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  1. Part one of six from this full length documentary film.

  2. Part two of six from this full length documentary film.

  3. Part three of six from this full length documentary film.

  4. Part four of six from this full length documentary film.

  5. Part five of six from this full length documentary film.

  6. Part six of six from this full length documentary film.

  7. The credits from this documentary film.

Synopsis

If a single word could sum up the free-wheeling flavour of alternative music and comedy in Aotearoa during the 1970s, that word would surely be ... Blerta. The 'Bruno Lawrence Electric Revelation and Travelling Apparition' encompassed foundation members of the NZ film and TV industry (Lawrence, Geoff Murphy, Alun Bollinger, Martyn Sanderson) and many other merry pranksters and hippy freaks. Blerta Revisited is an anarchic collection of comedic skits, short films, and musical interludes culled from the Blerta archives. 

Background

A Perspective by Costa Botes 06.03.2009

If a single word could sum up the free-wheeling, anarchic flavour of music and comedy in Aotearoa during the 1970s, that word would surely be ... Blerta.

Okay, granted, it is a made-up word, derived from a typically goofy 1970's anagram - ...

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Credits (35)

 Geoff Murphy
 Barrie Everard
 Bruno Lawrence

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Comments (4)

 mel phillips

mel phillips

Fantastic memories, I worked with Bruno and Beaver at the Beefeaters arms Restaurant in wellington in the early 70s

 Craig McEwan

Craig McEwan

Slapstick view of how we should have managed and an impeccable display of timing and creativity - thanks BLERTA

 Adam Povey

Adam Povey

It's great to see and finally hear great uncle Bruno in action at last. I never knew him in life which was a real shame.

 Harry Williams

Harry Williams

Fantastic! What a blast from the past! All hail Bruno!

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