From New Zealand comes this bloody, mythic action flick. Hongi (James Rolleston), a Maori chieftain's son, sets out to avenge the murder of his entire tribe at the hands of some ruthless enemies. The quest hits a snag, though, when he's forced to cross the forbidden, legendarily spirit-filled "Dead Lands." The film's nonstop hand-to-hand combat and macho atmosphere basically take the formula of a classic Chinese kung fu flick and relocate it all to the ancient South Pacific. This has to rate as one of the more exotic martial arts films you'll ever see. In Maori with English subtitles.108 minutes R.