Play

00:00

/

00:00

Full screen
Video quality

Low 0 MB

High 0 MB

HD 0 MB

Captions
Volume
Volume

Blerta Revisited

Film (Full Length) – 2001

M
Mature

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' included foundation members of the NZ screen industry (Lawrence, Geoff Murphy, Alun Bollinger) plus other merry pranksters. Drawing on the Blerta TV series and beyond, Blerta Revisited  (aka Blerta - The Return Trip) is an anarchic collection of comedy skits, musical interludes and films culled from the Blerta archives. Costa Botes writes about Blerta here

Produced by

Source

Everard Entertainment

Acknowledgements

This film is dedicated to the memory of Bruno Lawrence, Bill Stalker, John O'Shea, John Barningham, Rory O'Shea, Shirley Grace and Alan Moon

Music

Music arranged by John Charles. Music composed by various Blerta members

If you liked this, you might also like...

Collection

The Bruno Lawrence Collection

This collection celebrates the inimitable performances of...

Collection

NZ Music Month

This NZ Music Month collection showcases New Zealand...

Collection

Turning Up the Volume

Press play on NZ On Screen's biggest collection yet. From...

Collection

The Geoff Murphy Collection

This collection pays tribute to filmmaker Geoff Murphy —...

Numero Bruno

Documentary about Bruno Lawrence

Wild Man

Movie length Blerta tale

Red Mole on the Road

Another Kiwi performing group

Tank Busters

This early heist tale features many Blerta alumni

Making Utu

Documentary featuring many Blerta alumni

The Quiet Earth

Starring and co-written by Bruno Lawrence

Utu

More of Geoff Murphy and Bruno Lawrence

Cowboys of Culture

A personal history of 70s Kiwi filmmaking featuring Blerta

Smash Palace

Starring Bruno Lawrence

Charlie Horse

Directed by Blerta alumni Martyn Sanderson

Goodbye Pork Pie

Directed by Geoff Murphy and featuring Bruno Lawrence

Tears

Music video from The Crocodiles, featuring Bruno Lawrence

Pukemanu - Pukemanu Welcomes You

Many Blerta members were in the <em>Pukemanu</em> cast

Start Again

Featuring the flagship bus at the heart of 70s NZ...

Magic Kiwis - Bruno Do That Thing

Doco about Blerta founder

Nambassa Festival

Another NZ counterculture legend

Hurry Hurry Faster Faster

Early film from key Blerta talents

McCormick Country - Series Two, Episode One

Ian Watkin is interviewed on this chat show

Utu Redux

Murphy’s 2013 redux of his epic ‘Puha Western’

Close Up - Utu

A Close Up special on the production of Utu

Tales of Mystery and Imagination

More music and multi-media from Geoff Murphy

Dance All Around the World

The classic Blerta song

Margan's Musical Move

Another free-wheeling travelling show from the era

The Only One You Need

A music video featuring Blerta tourist Rick Bryant

Land of the Long White Stain

A very different kind of touring company

National Scandal

Blerta were an inspiration for Schtung

They Sleep Early in Cologne

Blerta were an influence on this band

Living Treasures - Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Documentary about a famous Austrian/Kiwi artist

Winners & Losers: Big Brother, Little Sister

More music from Blerta