- Number of Discs: 3
- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 4 hours
- Video: Color
- Released: December 11, 2007
- Originally Released: 1994
- Label: Paramount
- 3-Disc Set
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
Performers, Cast and Crew:
LASSIE: Lassie, the famous collie, returns in director Daniel Petrie's updated feature-length family adventure. Baltimore living hasn't agreed with Steve Turner (Jon Tenney). He's been having job trouble for months, and now he's fed up with the filth and crime. So he and his family move to his deceased wife's ancestral family farm in Virginia's lush Shenandoah Valley, population 148. Driving through the countryside, Steve and his new wife, Laura (Helen Slater), stop at the scene of a car accident where they discover a beautiful, newly orphaned collie that they name Lassie. Without hesitation, Lassie (a descendant of the original Lassie of television fame) adopts the Turner family, transforming their son, Matt (Thomas Guiry), from an MTV generation butthead into a sensitive explorer of unspoiled farmland. Matt and his little sister, Jennifer (Brittany Boyd), have trouble adjusting to their new rural hometown but with Lassie's help they soon discover the beautiful secrets of their farm and even begin to repair the tense relationship with their new stepmother. Lassie also helps Matt to romance April (Michelle Williams, in her film debut), a young local girl. All is well until Steve has a run-in with Sam Garland (Frederic Forrest), an ornery sheep-ranching neighbor who is determined to make Turner family life miserable. Lassie and the Turners unite to fight the corrupt Garland empire in this rousing and fun-loving adventure.
ANDRE: Maine animal lover and harbor master Harry Whitney (Keith Carridine) lives in an intolerant seaside community where he is frowned upon for having a house full of injured animals which he cares for, and where his youngest daughter, Toni (Tina Majorino), is considered an outcast in her grade school. When they take in a seal--lost and separated from his brood--and name it Andre, Harry and Tony nurse the personable creature back to health. Soon they discover that the animal has changed their lives as much as they've changed his. Unfortunately, a certain member of the town has a particular dislike for seals and will do his best to see that Andre is sent far, far away.
BLACK BEAUTY: Based on Anna Sewell's 1877 novel about the love shared between a young boy and his colt. The two are parted, but eventually find one another after Black Beauty passes between many owners.