Black Beauty

Closed Capationed Starring: Sean Bean & David Thewlis Director: Caroline Thompson  Rated: G: General Audiences
Black Beauty
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: G
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 28 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1994
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Surround - English
    • Dolby Surround - French
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Interactive Features:
    • Scene Access
    • Interactive Menus

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

On wearing a harness with a bit: "If you'venever had one in your mouth you can't imagine what a shock it is!"
Black Beauty: "A story of trust and betrayal and learning to trust again."

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 08/11/1994
"...The film is stunningly beautiful and affecting..."
New York Times - 07/29/1994
"...Rapturously pretty and filled with surprising passion....Thewlis is an arresting, eerily authentic actor..."
Entertainment Weekly - 08/12/1994
"...The elegant cast works well and sincerely.... Girls will inevitably love all this..."
Los Angeles Times - 07/29/1994
"...BLACK BEAUTY is as simple and straightforward as its source....It is solid and dependable, and those qualities are no doubt rarer in films than they are in horses..."
Total Film - 12/01/2003
"...This story of a stallion's life never fails to entertain..."

Plot Synopsis:

Anna Sewell's classic 1877 novel comes to life, told from the point of view of Black Beauty himself -- who narrates the film.
Set in England, Black Beauty (who has a British accent) tells us the details surrounding his birth, his "colt-hood", and his perception of humans, since he has various owners throughout his life. While some of these proprietors are caring and compassionate, others prove to be cruel and crude to the vulnerable Beauty, often placing him in life-threatening situations -- which he may or may not survive...

Plot Keywords:

Adventure | Animals | Family (General) | Horses | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Color by Technicolor.
  • Additional cast: Docs Keepin Time (American Quarter Horse) as Black Beauty.
  • Rated BBFC U by the British Board of Film Classification.
  • Copyright 1994 Warner Bros.

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  • Sales Rank: 73,787
  • UPC: 085391440024
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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