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10 items from 2015


‘The Dead Lands’ DVD Review

8 June 2015 2:47 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: James Rolleston, Lawrence Makoare, Te Kohe Tuhaka, Xavier Horan, Raukura Turei, George Henare, Rena Owen, Pana Hema Taylor, Calvin Tuteao, Jamus Webster, Bianca Hyslop, Isabella Rakete, Matariki Whatarau, Wairangi Koopu, Jeff Ruha | Written by Glenn Standring | Directed by Toa Fraser

Hongi (James Rolleston) – a Māori chieftain’s teenage son – must avenge his father’s murder in order to bring peace and honour to the souls of his loved ones after his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery. Vastly outnumbered by a band of villains, led by Wirepa (Te Kohe Tuhaka), Hongi’s only hope is to pass through the feared and forbidden Dead Lands and forge an uneasy alliance with the mysterious “Warrior” (Lawrence Makoare), a ruthless fighter who has ruled the area for years.

I actually found The Dead Lands really entertaining. Not only is the film filled to the brim with crazy Māori fight sequences which look brutal and realistic, »

- Richard Axtell

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New UK trailer for The Dead Lands

28 April 2015 2:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month, a new UK trailer has arrived online for the highly-praised historical action-epic The Dead Lands, and you can check it out below after the official synopsis…

In the time of Te Ao Maori (The Maori World before Western colonization), sixteen year old Hongi (James Rolleston, star of the international hit Boy), son of the local chieftain, witnesses the slaughter of almost his entire people in an act of treachery by warriors from a neighbouring tribe with an ancient rivalry. As the sole male to survive, his honour, and that of the souls of his loved ones, depends upon him wreaking vengeance. Vastly outnumbered by the attackers, lead by self-styled ‘glorious warrior’ Wirepa (Te Kohe Tuhaka), as he trails them back to their lands, Hongi’s only hope is to enter the forbidden ‘Dead lands’ – an area where an entire tribe vanished not long ago. »

- Gary Collinson

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Exclusive: Bloody Opening Scene From The James Cameron And Peter Jackson-Approved 'The Dead Lands'

24 April 2015 12:35 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

“A powerful and gripping tale of revenge” and “A powerful and primal coming of age story that’s an absolute adrenaline rush” are just some of the words of praise Peter Jackson and James Cameron have respectively given "The Dead Lands." The three-time New Zealand Film And TV Award-winner is landing stateside, and today we have an exclusive look at the bloody opening sequence of the film. Read More: King Of The World: The Films Of James Cameron Directed by Toa Fraser, and starring James Rolleston, Lawrence MakoareTe Kohe Tuhaka, Xavier Horan, George Henare, Raukura Turei, and Rena Owen, the story follows a Maori chieftain's teenage son who must avenge his father's murder in order to bring peace and honor to the souls of his loved ones after his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery. But it won't be easy going and this opening scene shows the »

- Edward Davis

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The Dead Lands Review

17 April 2015 8:48 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

What 300 does to project Sparta’s glorious lust for battle upon more civilized audiences, The Dead Lands intends to do for the native Maori culture of New Zealand. All the casting is locally sourced (something 300 might have flubbed a bit), lush and exotic locales call back to “simpler” times, and character motivations boil down to animalistic assertions of alpha dominance, which are the only matters that director Toa Fraser deals with. His film might as well be re-titled History Of The Bro Pt. 1, since Glenn Standring’s screenplay never reaches past a simple-as-pie revenge arc, but historical differences do their best to assert some sort of aboriginal individuality versus just any loin-cloth strapped imitator. Key words – “do their best.”

The Dead Lands tells the tale of a Maori teenager named Hongi (James Rolleston), who seeks revenge after most of his tribe is dishonorably slaughtered by rival warriors. Wirepa (Te Kohe Tuhaka »

- Matt Donato

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Round-Up: Wizard World Las Vegas Variant Cover for The Walking Dead #1, The Lazarus Effect Blu-ray, The Dead Lands Trailer

13 April 2015 1:51 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Rick Grimes and and the living dead of Robert Kirkman's comic book world get a new look from artist Gilbert Hernandez in the Wizard World Las Vegas variant cover art for The Walking Dead #1. Also featured in our latest round-up are release details for The Lazarus Effect Blu-ray, as well as the trailer for The Dead Lands.

