True New Zealand Crime Stories

A collection of five local dramas: some shocking, some intriguing, but all true events that took place right here in New Zealand between 1977 and 2009. "How to Murder Your Wife" - A black comedy recounting the 1977 murder by 65-year-old Alf Benning of his overbearing wife Betty, in Wellington. "The Monster of Mangatiti" - A docu-drama of a young 19-year-old girl whose idyllic paradise in remote New Zealand quickly turned into a nightmare. "Operation Venus & Mars" - The bizarre and twisted reality of a young Palmerston North detective who was apparently being targeted by the 'Satanic Avenger'. "Siege" - The account of how a lone gunman put a suburban city under siege in 2009. "Bloodlines" - The story of a highly respected psychologist who systematically poisoned his wife over several months in 2001.

Year: 2015
Genre: TV Drama, New Zealand Film, Deluxe Box Sets
Country: NZ
Starring: Geraldine Brophy, Simon O'Connor, Craig Hall
Duration: 484 Minutes
Rating: R16 - Violence, sexual violence, offensive language and content that may disturb
Location in store: New Zealand Film



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Beyond Reasonable Doubt (1980)

David Hemmings stars in this compelling story of a true-life double murder mystery that shattered th...

Bad Blood (1981)

Jack Thompson gives a heartfelt and extraordinarily compelling performance as Stan Graham, a tragic...

Out of the Blue (2006)

The devastating true story of the 1990 Aramoana massacre is told with great care by director Robert...

Murder on the Blade? (2003)

On New Year's Eve 1997, holiday-makers Olivia Hope and Ben Smart disappeared from the Marlborough So...

The Investigator: Series 1 (2008)

Award winning director Bryan Bruce takes a case study approach to the justice system from the police...

Underbelly: Series 2 - A Tale of Two Cities / The Mr Asia Story (2009)

A 13-part Australian mini-series, loosely based on real events beginning with the marijuana trade in...

Until Proven Innocent (2009)

The true story of David Dougherty and the three strangers who fought to get him a pardon for a crime...

Harry - Series 1 (2013)

An edgy and exciting six-part crime drama series set in Auckland, "Harry" is based on inside access...

The Brokenwood Mysteries: Series 1 (2014)

"The Brokenwood Mysteries" comprises four murder mystery stories set in a seemingly quiet country to...

The Brokenwood Mysteries: Series 2 (2015)

Brokenwood: Population 5000 and declining - slowly - one by one or, two by two depending on the murd...