Pride

Pride

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Director: John Downer

Cast: John Downer, Kate Winslet, Rupert Graves, Helen Mirren

     
 

Set against the awe-inspiring backdrop of East Africa, director John Downer's Pride utilizes real wildlife in detailing the communication methods of the animal kingdom. They may not be able to form actual words, but the complex sounds and actions of the animals featured in Pride enable them to tell their remarkable story from an entirely new perspective.See more details below

Overview

Set against the awe-inspiring backdrop of East Africa, director John Downer's Pride utilizes real wildlife in detailing the communication methods of the animal kingdom. They may not be able to form actual words, but the complex sounds and actions of the animals featured in Pride enable them to tell their remarkable story from an entirely new perspective. Despite young lion cub Suki's inability to come to grips with the demands of family life, a sudden moment of tragedy forces the youngster to fend for herself. When the law of the Serengeti comes smashing down on the innocent but courageous cub, Suki has no choice but to face her fate and accept both the good and the bad sides of nature's law -- no matter how harsh or unforgiving.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Tony Nigro
Owing as much to The Lion King as to Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, A&E's family adventure takes the Walking with Dinosaurs model a step further -- this film stars actual lions who speak with the help of some tasteful CGI. The story follows two cubs, Suki and Linus, who come to learn that, yes, it truly is a jungle out there. Under the care of their steadfast mother, Macheeba, the cubs enjoy carefree play and swear to stay together forever. As the circle of life continues, however, responsibility to the pride and, in Suki's case, wanderlust threatens to tear Suki and Linus further and further apart. Pride is the kind of movie that leaves you asking, "How'd they do that?" The answer, of course, is very carefully. Director John Downer and a team of trainers, who shot on location in Africa, elicit realistic, A-list performances from their animal cast, thanks to some groundbreaking techniques. Among these is the "boulder-cam," a device not unlike a hide-a-key that allows a remote-controlled camera disguised as a boulder to film the imperial felines from mere inches away. The presence of top-notch human voice talent doesn't hurt, either. The voice cast show pride in their work: Kate Winslet, Rupert Graves, and Helen Mirren are solid leads, while Jim Broadbent and Robbie Coltrane provide comic relief à la Statler and Waldorf of The Muppet Show -- and Sean Bean and John Hurt show up in choice villain roles. The result is like nothing you've seen or heard; and it's a compelling story for both children and adults to boot. (For those with cubs of their own: No animals were harmed during filming, but Pride does contain some scenes in which animals display their natural ferocity.)

Product Details

Release Date:
09/07/2004
UPC:
0794051192622
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
NR
Source:
Bbc Warner
Time:
1:30:00

Special Features

"Pride: Talking With Lions" making-of featurette; "Lions: Spy in the Den" wildlife special

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Pride [8:25]
2. Eve's Hunt [3:51]
3. Hunting Lesson [5:52]
4. Down to the River [7:40]
5. Linus and Suki Get Lost [6:39]
6. The One You Love [7:04]
7. Play [6:17]
8. Lack of Rain [8:09]
9. Suki Leaves Home [7:03]
10. Hyenas [11:36]
11. Suki Comes of Age [7:14]
12. Attack [8:38]

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