Rapa Nui

Rapa Nui

Director: Kevin Reynolds, Jason Scott Lee, Esai Morales, Sandrine Holt

Cast: Kevin Reynolds, Jason Scott Lee, Esai Morales, Sandrine Holt

     
 
This is a historical melodrama set against the backdrop of Easter Island's mysterious stone monoliths, directed by Kevin Reynolds and produced by his frequent collaborator, Kevin Costner. Jason Scott Lee stars as Noro, a pre-colonial tribesman living on the remote Pacific island that his people call Rapa Nui. A member of the elite "Long Ears" sect, Noro is to

Overview

This is a historical melodrama set against the backdrop of Easter Island's mysterious stone monoliths, directed by Kevin Reynolds and produced by his frequent collaborator, Kevin Costner. Jason Scott Lee stars as Noro, a pre-colonial tribesman living on the remote Pacific island that his people call Rapa Nui. A member of the elite "Long Ears" sect, Noro is to represent his clan in an annual ritual, a dangerous race along rocky cliffs and through shark-infested waters to retrieve the first egg from a sacred bird hatchery that lies offshore. Noro, however, is in love with Ramana (Sandrine Holt), a member of the "Short Ears," a slave class that builds the "Moai," which are giant stone carvings dotting the island. The tribal shaman rules that Noro and Ramana may marry if she spends six months in an isolated cave and he wins the contest. Make (Esai Morales), another Short Ear, is a rival for Ramana and leader of unrest in his exploited caste. Make trains to represent the Short Ears against Noro in the race, but judgment in the contest's result is interrupted by the sudden appearance of an iceberg. Interpreted as an omen, the "white canoe of the gods" leads to a civil war.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/20/2015
UPC:
0888574346430
Original Release:
1994
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[Wide Screen, Color]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:47:00
Sales rank:
13,054

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jason Scott Lee Noro
Esai Morales Make
Sandrine Holt Ramana
Eru Potaka-Dewes Ariki-mau
George Henare Tupa
Zac Wallace Haoa
Faenza Reuben Actor
Rawiri Paratene Priest
Pete Smith Priest
Cliff Curtis Short Ears
Te Whatanui Skimworth Old Short Ears
Nathaniel Lees Long Ear Chief
Hugh O'Conor Hitirenga

Technical Credits
Kevin Reynolds Director,Screenwriter
Ian Allan Art Director
John Bloomfield Costumes/Costume Designer
Glen Boswell Stunts
Peter Boyle Editor
Stewart Copeland Score Composer
Kevin Costner Producer
Steven Richard Courtley Special Effects
Guy East Executive Producer
John D. Egget Special Effects
Peter Frampton Makeup
K.C. Hodenfield Asst. Director
Elisabeth Leustig Casting
George Liddle Production Designer
Steve Maslow Sound/Sound Designer
Barrie M. Osborne Executive Producer
Tim Rose Price Screenwriter
James Wilson Producer
Jim Wilson Producer
Stephen Windom Cinematographer
Stephen F. Windon Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- RAPA NUI / (MOD)
1. Chapter 1 [7:33]
2. Chapter 2 [8:40]
3. Chapter 3 [6:12]
4. Chapter 4 [7:25]
5. Chapter 5 [8:03]
6. Chapter 6 [8:56]
7. Chapter 7 [6:55]
8. Chapter 8 [8:44]
9. Chapter 9 [6:53]
10. Chapter 10 [7:42]
11. Chapter 11 [9:59]
12. Chapter 12 [8:08]
13. Chapter 13 [7:05]
14. Chapter 14 [4:08]

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