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10 Questions for the Dalai Lama10 Questions for the Dalai Lama (2006)
A hopeful and intimate doco of the history and life of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama; includes archival footage of a young Dalai Lama, the…
DVD $20
24 Hour Party People24 Hour Party People (2002)
A serio–comic music industry biopic about one Tony Wilson, founder of the legendary Factory record label and the Hacienda Club, that provides a…
DVD $25 (2-disc set)
400 Blows, The400 Blows, The (1959)
Truffaut's first film rocketed him to fame as some kind of New Wave radical, but at a second glance this story of a teenage delinquent thrown in and…
DVD $15
84 Charing Cross Road84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
Book–loving New Yorker Anne Bancroft corresponds with London bookseller Anthony Hopkins in the decades following WWII, leading to some platonic…
DVD $20 (import)
Across the UniverseAcross the Universe (2007)
Thirty–three tunes from the Beatles songbook are excitably re–constituted for this lavish 'jukebox' musical that threads together a story…
DVD $25
Adam's ApplesAdam's Apples (2005)
Roguishly sardonic Danish black comedy about a sanguine country vicar (CASINO ROYALE’s Mikkelsen) who encounters resistance from a neo–Nazi…
DVD $15
After HoursAfter Hours (1985)
Scorsese picked up Best Director award at Cannes for this brilliant, Kafka–esque black comedy about an ordinary guy's traumatic and bizarre…
DVD $25
AlexAlex (1993)
Fact–based story about teenager Alex Archer, who overcame rivalry and tragedy to win selection for the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome. Evocative of…
DVD $40
All About My MotherAll About My Mother (1999)
Almodovar's 'celebration of mother and womanhood' has been hailed as something of a departure for the director, though in fact all of his (beloved)…
DVD $25
An Inconvenient TruthAn Inconvenient Truth (2006)
Stark and compelling warning about the imminent effects of climate change – largely being stoked by carbon emissions from human activities…
DVD $20
Animal FarmAnimal Farm (1999)
George Orwell's classic farmyard yarn (which also happens to be an allegory of the Russian Revolution) brought to life with hi–tech effects a…
DVD $30
Anita O'Day - The Life of a Jazz SingerAnita O'Day - The Life of a Jazz Singer (2007)
Thorough portrait of jazz extraordinaire Anita O'Day, from her emergence amongst luminaries Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday in the 40s, to…
DVD $35
Around the World in 80 Days (TV Series)Around the World in 80 Days (TV Series) (1989)
The first of Michael Palin's successful globe–trotting escapades follows the scheme of Jules Verne's novel – a circumnavigation of the…
DVD $20
AuditionAudition (1999)
An almost–masterpiece of the macabre that sets up and sustains itself brilliantly with a restrained pace and jewel of a premise, then careens…
DVD $25
Austin Powers: International Man of MysteryAustin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
American cat Mike Myers draws on his predilection for British comedy for this spot–on spy movie satire. He plays both the swinging '60s spy…
DVD $15
Autumn SonataAutumn Sonata (1978)
The resumes of director Bergman and actress Bergman intersect for the first and only time in this, ahem, Bergmanesque (sombre, brutally honest,…
DVD $25
Bad InfluenceBad Influence (1990)
A shady Rob Lowe encourages mild–mannered yuppie James Spader to liberate himself from polite formality. A nightmarish journey ensues as…
DVD $15
BarakaBaraka (1993)
The cinematographer of KOYAANISQATSI montages gloriously filmed images from around the globe with modern world music and creates more than just an…
DVD $20 (2-disc Edition ~ import)
Before SunsetBefore Sunset (2004)
Taking up some nine years after their characters met in BEFORE SUNRISE, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, now in their mid–thirties, reacquaint…
DVD $20
Belle and SebastianBelle and Sebastian (Belle et Sebastien) (2013)
Stirring big screen adaptation of the much–loved children's book about a six–year–old orphan and his friendship with a wild…
DVD $25
Billy T James - The Legend, The Man, The Cuz Billy T James - The Legend, The Man, The Cuz (2009)
Latest compilation of the most popular sketches from irrepressible comedian Billy T James, including Te News, the Traffic Cop, the Hard Case, the…
DVD $25
Black Hawk DownBlack Hawk Down (2001)
Intense, eardrum–battering re–enactment of a street–battle during the US campaign in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1993, painting the…
DVD $15
Black SheepBlack Sheep (2006)
A slick splatter–comedy in the Kiwi tradition of BAD TASTE, about a herd of rabid, flesh–eating sheep run amok in rural New…
DVD $20
Blood Feast 2: All You Can EatBlood Feast 2: All You Can Eat (2002)
A surprisingly enjoyable sequel to Lewis's 1963 "classic", this is the director's first movie since 1972's GORE GORE GIRLS. The direction and…
DVD $15
Blue Remembered HillsBlue Remembered Hills (1979)
Acutely observed teleplay from the genius of Dennis Potter: viewed through the prism of adolescence, Potter crafts a dark, elegiac, if always…
DVD $20
Bob RobertsBob Roberts (1992)
Bob Dylan meets Ronald Reagan in this 'Spinal Tap' of politics. Robbins stars in this own scathing send up of the U.S. political system and…
DVD $20
Bon VoyageBon Voyage (2003)
A plushly–mounted, grander–than–life romantic farce from director of "Cyrano De Bergerac". It's June 1940, when a group of…
DVD $20
Bostonians, TheBostonians, The (1984)
Set in post–Civil War Boston, this slow, though beautifully shot drama is a sturdy version of Henry James' famous novel. Concerning the…
DVD $20
Bottle ShockBottle Shock (2008)
Lightly farcical take on the true story of how American viticulture pioneer Jim Barrett broke the French domination of premium wine market (esp.…
DVD $20
BoyBoy (2010)
Taika Waititi continues his dream run as director with this fictionalised coming–of–age tale that draws on his own experience growing up…
DVD $35 (2-disc Edition)
Boys from Brazil, TheBoys from Brazil, The (1978)
Ira Levin's novel makes for an ingenious if implausible thriller with obsessed Nazi–hunter Laurence Olivier trying to scupper super–Nazi…
DVD $20
Bran Nue DaeBran Nue Dae (Brand New Day) (2009)
Lively comedy adapted from the stage musical that follows a teenage Aborigine who runs away from Catholic boarding school in the mid…
DVD $15
BrasileirinhoBrasileirinho (2005)
Choro is often seen as the Brazilian equivalent of improvisatory jazz, and serves as the foundation for such unique styles like samba and bossa nova…
DVD $15
Brassed OffBrassed Off (1997)
Witty and warm–hearted comedy set in a Yorkshire mining community threatened with closure. Leading the town colliery brass band, Tara…
DVD $20
Bringing Out the DeadBringing Out the Dead (1999)
Drawn from the hell–bent memoirs of a New York ambulance driver, this sees dir. Scorcese returning to home–turf, a script by Paul…
DVD $20
Broken SilenceBroken Silence (2002)
Five 55–minute films concerning the Holocaust, and its role in the history of five respective countries. 'Some Who Lived' (dir. Puenzo)…
