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Once Were Warriors

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4.7 out of 5 stars Based on 21 Customer Ratings

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"Powerful"
5 stars"
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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"
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Very realistic story, excellent movie, highly recommend

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"Ignoring the racism and it becomes a serious analogy"
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We bought this and the sequel for an exchange student from Italy as he was so taken by the depth in the story.

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Description

Once Were Warriors

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

Critic Reviews:

  • " Once Were Warriors has more to say than the traditional TV-movie about spousal abuse. But some viewers will have to pay a price: This is a movie that requires strength and fortitude to sit through. " – Jami Bernard
  • " A gritty, powerful first feature by Lee Tamahori. " – Jonathan Rosenbaum
  • " The violence in Once Were Warriors (Fine Line, R), a tumultuous domestic drama from New Zealand, erupts with terrifying suddenness. " – Owen Gleiberman
Re-released on
September 8th, 2010
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Standard Edition
Language
English
Length (Minutes)
102
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Number of Discs
1
Genre
  • Drama
Original Release Year
2010
Box Dimensions (mm)
135x190x14
UPC
9315841995271
All-time sales rank
Top 5000
Product ID
1462822

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