The Whale

Overview

Michael Parfit and Suzanne Chisholm revisit the captivating subject of their 2007 documentary Saving Luna -- which told the story of a baby orca named Luna who befriended humans after being separated from his family -- in this re-edit/expansion narrated by Ryan Reynolds. Left alone in the vast ocean, Luna became a local celebrity on Vancouver Island when he began befriending humans near Nootka Sound. But while some locals -- such as a cook, a fisheries officer, and a local grandmother -- became something of a ...
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Overview

Michael Parfit and Suzanne Chisholm revisit the captivating subject of their 2007 documentary Saving Luna -- which told the story of a baby orca named Luna who befriended humans after being separated from his family -- in this re-edit/expansion narrated by Ryan Reynolds. Left alone in the vast ocean, Luna became a local celebrity on Vancouver Island when he began befriending humans near Nootka Sound. But while some locals -- such as a cook, a fisheries officer, and a local grandmother -- became something of a surrogate family for Luna, others argued that human contact could do irreparable damage to the orca. Meanwhile, filmmakers Parfit and Chisholm gradually begin to transcend their roles as documentarians upon deciding to play an active role in helping decide Luna's fate, rather than just covering the story for Smithsonian as they originally set out to do.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Deleted scenes; Luna's birth drama; Exclusive interviews about Luna's family; Four "songs for Luna: music music videos; Saving Luna trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/4/2012
  • UPC: 767685281055
  • Original Release: 2011
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Video Group
  • Region Code: 1
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:25:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 45,088

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ryan Reynolds Voice Only
Technical Credits
Suzanne Chisholm Director, Executive Producer, Producer
Michael Parfit Director, Editor, Screenwriter
Eric Desatnik Executive Producer
Scarlett Johansson Executive Producer
David Parfit Score Composer
Ryan Reynolds Executive Producer
Tobin Stokes Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Whale
1. Chapter 1 [:06]
2. Chapter 2 [7:25]
3. Chapter 3 [6:26]
4. Chapter 4 [7:07]
5. Chapter 5 [7:02]
6. Chapter 6 [7:20]
7. Chapter 7 [6:25]
8. Chapter 8 [6:52]
9. Chapter 9 [6:25]
10. Chapter 10 [7:54]
11. Chapter 11 [7:49]
12. Chapter 12 [5:27]
13. Chapter 13 [2:44]
14. Chapter 14 [4:08]
15. Chapter 15 [1:52]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Whale
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
      Opening Credits
      An Intelligent Being
      An Amazing Thing
      Historic Times
      Taking It Seriously?
      It Was Mayhem!
      A Decision Made
      The Time Came
      We Did It!
      Luna and Kayak
      Storm Warning
      Dancing in the Sky
   Extras
      Discovering Luna's Family
      Luna's Birth Drama
      Deleted Scenes
      Respecting Whales
      Saving Luna Trailer
      The Whale Trailer
      Play All
   Songs for Luna
      Your Friend - Catherine Kinsman
         Play Music Video
      Tsuxiit - Islands
         Play Music Video
      Luna, the Lonely Whale - Miracle Beach Elementary School
         Play Music Video
      Spirit of the Old - Quoia
         Play Music Video
   Subtitles
   The Whale: Chapters
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