Gimme Danger

Thursday 21 December 8.30pm

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Monday 11 December 8.30pm

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Saturday 23 December 8.30pm

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Beyond The
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Saturday 2 December 8.30pm

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Rialto Channel offers a superb range of specialist movie, documentary and entertainment programming. Here is an opportunity to see programming that you won't see anywhere else on New Zealand television. Rialto Channel appeals to movie lovers who want to be more than just entertained – you want to be informed, educated and involved.

Celebrating NZ Film Season


Rialto Channel and Robertson Lodges present the NZ Film Season in November, and to celebrate we are giving our customers the chance to win a prize package for two valued at $4000, including:

Two nights luxury accommodation at your choice of one of three Robertson Lodges including some meals & experiences. Plus, return flights from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch courtesy of Air New Zealand.

Rialto Channel customers enter at

*Terms & Conditions Apply


Gimme Danger

Thursday 21 December 8.30pm Channel 039

An in-depth look at the legendary punk band, The Stooges. Emerging from Michigan amidst a counter cultural revolution, The Stooges' powerful and aggressive style of rock-n-roll blew a crater in the musical landscape of the late 1960’s.

Super Duper Alice Cooper

Thursday 7 December 8.30pm Channel 039

Super Duper Alice Cooper is the twisted tale of a teenage Dr Jekyll whose rock n roll Mr Hyde almost kills him. It is the story of Vincent Furnier, a preacher's son, who struck fear into the hearts of parents as Alice Cooper, the ultimate rock star of the bizarre.


Monday 11 December 8.30pm Channel 039

In the middle of the Aegean Sea, six men on a fishing trip on a luxury yacht decide to play a game. During this game, things will be compared. Things will be measured. Songs will be butchered, and blood will be tested.

Son Of Saul

Monday 4 December 8.30pm Channel 039

Saul Ausländer, a Hungarian-Jewish prisoner forced to work on the Nazis’ extermination production line as a member of the special squad whose job is to shepherd new arrivals into the gas chambers where they will be poisoned, their bodies burned, their ashes shoveled into a river.

35 Days

Sundays from 17 December 8.30pm Channel 039

Set in Wales, this compelling 8 part series begins with the discovery of the body of Jan Richards in her home on a well-off suburban housing estate.

Jasper Jones

Saturday 30 December 8.30pm Channel 039

A riveting and moving Australian coming of age story about Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14. On the night that Jasper Jones, the town's mixed race outcast shows him the dead body of young Laura Wishheart, Charlie's life is changed forever.


Saturday 23 December 8.30pm Channel 039

Brimstone is an epic thriller set in America’s Old Mid west. Liz is a mute woman who lives with her husband and children. When the new preacher arrives in town, she immediately senses danger. As the film unfolds, we see how he tries to take everything she cares about away from her.

Into The Forest

Saturday 9 December 8.30pm Channel 039

A worldwide power outage sends the globe toward the brink of apocalypse, forcing two sisters living in their isolated house in the Canadian woods to adapt to their new reality in this stirring end-of-the-world thriller.

Beyond The Known World

Saturday 2 December 8.30pm Channel 039

Carl and Julie are an estranged couple whose teen daughter Eve has gone missing in India. Their search takes them from Auckland to New Delhi and the Himalayas, where culture clashes and old wounds frustrate their efforts.

This Giant Papier-Mâché Boulder Is Actually Really Heavy

Wednesday 15 November 8.30pm Channel 039

Three ordinary guys are thrust into a parallel world of an old Sci-Fi movie. Trapped in a low budget universe they must somehow fight their way home before it is too late.

Purple Rain

Friday 17 November 8.30pm Channel 039

A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise.

Crazy Heart

Friday 3 November 8.30pm Channel 039

A faded country music musician is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance that also inspires him.

The Banksy Job

Thursday 30 November 8.30pm Channel 039

The equally mysterious and notorious artist Banksy dominates tales from the world of street art, but in The Banksy Job, the spotlight shines on another character—the gritty, charismatic, and larger-than-life, AK47—an ex-porn star and acid rave promoter turned self-anointed ‘art terrorist.’

Toni Erdmann

Monday 27 November 8.30pm Channel 039

A look at the relationship between a laid-back father and his estranged daughter working for a German company in Romania. He feels that corporate life is not making her happy and he decides to turn up on her doorstep in Bucharest.


Series begins Sunday 19 November 8.30pm Channel 039

From multi award-winning screenwriter Paula Milne comes this striking and original drama. Focusing on life's major themes: the painful breakdown of relationships, love, loss, betrayal and passion; this gripping story centres on a 17-year-old boy, known only in the drama as HIM, who is caught in the limbo between childhood and adulthood.

Last Days In The Desert

Saturday 25 November 8.30pm Channel 039

An imagined chapter from Jesus' forty days of fasting and praying in the desert. On his way out of the wilderness, Jesus struggles with the Devil over the fate of a family in crisis.

The Red Turtle

Saturday 18 November 8.30pm Channel 039

A nameless man is washed up on a beach with bits of his broken boat. A crab crawls up his leg. When he goes to explore, the view pulls right back so all we see is a remote island while his cries ring out.

Personal Shopper

Saturday 4 November 8.30pm Channel 039

An haute couture clothes buyer and general dogsbody to an insufferable A-list celebrity, practising medium Maureen (Kristen Stewart) is haunted, in all senses, by the recent death of her twin brother.

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