We’ve just received word that Lee Tamahori’s superb Once Were Warriors is finally heading to UK Blu-ray.

Once Were Warriors is a powerful, unflinching depiction of domestic and gang violence within New Zealand’s urban Maori community. And now, more than 20 years after it thrust Tamahori into the limelight and laid bare the trials of indigenous New Zealanders this powerful and uncompromising film makes its Blu-ray debut on 19 February 2018, courtesy of Second Sight.

Special features on the new release include: ‘Once Were Warriors – Where Are They Now’, a documentary looking back at the film’s production and impact as well as re-uniting the cast 20 years later and ‘Directing The Warriors’ – An interview with Lee Tamahori himself.

Here’s a bigger look at the box-art.