Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|A Light in the Forest|
Actors: Lindsay Wagner, Danielle Nicolet, Christian Oliver, Martin Klebba, Edward Albert
Director: John Carl Buechler
Genres: Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Britta, the new kid at Highland High, has reason to rejoice this Christmas: her sadness has summond Holly Boy, the very spirit of the season, awakening him from the stony sleep imposed by the dark elf, King Otto. This sets... more »
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NOT related to the Conrad Richter novel
Diana Veneski | California | 05/31/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I teach eighth grade English. The Conrad Richter novel, The Light in the Forest, is a part of our eighth grade curriculum. I purchased this video on the assumption that it was an adaptation of that novel which is about a Caucasian boy who has been raised by Native Americans, and the story of his struggle to fit into the culture of his natural parents. Unfortunately, I did not look beyond the cover which pictures a boy who looks like he is dressed in the manner of a 1700's backwoodsman.
It would be helpful, since the title is identical to the Conrad Richter classic, if Amazon would make some prominent notation that this video is not in any way related to that novel.
A Really Fun Ensemble Cast
M. Morrison | Trenton, Maine United States | 02/13/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a really cute movie. One I enjoyed watching with my daughter. I am a Lindsay Wagner fan from way back and I also love Edward Albert. This would be the second time Mr. Albert and Christopher Khayman Lee have worked togther, well, sort of. Chris was Andros the Red Ranger on Power Rangers in Space and Mr. Albert portrayed Mr. Collins, father to Wes, the Red Time Force Ranger.
This movie was better than I had expected it to be. Sometimes when you put many actors and actresses together who haven't done anything in a while you usually get junk. Watching Ms. Wagner, always a pleasure, play the understanding and loving teacher was heart warming. Then seeing Chris play the spirit of the forest, an elf (many fans that I know have always wanted to see him with pointy ears), was both mildly comical, after watching him beat the baddies using martial arts in Power Rangers in Space and then to have him taking flight in this movie almost brought me to tears at the sheer campyness of the fairy folk scenes. the scenes in the "real world" were much better and so was the acting. Mr. Albert as King Otto was very over the top, but much better as Mr. Ridgewell.
All in all very enjoyable, especially if yoy have small children."
A Movie to Treasure
Forevergirl | 12/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I watched this movie and I wasn't sure what to expect. I kind of figured it might be a little campy - I wasn't sure if I'd like it. I watched it and I had a huge grin on my face for three days afterwards.
There is something so heartwarming about this movie and so - apart - from what the world is today. Yes, there is some campiness in it - but it is really a joyous movie, with dashing heroes, magic, bad guys - and NO rated-R blood and gore! HOW often do you see something like that?
The cast's performance - especially Christopher Khayman Lee - in this movie makes me smile out loud and maybe not find this world such a depressing, aggravating, selfish and angry place after all.
Bah Humbug go bye-bye, baby!"
A Light in the Forest
Elaine Pacheco | Goldendale, WA USA | 11/06/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I found this movie to be a very delightful, wonderful family christmas film. It touches on some real life feelings and emotions with a young girl. This movie shows the true spirit of christmas and is a must see, even if you don't have kids!"