DVD $20
Broken WingsBroken Wings (K’nafayim Shvurot) (2002)
The fraught shuffle of daily life for an Israeli family after the death of the male head of the household, is depicted with touching and intimate…
DVD $20
Buffalo Bill and the IndiansBuffalo Bill and the Indians (1976)
Off–key satire on 'official' American history, with Paul Newman as the charismatic fraud Bill Hickock, whose Wild West Show toured America in…
DVD $25
Catherine the GreatCatherine the Great (2005)
Made with the help of newly–available documentation from the former Soviet archives, this impressive biopic about the life and times of…
DVD $20
CelebrityCelebrity (1999)
Assembling another largish retinue of actors eager to 'do a Woody', Allen swings his long–lens round onto the world of celebrity…
DVD $20
Chorus Line, AChorus Line, A (1985)
Michael Douglas plays the cantankerous Broadway director in Sir Richard Attenborough's perfunctory adaptation of the highly successful stage musical.…
DVD $25
Cider House Rules, TheCider House Rules, The (1999)
Hard–to–fault adaptation of John Irving's novel set in middle America during WW2 is an old–fashioned rural melodrama bathed in…
DVD $20
Cinema ParadisoCinema Paradiso (1990)
Enchanting, achingly sweet film in which young Toto falls into a lifelong adoration of movies at the village theatre and its grumpy old…
DVD $20 (168m. Version)
Cirque du Soleil - AlegriaCirque du Soleil - Alegria (1998)
Filmed live in Sydney in 1999, this Cirque du Soleil production combines their acrobatics, magic tricks and dance elements with a…
DVD $15
Cirque du Soleil - La NoubaCirque du Soleil - La Nouba (2003)
Another astounding stageshow from Canadian troupe Cirque du Soleil, here performing a celebration of hedonism (the title means "to party") at Disney…
DVD $20
Cirque du Soleil - Midnight SunCirque du Soleil - Midnight Sun (2004)
Special 20th Anniversary show for the acrobatic theatre troupe Cirque de Soleil, filmed live at the Montreal Jazz Festival in 2004.
DVD $15
City of GodCity of God (Cidade de Deus) (2002)
An incendiary Brazilian drama depicting two decades of blood–drenched rivalry between two youth gangs who control a slum area of Rio De…
DVD $20
Clarence (TV Series)Clarence (TV Series) (1988)
Celebrated British comedian Ronnie Barker's final television creation before retirement, playing a bumbling deliveryman with poor eyesight who his…
DVD $20
ClerksClerks (1993)
Made for $27,000 in the convenience store where the director (then) worked, this follows a rude and bizarre day in the lives of two lowly grocery…
DVD $15
Coal Miner's DaughterCoal Miner's Daughter (1980)
Biopic of country legend Loretta Lynn.
DVD $20
Coco Avant ChanelCoco Avant Chanel (Coco Before Chanel) (2009)
Fittingly stylish and appealing biopic of legendary couturier Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, tracing her early life from the rags of an orphaned childhood…
DVD $20
Comic Genius of Billy T James, The - Legacy EditionComic Genius of Billy T James, The - Legacy Edition (2008)
Must–have DVD & CD collection of Billy T. James Greatest Hits. DVD includes over an hour of newly released material from the TVNZ vaults…
DVD $30
ConvoyConvoy (1978)
Derived from the eponymous pop anthem, Kris Kristofferson's 'Rubber Duck' musters a band of disgruntled truckees to wage a protest. 
DVD $20
CrashCrash (1996)
Auteur David Cronenberg's latest vision is an anti–fable about accident victims James Spader and Holly Hunter, who become sexually obsessed…
DVD $20
Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
A fantasy–fuelled, Chinese feudal melodrama laced with jaw–dropping combat sequences (arguably the best ever staged), this represents a…
DVD $15
Cup, TheCup, The (1999)
This charming, slyly comic tale of soccer–mad young monks obsessed with viewing the World Cup has found broad worldwide appreciation with its…
DVD $20
Dancer in the DarkDancer in the Dark (2000)
The third successive ‘masterpiece’ from the Danish wunderkind, who has that rare gift of being able to consistently realise the wildly ambitious as…
DVD $20 (import)
Dancer Upstairs, TheDancer Upstairs, The (2002)
John Malkovich debuts as a director with this slow–burn police thriller played out in the humid atmosphere of an unamed South American…
DVD $20
Dances with WolvesDances with Wolves (1990)
Kevin Costner's finest few hours. He plays an estranged cavalry officer who befriends and learns the survivalist culture of the native Sioux. Winner…
DVD $30 (2-disc)
Dangerous LiaisonsDangerous Liaisons (1988)
Classic tale of an unscrupulous French countess who creates royal havoc by challenging her former lover to the sexual conquest of a virginal…
DVD $20
De-LovelyDe-Lovely (Delovely) (2004)
Refined and dandy musical biopic of legendary tunesmith Cole Porter, who composed some great music while leading a gay double–life during his…
DVD $25
Dead Girl, TheDead Girl, The (2006)
A superb ensemble cast give rich life to this exceptional drama that interlinks the unsettling stories of five women connected to the discovery of a…
DVD $15
Dead PresidentsDead Presidents (1995)
The Hughes Brothers follow up MENACE II SOCIETY with a heist movie set in 1970s Harlem. A scarred Vietnam vet fails to adjust to civilian life and is…
DVD $15
Desperately Seeking SusanDesperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Rosanna Arquette and Madonna shine in this spunky and spirited New York comedy/murder mystery – up there with the best of John Hughes' popular…
DVD $20
Devil's Advocate, TheDevil's Advocate, The (1997)
Invincible lawyer Keanu Reeves is tempted to join an elite law firm, but bossman Al Pacino has a firey temper and is looking for lifelong commitment,…
DVD $20
Dish, TheDish, The (2000)
Another endearing tale from the creators of much–adored THE CASTLE, based on real events that involved small–town Aussies in the…
DVD $25
District 9District 9 (2009)
Superb sci–fi blockbuster from first–time writer/director Blomkamp, set in an alternate–reality Johannesburg where an…
DVD $20
Double Life of VeroniqueDouble Life of Veronique (1991)
An incandescent meditation on the lives of two identical young women – one Polish, one French – both played by Irene Jacob (RED). A…
DVD $25
Dresser, TheDresser, The (1983)
Classic backstage tale of the theatre, with an imperious actor–manager (Finney) being pampered and supported by his loyal dresser (Courtenay).…
DVD $20 (import)
Eagle Has Landed, TheEagle Has Landed, The (1977)
German commandos plot to assasinate Winston Churchill in this suspenseful thriller, apparently based on fact. Michael Caine, strangely plausible as a…
DVD $20
Eagle vs SharkEagle vs Shark (2007)
Wearing its Kiwi heart on its sleeve to delightful advantage, Taika Waititi's skewed romantic comedy managed to please a crowd both here and abroad,…
DVD $30
Ed WoodEd Wood (1994)
Tim Burton, the eccentric visionary behind EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, PEE–WEE and BATMAN finds a soul mate in recounting the life of the world's…
DVD $15
Educating RitaEducating Rita (1983)
Satisfying modern take on Pygmalion, with uncultured fair lady Julie Walters and sceptical tutor Michael Caine.
