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The Black Stallion G

From the moment he first saw the stallion, he knew it would either destroy him, or carry him where no one had ever been before…
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: G
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 58 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: September 30, 1997
  • Originally Released: 1979
  • Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono - French
    • Dolby Digital Mono - Spanish
    • Dolby Surround - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , , &
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Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by , &
Composition by
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Director of Photography:
Executive Production by

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1979 - Best Sound

Entertainment Reviews:

Fresh89%

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Total Count: 28

Upright83%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 32,450
Rating: 2.5/5 -- The director, Carroll Ballard, and the cinematographer, Caleb Deschanel, have captured so many lavishly beautiful images that the cumulative effect is one of repetition.
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Rating: 8/10 -- Children of all ages can appreciate its simple, dialogue-light storytelling, while adults will relish it as ... a breathtaking piece of filmmaking. Full Review
Under the Radar
Jul 21, 2015
Rating: 3/4 -- The first half of the picture, set on the desert island, is magnificent, lightly invoking the eerie stillness and spiritual ambience of Australian efforts like Walkabout and Picnic at Hanging Rock. The second part is far more conventional. Full Review
Creative Loafing
Jul 22, 2015
Rating: 5/5 -- Breathtakingly beautiful, truly magical movie. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Dec 28, 2010
Ballard's sumptuous images exist only to distract from his rather conventional failings of craftsmanship. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Dec 11, 2007
Special effects, explosions, or CGI: none of these come close to a horse in full flight for pure excitement. Full Review
The Tyee (British Columbia)
Aug 24, 2017
It does what the middle section of Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life' does too: It makes us kids again in the sense that everything we see feels rich, thrilling and most of all new. Full Review
Metro
Jul 31, 2015

Product Description:

Acclaimed cinematographer Carroll Ballard steps into the director's chair with THE BLACK STALLION, a visually stunning adaptation of Walter Farley's classic novel about the adventures of a young boy and his love for a black, Arabian stallion. When Alec (Kelly Reno) washes upon the shore of a deserted island after a terrible shipwreck, he soon discovers that he isn't the only survivor. A wild Arabian stallion managed to reach the island as well, giving Alec a new reason to live. Gradually, Alec wins the stallion's trust, instigating a relationship that will change both of them forever. When Alec is finally discovered, he convinces his mother to let the stallion live in the backyard, and after meeting Henry Dailey (Mickey Rooney), a thrilling final chapter is introduced, one in which Alec and the stallion begin to train for a racing championship, making their bond even stronger.
Ballard's film, tautly edited by Robert Dalva and lushly photographed by Caleb Deschanel, has become one of the pinnacle achievements of family entertainment. Intelligent, simplistic, moving, and inspiring, it is a brilliant example of cinema's ability to be effective without relying on dialogue to tell the story. Featuring a standout performance by Rooney as the horse trainer.

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 3,018
  • UPC: 027616626998
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