The Dead Lands
Directed by Toa Fraser
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 after his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery. Vastly outnumbered by a band of villains, led by Wirepa, 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.
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 after his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery.
Cast: James Rolleston, Lawrence Makoare, Te Kohe Tuhaka, Xavier Horan, George Henare
I love this film. It's beautifully made, splendid acting and action scenes. The story is great and although it might seem like it's mainly about fighting and violence, it's not. I'm also good to see that they only speak Māori in the film. (FYI, this is not a horror, but still a film worth watching.)
Loved it. Fantastic fight scenes, great acting, tight plot. The series didn't hold my attention but this is absolutely phenomenal as a stand-alone film.
Put it on not expecting it to be my cup of tea. But i really enjoyee this movie and the acting was great. I would watch again.
LOVE!! Beautifully shot and a stunning story or honour and revenge.