Watch Now

From $0.99 on Amazon Video

After his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery, the teenage son of a slain Maori chieftain looks to avenge his father's murder and bring peace and honor to the souls of his loved ones.

Director:

Writer:

4 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Barry is a talented mechanic and family man whose life is torn apart on the eve of a zombie apocalypse. His sister, Brooke, is kidnapped by a sinister team of gas-mask wearing soldiers & ... See full summary »

Director: Kiah Roache-Turner
Stars: Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradey, Leon Burchill
Skin Trade (2014)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests, NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.

Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Tony Jaa, Ron Perlman
The Admiral (2014)
Adventure | Biography | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

At the strait 'Roaring Currents', master strategist Admiral Yi and his 12 battleships oppose enemy's fleet of 330, and win the most incredible victory of history.

Director: Han-min Kim
Stars: Min-sik Choi, Seung-ryong Ryu, Jin-woong Jo
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A high-rolling corporate shark and his impoverished young guide play the most dangerous game during a hunting trip in the Mojave Desert.

Director: Jean-Baptiste Léonetti
Stars: Michael Douglas, Jeremy Irvine, Martin Palmer
Last Knights (2015)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A fallen warrior rises against a corrupt and sadistic ruler to avenge his dishonored master.

Director: Kazuaki Kiriya
Stars: Clive Owen, Morgan Freeman, Aksel Hennie
The Gunman (2015)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A sniper on a mercenary assassination team, kills the minister of mines of the Congo. Terrier's successful kill shot forces him into hiding. Returning to the Congo years later, he becomes the target of a hit squad himself.

Director: Pierre Morel
Stars: Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Jasmine Trinca
Redeemer (2014)
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A former hit-man for a drug cartel becomes a vigilante to pay for his sins and find redemption.

Director: Ernesto Díaz Espinoza
Stars: Marko Zaror, José Luís Mósca, Loreto Aravena
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A martial arts instructor from the police force gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.

Director: Teddy Chan
Stars: Donnie Yen, Baoqiang Wang, Charlie Yeung
Good Kill (2014)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A family man begins to question the ethics of his job as a drone pilot.

Director: Andrew Niccol
Stars: Ethan Hawke, January Jones, Zoë Kravitz
Action | Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Professional hit-man Charlie Wolfe finds himself in three tales of murder, blackmail and revenge after a botched contract assignment.

Director: Kriv Stenders
Stars: Simon Pegg, Teresa Palmer, Alice Braga
Run All Night (2015)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Mobster and hit man Jimmy Conlon has one night to figure out where his loyalties lie: with his estranged son, Mike, whose life is in danger, or his longtime best friend, mob boss Shawn Maguire, who wants Mike to pay for the death of his own son.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Stars: Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Joel Kinnaman
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Vengeance is the driving force behind a shadow walker's return to Norman conquered Saxon lands after the Battle of Hastings and a brutal repression of it's people by a cruel lord.

Director: Jim Weedon
Stars: Stanley Weber, Edward Akrout, Misa Beric
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Hongi
...
The Warrior
...
Wirepa
...
Rangi
...
Mehe
George Henare ...
Tane
...
Grandmother
...
Mana
Calvin Tuteao ...
Ka
Jamus Webster ...
Tahi
Bianca Hyslop ...
Pipi
Isabella Rakete ...
Keri
Matariki Whatarau ...
Tama
Wairangi Koopu ...
Raupatu
Jeff Ruha ...
Mere
Edit

Storyline

After his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery, Hongi, a Maori chieftain's teenage son, 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, Hongi's only hope is to pass through the feared and forbidden Dead Lands and forge an uneasy alliance with the mysterious Warrior, a ruthless fighter who has ruled the area for years. Written by GFC

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

tribe | maori | polynesian | See All (3) »

Taglines:

Where the warrior spirit was born

Genres:

Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal bloody violence | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

30 October 2014 (New Zealand)  »

Also Known As:

Savasçi  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,327 (USA) (17 April 2015)

Gross:

$4,426 (USA) (1 May 2015)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Official submission of New Zealand to the best foreign language film category of the 87th Academy Awards 2015. See more »

Goofs

At the very end of the movie when the warrior rises up in the woods and stands there with a light on his face, a car drives past in the background. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Maori Epic
12 October 2014 | by (Miami) – See all my reviews

"Stars, hide your fires" exhorts Macbeth "let not light see my black and deep desires." Similarly, a vicious and powerful band of thugs destroys a village, murders its people, and counts on escaping notice and justice for their actions. These formidable Maori warriors from long ago slip into the forest with confidence that their heinous deeds will go unpunished. They believe deeply that such violence feeds their glory. They did not concern themselves that Hongi, a young warrior from the village they destroyed and burned, slipped away with them. They did not much hesitate to enter the forbidden dead lands where a legendary fighter is rumored to rule and reside. Into this fearsome land of bones they go, pursued by the solitary Hongi and soon a new menace that none of them imagined.


9 of 34 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is it time to abolish the New Zealand Film Commission? nzfilmfan-109-149440
Loved it!! troikken
Cast performs tribal dance at Toronto film fest eo_guy
Weapons Olwydd
seen it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sonahyea
Release Date Observer94
Discuss The Dead Lands (2014) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?