DVD $25
El MariachiEl Mariachi (1992)
A cause celebre of low–budget film–making, this $7000 Tex–Mex wonder about a guitar–player mistaken for a gangster contains…
DVD $30 (w/ Desperado & Once Upon a Time in Mexico)
ElectionElection (1999)
Mid–life crisis intersects with teenage foibles in this cheerily cynical high–school tale for adults, as crumpled teacher Matthew…
DVD $20
EmmaEmma (1996)
A clued up reworking of Jane Austen's classic, set in 19th century England, about a congenial young lady's well–intentioned but misjudged…
DVD $20
Escape from AlcatrazEscape from Alcatraz (1979)
Clint Eastwood uses a pair of nail–clippers to stage his bid for freedom, in this memorable, understated thriller based on the only successful…
DVD $20
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MindEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
A miraculous, complex 'domestic fantasy' from the twin genius of writer Charlie Kaufman and director Michel Gondry, who find a satisfying narrative…
DVD $20
Event HorizonEvent Horizon (1997)
This sleek monstrosity is worth a look for some reasonably scary special effects or if you just want reminding of what a masterpiece ALIEN really is.…
DVD $15
ExtremitiesExtremities (1986)
Notoriously violent drama concerns a rape–victim who turns the tables on her attacker when he returns to torment her. Something of a 'cause…
DVD $15
Far From HeavenFar From Heaven (2002)
An exquisitely designed pastiche of 50s soap opera that mimics the look and acting style of vintage–movie melodrama but cleverly deviates by…
DVD $20
Farewell My ConcubineFarewell My Concubine (1993)
Lavish, episodic journey through 20th Century Chinese history, encompassing more revolutions than a 45. Joint winner of the Palm D'Or at Cannes is…
DVD $25
FatelessFateless (Sorstalanság) (2005)
Harrowing and distilled vision of the Holocaust adapted from a novel by concentration–camp survivor and Nobel prize–winning author Imre…
DVD $25
Fellini's CasanovaFellini's Casanova (1976)
Fellini indulges himself just short of self–parody for a gorgeously stylised, absurdist revision of the life of the 18th Century lover. Donald…
DVD $20
Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (1972)
A classic of Japanese 70s exploitation cinema, this charts the grim road to freedom for a gaggle of women escaped–convicts with a feverish…
DVD $20 (import)
Field, TheField, The (1990)
Another sombre gem from the MY LEFT FOOT team. Richard Harris plays an aging Irish land–lubber whose life–long devotion to cultivating…
DVD $15
Finding NeverlandFinding Neverland (2004)
Impressive journey into the private life of Edwardian 'Peter Pan'–creator JM Barrie (played by Depp), and the unique circumstances in which he…
DVD $20
First Deadly Sin, TheFirst Deadly Sin, The (1980)
Probably Ol' Blue Eyes' last decent film, giving an understated, effective performance as a pressured NYC detective hunting a serial killer and…
DVD $15
FlatlinersFlatliners (1990)
Young medical students experiment with their own deaths amid splendid gothic architecture. An intriguing premise is blown up to biblical proportions…
DVD $15
Fog of War, TheFog of War, The (2003)
A perfectly–formed, Oscar–winning documentary about the life and career of Robert S McNamara, who served as Secretary of Defense under…
DVD $25
FranticFrantic (1988)
Harrison Ford plays a surgeon who becomes involved in the Paris underworld when his wife disappears on their first day abroad. A clever and…
DVD $15
Fred Dagg - All PurposeFred Dagg - All Purpose (1974-2006)
Fred Dagg finally makes it to DVD in this “Authorised Daggography” from legendary Kiwi comic (and now honorary Australian) John Clarke, collating his…
DVD $30
FridaFrida (2002)
Long awaited biopic of the celebrated 20th–century Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, whose troubled marriage to Diego Riviera and crippling injuries…
DVD $25
Fried Green TomatoesFried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Kathy Bates strikes up a friendship with Jessica Tandy who waxes nostalgic about a pair of Southern belles who triumphed over adversity in the '30s.…
DVD $25
Game, TheGame, The (1997)
Tycoon–loner–who–has–everything Michael Douglas receives a birthday present with a difference – an elaborate 'game'…
DVD $20
Get RealGet Real (1998)
This British tale of a teen schoolboy's frustratingly closeted affair with the athletic head boy of his high school makes the grade to appeal to…
DVD $35
Ghost WorldGhost World (2001)
Nothing to do with the paranormal, but everything to do with the anti–normal, this independent gem is a surprisingly endearing tale of two…
DVD $20 (import)
Gift, TheGift, The (2000)
Rivalling THE SIXTH SENSE among latterday supernatural thrillers and with a pedigree to boast of, this eerie tale of smalltown ghosts and secrets is…
DVD $15
Girl with a Pearl EarringGirl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
A superior dramatic conceit that speculates on the background to Johannes Vermeer's enigmatic 17th century portrait of the title. Johannson plays…
DVD $20
Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto StoryGiuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto Story (2004)
A boldly imaginative version (with costumes by Vivienne Westwood) of Verdi's famous opera, concerning a court jester in 16th century Italy who seeks…
DVD $20
GladiatorGladiator (2000)
As good a Roman Sandal epic as ever there was, with a stoic and be–sandalled Russell Crowe refusing to carry over his loyalty to the new…
DVD $20 (3-Disc Special Edition)
Gleaners and I, TheGleaners and I, The (2000)
A widely–admired work by the godmother of French film, which essays the wastefulness of western society through a clutch of interviews with…
DVD $40
Glengarry Glen RossGlengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Gripping transposition of David Mamet's savage stageplay about ruthless real estate salesmen who reel under a do–or–die sales ultimatum.…
DVD $20
Good Night, and Good LuckGood Night, and Good Luck (2004)
An astutely–judged freezeframe of an important symbolic moment in 20th century American history, when CBS television presenter Edward Murrow…
DVD $20
Grey GardensGrey Gardens (1976)
An intimate portrait of acute eccentricity, this offers a ‘home movie’–style insight into the lives of colourful high–society…
DVD $50 (2-disc w/ Beales of Grey Gardens)
Grosse Pointe BlankGrosse Pointe Blank (1997)
Sporting a sideways sense of humour, this sardonic comedy has likeable, babbling hitman John Cusack shyly fronting up to his 10–year highschool…
DVD $25
Growing Up OnlineGrowing Up Online (2008)
From the American public affairs series FRONTLINE comes this doco probing into the world of cyber–savvy teens, and the pressures that accompany…
DVD $20 (import)
GummoGummo (1998)
The writer of KIDS turns the camera on his hometown, Xenia, Ohio, selectively seeking out the disenfranchised, the bored and the ugly to distinctive…
DVD $25
HamletHamlet (1948)
The Oscar winner of Best Picture, Actor, Art direction and Costume, Laurence Olivier's version soars with vitality and atmosphere. A classic.
