Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Sean Bean, Claire Bouanich, Jim Broadbent, Robbie Coltrane, Emmanuel Curtil
Director: John Downer
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts, Television, Educational
Studio: Warner Home Video Release Date: 05/10/2005 Rating: Nr
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Donna W. (stringpluckers) from CEDAR LAKE, IN
Reviewed on 11/8/2011...
Enchanting cinematography follows lions and all their artistic maneuvers and frolics throughout this film. Dialog is cheeky and amusing, was fond especially of the Brit Isle accents of the lioness mum and ne'er do well outlaw lion Sean Bean. The animated mouth movements are convincing and aren't annoyingly fake. I screened this prior to making a gift of it for my 5 year old grandson, and don't really find anything within so inappropriate - there is a brief scene of sexuality between the lions, but nothing that would really warrant any attention and the violence seems well moderated though with a sensation of realism. All in all, a good family film, especially for those who like the feline family of wild animals.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Jeannette J. (Tsarien) from SAN JUAN, PR
Reviewed on 9/3/2008...
This movie is not for the really young crowd, but children that are older and interested in the workings of the natural world will love it(my 7-yr-old was totally THRILLED!).
The structure of the movie is a bit forced at times and the lip-synch... well, let me just say that it could use some re-editing.
Heidi H. (mom)
Reviewed on 12/6/2007...
Not all material in this movie is appropriate for children.
It is not really a children's movie.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Shame it hasn't received more attention
A.C. | Ottawa, Canada | 10/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was a bit skeptical about a film with live lions and a bunch of British actors doing the voice-overs. I was surprised at how well this A&E and BBC original film turned out! It's witty, clever and entertaining, even for an adult like me. Kate Winslet is truly enjoyable in the lead role. I hope she does more voice-overs in the near future."
An addition to your family library... with "Pride"
kinsmed | Tacoma | 06/27/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Not since "Born Free" has a movie given such breadth, such tension and hope. We are privileged to following the breathless perils of Suki and Linus, a precocious pair of lion cubs as they continually get in trouble with every conceivable danger surrounding them- they encounter enough adventures to fuel a series! As Suki grows, children learn to understand the process of their own development and the courage and curse of their own individuality.Seamless digital compositing provides a fascinating portrayal that is fun and engaging for adults, and yet compelling and educational for children.Boasting the vocal talents of Britain's finest personalities coupled with the majestic sweep of the African savannah, "Pride" will easily become a classic that parents will want to use to introduce their children to the beauty and drama of the wilder side of nature."
Unusual and satisfying
Susan Fong | Las Vegas, NV USA | 02/19/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Set in picturesque Africa, "Pride" is an engrossing coming of age tale about three spunky lion cubs and their relationship with their pride. The pride faces many dangers in the wild especially when a pair of marauding male lions invade their turf.
Majestically photographed, this movie intertwines footage of real lions, elephants, hyenas, etc. with sequences using domesticated animal "stand-ins" who can follow human direction. The amazing scenes of wild animals going about their business were recorded by the use of an ingenious "mini" camera on wheels which was operated by remote control. Two mini-cameras were used, one disguised as a rock and one hidden under a pile of artificial elephant dung.
In the fascinating behind-the-scenes featurette included in this DVD, you see the wild animals pawing and sniffing the moving rock/camera and dung/camera when first introduced. After awhile the animals' curiousity wears off and they relax and accept the camouflaged cameras as part of the natural landscape. The activities captured on film by the mini-cameras are so undisturbed and intimate that they feel voyeuristic. The viewer is drawn into the animals' consciousness.
The lions' nuanced voices are provided by a who's who of the British cinema which includes Dame Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Jim Broadbent, and other notable thespians. The dialogue spoken by the lions is by turns dramatic or suprisingly witty depending upon the situation. The action sequences are skillfully staged and quite suspenseful. They get your adrenaline flowing.
"Pride" is an unusual and satisfying production by the ever reliable BBC. It is appropriate for viewing by older children and adults. Well done!"