Kombi Nation - 2001

Kahukura/NZ on-Air - 83 min.

DVD UPC/EAN # 880215102290

Cast: Loren Horsley, Gentiane Lupi, Genevieve McClean, Jason Whyte.
Screenplay: Grant LaHood with Loren Horsley, Gentiane Lupi, Genevieve McClean, Jason Whyte; Director of Photography: Simon Riera; Editors: Grant LaHood & Annie Collins; Music: Plan 9 (Steve Roche & David Donaldson with David Long, Chris O'Connor, Peter Daly); Producers: Ainsley Gardiner, Larry Parr; Director: Grant LaHood.

Two London Based women, Maggie and Liz, plan a Kombi van Europeon holiday. Maggie's sister, Sal, comes up with a camera crew to follow their adventure, which will help pay for the holiday. Then they meet "party guy" Scott and decide to invite him along while they check out Paris, Pamplona, Munich and more. Gradually they discover that Scott is not what they thought and things start to turn ugly. The trio's friendship is tested to the limit as drugs, drink, sex, treachery and theft combine to a surprise ending. Worth Viewing.

Censor Rating: M - Review rating: B-

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New PAL VHS or R4 DVD copies are available from New Zealand for $20nz. It is also available from Australian sources for about $15au. R1 NTSC copies sell for about $13us. Note: DVD contains extras of: Interviews with the principal actors, 3 years after production, The Making of KombiNation; The Theatrical trailer and four "teaser trailers; 20+ deleted scenes; auditions; Director's and Cast Commentary, The Director's Short Film Collection including: Snail's Pace, The Singing Trophy, Lemming Aid. The DVD is presented in 1.85:1 widescreen and 5.1 surround sound. There are no subtitles.

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