New Zealand Documentary & Special Interest Films:

The Gallipoli: Front Line Experience

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Parental guidance is recommended for younger viewers.

NOTE: Contains war footage

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"Good comprehensive factual journey"
4 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

From the begining to the end this documentary was stimulating with the facts along with the descriptive harsh reality including the weather, shocking ill equipment of the soliders,poor rations and the suicidal tenacity for them to carry on through with the huge death toll to achieve very little.

"Excellent, well-balanced coverage" Purchased on Mighty Ape

I consider that this is an excellent, well-balanced coverage of an event of high importance to Australasians and Turks. It also shows the horrors of war and how bad decisions and mistakes ruin the lives of many, not only on the front line but on the home front. My father did not fight at Gallipoli but was wounded, and lost a brother, at Passchendaele.

"A poignant insight into a war of mutual respect & understanding" Purchased on Mighty Ape

This is a beautifully told documentary of the Gallipoli campaign where ANZAC soldiers invaded Turkey and a battle against the Turks ensued. The terraine was hard, orders were sometimes haphazard and thousands of young men were killed. The soldiers' experiences are told with the skilled use of 2 narrators and interlaced with first-person accounts from survivors – ANZACs and Turks. A camaraderie between opposing sides developed, interspersed with fierce fighting. The young soldiers' experiences are beautifully told and it is a truly human account presented in a very balanced way. With New Zealand's ever increasing interest in commemorating our soldiers' courageous stories and the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign fast approaching it is a must


The Gallipoli campaign of World War I was so controversial and devastating, it changed the face of battle for ever.

While many films have focused on the strategies employed by the countries involved, this is the first time the campaign has been viewed through the eyes of those soldiers who fought it - from both sides of the conflict.

Using their diaries, letters, photographs and memoirs, acclaimed director, Tolga Ornek, traces the personal journeys of Australian, New Zealand, British and Turkish soldiers, from innocence and patriotism to hardship and heartbreak. The experience is revealed in their own words, while dramatic recreations place you in the heart of the battle. It is a profound, moving and powerful place to be.

Beautifully narrated by Jeremy Irons and Sam Neill, Gallipoli :The Final Conflict changes the way we see war by giving a voice to the men who experienced it first-hand: ordinary men, forced to face the extraordinary.
Release date NZ
April 13th, 2006
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
  • Standard Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.33 : 1
Length (Minutes)
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Country of Production
  • New Zealand
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All-time sales rank
Top 5000
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