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Black Beauty
- Jim Carter

Overview - This fifth feature adaptation of Anna Sewell's classic 1877 novel comes to life, told from the point of view of Black Beauty himself -- who narrates the film. Set in England, Black Beauty (who has a British accent) tells us the details surrounding his birth, his "colt-hood", and his perception of humans, since he has various owners throughout his life.  Read more...

 
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Overview

This fifth feature adaptation of Anna Sewell's classic 1877 novel comes to life, told from the point of view of Black Beauty himself -- who narrates the film. Set in England, Black Beauty (who has a British accent) tells us the details surrounding his birth, his "colt-hood", and his perception of humans, since he has various owners throughout his life. While some of these proprietors are caring and compassionate, others prove to be cruel and crude to the vulnerable Beauty, often placing him in life-threatening situations--which he may or may not survive.

Cast List

Sean Bean - English actor, LORD OF THE RINGS, THE ISLAND
Andrew Knott - British Child Actor
Caroline Thompson - American Screenwriter
Caroline W. Thompson - American Screenwriter
David Thewlis - British Actor

 
Details
    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-Ray
  • Run Time: 88
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 883929400249
  • Genre: Family
  • Rating: G (MPAA)
  • Release Date: June 2014

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Movies > Action/Adventure

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Adventure
Animals
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Family (General)
Horses

 
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Synopsis:
Anna Sewell's classic 1877 novel comes to life, told from the point of view of Black Beauty himself -- who narrates the film. Set in England, Black Beauty (who has a British accent) tells us the details surrounding his birth, his "colt-hood", and his perception of humans, since he has various owners throughout his life. While some of these proprietors are caring and compassionate, others prove to be cruel and crude to the vulnerable Beauty, often placing him in life-threatening situations -- which he may or may not survive...

Notes:
Color by Technicolor. Additional cast: Docs Keepin Time (American Quarter Horse) as Black Beauty. Rated BBFC U by the British Board of Film Classification. Copyright 1994 Warner Bros.

Reviews:
"...The film is stunningly beautiful and affecting..." - 08/11/1994 Rolling Stone, p.63


"...Rapturously pretty and filled with surprising passion....Thewlis is an arresting, eerily authentic actor..." - 07/29/1994 New York Times, p.C29


"...The elegant cast works well and sincerely.... Girls will inevitably love all this..." - 08/12/1994 Entertainment Weekly, p.38


"...BLACK BEAUTY is as simple and straightforward as its source....It is solid and dependable, and those qualities are no doubt rarer in films than they are in horses..." - 07/29/1994 Los Angeles Times, p.F1


"...This story of a stallion's life never fails to entertain..." - 12/01/2003 Total Film, p.133

 
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