Futile Attraction

Futile Attraction - 2005

Twilight Productions Ltd. - 82 min.

DVD UPC/EAN # 9421016370566; 9318500021427

Cast: Peter Rutherford, Danielle Mason, Alistair Browning, Glenda Tuaine, Michelle Ang.
Screenplay and Editing: Mark Prebble, Benedict Reid; Director of Photography: Mathew Knight; Music: Jonathan Kennerley; Makeup: Penny Harford; Costume Design: Emma Callesen; Production Design: Nev Garven; Producers: Lisa Cook, Natalie Crane, Mark Prebble; Director: Mark Prebble.

Basically, this is a comedy about a film crew making a New Zealand reality tv show about a couple brought together by a dating service. However due to their being incompatible, the film crew tries to manipulate them to get the film they want for the show. This is a mockumentary film within a film that was done with an absurdly small budget over a number of years (shades of Jackson's Bad Taste). When post-production, publicity, distribution and other non-principal filming activities required additional funds, the director went to the internet and asked for donations, with only the promise of getting their names in the credits. Amazingly it worked and I can report that the finished product is far better than I expected and contains some aspects that are actually unique - watch for the occational unrelated background activity, especially during the restaurant scene. Recommended.

Censor Rating: M - Review rating: B -

Futile Attraction
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It is available in the U.S. and Canada as an R0 NTSC DVD for under $15us; in Europe and the UK as an R0 PAL disc for about 10#. It can be purchased in Australia or New Zealand for about $20au or $20nz.
The disc is DVD5 1.76 widescreen 2.0 dolby digital. English only - no subtitles. In addition to scene selection and the theatrical trailer, there is an optional director's commentary track, deleted scenes and a series of five "Behind the Scenes" shorts available as bonuses.

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