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Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud     Starring: Everett McGill
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40206010
UPC: 024543068464
UPC 14: 00024543068464
Sales Rank: 3310
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Set 80,000 years ago, this accomplished "cinematic spectacle" (New York Magazine) follows the lives of four tribes of early man-each with their own customs and stages of development. As they all face perilous terrain, human rivals and savage predators, one peaceful tribe searches for the element that will bring comfort and safety to all of mankind: fire. While celebrating human drama, this stunning film, shot on location in Scotland, Iceland, Canada and Kenya, also offers fascinating insights into prehistoric man's survival.
Editor's Note
During the Ice Age, the fire used by a clan of cavemen is extinguished during a battle. Subsequently, three members leave in search of new embers to renew their flame. This journey proves to be more event-filled than expected, however; for example, they rescue a young cavewoman from cannibalistic savages and she leads them to her tribe, where the trio learns the secrets of fire -- and love.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 1/14/2014
Video Play Time Running Time: 100 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1982
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2006848
Video UPC UPC: 00024543068464
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 2.35:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Everett McGill
Video Cast Info Franck-Olivier Bonnet
Video Cast Info Gary Schwartz
Video Cast Info Jean-Michel Kindt
Video Cast Info Nameer El-Kadi
Video Cast Info Rae Dawn Chong
Video Cast Info Ron Perlman
Video Cast Info J.H. Rosny Sr. - Based On Novel By
Video Cast Info Claude Agostini - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Jean-Jacques Annaud - Director
Video Cast Info Yves Langlois - Editor
Video Cast Info Philippe Sarde - Original Music
Video Cast Info Vera Belmont, et al. - Producer
Video Cast Info Gerard Brach - Writer
Plot Summary
A prehistoric odyssey set at the dawn of mankind, when the first proto-humans let their fire go out and are forced to search for more across an untamed world. Well researched and realistic. Academy Award Nominations: Best Make-Up.


Oscar (1983)
Video Award Name Sarah Monzani, Michele Burke, Winner, Best Makeup

Professional Reviews

New York Times
"...QUEST FOR FIRE is more than just a hugely entertaining science lesson, although it certainly is that. It's also a touching, funny and suspenseful drama..." 02/12/1982 p.C4

Total Film
4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t delves into the filth of our forefather's existence, revealing the cruelty of their struggle to survive. There's also a heart-rending love story, humour, and the titular action-packed quest..." 10/01/2006 p.115

Sight and Sound
"The film is so well crafted and has such a relentless narrative drive that it quickly becomes absorbing." 10/01/2006 p.91

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Chong,Rae Dawn
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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