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A group of rabbits flee their doomed warren and face many dangers to find and protect their new home.
Much like Richard Adams's wonderful novel, this animated tale of wandering rabbits is not meant for small children. It is, however, rich storytelling, populated with very real individuals inhabiting a very real world. The animation is problematic, sometimes appearing out of proportion or just subpar; but it seems to stem from an attempt at realism, something distinguishing the film's characters from previous, cutesy, animated animals. A band of rabbits illegally leave their warren after a prophecy of doom from a runt named Fiver (Richard Briers). In search of a place safe from humans and predators, they face all kinds of dangers, including a warren that has made a sick bargain with humankind, and a warren that is basically a fascist state. Allegories aside, Down is engaging and satisfying, and pulls off the same amazing trick that the novel did--you'll forget that this is a story about rabbits. --Keith Simanton
There are great movies that defy conventionalism and this is one of them. Hauntingly beautiful and unforgettable. Read morePublished 2 days ago by joetahoe
I bought this for my kid's birthday. He opened it, I told him how much I loved this movie when I was growing up. We went to watch it and it does not play in this region. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Daniel Kershner
One of the best adaptations of a novel ever! I can't tell you how many horrible adaptations have been put out there, but this one holds up. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Rachel Sanyal
I would probably love it but, it is an import. The blue ray disk will not play on my u.s. player. I went to to best buy and got it and it worked. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Glen stiner
Read the book. Ignore the film. There should be a way to give a negative star, as in don't waste your time.Published 21 days ago by dglazier55
Classic! Love sharing with new generation. It is not for very young children but my 8 and 9 year old boys loved it. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Amazon Customer
Uhhhh... where to start. looking at this movie, i wonder if the director read the book. this was just so bad. Read morePublished 29 days ago by William A. Barbieri
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|What makes this DVD a Deluxe Edition||
From what I gathered reading other websites, the "Deluxe Edition" has better picture quality and also includes new features: Two commentaries and a storyboard-to-screen comparison.
Jan 14, 2009 by James S. Pratt | See all 7 posts
Warner Bros is waiting to see if the animated version of Lord of the Rings does well before they blu-ray other animations. Doesn't make a lot of sense to me...
Jun 3, 2010 by Jerome Bush | See all 3 posts
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It's a shame but I believe the DVD of this film has been put on moratorium (possibly to build interest in a 30th anniversary edition). You could always buy one in the cheap VHS format to tide you over until the DVD is re-released.
May 2, 2007 by Gibby | See all 5 posts
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Both John Hurt (Hazel) and Zero Mostel (Kehar) did voices in the original animated version of the movie.
Mar 11, 2014 by M. Ryan Fink | See all 2 posts