PR: Watership Down Deluxe Edition on October 7 from Warner Home Video
An animation classic from the novel that enthralled the world…
Watership Down Deluxe Edition
October 7 from Warner Home Video
Burbank, Calif, June 23, 2008 – On October 7, Warner Home Video will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the classic fantasy film favorite with the DVD debut of Watership Down Deluxe Edition. Adapted from British author Richard Adam’s first and best-selling novel, Watership Down, set near Adams’ boyhood home of Hampshire, England, is based on stories the author would tell his children to pass the time on family trips. Never out of print, the novel was declared by Penguin Books in 1985 to be their second best-selling novel of all time (the first being “Animal Farm”) and went on to win the United Kingdom’s Carnegie Medal for outstanding children’s literature.
This animated film adaptation is a thrilling allegorical adventure that celebrates traditional values of loyalty, courage and spirit, with a voice cast of well-known British actors such as John Hurt, Richard Briers, Harry Andrews, Simon Cadell, Nigel Hawthorne and Roy Kinnear. The featured song “Bright Eyes” was sung by Art Garfunkel and later released as a single. Watership Down Deluxe Edition will sell for $19.97 SRP. Orders are due September 2.
Nestled among the rolling hills and peaceful meadows of England lives a community of rabbits. When their warren is threatened, a small group of brave rabbits illegally escapes into the unknown countryside in search of a safer home. Led by the visionary Fiver, the courageous Bigwig, the clever Blackberry, and the honorable Hazel, they embark on a danger-filled journey, where they must use their strength and cunning to survive, while pursuing their dream.
Watership Down: A Conversation with the Filmmakers — Featurette with producer/director Martin Rosen and editor Terry Rawlings
Defining a Style — Featurette discussing the creation of Watership Down
WATERSHIP DOWN DELUXE EDITION
Catalog #: 1000035878
Feature Running Time: 101 minutes — Rated: PG
16×9 Widescreen, Color
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