Once Were Warriors

Type: New Blu-Ray

Amidst the mean streets of Auckland, Beth Heke (Rena Owen) lives with her husband Jake (Temuera Morrison) and their three children in a tenement house for native Maori. Jake’s battle with alcoholism frequently results in terrifyingly violent outbursts, but Beth’s unwavering devotion prevents her from seeing how much his rage is destroying their family until it is nearly too late.

Winner of nine New Zealand Film Awards, this groundbreaking adaptation of Alan Duff’s hard-hitting novel set local box office records and launched the international career of director Lee Tamahori.

directed by: Lee Tamahori
starring: Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Cliff Curtis
1994 / 102 min / 1.78:1 / English, Maori 5.1 surround & 2.0 stereo

Additional info:

  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
  • New Essay by Peter Calder
  • English subtitles