a sexist heckler. Soon Mikey (Sam Reid), the pub's owner and Sunny's overbearing boyfriend, hires Travis to help train Sunny in the art of the comeback, and naturally sparks ensue along with romance and laughs aplenty. Standing Up for Sunny is a lively comedy with plenty to say about living with disability and discrimination.
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          DVD Code MMA6432
          Barcode 9322225235021
          Released NZ 12 Mar 2020
          Publisher Madman Films
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          An Unexpected Love
            

          An Unexpected Love (DVD, M)

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          When Ana (Morn, Neruda, The Motorcycle Diaries) and Marco (Darn, Truman, Wild Tales) arrive at the airport to farewell their son Luciano, who is leaving his Argentine homeland to study abroad, they are filled with certainty that theyve done well as parents. However his departure ...leaves a significant hole in their everyday lives, and after more than twenty years of marriage, both reluctantly come to admit that their feelings for each other have shifted. So as if it were one last project together, Ana and Marco decide to consciously uncouple, and begin to explore the surprising and sometimes wonderful world of the newly-single, to hilarious and unexpected results. This wonderful showcase for its two leads unsurprisingly stormed the local box office, becoming one of Argentinas biggest hits of the year. Intelligent, warm and wise, AN UNEXPECTED LOVE is a sheer delight.
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          DVD Code PAL198
          Barcode 9322225233638
          Released NZ 5 Dec 2019
          Publisher Madman Films
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          ZOMBIELAND
             

          ZOMBIELAND (Blu-ray, R16)

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          Nerdy college student Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) has survived the plague that has turned mankind into flesh-devouring zombies because he's scared of just about everything. Gun-toting, Twinkie-loving Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) has no fears. Together, they are about to stare dow...n their most horrifying challenge yet: each other's company. Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin co-star in this double-hitting, head-smashing comedy.
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          Blu-ray Code BD61424
          Barcode 9317731075223
          Released NZ 23 Jun 2010
          Publisher Sony
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          Come As You Are
            

          Come As You Are (DVD, R16)

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          Three young men with disabilities hit the road with a jaded nurse driver to a brothel in Montreal catering to people with special needs. Remake of the acclaimed Belgian film 'Hasta La Vista'.

          DVD Code MMA6924
          Barcode 9322225240797
          Released NZ 10 Jun 2021
          Publisher Madman Films
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          The Story Of Gilbert And Sullivan
            

          The Story Of Gilbert And Sullivan (DVD, TBC)

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          This 1953 classic spotlights the careers of W.S. Gilbert (Robert Morley, The African Queen), a barrister turned-comic-writer, and Arthur Sullivan (Maurice Evans, Planet Of The Apes), a classic composer (converted against his will) to light music, who together wrote fourteen opere...ttas between 1871 and 1896, to great public acclaim, including H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and Iolanthe.
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          DVD Code DAVID4324
          Barcode 9344256022135
          Released NZ 1 Aug 2021
          Publisher GDE DISTRIBUTION
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          Eric Sykes Collection
            

          Eric Sykes Collection (DVD, G)

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          A fantastic compilation from one of Britain's best loved comedians! Join Eric Sykes for a collection of his most hilarious shows with guest stars including Tommy Cooper, Richard Briers, Sylvia Simms, Jimmy Edwards, Rula Lenska, Joanna Lumley, Roy Kinnear, Henry Cooper, Lionel Bla...ir, Spike Milligan and many more... The Plank (1979) Among an extraordinary cast of famous faces, Eric Sykes and Arthur Lowe play two builders who find they re missing a floorboard. As they go across town and back with a new plank, they cause mayhem. The Plank has no dialogue but relies on sound effects and visual gags for its comic impact. Winner of the 1980 Festival Rose d'Or in Montreux. Rhubarb, Rhubarb (1980) In this silent comic masterpiece, Eric Sykes stars as a golf-playing police inspector who meets his match in the local vicar. In a no holes barred game of golf... the outcome is dependent on divine intervention. If You Go Down In The Woods Today (1981) Eric Sykes plays a scoutmaster who takes eight scouts camping in peaceful Tangle Woods. When he and one of the cubs become lost, their hilarious adventures are monitored by the Police, Army, Navy, Air Force, MI5 and a bunch of crooks, almost turning Tangle Woods into Armageddon. It s Your Move (1982) Eric Sykes silent piece stars an impressive array of British comic talent, in a story of a young couple moving house, and the hilarious mayhem which ensues when the removal men take over. Another Montreux Award-winner. Mr H Is Late (1988) Following the brilliant comic tradition of his other Montreux Comedy prize-winners, Eric Sykes silent film makes gestures speak louder than words. When a coffin on the 26th floor has to be delivered to the church, there's total chaos and riotous comedy with over a dozen famous faces caught up in the confusion.
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          DVD Code VVE2569
          Barcode 9337369025698
          Released NZ 10 Jun 2021
          Publisher Madman Films
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          Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, The Beyond Genres
            

          Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, The Beyond Genres (Blu-ray, R18)

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          The Cook serves up gourmet masterpieces in a beautiful restaurant. The thief holds his tyrannical court in the restaurant, terrorising all around him. His wife has a dangerous and illicit passion. Her lover is having the riskiest affair of his life. Peter Greenaway's notorious fi...lm is a modern day revenger's tragedy spiked with comedy, starring Michael Gambon (Gosford Park), Helen Mirren (Catherine The Great, The Queen) and Tim Roth (The Hateful Eight, Pulp Fiction).
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          Blu-ray Code DAVID4312
          Barcode 9344256022012
          Released NZ 19 May 2021
          Publisher GDE DISTRIBUTION
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