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          Chopper
             

          Chopper (DVD, R18)

          • RRP: $32.99
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          • Pub Date
            4 Nov 21

          The critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning Australian cinema classic CHOPPER celebrates its 20th anniversary. With never before seen bonus footage and a digitally remastered master, overseen by the director, Chopper tells the story of the late Mark Brandon 'Chopper' Read, r...eal-life convict, bestselling author, and self-proclaimed 'national icon'. 'I'm just a bloody normal bloke,' he says in the movie. 'A normal bloke who likes a bit of torture!' Written and directed by Andrew Dominik, in his feature directorial debut, Chopper stars Eric Bana as the title character recommended for the role by Chopper himself and co-stars Vince Colosimo, Simon Lyndon, Kate Beahan and David Field. With an arsenal of extra features and never-before-seen footage such as Eric Bana and director Andrew Dominik meeting the real Chopper while researching the film. PLUS: fascinating deleted scenes and alternative takes, the original theatrical trailer and audio commentaries from both director Andrew Dominik and Mark Brandon Chopper' read himself.
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          DVD Code MMA6962
          Barcode 9322225242920
          Released NZ 4 Nov 2021
          Publisher Madman Films
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          Paradise, Hawaiian Style Hollywood Gold
             

          Paradise, Hawaiian Style Hollywood Gold (DVD, G)

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          Rick Richards is a helicopter pilot who wants to set up a charter flying service in Hawaii -- along the way he makes some friends, including a young Hawaiian girl and her father, romances Judy Hudson, and sings a few songs.

          DVD Code KAL5027
          Barcode 5021456221554
          Released NZ 21 Apr 2021
          Publisher GDE DISTRIBUTION
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          While At War
            

          While At War (DVD, PG)

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          The first Spanish-language production in nearly 17 years from Oscar-winning writer/director Alejandro Amenbar (The Sea Inside, The Others, Agora), WHILE AT WAR is a powerful and hugely resonant historical drama set in the first months of the Spanish Civil War, depicting how the c...ountry inexorably slid into nearly four decades of fascism under dictator Francisco Franco. Its July, 1936. Nationalist forces take to the streets of Salamanca, challenging the authority of the democratically elected Second Spanish Republic, and arresting the citys mayor for the crime of being Republican. However, the esteemed Miguel de Unamuno (Karra Elejalde) author, professor, and rector, pays the uprising little mind: for all his wisdom and experience, this great man of letters doesnt believe that his country is under imminent threat. Initially defying his friends and family by publicly supporting the rebellion, its not until his colleagues are rounded up that Miguel begins to reconsider his principles, hoping he can exert his considerable influence to bring reason before its too late Nominated for 17 Spanish Academy (Goya) Awards in 2020, including Best Picture, Director and Actor, Amenbars deeply intelligent and spectacularly mounted drama depicts a nation split between those compelled by egalitarianism, and others driven by reactionary visions of how to make Spain great again. WHILE AT WAR sounds a powerful alarm about the complexity of patriotism, the perils of neutrality and how compassion and dialogue are too-often fragile virtues.
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          DVD Code PAL218
          Barcode 9322225242005
          Released NZ 30 Sep 2021
          Publisher Madman Films
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          Silk Road
            

          Silk Road (DVD, R16)

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          Inspired by larger-than-life actual events, this riveting crime thriller follows the rise and fall of Silk Road, the infamous darknet site that sent a seismic shock through the World Wide Web. Young, idealistic, and driven to succeed, Ross Ulbricht (NICK ROBINSON) creates the int...ernets first unregulated marketplace: Silk Road. But when it becomes a multi million-dollar pipeline for illicit drugs, Ross is set on a collision course with Rick Bowden (JASON CLARKE), a disreputable and dangerously unpredictable DEA agent, who will use any means necessary to take him down.
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          DVD Code MMA6930
          Barcode 9322225241299
          Released NZ 8 Jul 2021
          Publisher Madman Films
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          French Exit
            

          French Exit (DVD, TBC)

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          An aging Manhattan socialite living on what's barely left of her inheritance moves to a small apartment in Paris with her son and cat. 'My plan was to die before the money ran out,' says 60-year-old penniless Manhattan socialite Frances Price (Michelle Pfeiffer), but things didn'...t go as planned. Her husband Franklin has been dead for 12 years and with his vast inheritance gone, she cashes in the last of her possessions and resolves to live out her twilight days anonymously in a borrowed apartment in Paris, accompanied by her directionless son Malcolm (Lucas Hedges) and a cat named Small Frank--who may or may not embody the spirit of Frances's dead husband.
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          DVD Code DL5752
          Barcode 9317731165818
          Released NZ 7 Jul 2021
          Publisher Sony
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          Brokenwood Mysteries, The Season 2
            

          Brokenwood Mysteries, The Season 2 (DVD, M)

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          Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd, is good at his job but bad at making labor relations, when it comes to the city of 'Brokenwood' to solve a crime falls in love with him and decides to stay, but soon Shepherd begins to collide with Kristin detective Sims.

