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Eagle Vs Shark [DVD]

Jemaine Clement , Loren Horsley , Taika Cohen    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Jemaine Clement, Loren Horsley, Taika Cohen, Aaron Cortesi, David Fane
  • Directors: Taika Cohen
  • Producers: Cliff Curtis, Ainsley Gardiner
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Studiocanal
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Jan 2008
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000XZTAR6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,329 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Oddball romance. Debut feature from New Zealand director Taika Cohen, about a couple of social misfits who manage to find love. Lily (Loren Horsley), an outcast at the fast food restaurant where she works, meets Jarrod (Jemaine Clement), a nerdy geek who works at a local games store. Realising they have a shared passion in video games, romance blossoms, ultimately leading the pair back to Jarrod's hometown, where, with Lily in tow, he plans revenge on his old high school bully.


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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
I, personally, loved this film. Its sweet and awkward, and it warmed my heart. Like i say though, its hard to put a finger on, but you have to have a certain sense of Humor to really appreciate it. If it were a series it'd be along the lines of flight of the conchords/ The office. Theres no goofy, slap-dash 'running into lampost' moments, they leave it up to you to do the laughing, and i personally laughed a lot.
If you liked Napoleon Dymnamite, youll like this, If you enjoy Flight of the conchords, you'll enjoy this, If you Love quaint, cute and Maladjusted comdey, youll love this.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Obviously too good for Oscar-recognition...! 8 April 2009
By Chintan Nanavati VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
Quite simply the funniest film of recent times. Loren Horsley as Lily is a revelation. Tender, timid, wide-eyed, childlike, beautiful in so many ways... this is an astonishing and mesmerizing performance that ranks alongside that of Sally Hawkins as Poppy in Mike Leigh's masterwork Happy-Go-Lucky. It's frustrating that most female roles are so yawnsomely underwritten or resort to stock types. By contrast, Lily is an entirely original character with oodles of charm and heartrending vulnerability. My greatest frustration with the film is her incomprehensible infatuation with Jarrod. He is a manipulative, egomaniacal, deeply unattractive boor. Although Jemaine Clement portrays him well, the character is utterly unlikeable. Nevertheless, the film had me transfixed from the first to the last frame. I literally spent the entire duration either emitting hearty belly-laughs or grinning inanely. Oh, and in a film chock-full of great supporting players and interesting relationships, the most moving onscreen interaction of them all is that of Lily with her brother Damon. I can't think of many (any?) sibling relationships on film that express such unconditional, innocent love.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars take off your red shoes and DO the blues!!! 27 Nov 2007
Format:DVD
i'm careful when it comes to recommending low-key films cos to know too much about them usually equals missing the point but i really think this film needs to be seen by as many people as possible.i can't get this film out of my head and that's pretty rare,even more so being that it's a romantic comedy,one of the least favoured genres for being thought about post cinema.most reviews i've looked at since seeing the film make a big deal of two things,a)it's similarity to napoleon dynamite and b)the main characters being either unsympathetic or just plain pathetic.they're both justified but i think both work in the films favour.i love napoleon dynamite,yet it's an out and out comedy.where eagle vs shark has the edge is that it's not afraid to get a little dark at times.they're stylistically very similar yet at no point did i feel this film was ripping dynamite off.and b),to me makes the film that little more realistic cos upon first meeting them,the protagonists seem(though a little eccentric)straight-forward enough yet by the end of the film are anything but(this fact is even referenced by a comic line spoken by jared,the film's main protagonist,halfway through the film).i think that sums pretty much all of us out there up,doesn't it?!!this film isn't afraid to venture into grey areas yet doesn't make a big deal of it when it does.at times you'll want to either slap certain characters or go rescue them but at no point will you stop caring.loren horsely's performance alone is worth seeing the film for,at turns hilarious and heart-breaking(if you haven't fallen in love with her character lily by the end of the film,then you might wanna think about checking your pulse!)and the film features the best use of a stone roses tune i can imagine being put to film. Read more ›
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars No, really not an NZ Napoleon Dynamite! 17 Aug 2011
Format:DVD
Like many others my interest in this film only came about as a result of Flight of the Conchords - it is a small independent film from NZ and I do not go to the cinema more than twice a year. It has been compared to Napolean Dynamite - but really it is a very different film.

The only similarity is the focus of the geeky outsiders as central characters, of which there are many examples in recent years. Lily and Jarrod are exaggerated characters, but only slightly - we all know people who really do not see the world through mainstream eyes and feel that they are cool when everyone else is laughing, and these are those kinds of people. But it is more than laughing at awkward geeks who don't know how to dress. Lily is a kind and gentle soul who inexplicably loves Jarrod, and when he treats her like crap she is still the epitome of kindness. Somehow, however, this does not come across as her having low self esteem, and she is a much more central character than the blurb on the back of the dvd would have you believe.

This film will not suit everyone. Someone described it to me as 'very odd'. I did not find it very odd. I thought that it was mostly very realistic, but some may find it too off mainstream and not empathise with the characters. It is also quite slow, and that of course means that some will find it boring, I found that it adds to the realism. It is not a realistic film in many ways - there is some cute animation that pops up now and then, and the cinema Lily waited outside and the video game that Lily excels at are fictional - put in to create world that is subtly different to the real one.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Simply put, not very good
I purchased this because i love Flight of the Conchords. Bad move. This is a quirky little indie comedy from the (sometimes) director and (all the time) star of Flight of the... Read more
Published 16 days ago by Whysoserious92
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this
I really enjoyed this film but no one else in my family appreciated the very Australian humour. A pity. I thought it was hilarious.
Published 7 months ago by Mrs. Jeanice E. Singh
5.0 out of 5 stars great value!
Such a weird movie but awkwardly funny. A very geeky movie. Bit strange but has funny moments. I wouldn't recommend for serious people who don't have a sense of humor.
Published 10 months ago by sarah
5.0 out of 5 stars Quirky
Just can't get enough of this film! Very funny and very down to earth with a great soundtrack to match
Published 12 months ago by Model-Behaviour
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Taika Waititi needs to make more films. This and 'Boy' are in my top 15. Very funny if you like/understand the New Zealand sense of humour. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Mr. Paul Gambrill
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny as!!!
Both myself and daughter love this film!! U must have a good sense of humour to understand it as u can't take it serious!!! It's hilarious and has us laughing out loud!!!
Published 16 months ago by Caz
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Such a funny kitch film, If you like new girl, flight of the conchord, ghostworld type stuff you will like this. Read more
Published on 20 Aug 2012 by 81wax
1.0 out of 5 stars Dismal
Being a Conchord's fan I'd been looking forward to watching this, but the film is dismal. I could give you a list of the things wrong with it but the main issue is the... Read more
Published on 7 April 2012 by SJJones
1.0 out of 5 stars do not buy absolutly crap
I put the dvd on and I watched it and I did not get it. The jokes wern't funny I think that its a cheap unfunny budget movie it was absolutly crap do not buy it. Read more
Published on 8 Feb 2012 by cezco
5.0 out of 5 stars Lets Dance!
Eagle vs Shark is an enjoyable character driven film that surprises you and is charming throughout. The film is laugh out loud in places and you chuckle and smile the whole way... Read more
Published on 30 Jun 2011 by j.r
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