THE FRIGHTENERS
1996, Universal, 110 min, New Zealand/USA, Dir: Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson’s follow-up to the acclaimed HEAVENLY CREATURES was this unusual mix of horror and dark comedy. Michael J. Fox stars as architect Frank Bannister, who gains the ability to see spirits after his wife’s death in an accident. At first Bannister exploits this power to set up a ghostbusting business - until he crosses paths with a dead serial killer who is still looking for victims. Shot in New Zealand (which a chunk of the film’s sizable digital effects budget turned into Middle America), the film earned eight Saturn Award nominations and features a score by Danny Elfman.


THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (Extended Version)
2003, Warner Brothers, 262 min, New Zealand, USA, Dir: Peter Jackson

The former Fellowship of the Ring prepares for the final battle for Middle Earth, while Frodo and Sam approach Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring.


THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS (Extended Version)
2002, Warner Brothers, 235 min, New Zealand, USA, Dir: Peter Jackson

Frodo and Sam continue on to Mordor in their mission to destroy the One Ring whilst their former companions make new allies and launch an assault on Isengard.


Syndicate content