30 years on from the Oscar-winning "Born Free", we return to the real-life story of Kenyan game warden George Adamson (Richard Harris). Well filmed and occasionally quite powerful, this movie is slightly let down by the DVD release.
You may wish to disagree, but some people prefer fullscreen pictures (not looking at any particular "Sunday Times" journalists here). That is the chosen format for this DVD, which is a shame as the film was shot in 2.35:1 letterbox ratio, and a lot of the scale is therefore lost. The quality of the picture is fine and as this is the only DVD release around, it will have to do for now.
The 2.0 sound mix is quite an atmospheric affair, with the sounds of the Kenyan game reserve filling the speakers with eerie noises.
Although the disc might not seem to offer many extra features, there is in fact quite a bit of background information if you look for it. The production notes are detailed, and the cast and crew biographies also yield interview comments from the actual shoot.
Ratio: 1.33:1 (fullscreen)
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0
Extra Features: Scene selection, production notes, cast and crew biographies, production quotes, gallery, trailer, animated menus.