Ring of Bright Water

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Overview

This acclaimed family film, featuring Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna (the husband and wife stars of Born Free) gets a simple presentation for its release on DVD. Ring of Bright Water has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.66:1; the image has also been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The dialogue is in English, with no multiple-language options included. The film's original trailer appears as a bonus.
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Overview

This acclaimed family film, featuring Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna (the husband and wife stars of Born Free) gets a simple presentation for its release on DVD. Ring of Bright Water has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.66:1; the image has also been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The dialogue is in English, with no multiple-language options included. The film's original trailer appears as a bonus.
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Special Features

Widescreen presentation (1.66:1) enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs; Theatrical trailer
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Although animals had been a mainstay of many Disney live action films, there was a spate of animal films (such as Born Free) from other studios in the late 1960s and 1970s. Ring of Bright Water has as its real star a very likeable and entertaining otter, and his antics are a delight. The movie does drag a little bit and doesn't dig deeply into its characters; Graham's "I'm bored with and wasting my life" excuse at the start of the film is not convincing enough, and there's no exploration of exactly why this man develops such a strong (and potentially disturbing) bond with this otter or of what it really means to him to leave his secure life and become a beachcomber. Nor is the character of Mary given much inner life, and the supporting roles are so small as to defy in depth characterization. However, the story itself is irresistible, and the often gorgeous scenery is a treat; the shots of the sun making a dazzling diamond of the sea are simply glorious. And there's always Mij the otter, grunting, slipping, and swimming with an infectious joy. Parents, however, should be warned that his death may disturb young viewers. Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna followed Ring with the vastly inferior An Elephant Called Slowly.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/24/2000
  • UPC: 013131118292
  • Original Release: 1969
  • Rating:

  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Aspect Ratio: Vistavision (1.66:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:47:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bill Travers Graham Merrill
Virginia McKenna Mary MacKenzie
Peter Jeffrey Colin Clifford, Colin Wilcox
Roddy McMillan Bus Driver
Jameson Clark Storekeeper
Jean Taylor-Smith Mrs. Sarah Chambers
Helena Gloag Mrs. Flora Elrich
W.H.D. Joss Lighthouse Keeper
Archie Duncan Road Mender
Kevin Collins Fisherman
John Young Guard
James Gibson Sleeping Car Attendant
Michael O'Halloran Herman
Philip McCall Frank
Christopher Benjamin Fishmonger
Philippa Gail Pet Stall Girl
June C. Ellis Barmaid
Tommy Godfrey Ticket Seller
Philip Morant
Technical Credits
Jack C. Couffer Director, Screenwriter
Charles Lamont Director
Tom Beecham Consultant/advisor
Mabel Beecham Consultant/advisor
Betty Botley Songwriter
Frank Cordell Score Composer, Songwriter, Musical Direction/Supervision
Ernie Farrer Costumes/Costume Designer
Terry Lens Production Designer
Reginald Mills Editor
Ken Ryan Art Director
Edgar J. Scherick Executive Producer
Catherine Shirley Makeup
Joseph Strick Producer
Wolfgang Suschitzky Cinematographer
Bill Travers Screenwriter
Hubert Wells Consultant/advisor
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Scene Index

Side #1
0. Chapter Selection
1. Opening Credits/Life Expectancy [4:23]
2. Chance Meeting [3:34]
3. Home Sweet Home [10:01]
4. Escaping The Rat Race [9:08]
5. A Cottage By The Sea [5:28]
6. The Doctor Is In [6:19]
7. Minor Repairs [2:34]
8. A Perfect Place [4:13]
9. Wild-Goose Chase [5:37]
10. Johnny [3:52]
11. The Telegram [:53]
12. Shark Steaks [3:22]
13. A New Friend [12:44]
14. The Search [1:40]
15. A Birthday Present [7:37]
16. Winter Games [5:46]
17. The Business Trip [1:56]
18. Danger In The Ditch [5:04]
19. Sad Homecoming [1:18]
20. The Discovery [2:52]
21. Inspiration/End Credits [5:24]
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Menu

Side #1
   Theatrical Trailer
   Play
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Special Otter--Great for Adults & Children

    The photography is outstanding of real life experiences of otter and its owner. There are funny situations and serious problems that occur in their relationships---owner and his otter. If you are an adult, please share this cd with any young people you know. Be aware that there is part that will need an explanation about how some adults view otters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Whatwhatwhatwhatwhat!

    Precious, dear, and expanding--regarding our thoughts and relationships with God's little creatures.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2010

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