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The Dead Lands (2014)

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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.

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

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

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Where the warrior spirit was born

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Action | Adventure

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Rated R for brutal bloody violence | See all certifications »

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30 October 2014 (New Zealand)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,327, 17 April 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,426, 3 May 2015
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Director Toa Fraser's first name actually means "warrior" in Maori, though he is actually of Fijian descent. See more »

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In reference to the previous statement about an apparent car in the back of shot, the viewer must have been seeing things. What it is is a Kereru (our native wood pigeon) that briefly and with much motion blur flies past the Warrior like a spirit form. See more »

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The Warrior: I have a blackness that comes upon me - where even the God of War would not venture!
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Waiata Atahu
Written by Te Manahau Morrison
Performed by Raukura Turei
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5 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

This film delivers on the trailer's promise of an out of the box, skull crushing, action epic. It begins as a basic fable, but gains complexity as the story unfolds, all while hitting frequent action beats. The warrior's character in particular is more than a typical anti-hero, having far more of the "anti" than a Hollywood archetype.

I came for stylish brutality and badass fights, and this film delivers on both counts. As a martial arts film fan, I found the use of traditional Mauri weapons a fresh take on the genre. The choreography also holds up to a Hong Kong standard, but with a unique and brutal feel. All in all, it's a very memorable action epic. More than worth your time.


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