Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

DVD - 2016
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Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options.
Publisher: [New Zealand] :, Madman NZ Ltd,, [2016]
Branch Call Number: FILM
Characteristics: 1 DVD (97 + 29 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm.
Region 4, rda
Notes: Based on the book Wild pork and watercress by Barry Crump.
16:9 anamorphic widescreen 2.39:1.
English captions (descriptive subtitles for the hearing impaired).

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Review: Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Last week I was lucky enough to attend the red carpet premiere of Taika Waititi's new film, Hunt for the Wilderpeople. The film is based on the 1986 novel Wild pork and watercress by legendary literary kiwi bloke, Barry Crump (though recently his ex-wife has revealed that she had a hand in outlining the story). So how was the movie, and how does it differ from the book? I found Hunt for… (more)


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Wendy - My favourite NZ movie ever! Perfectly cast, how could anyone not be onside with Ricky? And Sam Neill is perfect as grumpy old Hector! I cry every time I watch it but every time it’s on TV I watch it again :) Nature just got gangster! Come on Tupac!

List - Fave DVDs of 2016
MomoT Nov 20, 2016

Hilarious and heartwarming, if you don't like Hunt for the Wilderpeople it's possible you're made of stone. Not really that close to the source novel but a better movie for it. One of my favourite movies of all time.

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tuscany1 Oct 05, 2016

A fine performance by Julian Dennison as Ricky in a very entertaining Kiwi film.

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tuscany1 Oct 26, 2016

A fine performance by Julian Dennison as Ricky in a very entertaining Kiwi film.

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AliReads Jun 14, 2016

Hilarious and heart-warming and occasionally devastating. A perfect kiwi film.


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bluehydrangea
Feb 07, 2017

Really enjoyed this, & it's not too long: so 5 stars for that on its own.

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jazpur
Feb 04, 2017

A fine interpretation of Barry Crump's story.

tuscany1 Oct 26, 2016

A fine performance by Julian Dennison as Ricky in a very entertaining Kiwi film.

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