Heavenly Creatures - 1994
Wingnut Films/Fontana Film Productions - 98-108 min.
DVD UPC # 717951002976; 9398520268033; 065935136866; 743219337092; 8713045206574; 8717249476771; 5060018651897
Cast: Melanie Lynsky, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent,
Clive Merrison, Simon O'Connor.
Writers: Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh; Production Design: Grant
Major; Director of Photography: Alun Bollinger; Editor: Jamie
Selkirk; Music: Peter Dasent; Producer: Jim Booth; Director:
A presentation of one of New Zealand's most notable murder cases
involving two teenage schoolgirls who murdered one of their
mothers. The two girls meet at school after one has arrived with
her parents from England, and quickly develop a close, and
sexual, relationship, which includes a shared fantasy world. When
obstacles to their friendship are presented, by the mother, they
see eliminating her as the solution. Excellent production values
and photography. Additionally, unique special effects by the
Peter Jackson crew brought this film to International attention
and rave reviews. Highly recommended.
Censor Rating: PG - Review rating: A-