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Once Were Warriors

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Once Were Warriors

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Restricted 16

Restricted 16

Restricted to persons 16 years and over.

NOTE: Graphic graphic violence

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4.7 out of 5 stars Based on 16 Customer Ratings

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"Powerful"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

A some what thought provoking story about a family, in the grip of violence and alcohol.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"A New Zealand Classic"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Very realistic story, excellent movie, highly recommend

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Ignoring the racism and it becomes a serious analogy"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

We bought this and the sequel for an exchange student from Italy as he was so taken by the depth in the story.

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Description

Based on Alan Duff's controversial best-seller, Once Were Warriors is an intense powerhouse film that will leave you stunned by it's uncompromising insight into the strength of one woman who has to save her children from the man she loves.

Eighteen years after Jake (Temuera Morrison) 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 5 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 - til it's almost too late.

Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary by director Lee Tamahori
  • Thunderbox - Short film by Lee Tamahori
  • Making of featurette
  • Cast Interviews
  • Music Videos
  • Cast biographies
  • Photo gallery
  • Trailers
Re-released on
September 8th, 2010
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Standard Edition
Director
Language
English
Studio
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Genre
  • Drama
Box Dimensions (mm)
135x190x14
UPC
9315841995271
All-time sales rank
Top 2000
Product ID
1462822

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