          DVD Code SPP0013
          Barcode 9322225220218
          Released NZ 17 Jan 2017
          Publisher Madman Films
          Series Brokenwood Mysteries, The
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          Maritime Movie Classics
            

          Maritime Movie Classics (DVD, TBC)

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          Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime with five adventures set on the high seas. Five maritime films from the golden age of cinema The Buccaneer (1958) During the war of 1812, Louisiana buccaneer Jean Lafitte assists the Americans in defending New Orleans against the attackin...g British war fleet. A Perilous Journey (1953) STRANGE CARGO OF WOMEN! BARTERED FOR GOLDAND A DARING SWASHBUCKLER! A ship of women embarks on a voyage to California. Director R. G. Springsteens 1953 adventure drama Sea of Lost Ships (1953) The son of a deceased Coast Guard hero is raised by a Coast Guard NCO, who also has a son the same age. When they get older both are accepted into the Coast Guard Academy, but the hero's son winds up being thrown out, bringing disgrace to his adopted family. Abandon Ship! (1957) Ship's officer finds himself in command of a lifeboat full of survivors of a sunken luxury liner. Damn the Defiant! (1962) On the H.M.S. Defiant, during the French Revolutionary War, fair Captain Crawford is locked in a battle of wills against his cruel second-in-command Lieutenant Scott-Padget, whose heavy-handed command style pushes the crew to mutiny.
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          DVD Code VVE2672
          Barcode 9337369026725
          Released NZ 30 Sep 2021
          Publisher Madman Films
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          The Naked Civil Servant
            

          The Naked Civil Servant (DVD, M)

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          Adapted from his best-selling autobiography, THE NAKED CIVIL SERVANT tells the coming-of-age story of Quentin Crisp, a homosexual trying to live an openly flamboyant and gay lifestyle in the intolerant pre-war years. It is easy to see why Crisp is considered by some to be the 20t...h century's equivalent of Oscar Wilde, but it's his unflinching desire not to compromise his lifestyle to suit the conventions of society that makes this play by turns funny, tragic and heartwarming. First shown in 1975, THE NAKED CIVIL SERVANT won John Hurt a BAFTA for Best Actor for his portrayal of Crisp and director Jack Gold won the Academy's Desmond Davies Award, for his outstanding creative contribuition to television. Though previously released on DVD this edition has been digitally remastered and cleaned-up from the original elements and has never looked this good. THE NAKED CIVIL SERVANT came in at number 4 in the British Film Institute's TV 100 poll, coming second in the Single Drama category.
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          DVD Code VVE2758
          Barcode 9337369027586
          Released NZ 14 Oct 2021
          Publisher Madman Films
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          Once Were Warriors
            

          Once Were Warriors (DVD, RP16)

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          Based on Alan Duff's controversial best-seller, Once Were Warrioes is an intense powerhouse film that will leave you stunned by its uncompromising insight into the strength of one woman who has to save her children from the man she loves.Eighteen years after Jake (Temuera Morriso...n) and Beth (Rena Owen) married, it's easy to see why she found him so irresistible. Jake is muscular and handsome. He exudes an explosive sexual energy. Even now, after five children, he can still arouse her with one look. But Jake too often proves his masculinity with his fists. He regularly explodes into violence that threatens to destroy Beth and their family - till its almost too late.
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          DVD Code 21341SDG
          Barcode 9321337180663
          Released NZ 17 Jul 2018
          Publisher Madman Films
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          Mother
            

          Mother (Blu-ray, R16)

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          From the director of PARASITE A disquieting mother-son story starring veteran actress Kim Hye-ja as a small-town apothecary, black-market acupuncturist and single mother to son, Do-joon. Though Do-joon seems too hapless to be dangerous, the local police pin a teenage schoolgirls ...murder on him. Against huge odds, his mother goes after the real killer. A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do-joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbors. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. Now, it's his mother's.
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          Blu-ray Code MMA6458BR
          Barcode 9322225240452
          Released NZ 8 Jul 2021
          Publisher Madman Films
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