DVD $20
Hana-BiHana-Bi (1997)
'Beat' Takeshi cements his reputation as the modern visionary of Japanese cinema with his most celebrated film to date, returning as the formidably…
DVD $15 (import)
Happy GilmoreHappy Gilmore (1996)
After a couple of false strokes, standup humourist hits par with this golfing comedy, playing a teenage sociopath–cum–golf natural, who…
DVD $15
Hard CandyHard Candy (2005)
Unflinchingly dark and slickly impressive thriller proceeds from the chatroom flirtations between a precocious teenager (Page) and a…
DVD $15
Heaven Can WaitHeaven Can Wait (1978)
Amiable remake of HERE COMES MR JORDAN, with footballer Warren Beatty called to heaven before his time, then returned to earth as another man. The…
DVD $20
Hilary and JackieHilary and Jackie (1998)
Musical biopic buoyed by a quite fascinating subject – prodigious English Cellist Jacqueline Du Pre – adapted from the controversial…
DVD $20
HoneyHoney (Bal) (2008)
A gorgeous, contemplative coming–of–age tale, centred on a young boy and his father, a rural beekeeper, in an idyllic mountainous region…
DVD $20
House of GamesHouse of Games (1987)
Psychiatrist Lindsay Crouse is lured into the world of charming con–racketeer Joe Mantegna, where trust is a fragile concept. David Mamet…
DVD $20
HowlHowl (2010)
A fitting celebration and account of the making and hostile reception of Allen Ginsberg's famously controversial poem, with James Franco superb as…
DVD $20
Hurricane, TheHurricane, The (1999)
Denzel Washington blows up a storm as Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, a championship boxer unjustly imprisoned in the 1970s for a murder he did not commit.…
DVD $25 (2-disc w/ Million Dollar Baby)
I Am LegendI Am Legend (2007)
In the post–apocalyptic ruins of New York City, Will Smith is the (seemingly) sole survivor of a mutant cancer vaccine gone bung, which has…
DVD $15
I Capture the CastleI Capture the Castle (2003)
Sleepy and amiable drama set in the 1930s England where a family living in genteel poverty in a dilapidated castle are 'beseiged' by visiting…
DVD $20
I Don't Want to Sleep AloneI Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2006)
This achingly serene, Kuala Lumpur–set fable is one of Tsai Ming–liang’s best, starring his alter ego Lee Kang–sheng as a comatose…
DVD $20
InsignificanceInsignificance (1985)
Curious chamber piece intriguingly posits Joe DiMaggio, Marilyn Monroe, Joseph McCarthy and Albert Einstein as characters who meet in a hotel room in…
DVD $20
Into the StormInto the Storm (2009)
Enthralling sequel to HBO's acclaimed THE GATHERING STORM focuses on Winston Churchill's challenging term as Prime Minister during the war, followed…
DVD $20
JabberwockyJabberwocky (1977)
Monty Python's Lewis Carroll–inspired medieval farce with Michael Palin in the lead.
DVD $20
JazzJazz (2001)
Sprawling and absorbing documentary series from the maker of THE CIVIL WAR, charting the rising star of jazz during the 20th century, with an…
DVD $70
Kama SutraKama Sutra (1996)
The director of SALAAM BOMBAY returns to her native land for this enticing, beautifully photographed tale of love, jealousy and revenge among the…
DVD $20
King KongKing Kong (2005)
Peter Jackson's colossal remake lavishes one of the cinema's greatest legends in 21st century technology and ratchets up the emotional stakes to…
DVD $15 (2-disc Ed.)
Kiss of LifeKiss of Life (2003)
While an aid–worker (Mullan) cut adrift in wartorn Eastern Europe tries to make his way home to London, his waiting family seem lost in a limbo…
DVD $15 (import)
KolyaKolya (1996)
A beautifully sentimental Oscar winner for Best Foreign film – set during the 1988 Russian occupation of Czechoslovakia, when a…
DVD $30
L'AppartementL'Appartement (The Apartment) (1995)
Chic Parisian thriller lifts a few motifs from VERTIGO, but adds more than a few original flourishes. Vincent Cassel is about to settle down with…
DVD $20
LagaanLagaan (2001)
Bollywood epic that broke through to international awards and audience with its ‘test–match’ running–time, lavishness and periodic bursts…
DVD $20
Last King of Scotland, TheLast King of Scotland, The (2007)
A riveting tale of the seductive nature of power, this is worth the admission alone for Forest Whitaker’s astonishing Oscar–winning turn as…
DVD $20
Last Train HomeLast Train Home (2009)
A startling and vivid humanist documentary on China's ceaseless industrial growth, centred on one couple who make the annual migration from city to…
DVD $35
Last Trapper, TheLast Trapper, The (2004)
Doco–drama covers a year in the life of real, live fur trapper Norman Winter who lives at one with nature, his Native American partner…
DVD $15
Last Tycoon, TheLast Tycoon, The (1976)
Star–studded attempt to adapt F. Scott Fitzgerald's unfinished last novel, itself based on the life of early Hollywood mogul Irving Thalberg.…
DVD $20
Layer CakeLayer Cake (2004)
A harder–edged version of Britcrime from the LOCK STOCK stable, this has Daniel Craig playing a cocaine dealer on the verge of retirement,…
DVD $15
Let's SayLet's Say (On dirait que... ) (2007)
A sweetly humble documentary in the vein of ETRE ET AVOIR, involving a group of French kids aged 8–13 asked to portray their parents’ jobs and…
DVD $25
Life and Legacy of Spike Milligan, TheLife and Legacy of Spike Milligan, The (I Told You I Was Ill) (2002)
A live tribute to the genius of British comedian Spike Milligan, devised by the BBC 6 months after his death. Features performances and readings of…
DVD $20
Lightning in a BottleLightning in a Bottle (2004)
An effectively simple '12–bar' account of the now–famous Radio City Music Hall concert in 2003 which brought together an unprecedented…
DVD $20 (import)
Lions for LambsLions for Lambs (2007)
A contemporary 'hot potato' issue is tackled from political, academic, militaristic and journalistic viewpoints, drawing an ultimately powerful…
DVD $20
Living in OblivionLiving in Oblivion (1996)
Another low–budget gem from the director of JOHNNY SUEDE, this time a deliriously cheeky backhander aimed at various icons of the indie film…
DVD $20
Living ProofLiving Proof (2008)
Harry Connick Jnr plays a doctor fighting to get approval for his revolutionary breast–cancer drug in this surprisingly riveting…
DVD $20
Long Good Friday, TheLong Good Friday, The (1980)
Electrifying, influential account of hoodlum rivalry in contemporary London with Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren matching an intelligent, gritty script.
