Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2-DVD, Collector's Edition)

Director: Judy Irving  Rated: G: General Audiences
Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2-DVD,
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 23 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: New Video Group
  • 2-Disc Set
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Collectors Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Behind the Scenes
    • Music Video: "Ballad of the Brooklyn Parrots"
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
    • Featurette:
      1. "Urban Legends"
      2. "Origins of the Flock"
      3. "Special Homage to Connor"
      4. "Please Don't Feed the Birds"
      5. "Parrots Around the World"
    • Shorts:
      1. CALIFORNIA QUAIL
      2. CHRISTMAS AT THE BAIT SHOP
      3. 19 ARRESTS, NO CONVICTIONS
    • Bonus Footage:
      1. Mark Bittner's Home Movies
      2. Flock Updates
      3. Mark Bittner and Judy Irving Update

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Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 02/11/2005
"[An] affectionate film....By the end of the movie, you might even begin reconsidering your relationship with the animal kingdom and questioning the distance you put between yourself and nonhuman species."
Entertainment Weekly - 03/29/2005
"[I]n watching the birds and man with an affectionate, curious eye, the filmmaker builds a story of surprising emotional resonance."
Chicago Sun-Times - 04/01/2005
"Mark Bittner is calm, intelligent, confiding, wise and well-spoken. You would be happy to count him as your friend."
Sight and Sound - 01/01/2006
"A nature film-maker by trade, Irving films the birds at close quarters, and these vivid, characterful close-ups act like illustrations to the intimate backstory that Bittner assigns each parrot."

Product Description:

In a celebration of urban wildness comes this 2-disc collector's edition of one of the most heartwarming and beloved docs of all time, THE WILD PARROTS OF TELEGRAPH HILL.

This wonderful film tells the true story of a local bohemian, Mark Bittner and his remarkable relationship with a flock of wild red and green parrots. Following the ups-and-downs of these wild birds within the green nooks of San Francsico our endearing guide befriends, feeds and names the members of the flock. Among them are Connor, the lonely blue-crowned conure; Picasso and Sophie, an affectionate couple who love to cuddle; Pushkin, a single father who raises three babies on his own; and Mingus, a cherry-headed conure who tries to join the flock, but, hobbled by a crippled leg, comes to live with Mark Bittner in his house instead.

Packed with romance, comedy and a surprise ending that "makes you feel like you could fly out of the theater" (San Jose Mercury News), this special collector's edition includes a fully illustrated companion booklet with an excerpt from Mark Bittner's best selling book by the same name, as well as a bonus disc loaded with over 100 minutes of new material including updates on the San Francisco flock, Mark Bittner, and Judy Irving; a music video "Ballad of the Brooklyn Parrots;" outtakes; two new films by director Judy Irving plus much, much, more.

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Description by New Video Group:

In a celebration of urban wildness comes this 2-disc collector's edition of one of the most heartwarming and beloved docs of all time, THE WILD PARROTS OF TELEGRAPH HILL.
This wonderful film tells the true story of a local bohemian, Mark Bittner and his remarkable relationship with a flock of wild red and green parrots. Following the ups-and-downs of these wild birds within the green nooks of San Francsico our endearing guide befriends, feeds and names the members of the flock. Among them are Connor, the lonely blue-crowned conure; Picasso and Sophie, an affectionate couple who love to cuddle; Pushkin, a single father who raises three babies on his own; and Mingus, a cherry-headed conure who tries to join the flock, but, hobbled by a crippled leg, comes to live with Mark Bittner in his house instead.
Packed with romance, comedy and a surprise ending that "makes you feel like you could fly out of the theater" (San Jose Mercury News), this special collector's edition includes a fully illustrated companion booklet with an excerpt from Mark Bittner's best selling book by the same name, as well as a bonus disc loaded with over 100 minutes of new material including updates on the San Francisco flock, Mark Bittner, and Judy Irving; a music video "Ballad of the Brooklyn Parrots;" outtakes; two new films by director Judy Irving plus much, much, more.

Plot Keywords:

Animals | Documentary | Friends | Nature | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: FEBRUARY 11, 2005 (NY)

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