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Updated: 28/06/2021 5:24 p.m.

Watching movie DVD.  Planning to travel the world, learn how to play the guitar, or just sit back and watch your favourite movie... it's all possible when you take advantage of our collection of more than 3,000 DVDs including feature films from New Zealand and world cinema, plus a wide range of non fiction movies on subjects such as history, music, nature, parenting, science and travel.

Borrowing Information

  • Movie, TV Series and Children's DVDs: 1 week for $2

  • General interest (non fiction) DVDs: 2 weeks free of charge

  • New release DVDs: 3 days for $4

  • Requests (or holds) can be put on DVDs except new release DVDs

  • Overdue charges are: $1.10 per day for new release DVDs; 50 cents per day for rental DVDs; 40 cents per day for non rental DVDs

  • DVDs can be returned to any library branch.

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Adults

Wonder woman 1984 DVD cover.

Wonder Woman 1984

Fast-forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman's next big-screen adventure finds her facing a wide array of foes, including Maxwell Lord and Cheetah.

Rated : M

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Monster Hunter

There is another world: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When an unexpected sandstorm transports Captain Artemis and her unit to a new world, the soldiers are shocked to discover that this hostile environment is home to enormous and terrifying monsters immune to their firepower. In their desperate battle for survival, the unit encounters the mysterious Hunter, whose unique skills allow him to stay one-step ahead of the powerful creatures.
Rated : M

The dry DVD cover.

The Dry

Federal agent Aaron Falk returns to his home-town, after an absence of over twenty years, to attend the funeral of his childhood friend, Luke, who allegedly killed his wife and child before taking his own life - a victim of the madness that has ravaged this community after more than a decade of drought.
Rated : M

Undoing DVD cover.

Undoing

Call No: DVDS : UND

Based on the book "You Should Have Known" by Jean Hanff Korelitz, Grace and Jonathan Fraser who are living the only lives they ever wanted for themselves. Overnight a chasm opens in their lives: a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and her family.
Rated : R13

Rams DVD cover.

Rams

In remote Western Australia, two estranged brothers, Colin and Lesare at war. Raising separate flocks of sheep descended from their family's prized bloodline, the two men work side by side yet are worlds apart. When Les's prize ram is diagnosed with a rare and lethal illness, authorities order a purge of every sheep in the valley. Can the warring brothers set aside their differences and have a chance to reunite their family, save their herd, and bring their community back together? 

Rated : PG

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Nomadland

Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad.
Rated : M

Paper champions DVD cover.

Paper Champions

Call No: DVDS : PAP

Rey is a regular guy, working a regular job, living a regular life. After spending 10 years in a job he doesn't like, he realises all of his skills can be summed up in a pamphlet. A surge of inspiration causes Rey to quit, forcing him further outside his comfort zone than he's ever ventured before.
Rated : PG

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Mystery of Henry Pick

Call No: DVDS : MYS

The Mystery of Henri Pick revolves around the film’s enigmatic title character who, two years after his death, has his name sprawled across the covers of a celebrated novel, The Last Hours of a Love Story. However, not everyone is convinced of the author’s authenticity of this overnight sensation. Amongst the cynics is influential literary critic Jean-Michel Rouche who sets out to discover the truth behind Pick and the book that bears his name.
Rated : M

Baby done DVD cover.

Baby Done

Call No: DVDS : BAB

When Zoe and Tim find out they are having a baby, they resolve to not let parenthood change them. Tim runs towards being a dad, while Zoe runs away from being a mum. Terrified that her life won't be her own anymore, Zoe is still determined to tick off a list of their wildest dreams before the baby arrives. Zoe's increasing denial about her impending birth pushes her, and her relationship, to the limit.

Rated : M

Monsoon DVD cover.

Monsoon

Call No: DVDS : MON

Monsoon follows a young British-Vietnamese man Kit as he returns to Vietnam for the first time since his childhood to scatter his parents ashes. Along the way, he finds unexpected romance with handsome young American Lewis who has his own complex history with a Vietnam of the past. The two men bond over their shared dislocation in a country which greatly impacted both their identities.

Rated : M

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Promising Young Woman

Cassie is wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she's living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past but will jeopardize her future.
Rated : R18

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Tintoretto

Call No: DVDS : 709.945 TIN

With the enchanting narrative voice of Helena Bonham Carter, a new exciting cinema production celebrates the 500th anniversary of the birth of the last great artist of the Italian Renaissance. It will explore the rivalry among the most important Venetian artists of the 16th century: Tintoretto, Titian and Veronese in Venice. We'll discover Venice through Tintoretto's life and canvases. As the narrative unfolds we'll begin to understand how the plague deeply affected the city and the Venetian art.
Rated : Exempt from classification

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Three Identical Brothers

Call No: DVDS : 174.28 THR

The astonishing true story of three men who make the chance discovery, at the age of nineteen, that they are identical triplets, separated at birth and adopted to different parents. The trio's joyous reunion in 1980 catapults them to fame but it also sets in motion a chain of events that unearths an extraordinary and disturbing secret that goes far beyond their own lives, a secret that goes to the very heart of all human behavior.
Rated : PG

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Oil in the Blood

Call No: DVDS : 629.2275 OIL

Custom motorcycle culture has experienced a renaissance in recent years, and what was once a niche subculture now bears a significant influence on the international mainstream motorcycle industry. Filmed over three years, Oil in the Blood features interviews with almost 300 bike builders, riders, journalists, artists and racers from Britain, Europe, Japan, Australia, the Far East, Africa and the US alongside major manufactures Harley Davidson, Yamaha, Royal Enfield, Ducati and BMW.
Rated : M

 

All

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Penguin Bloom

Sam Bloom is a young mother whose world is shattered after a near-fatal accident leaves her paralysed. As Sam, her husband, their three young boys and her mother (Jacki Weaver) struggle to adjust to their new situation, an unlikely ally enters their world in the form of an injured baby magpie they name Penguin. The bird's arrival makes a profound difference in the family's life.

Rated : PG

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Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles

Call No: DVDS : 641.86 OTT

Follow chef Yotam on his quest to bring the sumptuous art and decadence of Versailles to life in cake form at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Rated : G

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Biggest Little Farm

Call No: DVDS : 630 BIG

Filmmaker and novice farmer John Chester chronicles the eight-year quest he and Molly Chester went on when they traded city living for 200 acres of barren farmland in the foothills of Ventura County and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature's conflicts, the Chesters unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons, and our wildest imagination.

Rated : PG

 

Big and Little Kids

Raya DVD cover.

Raya and the Last Dragon

Long ago in Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. But when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, those same monsters have returned and it's up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the last dragon in order to finally stop the Druun for good.  

Rated : PG

Soul DVD cover.

Soul

Joe Gardner is a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. A misstep takes him from New York City to The Great Before, a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities before going to Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22, who has never understood the appeal of the human life. As Joe tries to show 22 what's great about life, he may discover the answers to the most important questions.
Rated : PG

 

Little Kids

Royal Engine DVD covers.

Thomas and Friends: The Royal Engine

Call No: JUNIOR DVDS : THO

An invitation from the Queen sends Thomas and the crew to London as they weave through delays and debacles while racing to a royal celebration.  

Rated : G

Wiggles DVD cover.

The Wiggles: Fun and Games

Call No: JUNIOR DVDS : WIG

The Fun and Games begin in the park, hopping around the mulberry bush, looking for baby shark. Join The Wiggles in a Mexican hat dance and Henry the Octopus in his eight legged pants. Who else is coming to the Wiggly party? Captain Feathersword, Dorothy, and Bromley Bumblebee! 

Rated : G

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