Dean Spanley - 2008
Atlantic Film(GB) & General Film(NZ) - 96 min.
DVD UPC # 5051429101705; 9324915077300; 065935838678
Blu-ray UPC # 7046686505685(NO); 7613059401716(DE)
Cast: Jeremy Northam, Sam Neill, Bryan Brown, Peter O'Toole, Judy Parfitt, Art Malik.
Screenplay: Alan Sharp, based upon book by Lord Dunsany; Director of Photography: Leon Narbey; Original Music: Don McGlashan; Editing: Chris Plummer; Production Designer: Andrew McAlpine; Costume Design: Odilie Dicks-Mireaux; Art Direction: Ben Smith, Steve Summersgill; Set Decoration: Barbara Herman-Skelding; Producers: Alan Harris, Matthew Metcalfe;
Director: Toa Fraser
A funny, intelligent and delighfully adult fairytale set in Edwardian England, Dean Spanley will be unlike anything else that you've seen lately. Peter O'Toole delivers a mesmerising performance as a misanthropic curmudgeon who cannot come to terms with his elder son's death, and has little time or affection for his younger son, Jeremy Northam. But when the pair visit an eccentric mystic, they start a strange journey that eventually allow the old man to find his heart. My respect for Toa Fraser has soared. Do not miss this one. Highly Recommended.
Censor Rating: G - Review rating: B+
Official MP4 Trailer