DVD $20
Long Walk Home, TheLong Walk Home, The (1991)
Set in 1955 Alabama during the civil rights bus boycott, this portrays the impact of change on two families, with Sissy Spacek as an uppercrust…
DVD $30
Long Way Round (TV Series)Long Way Round (TV Series) (2004)
An engrossing 'reality' show which tags along with actor Ewan McGregor (TRAINSPOTTING) and his best friend Charley Boorman on an improvised…
DVD $30
Love BirdsLove Birds (2011)
Chirpy, engaging Kiwi comedy with Rhys Darby as a recently jilted council worker whose nursing of a wounded duck leads to unexpected romance with…
DVD $20
Madame BovaryMadame Bovary (2000)
Typically lavish BBC costumer, here tackling Gustave Flaubert's classic French tragi–romance with gusto and explicit sex. Frances O'Connor…
DVD $20
Madame BovaryMadame Bovary (1991)
Chabrol remains faithful to the text of this oft–filmed classic of French literature, with Isabelle Huppert bringing a glacial refinement to…
DVD $25
Maddigan's Quest (TV Series)Maddigan's Quest (TV Series) (2006)
Nicely–produced local series for children – adapted from Margaret Mahy's bestseller – set in a post–technological future…
DVD $25 (Complete Series)
Magik and RoseMagik and Rose (2000)
Uplifting comic melodrama set during the Hokitika Wild Food Festival that rises above its familiar story of two women who, in different ways, have…
DVD $25
MagnoliaMagnolia (2000)
A sprawling, stylistically–impressive but moribund domestic melodrama about Californian amorality and redemption (of sorts), with interleaved…
DVD $20
MahoganyMahogany (1975)
Deliciously overripe melodrama with Diana Ross as an aspiring designer falling under the spell of jet–setting Anthony Perkins. Ross and…
DVD $20 (import)
Malcolm XMalcolm X (1993)
Epic bio of the black–American militant from his beginnings as a Harlem crook to his 1965 assassination. Breezes through its length with a…
DVD $20
Mall RatsMall Rats (1995)
A scrubbed–up pseudo–remake of Kevin Smith's own CLERKS, set in a suburban shopping mall. The indie spirit gets buried under all that…
DVD $15
Man In The Hat, TheMan In The Hat, The (2009)
Sam Neill narrates this intimate portrait of veteran art dealer Peter McLeavey, commemorating his 40 years in the business of running an independent…
DVD $25
Man On the MoonMan On the Moon (1999)
Mesmerising biopic of the late 'comedian' Andy Kaufman culls its magnificence from an utterly unique, intriguing personality subject and a virtuoso…
DVD $15
Man Who Lost His Head, TheMan Who Lost His Head, The (2007)
Martin Clunes plays a museum curator on a New Zealand sojourn, traveling from Britain to the small Maori community of Otakataka appealing the return…
DVD $30
MargotMargot (2005)
Dir. Palmer continues his classic treatments of notable figures of modern ballet and classical music with a lengthy look at the extraordinary life of…
DVD $20
Mark TwainMark Twain (2002)
A popular humorist, philosopher and social satirist, Mark Twain was the well–known nom–de–plume of writer Samuel Clemens, the…
DVD $40 (rare)
MauriceMaurice (1987)
In the face of Edwardian attitudes and noble breeding, two young Englishmen comes to terms with their homosexuality. From E.M. Forster's novel.
DVD $25
Mayor of Casterbridge, TheMayor of Casterbridge, The (1978)
Dennis Potter–scribed Victorian saga sees Alan Bates, battling alcoholism, sell his wife and daughter under the influence, before resolving to…
DVD $20
Miami BluesMiami Blues (1990)
A psychotic criminal steals a detective's I.D. and proceeds to clean up their 'most wanted' list in this violent comedy.
DVD $15
MiddlemarchMiddlemarch (1994)
An exemplary screen adaptation of George Eliot's literary classic about the machinations of the well–to–do in 19th century…
DVD $20
Midnight RunMidnight Run (1988)
A cleverly plotted non–stop action jaunt across the States with a bounty hunter hired to bring a crooked accountant back to L.A. before the mob…
DVD $20
Million Dollar BabyMillion Dollar Baby (2004)
Clint Eastwood's straight–ahead drama about a feisty young woman who trains under his grizzled, reluctant coach to become a boxing champion…
DVD $25 (2-disc w/ The Hurricane)
Milou En MaiMilou En Mai (May Fools) (1989)
In May of '68, a rural family gather for the reading of their matriarch's will, an event that will strangely affect their idyllic existence. Stephane…
DVD $30
Mists of Avalon, TheMists of Avalon, The (2001)
Interesting TV–Movie re–casting of the King Arthur mythology from the women’s – Igraine, Morgaine, Viviane, Gwenwyfer –…
DVD $20
Monsoon WeddingMonsoon Wedding (2001)
Exotically charmed with a glamorous cast and a tremendous soundtrack, various members of an extended Indian family busy themselves with the mystery…
DVD $30
Mrs. Caldicot's Cabbage WarMrs. Caldicot's Cabbage War (2000)
Pauline Collins (SHIRLEY VALENTINE) plays an elderly widow who is shunted into a resthome by her money grubbing offspring, who don’t count on her…
DVD $25
MunichMunich (2005)
Compelling, if occasionally muddily–overearnest thriller based around the aftermath of the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich…
DVD $15
My Best FiendMy Best Fiend (Mein Liebster Feind) (1999)
Werner Herzog’s personal portrait of his friend and famous ‘alter ego’, the late Klaus Kinski, threads together just some of the bizarre incidents…
DVD $20
My Own Private IdahoMy Own Private Idaho (1991)
Melancholic tale imbued with the director's stylistic flair stars Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix as a pair of young hustlers with opposing personal…
DVD $20
Namesake, TheNamesake, The (2006)
Cutting right to the heart of the 'immigrant experience', this outstanding melodrama from the dir. of MONSOON WEDDING beautifully explores the…
DVD $20
Napoleon DynamiteNapoleon Dynamite (2004)
Destined for cult status, this plays like a high school comedy made by its alienated students, with its quirky in–jokes and non–sequiturs…
DVD $20
Neil Young - JourneysNeil Young - Journeys (2011)
A superb new concert film combining Young's homecoming concert at Toronto’s Massey Hall with intimate glimpses into his travels throughout Canada.
DVD $30
Night and the CityNight and the City (1992)
Robert De Niro stars with Jessica Lange as a two–bit lawyer who struggles to fulfil his aspirations as a boxing promoter. Gritty, realistic Big…
DVD $20
No Way OutNo Way Out (1987)
Hollywood success for expat Kiwi Donaldson. Well–executed conspiracy thriller stars Kevin Costner.
