Whale Rider [15th Anniversary Edition]
In The Ways Of The Ancients, She Found A Hope For The Future.
A small Maori village faces a crisis when the heir to the leadership of the Ngati Konohi dies at birth and is survived only by his twin sister, Pai (Academy Award® nominee* Keisha Castle-Hughes). Although disregarded by her grandfather and shunned by the people of her village, twelve-year-old Pai remains certain of her calling and trains herself in the ways and customs of her people. With remarkable grace and courage, Pai summons the strength to both challenge and embrace a thousand years of tradition in order to fulfill her destiny.
*2003: Best Actress in a Leading Role, Whale Rider
*Digital Copy Offer Expires August 22, 2018
Why We Love It
“Whale Rider has long been overdue for a North American Blu-ray release and Shout Select has added one of the better indies during the 2000s to their catalog. Shout's transfer and lossless audio deliver the requisite goods. Nearly all of the bonus materials from prior DVDs have been retained...HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.” – Dr. Stephen Larson, Blu-ray.com
“It’s hard to believe it’s been 15 years since writer director Niki Caro’s sleeper hit, introducing the world to Keisha Castle-Hughes. The novice starlet plays Pai, a 12-year-old Maori girl who stakes her claim to be leader of her tribe over the objections of her grandfather, who prefers to preserve the patriarchy. A mix of distinctive cultural detail with magical realism, ‘Whale Rider’ is fascinating and uplifting – a tale of tribal tradition and female empowerment that’s like a live-action model for Disney’s ‘Moana.’” – Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times
- Audio Commentary With Director Niki Caro
- "Te Waka: Building The Canoe" Featurette
- "Behind-The-Scenes Of Whale Rider" Featurette
- Deleted Scenes With Optional Commentary
- Poster Art And Photo Gallery