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Blerta Revisited

Film (Full Length) – 2001

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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

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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

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