DVD $20
Noi AlbinoiNoi Albinoi (Noi the Albino) (2003)
Distinctive drama about a 'gifted' 17–year–old who rebels against the limits of life in a remote Icelandic town. Brimming with…
DVD $20
North CountryNorth Country (2005)
Fact–based drama about a group of women miners in 1970s Minnesota who endured a hostile work environment, bullying and sexual abuse after…
DVD $25
Not One LessNot One Less (1999)
13–year old peasant–girl Wei Minzhi is handed the responsibility of substitute–teaching a class of children in a rural China…
DVD $15 (import)
Notes on a ScandalNotes on a Scandal (2006)
Authorities Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench go head–to–head in this psychological gambit between a pottery teacher engaged in an illicit…
DVD $15
Nowhere BoyNowhere Boy (2009)
A likeable portrait of John Lennon's pre–Beatles youth in 1950's Liverpool and his emotional tug–of–war with the two maternal…
DVD $20
Office SpaceOffice Space (1999)
Putting the boot into American office culture, dir. Mike Judge (BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD) inflicts some satisfying damage on the absurdities of the…
DVD $25
On Golden PondOn Golden Pond (1981)
A warm–fuzzy Oscar winner, a fitting swansong for Henry Fonda, filled with poignant moments with his daughter Jane and Katharine Hepburn.
DVD $15
Orator, TheOrator, The (O le tulafale) (2011)
In this superlative Polynesian drama – the first Samoan language feature film – tradition and modernity collide on the island of Upolu, where a dwarf…
DVD $35
OrlandoOrlando (1992)
Majestic interpretation of Virginia Woolf's 'unfilmable' novel salutes the work of Greenaway and gives Tilda Swinton the role of a lifetime, not to…
DVD $30
Outlaw Josey Wales, TheOutlaw Josey Wales, The (1976)
Clint Eastwood mixes action, high drama, humour and landscape to create one of his most satisfying tales of the Wild West. His peaceful farmer turns…
DVD $15
Paper, ThePaper, The (1993)
Michael Keaton and Glenn Close clash ethics in the cut–throat world of the New York tabloids. A hectic morality play with pace, humour and…
DVD $20
Paris Paris (2008)
A sweet–natured, if rather slight romantic dramedy, weaving in and out of the lives of a diverse set of heart–worn and heart–won…
DVD $20
Patriot, ThePatriot, The (2000)
Mel Gibson transplants the patriotic, anti–English fervour of BRAVEHEART into an American Revolutionary setting, playing real–life…
DVD $15 (Extended Edition)
Pennies From Heaven (Mini Series)Pennies From Heaven (Mini Series) (1978)
The original television version of Dennis Potter's acclaimed and much–remembered musical drama, set around philandering sheet–music…
DVD $35
People Vs. Larry Flynt, ThePeople Vs. Larry Flynt, The (1996)
A weighty, colourful biopic of the notorious publisher of 'Hustler' magazine. The 'free speech' debate presides over the issue of pornography, but…
DVD $15
Perfect CreaturePerfect Creature (2006)
Ambitious, well–appointed Gothica set in a retro–alternate Aotearoa, where humans and their highly–evolved vampire colleagues…
DVD $20
PlatoonPlatoon (1986)
This film won the Best Picture Oscar for its compelling and sincere account of the Vietnam, also ushering the era of 1980s film reappraisals of the…
DVD $15
Practical MagicPractical Magic (1998)
Modern–day witchy women Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman contend with the family curse, whereby their husbands always seem to die (shortly…
DVD $20 (import)
Prestige, ThePrestige, The (2006)
Another astounding feat of storytelling from the dir. of MEMENTO that spins a constantly intriguing yarn of two rival magicians who engage in a…
DVD $20
PricelessPriceless (2006)
Ultra–glamorous French romantic comedy, in which one can gorge on (or gawp at) Riviera culture at its most opulent – the clothes, the…
DVD $20
Prizzi's HonorPrizzi's Honor (1985)
Jack Nicholson plays a Mafia hitman, embroiled in some ripely comic and sexy intrigues.
DVD $20
Proposition, TheProposition, The (2005)
Grimly intense and atmospheric 'Australian Western' – scripted by singer Nick Cave – is set the outback of the 1880s, where lawman Ray…
DVD $25
Pursuit of Happyness, ThePursuit of Happyness, The (2006)
Will Smith assumes the inspirational life story of Chris Gardner, a struggling salesman and single father on the poverty line who works his way up…
DVD $20
RayRay (2004)
The life and career of innovative blues–singer Ray Charles (here played by Jamie Foxx) gets epic and reverential treatment in this…
DVD $20
Read My LipsRead My Lips (Sur Mes Levres) (2001)
Sturdy, unconventional French thriller about an insecure, partially–deaf office clerk who tries to help an irascible ex–con integrate…
DVD $20
Red SonjaRed Sonja (1985)
Unremarkable except for its silliness, this excursion into CONAN territory pits uber–bimbo Nielsen against various diehard villains.…
DVD $15
Remember the TitansRemember the Titans (2000)
Racial integration law forces an all–white American football team to accept black players and a black coach in 1970s Virginia. Denzel…
DVD $30
ReturnerReturner (2002)
Kitted out with a charismatic cast, CGI–action that delivers, and tongue–lightly–in–cheek, this slick, big–budget…
DVD $20
Robin of Sherwood (TV Series)Robin of Sherwood (TV Series) (1984-1986)
A serious–minded retelling of the 'Robin Hood' legend with Michael Praed playing the handsome 'Robin of Loxley' who copes not only the…
DVD $20 (Series 2) , $20 (Series 3)
Romeo and JulietRomeo and Juliet (2013)
A richly imagined, though largely unreliable version of Shakespeare's most quoted play. Set in the authentic setting of Renaissance Verona, this only…
DVD $20
Round MidnightRound Midnight (1986)
In 1950s Paris, a decadent American saxophonist develops a friendship with an appreciative French fan who shows him the virtues of clean living. A…
DVD $25
Royal Tenenbaums, TheRoyal Tenenbaums, The (2001)
Spinning another pathologically eccentric comedy, the dir. of BOTTLE ROCKET and RUSHMORE will either have you declining to be amused or else…
DVD $25 (2-disc Ed.)
