Water Horse: Legend of the Deep

Etel, Alex

SKU: 043396238589

UPC 043396238589
Release Date 2008-04-08
Studio Sony Pictures Home
Discs 1
Length 112
Format Color
Synopsis [T]he film consistently evokes an authentic sense of time and place and features remarkable computer-generated graphics work...Based on the novel by BABE author Dick King-Smith, THE WATER HORSE: LEGEND OF THE DEEP is set in Scotland during World War II, and focuses on Angus (Alex Etel), a young boy who discovers an unusual egg at Loch Ness. When the egg hatches to reveal a dinosaur-like creature, Angus finds that he has a unique pet--a mythical water horse, which he names Crusoe. Complicating matters are Crusoe's fast growth rate and soldiers stationed near the lake, factors that make it very tricky to keep the friendly beastie a secret. A thoroughly likable family film directed by Jay Russell (TUCK EVERLASTING), THE WATER HORSE provides an intriguing spin on the classic boy-and-his-dog tale. While Etel, who won over audiences in MILLIONS, ably carries the movie, he is supported by a topnotch ensemble that includes Emily Watson as his mother, newcomer Priyanka Xi as his sister, and Ben Chaplin as a good-natured handyman. Primarily sharing the screen with Etel, however, is the Loch Ness Monster-in-the-making, which is wonderfully rendered by Weta, the company behind the digital effects for THE LORD OF THE RINGS films. Both cute and--in his larger state--intimidating, Crusoe strikes up a surprisingly believable relationship with Angus, providing the heart of this beautifully photographed story.An enchanting tale of friendship and evolving relationships, THE WATER HORSE: LEGEND OF THE DEEP engagingly grafts coming-of-age movie chestnuts onto Scottish folklore.[A]lthough it has some whizzy special effects, it's a pleasingly old-fashioned tale....The depiction of wartime rural Scotland is beautifully drawn.3 stars out of 5 -- [A]s family friendly fairy tales go, it's charming...
Cast Robert Bernstein (Producer)
Barrie M. Osbourne (Producer)
Dick King-Smith (Source Writer)
Ben Chaplin (Star)
Robert Nelson Jacobs (Screenwriter)
Alex Etel (Star)
Douglas Rae (Producer)
James Newton Howard (Composer)
Brian Cox (Star)
Charlie Lyons (Producer)
Emily Watson (Star)
Oliver Stapleton (Director of Photography)
Jay Russell (Director)
David Morrissey (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.39 Full Frame - 1.33 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai Subtitles - English, French, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai - Optional
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Family
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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