Watership Down

Watership Down

DVD - 2015
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A faithful big-screen adaptation of Richard Adams's classic British dystopian novel about a community of rabbits seeking safety and happiness after their warren comes under terrible threat.
Publisher: [S.I.] [s.n.] [2015],c2015
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 fold-out insert
Edition: DVD special edition
Credits: Music composed and arranged by Angela Morley ; musical director, Marcus Dods ; incidental music by Malcolm Williamson ; "Bright eyes" composed by Mike Batt, sung by Art Garfunkel ; edited by Terry Rawlings ; animation supervisor, Philip Duncan ; animation director, Tony Guy.
Performers: John Hurt, Richard Briers, Michael Graham-Cox, John Bennett, Ralph Richardson, Simon Cadell, Terence Rigby, Roy Kinnear, Richard O'Callaghan, Denholm Elliott, Lyn Farleigh, Mary Maddox, Zero Mostel, Harry Andrews, Hannah Gordon, Nigel Hawthorn, Clifton Jones, Derek Griffiths, Michael Hordern, Joss Ackland, Michelle Price.
Audience: Rating: PG
Language Note: Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing
ISBN: 9781604659566
UPC: 715515137218
Call Number: DVD W
Alternative Title: Richard Adams's Watership down


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Jun 08, 2018

I think the fact that a lot of people that I've asked about this movie said that they were terrified. At the same time, they were children when they first saw it. I think the fact my fear outweighed what I actually saw. Yes, there is some very bloody, and at times disturbing imagery, but compared to some things on screen these days, it's along 6/10.

I liked the movie, but it's not one I am not going to pick up ever again.

Jul 28, 2017

I Loved This Movie So Much And I Enjoy The Bunnies And I Love The Art Of The Movie And Some Of It Is Really Sad And I Almost Cried When I Saw This But Most Of THE People Should See This Great Movie And It IS By Guillermo Del Toro And I Really Liked This Guy

Jun 02, 2017

WATERSHIP DOWN is a simple adventure story about a group of rabbits seeking a new place to call home -- simple, that is, until you see that it's part political allegory and part POW escape thriller, woven together with a trickster creation myth and the kind of death-haunted theology one could imagine in the lives of a prey species at the mercy of a world of predators.

Is this a kids' movie? Sure, for thoughtful, older kids who won't be freaked out by seeing some of life's harsher realities on the screen.

May 31, 2017

If you like films about fluffy bunnies, but thought they needed more fascist dictators, you will love this movie. This is a superb film, with especially good voice work by the late John Hurt and Zero Mostel, but be prepared for some nightmare fuel.

May 30, 2017

A beautifully realized animation, Watership Down ultimately works because it doesn't dilute the violence and drama of Adams' book with a rose-tinted lens.

Jul 13, 2016

To echo other comments, this is not meant for young children, so parents do your due diligence. Based on Richard Adams's cult novel about anthropomorphic rabbits, this is the rare non-Disney animated film of the period that aims for a more mature (not "Fritz the Cat" mature though) audience. The animation is excellent and has some similarities with the animated "Hobbit," which was from the same period. John Hurt, Ralph Richardson, Zero Mostel, and Denholm Elliott are amog the voices. This special edition includes an appreciation by director Guillermo del Toro.

Feb 01, 2016

I think everyone should know if you didn't read the book this is NOT a kids movie.

dancie00 Nov 29, 2015

I think this is for older children and up . I enjoyed it saw it twice my 19 year old son enjoyed it. there is blood, and violence not for young children, thinking this is a cute bunny film.

Jul 22, 2015

A softly told story of rabits trying to make it on their own. The story starts off almost right away. The bird Kehaar is hilarious. The characters despite being in watercolors are vivid and animated. The ending is quite bloody so you do need to pay attention when it says "animation for adults" Adults would appreciate it better anyhow. However I would probably say 12 and up is fine to watch this. (I base that age on the fact they allow that age to play video games like Deadpool, Far Cry etc that are ONLY about killing and no one has an issue with those)

Jun 22, 2015

An entertaining and suspenseful - and sometimes sad - children's film that adults can also enjoy.

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Jun 08, 2018

BlueBee8279 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

Nov 27, 2017

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Aug 22, 2014

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Jun 02, 2014

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Nov 29, 2012

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Sep 05, 2016

Violence: Quite violent for a "kids" movie

Nov 29, 2012

Violence: has some very violent parts, it also shows blood. my little sister watched this with me and she couldn't sleep without mom for a week and she is still scared of rabbits!

Oct 09, 2011

Violence: It's fairly bloody and violent for an animated movie about fluffy bunnies.


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