Rugby World Cup 2011Rugby World Cup 2011 (2011)
For the diehard All Blacks fan, an official review of the team's 2011 Rugby World Cup triumph. Includes highlight's from the side's epic…
DVD $20
RushmoreRushmore (1998)
Bamboozling minds everywhere is this oblique comedy from Wes Anderson (BOTTLE ROCKET), re–envisioning that Hollywood mainstay, Highschool USA,…
DVD $35
SabrinaSabrina (1996)
Remake of the Hepburn–Bogart classic, the story of the chauffer's daughter who falls for the 'other' guy is tailored for a new generation,…
DVD $15
Saddest Music in the World, TheSaddest Music in the World, The (2003)
Another stunning tableaux from dir. Maddin's ongoing series of fantasies inspired by the musty, spectral qualities of early cinema, this time setting…
DVD $20
Savage Grace Savage Grace (2007)
Featuring another fearless performance from the great Julianne Moore, this takes the family dysfunction drama to a disturbing extreme as it maps the…
DVD $15
Savage HoneymoonSavage Honeymoon (2000)
Uncomplicated domestic comedy about a family of 'Westies' – leather clad, bike–straddling, booze–swilling fun–lovers living…
DVD $25
Scent of a WomanScent of a Woman (1993)
Al Pacino finally method–acts his way to Oscar glory as a blind war veteran who, with the reluctant young chaperone, ventures to New York to…
DVD $15
Science of Sleep, TheScience of Sleep, The (2006)
A delightfully self–conscious, self–indulged fantasy for cine–wizard Michel Gondry, the director's follow–up to ETERNAL…
DVD $20
ScreamScream (1996)
The horror genre gets a long overdue (if tongue–in–cheek) revamp but you needn't be an aficionado to experience the thrill of this…
DVD $20
ScreamersScreamers (1995)
Devastating economic bloc–wars have led to out–of–control self–mutating weaponry – a complex story held together by…
DVD $15
Sea Inside, TheSea Inside, The (Mar Adentro) (2004)
A deserving winner of the Best Foreign Film Academy Award, this outstanding melodrama is based on the unique real–life story of Ramon Sampedro,…
DVD $20 (import)
SecretarySecretary (2002)
A spanking good black comedy detailing the bizarre relationship between a peculiar, ill–tempered lawyer and the meek secretary he…
DVD $30
SeraphineSeraphine (2008)
Intimate, Cesar–winning portrait of troubled French artist Seraphine de Senlis, a little–known painter who worked as an impoverished…
DVD $20
Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby (TV Series) - Series 1Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby (TV Series) - Series 1 (2005)
Gleefully un–PC series stars David McPhail as an aggressively behind the times 'relief teacher' in a small New Zealand secondary school, whose…
DVD $30
Shipping News, TheShipping News, The (2002)
Hallmark slice of Miramax tragiwhimsy that follows the odyssey of lost–in–life Kevin Spacey, led by his aunt up to his family’s…
DVD $20
Show Me LoveShow Me Love (Fucking Amal) (1998)
Vivid depiction of teenage angst and restlessness that became a cause celebre (and box–office hit) in its native Sweden for frank, passionate…
DVD $25
Sister ActSister Act (1992)
Whoopi Goldberg cavorts in a convent to evade the nasty boys after witnessing a gangland murder. Good–natured…
DVD $20
Six Degrees of SeparationSix Degrees of Separation (1993)
An invigorating adaptation of John Guare's acclaimed play about an art–dealing couple whose discreet deceptions are ironically rebounded when a…
DVD $20
Slap ShotSlap Shot (1977)
Violent ice–hockey scenes jostle with profane humour in this ironic sports–flick based around a failing minor–league team, coached…
DVD $20
Slumdog MillionaireSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
Exhilarating Oscar winner following the tumultuous life of a Mumbai streetkid who suspiciously triumphs on the Indian version of 'Who Wants To Be A…
DVD $25
Smash PalaceSmash Palace (1981)
One of local cinema's finest hours is this rural tale of a brusque auto–mechanic (Bruno Lawrence) whose estrangement from his family leads him…
DVD $40
SmokeSmoke (1995)
The casual intersection of five lives in a modest corner of Brooklyn, NY, yields unexpected blessings. Writer Paul Auster's astute observations and…
DVD $20
SnakeskinSnakeskin (2001)
Searching for a little excitement in those hills due west of Christchurch, NZ, Melanie Lynsky and Dean O’Gorman are sucked into a series of private…
DVD $20
SnatchSnatch (2000)
A LOCK STOCK knock–off by 'im–who–knows–best: the director himself, Guy Ritchie. Like its predecessor, this cockney…
DVD $15
Social Network, TheSocial Network, The (2010)
Dynamite dramatisation of the founding and battle for internet sensation Facebook, with Jesse Eisenberg as the much–maligned and envied Harvard…
DVD $20
SommersbySommersby (1993)
Previously filmed in its native French as THE RETURN OF MARTIN GUERRE. An atypically down–beat Hollywood remake.
DVD $15
SpotswoodSpotswood (1991)
Anthony Hopkins plays an efficiency expert hired to overhaul a cottage moccasin factory, and finds himself endeared to the staff, in this affable…
DVD $25
SpunSpun (2002)
A cinematically exhilarating depiction of existence among a group of methamphetamine (P) addicts in Los Angeles, that is sure to divide audiences as…
DVD $20
Spy GameSpy Game (2001)
King–of–flash, dir. Scott (TOP GUN) contrives a drama around super–spy Robert Redford’s last day on the job, having to rescue…
DVD $15
Starship TroopersStarship Troopers (1997)
ROBOCOP man Verhoeven's 'ironic' take on Robert Heinlein's 1959 novel about a totalitarian future society whose perfectly toned young 'citizens' wage…
DVD $15
Station Agent, TheStation Agent, The (2003)
As laid back as its rural New Jersey hamlet setting, this award–winning, small–scale film truthfully captures the worldview of a dwarf.…
DVD $20
StiffStiff (2004)
Superior telemovie adaptation from the popular crime novel series by Shane Maloney, based around a shambling but effective government advisor…
DVD $40 (w/ "The Brush Off ~ 3-disc set)
Still CrazyStill Crazy (1999)
Victims of 70s music–biz burnout, the assorted members of rockers Strange Fruit reform (before they go completely soft) for this ripe satire on…
DVD $25
SuburbiaSuburbia (Rebel Street's aka: Wild Side) (1983)
Low key yet definitive dramatic portrait of the American punk scene, staged with non–actors as the "T.R. gang" who set up camp in a scuzzy L.A.…
DVD $25 (import)
SyrianaSyriana (2005)
Fierce and dense exploration of the machinations and consequences of the global oil industry in the form of a multiple–storyline drama (from…
DVD $15
Tarzan the Ape ManTarzan the Ape Man (1981)
Famously atrocious 1980s retelling of the Tarzan story, with the lone distinction of featuring a semi–clothed Bo Derek. Playing the apeman,…
DVD $15
Tatie DanielleTatie Danielle (1991)
Brilliantly absurd black comedy about an elderly widow who does her best to make life miserable for her relatives. Tsilla Chelton is irresistible as…
DVD $30
Thin Blue Line, TheThin Blue Line, The (1988)
Director Morris digs up a 1976 murder case and uncovers a web of deceit and police corruption. A twisting, bizzare slice of journalism, nicely offset…
DVD $20
Thing Called Love, TheThing Called Love, The (1993)
River Phoenix's final film in which, sadly, his fatal affliction is plainly evident. Set in Nashville, he aspires to country–rock stardom but…
DVD $20
This Way of LifeThis Way of Life (2009)
Evocative, moving Kiwi doco which treats the viewer to an intimate glimpse of a family who reject modernity and live wild with six kids and fifty…
DVD $20
Time BanditsTime Bandits (1980)
John Cleese, Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall and others star in this breathlessly inventive fantasy in which a young boy journeys through history to…
DVD $15 (2-Disc Special Ed.)
