WHALE RIDER REVIEWED
“Whale Rider” is a stunning film about a young girl trying to find her birthright. While it was destined to her unborn twin brother, she feels like she’s just as good to smack down the Patriarchy. But, it goes beyond pitiful Third Wave Feminism. Gender only comes up as a superficiality. What Keisha Castle-Hughes mines out of this killer role is an argument for inclusion even in tiny sects of humanity. Niki Caro directed the hell out of this and I hoped it would kick off a Kiwi New Wave, but hindsight is 20/20. Kudos to Shout for bringing this one to Blu.
- Director’s Commentary
- Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
- Poster Art and Photo Gallery
- 2.35:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 8/22/17
- Video - 93%93%
- Audio - 94%94%
- Supplemental Material - 94%94%
- Film Score - 93%93%
The Plot Thus Far
A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize.