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The Black Stallion

Spine #765



Release:
Jul 14, 2015
$29.95

Number of Discs: 2

Specs
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Dolby Surround
  • English subtitles

The Black Stallion

Other Versions:

Blu-ray


Directed By: Carroll Ballard
Starring: Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Kelly Reno
Licensor: MGM Home Entertainment

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This remarkable adaptation of Walter Farley's classic children's novel by Carroll Ballard-in which an American boy is rescued after a shipwreck off the coast of North Africa by a seemingly untamable wild horse-is a cinematic tour de force. From the crystalline shores of a deserted island in the Arabian Sea to the green grass and dusty roads of 1930s suburban New York, Ballard and director of photography Caleb Deschanel create a film of consistent visual invention and purity, also featuring a winning supporting performance by Mickey Rooney as a retired jockey and a gorgeous score by Carmine Coppola.

Supplements
  • Five short films by Carroll Ballard, with introductions by the director: Pigs! (1965), The Perils of Priscilla (1969), Rodeo (1969), Seems Like Only Yesterday (1971), and Crystallization (1974)
  • New conversation between Ballard and film critic Scott Foundas
  • New interview with Deschanel
  • New piece featuring photographer Mary Ellen Mark discussing her images from the film's set
  • Trailer

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