ToomelahToomelah (2011)
Heartrending portrait of a sensitive but troubled Aboriginal boy who yearns to be a gangster like the other male figures in his life. Like SAMSON…
DVD $20
Treasure of the Sierra Madre, TheTreasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948)
Alltime Hollywood classic, rides with forlorn roughnecks Walter Huston and Humphrey Bogart (in a rare unsympathetic role) as they scrounge around…
DVD $20
Troll / Troll 2Troll / Troll 2 (1985-1991)
Barrel–scrapingly hilarious, this GREMLINS knock–off sees a hairy troll turning an apartment block into a "garden of ancient evil", by…
DVD $15
Truth About Cats and DogsTruth About Cats and Dogs (1995)
Cyrano De Bergerac is reworked for the girls in this highly digestible romantic fable. Fresh faces Janeanne Garofalo and Brit hunk Ben Chaplin…
DVD $15
Twelfth NightTwelfth Night (1996)
William Shakespeare is rediscovered yet again, in one of his wittier flights of fancy, served up with such 90s icons as Helena Bonham Carter, Richard…
DVD $30 (import)
Twice Upon a TimeTwice Upon a Time (Désaccord parfait) (2007)
Agreeable Pan–Euro comedy recounting what happens when a former showbiz couple – a director and his actress muse – reunite thirty years after…
DVD $20
Under the Spell of HorsesUnder the Spell of Horses (2010)
Wonderful, vivid documentary series on the ancient relationship between horse and man. Especially memorable: a spectacular, a five hundred strong…
DVD $30
Usual Suspects, TheUsual Suspects, The (1995)
Find out who 'Keyser Soze' is, or who you thought he was, in this utterly captivating, original caper movie that unfolds a series of flashbacks in…
DVD $15
Very Long Engagement, AVery Long Engagement, A (Long dimanche de fiançailles, Un) (2004)
Another crowd–pleasing favourite from the dir. of AMELIE, which uses the Great War as setting for the fairytale search by Audrey Tatou for her…
DVD $20, $25 (w/ Coco Avant Chanel ~ 2-disc)
Vintner's Luck, TheVintner's Luck, The (2009)
Contentious, opulent NZ–made adaptation of the much–loved Elizabeth Knox novel, ostensibly about the relationship between a guardian…
DVD $30
Voyage Round My Father, AVoyage Round My Father, A (1983)
Laurence Olivier gives another special performance as Alan Bates' eccentric father who steadfastly refuses to accept compromises on account of his…
DVD $20
Wagner and MeWagner and Me (Stephen Fry Wagner & Me) (2010)
A passionate documentary in which Stephen Fry explores his love for the world's most controversial composer, Richard Wagner – a passion that…
DVD $20
Waking Ned DevineWaking Ned Devine (1998)
When national lottery winner Ned Devine carks it, a cunning old codger (Ian Bannen) assumes his identity to claim the loot, and finds no shortage of…
DVD $25
Wanderers, TheWanderers, The (1979)
Bittersweet throw back to life in a Bronx high school in 1963, focused on Italian gang 'The Wanderers', who fumble their way through romance and…
DVD $20
WattstaxWattstax (1973)
A little–seen yet significant concert film of the 'Wattstax' festival in Los Angeles in 1972, organised to commemorate the 7th anniversary of…
DVD $25
Weeping Camel, TheWeeping Camel, The (Story of the Weeping Camel, The) (2003)
A lovingly filmed and touchingly simple excursion into the lives of a family of nomadic shepherds in the Gobi Desert, Mongolia, which blurs the line…
DVD $30
What the Bleep do we Know!?What the Bleep do we Know!? (What the #$*! Do We (K)now!?) (2004)
A unique and certainly popular piece of 'New Age intellectualism", this follows the travails of a deaf photographer (Matlin) through life and…
DVD $40
White Countess, TheWhite Countess, The (2005)
Set in the tumult of 1930s Shanghai, when China was threatened with Japanese invasion, this final Merchant–Ivory production (producer Ismail…
DVD $15
Who Killed the Electric Car?Who Killed the Electric Car? (2005)
The promise of electric–powered transport and its subsequent demise is playfully detailed as a faux ‘murder mystery’ in this engaging…
DVD $20
Wicker Man, TheWicker Man, The (1973)
Policeman Edward Woodward investigates the death of a child on a remote isle where he discovers a sinister pagan cult. An engrossing journey into the…
DVD $25 (2-disc Edition)
William Shakespeare's Romeo and JulietWilliam Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (1997)
Visionary director Baz Luhrmann takes his STRICTLY BALLROOM crew to the Americas and conjures a cinematic universe of striking originality and…
DVD $20
Witches of EastwickWitches of Eastwick (1987)
Lively comic fantasy about three bored spinsters whose dreams of Mr. Right unwittingly conjure up a diabolical Jack Nicholson.
DVD $20
WoodenheadWoodenhead (2003)
A remarkable and surrealistic melding of New Zealand setting and Germanic sensibility, in which a sad fairytale narrative is enacted, sung and…
DVD $25
World's Fastest Indian, TheWorld's Fastest Indian, The (2005)
Feelgood drama with a core of goodhearted Kiwi common sense and realism, this relates the true story of Invercargill legend Burt Munro (Hopkins), who…
DVD $25 (2-disc Collectors Edition)
Wrestling Ernest HemingwayWrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993)
A high–spirited, unpatronising portrait of senior citizenship, with consummate performances from two old pro's, Robert Duvall and Richard…
DVD $20
Wuthering HeightsWuthering Heights (2011)
Dir. Andrea Arnold (FISH TANK) offers a bleak, modernist vision of Emily Bronte's classic novel about the doomed love between its heroine, Catherine…
DVD $20
Y Tu Mama TambienY Tu Mama Tambien (And Your Mother Too!) (2001)
Acclaimed universally (and here in NZ beset with censorship wrangles), this Mexican joyride, taken by two teenage boys and an older woman, is indeed…
DVD $25
You Got ServedYou Got Served (2004)
Hiphop melodrama in which rival 'crews' battle it out for supremacy in the arena of break–dancing. Renowned for the exceptional dance…
DVD $15
ZatoichiZatoichi (2003)
Actor–director–cult hero Takeshi Kitano stylishly revives a hero of well–known Japanese mythology and scores his most broadly…
DVD $25
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from MarsZiggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1973)
David Bowie, in his farewell gig of alter–ego Ziggy Stardust, performs many of the songs that forged his sensational career in the 1970s.
DVD $30

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