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Shihad: Beautiful Machine
For over 20 years, Shihad has defined New Zealand rock music. From their roots in Wellington’s furious 90s punk metal scene, to the wild Berlin days, the tragic overdose of their manager, the international explosion of The General Electric, and the infamous American name-change, Shihad: Beautiful Machine asks – what went wrong? More than a documentary, this is an all-access pass to an extraordinary rock saga, charting a legendary band’s fight with fame, fortune, the industry, and finally – itself.
Documentary biopic following Flavio Villani, the Italy-born Auckland concert pianist who returns to his homeland for a nervous concert debut performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2.
The Day That Changed My Life
The Day That Changed My Life – an extended documentary special on the Christchurch earthquake exclusive only to DVD. It’s been four years since the devastating Christchurch earthquake on February 22nd 2011, but the effects are still present today. The Day That Changed My Life contains an extended version of the documentary exclusive only to DVD- including un-aired interviews and footage taken in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake. These moving accounts give us a uniquely personal perspective on what it was really like to be at the forefront of the tragedy on that fateful day. Woven together with gritty, hard-hitting, archive and stylish dramatic reconstructions The Day That Changed My Life creates a confronting, compelling and poignant story of how the day unfolded for the trapped, the searchers, the rescuers, the hopeful and the grief-stricken…
The Red House
The Red House is an intimate portrait of a cross-cultural married couple Jia and Lee. While they share a great and enduring love, they come from vastly different backgrounds and have contrasting perspectives. The film follows their journey back to Jia's homeland giving a personal account of globalization.
Beyond The Edge: Sir Edmund Hillarys Journey
BEYOND THE EDGE documents the epic true journey of the heroic and triumphant ascent to the top of Mt Everest by New Zealander Edmund Hillary, a modest bee-keeper and keen mountaineer and the very experienced Nepalese Sherpa, Tenzing Norgay. Faced with treacherous winds, sub-zero temperatures and battling altitude sickness, they finally achieved the impossible and became the first men to stand atop Everest - an event that stunned the world. Sir Ed’s incredible achievement remains one of the greatest adventure stories of all time; the epic journey of a man from modest beginnings who overcame adversity to reach the highest point on Earth.
This is a Region 4 disc, the local region for Australia.