Born Free / Living Free details
|Starring:||Susan Hampshire, Nigel Davenport, Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna, Geoffrey Keen|
|Directors:||Jack Couffer, Jack Hill|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
Born Free / Living Free
|Run time:||3 hours 24 minutes|
|Rental release:||12 Jan 2004|
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A magical family film, and a true storyBy a customer from london uk , 12 Dec 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]a lovely film, which still works its charms after all this time - based on a completely true story - the raising of Elsa the orphan lioness cub, and the attempt to return her to the wild- Africa is the other star, with the landscape and the people portrayed in the warmest light, and the film is both funny and poignant. One for any family.
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born free foundation birth must watch get your hankies outBy DiamondKaz (5 reviews) , 24 Jun 2013tear jerker for sure. loved it as a child and loved it these many years later too. Thank god Virginia went on to build the born free foundation
Love itBy a customer , 03 Jul 2012Seen this many times before and if your an animal lover you will enjoy it. Always a pleasure to watch this film and makes you feel warm inside.
freely goodBy a customer from Huntly,Scotland , 15 Dec 2010This classic film and sequel are timeless classics. The story is enduring and ageless, then scenery beautiful and the simple love story wonderfully filmed. The soundtracks are great too.
I would highly reccomend these films to any animal lovers out there.
WonderfulBy 8Katie88 (26 reviews) from York , 02 Feb 2010The first film, Born Free, is going to go down as one of my favourite films of all time. The relationships were believable (both between Joy and Elsa the lion, and Joy with her husband) and every emotion felt real. By the end I felt as though Elsa was a family pet lion I had lost, I was so immersed in the story.The second film I think lost something by a change of cast. The story was still lovely, but the couple lacked the authenticity of Virginia and Bill in Born Free. In Living Free Joy wore so much makeup she looked like she had just stepped out of a Hollywood film, and the husband did not come across as very likable. I would watch Born Free a hundred times, but the only thing which kept me glued to the sequel was the need to find out what would happen to Elsa's (who I loved from Born) cubs.
born freeBy a customer from Wrexham , 08 Nov 2009a really nice kind of fairytale story