Variant Cover for The Walking Dead #1: Press Release - "Las Vegas, April 13, 2015 -- Wizard World, Inc. (Otcbb: Wizd) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, today announced that Love & Rockets creator Gilbert Hernandez has drawn the seventh in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at the inaugural Wizard World Comic Con Las Vegas, April 24-26. Skybound’s The Walking Dead created by Kirkman, the groundbreaking, Eisner Award winning comic book series, continues to captivate audiences worldwide. »

- Derek Anderson

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Check out the UK quad poster for The Dead Lands

9 April 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hailed by Flickering Myth’s Luke Owen as “brutal and gripping” [read his review here], the acclaimed action epic The Dead Lands is set to open here in the UK next month, and you can check out the official UK quad poster for the film here…

See Also: Watch the red band trailer for The Dead Lands here

Hongi (James Rolleston) – a Maori chieftain’s teenage son – must avenge his father’s murder in order to bring peace and honour to the souls of his loved ones after his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery. Vastly outnumbered by a band of villains, led by Wirepa (Te Kohe Tuhaka), Hongi’s only hope is to pass through the feared and forbidden Dead Lands and forge an uneasy alliance with the mysterious Warrior (Lawrence Makoare), a ruthless fighter who has ruled the area for years.

The Dead Lands is set for release in cinemas »

- Gary Collinson

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Round-Up: The Walking Dead Minimates Series 7, The Reconstruction of William Zero, The Dead Lands

7 April 2015 3:08 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Robert Kirkman's All Out War story arc from The Walking Dead comic book series packs the panels with blood-soaked action, but it also features intriguing characters aplenty, and the folks at Diamond Select Toys have captured some of the characters from All Out War and other memorable story lines with The Walking Dead Minimates Series 7, including Rick, Jesus, and Negan. In our latest round-up, we also take a look at the respective trailers and release details for The Reconstruction of William Zero and The Dead Lands.

The Walking Dead Minimates Series 7: Priced at $119.88 as a group and at $9.99 apiece, The Walking Dead Minimates Series 7 are now available from Diamond Select Toys:

"A Diamond Select Toys release! The newest series of Walking Dead Minimates is here, and this time it’s war! Featuring characters from more recent issues of the hit comic book series, this assortment »

- Derek Anderson

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Exclusive: Over a Dozen Brutal Images from The Dead Lands

7 April 2015 2:49 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I had not yet heard of The Dead Lands when these exclusive images landed in my inbox but, after checking out the trailer, I'm very much onboard. James Cameron describes the film thusly, "A powerful and primal coming of age story that's an absolute adrenaline rush, The Dead Lands is far more than just a great action movie  --  it's great cinema.” I haven't seen the entire movie by any means, but based on these stills and the very Nsfw trailer, I have a feeling he's onto something. Check out The Dead Lands images and trailer below. The film was written by Glenn Standring and directed by Toa Fraser. It stars James Rolleston, Lawrence Makoare, Te Kohe Tuhaka, Xavier Horan, George Henare, Raukura Turei and Rena Owen. Magnet releases The Dead Lands in theaters and on VOD on April 17th. Here's the official synopsis: Hongi (James Rolleston) - a Maori »

- Evan Dickson

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Trailer Trashin': Maori Martial Arts Action in The Dead Lands

3 March 2015 6:00 PM, PST | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Sorry for missing last week, dear readers, but I was so busy with work and other commitments that I had to let the column fall by the wayside. But I’m determined to not let that become a habit, and I’ve got something really cool for you this week. In this installment of Trailer Trashin’, I’m taking a look at the upcoming New Zealand action film The Dead Lands.

Premise: After his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery, Hongi (James Rolleston), the teenage son of a Maori chieftain, must avenge his father’s murder in order to bring peace and honor to the souls of his loved ones. Vastly outnumbered by a band of villains led by Wirepa (To Kohe Tuhaka), Hongi’s only hope is to pass through the feared and forbidden Dead Lands and forge an uneasy alliance with the mysterious Warrior (Lawrence Makoare »

- Timothy Monforton

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Poster and red band trailer for The Dead Lands

22 February 2015 2:31 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A poster and red band trailer have arrived online for The Dead Lands, a historical actioner from New Zealand filmmaker Toa Fraser, and we have them for you here…

Hongi (James Rolleston) – a Maori chieftain’s teenage son – must avenge his father’s murder in order to bring peace and honour to the souls of his loved ones after his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery. Vastly outnumbered by a band of villains, led by Wirepa (Te Kohe Tuhaka), Hongi’s only hope is to pass through the feared and forbidden Dead Lands and forge an uneasy alliance with the mysterious Warrior (Lawrence Makoare), a ruthless fighter who has ruled the area for years.

The Dead Lands is set for release May 29th in the UK and features a cast that includes James Rolleston, Lawrence Makoare, Rena Owen, Te Kohe Tuhaka, Xavier Horan, Raukura Turei and George Henare. »

- Gary Collinson

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