Never Cry Wolf

Never Cry Wolf

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Director: Carroll Ballard, Charles Martin Smith, Brian Dennehy, Zachary Ittimangnaq

Cast: Carroll Ballard, Charles Martin Smith, Brian Dennehy, Zachary Ittimangnaq

     
 

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This DVD of Carroll Ballard's beautifully photographed adventure story Never Cry Wolf boasts a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The film has never looked better on home video. An English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. Spanish and French soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital

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This DVD of Carroll Ballard's beautifully photographed adventure story Never Cry Wolf boasts a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The film has never looked better on home video. An English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. Spanish and French soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. French subtitles are accessible. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but fans of the film will not be disappointed with the first-rate picture quality.

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Adapted from an autobiographical novel by Farley Mowat, Never Cry Wolf was director Carroll Ballard's worthy follow-up to his superb and much-loved The Black Stallion. Both pictures (as well as his later Fly Away Home) feature animals in central roles, as the communion between the human and animal worlds is a significant aspect of Ballard's films. Wolf's protagonist, wonderfully played by the reliable character actor Charles Martin Smith, learns more about himself as he enters the flow of his rugged surroundings and the family of wolves that he observes. It sounds romantic, but Ballard never sidesteps the ugliness of nature or the discomfort of loneliness. The result is a quirky, deceptively simple meditation on life. Shot on location in Alaska and the Yukon Territory, the film is as striking as Ballard's Black Stallion. Hiro Narita's clear, rich cinematography is marvelous, and the film's evocative, realistic sound was nominated for an Academy Award.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/07/2004
UPC:
0786936240825
Original Release:
1983
Rating:
PG
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:45:00
Sales rank:
7,113

Special Features

Closed Caption; French- and Spanish-language tracks; French subtitles

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charles Martin Smith Tyler
Brian Dennehy Rosie
Zachary Ittimangnaq Ootek
Samson Jorah Mike
Hugh Webster Drunk
Martha Ittimangnaq Ootek's wife
Tom Dahlgren Hunter No. 1
Walker Stuart Hunter No. 2

Technical Credits
Carroll Ballard Director
Lewis M. Allen Producer
Michael Chandler Editor
Jack C. Couffer Producer
Sam Hamm Screenwriter
Curtis Hanson Screenwriter
Mark Isham Score Composer
Richard Kletter Screenwriter
Ron Miller Producer
Graeme Murray Art Director
Hiro Narita Cinematographer
Peter Parasheles Editor
Alan Splet Sound/Sound Designer
Joseph Strick Producer
Walker Stuart Producer
Ian Thomas Production Designer
John Thomas Special Effects

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title [15:54]
2. The Arrival [9:33]
3. New Neighbor [8:50]
4. In Pursuit of Phantoms [9:14]
5. George and Angeline [9:49]
6. Company [17:31]
7. Feel Wonder [7:22]
8. Naked Prey [7:54]
9. Hunting Party [10:20]
10. Survival of the Fittest [2:24]
11. Turning Away [4:00]
12. End Credits [2:17]

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Never Cry Wolf 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a timeless classic that the whole family can enjoy. I first saw this years ago when it first came out and now that I have children of my own who love animals I had to show it to them. There is plenty of comedy yet the message of responsibility to the environment really comes accross. Don't miss this movie!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie for its artistic quality. The music is moving and the background is enchanting. It also helps that there's great acting involved :-) Wonderful to watch again and again!
BarreMike More than 1 year ago
I saw this movie in 1983 thought it was the best movie I've ever saw. I recently watched it again,on T.V. after looking for it on a DVD. I plan on buying this movie ASAP. Highly reccommend. If you like Alaska, you'll love this movie!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I rarely see a film more than once and I rarely buy a movie. I bought this one after seeing it five times. It has humor, drama, adventure, beautiful photography and great sound...plus a message.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this film when it was origianlly released in theatres. It is beautifully shot with a grittyness that allows you to show the simplistic beauty of the subject matter. The main character's trials and tribulations are fascinating and entertaining and it explores a part of the world rarely seen in modern films. I recommend it for all families who have a nature lover within their midst. The book is also a modern classic
Anonymous More than 1 year ago