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Ring of Bright Water
Ring of Bright Water
Actors: Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna, Peter Jeffrey, Jameson Clark, Helena Gloag
Director: Jack Couffer
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family
G     2004     1hr 47min

Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna, the husband-and-wife team who starred alongside Elsa the Lion inBorn Free, now share the screen with Mij, a delightfully mischievous otter who'll enchant viewers of all ages in this brigh...  more »


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Actors: Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna, Peter Jeffrey, Jameson Clark, Helena Gloag
Director: Jack Couffer
Creators: Bill Travers, Wolfgang Suschitzky, Jack Couffer, Betty Botley, Edgar J. Scherick, Joseph Strick, Gavin Maxwell
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Comedy, Classics, Family Films
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 04/06/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 47min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
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Member Movie Reviews

Lori D. from OLNEY, MD
Reviewed on 12/23/2011...
Warning-This is NOT good for kids. It goes along happily like a family film and then the otter who you have fallen in love with it is abruptly killed. My daughter was upset about this film for many days.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Roberta H. (Robin1) from NEWMARKET, NH
Reviewed on 11/14/2009...
Good Movie. I agree with the previous reviewer as it is kind of like a documentary but a very sweet and cute story about the friendship between a man and an otter he aquires. Not a movie for young children because the end is quite sad so would not recommend it for children under 10 or 11 years old.
This copy has nothing wrong with it as a reviewer stated their copy did in 2008. It must be be a different copy as the inside of the case is fine and the dvd is in very good condition.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Gloria L. (Muveez) from CONCORD, NH
Reviewed on 12/11/2008...
1 concern, dvd is loose in it's case. It is tacked down w/some tape, on the back side. We loved it. It's a bit like a documentary. You'll fall in love!!
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Wonderful and Magical with Strong Caution......
Mindy Hersom | Brooklyn, NY United States | 02/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this movie when I was 7 years old and I never forgot it.Even at such a young age I could appreciate the humor and beauty of it. Theres just one thing, if you are buying it for a young child I would really reconsider. It had an overwhelming affect on me as a 7 year old to see Mij get killed.It was my first experience with death. I left the theater hystericaly crying,gave me nightmares and made me very fearful that people and animals I love would die. I had been looking for this movie for a long time and when I finally found it and watched it, it made me cry again,but now I can appreciate the end and how life goes on and the beauty in that.I think its a great movie but for older children (11 yrs old) and adults."
Otters and Scotland a good mix ;0)
Michael Love | Michigan, USA | 12/14/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Ring of bright water is a British film full of the images and sounds of the late 60's. It is a wonderful story about a writer (Graham) who acquires an orphaned and much out of place young otter named Mij (pronounced Midge). Graham decides to move and take Mij from the heart of London to a more natural setting, the coast of northwest Scotland. This story works on so many levels there is the relationship between Graham and Mij as each learns from the other about being friends. There is also the relationship between the two newcomers (Graham and Mij) and the locals. The film takes you through a whole roller coaster of emotions. This movie will make you laugh, smile and cry. The end of the movie almost verges on letting you decide how the film really ended. Hope and belief is a wondrous thing."
A Movie For Animal Lovers
Adria M. Moskowitz | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA | 12/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A middle-aged writer seeks solitude from his hectic London life, which he blames for his writer's block, to attempt his next novel. He settles down in a quaint cottage near the water in a town so small that someone from the street will run one of the local shops if the proprietor becomes ill. A young orphaned otter, Mitch, stumbles into his life and helps him learn the true meaning of unconditional love, teaching him how to communicate and reach out to other people. Together they develop a closeness with the town's veterinarian and her dog, Mitch's best friend. The movie has a sad ending which will melt anyone's heart; yet it tells us that as long as life exists, there is always hope and happiness since life is not a start-stop function, but the circularity of a cycle."