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
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.
Brilliant!! I enjoyed every moment of this film. I am fascinated by traditional Maori culture. They seem very reminiscent of the ancient Celts in many ways. This seems to be a prequel to a series of the same name streaming elsewhere on this channel. I will definately check it out on the strength of this. Top job guys. 5/5