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Lassie 2006

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Product Overview

A family in financial crisis is forced to sell lassie, their beloved dog. Hundreds of miles away from her true family, lassie escapes and sets out on a journey home.

Specifications

Studio Universal (Music)
SKU 203150420
UPC 796019797375
UPC 14 00796019797375
Format DVD
Release Date 11/14/2006
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Cast & Crew
Adrian Johnston - Original Music By
Charles Sturridge - Director
Charles Sturridge - Writer
Francesca Barra, et. al. - Producer
Howard Atherton - Cinematographer
John Lynch - Actor
Peter Coulson, et. al. - Editor
Peter Dinklage - Actor
Peter O'Toole - Actor
Samantha Morton - Actor
Reviews
ReviewSource The Observer
Review Eric Knight is remembered, if at all, as the author of the 1940 bestseller Lassie Come Home. Now almost a piece of folklore, it's a heartwarming tale of a handsome brown-and-white collie dog sold by its impoverished owner, a Yorkshire miner, to a local aristocrat, who takes her to northern Scotland, whence she makes a heroic return journey back to her 10-year-old master Joe. It was successfully filmed by MGM in 1943, and followed by half-a-dozen sequels and a long-running TV series...The villain of the piece is the duke's dogkeeper, who's been obediently doing his master's dirty work. The hopes for a future where a more just society will prevail are forgotten, which is a pity as Eric Knight's last completed work was the script for World of Plenty, a celebrated documentary on the creation of a more equitable postwar world.
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Reviewer Philip French
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Reel.com
Review A sweetly old-fashioned, tail-wagging charmer of a family film, Lassie bounds across the screen with sincerely heartwarming results in Charles Sturridge's faithful adaptation of Eric Knight's 1938 novel, Lassie Come Home. Backed by a fine, two-legged cast of British acting talent, the Ÿber-collie will likely move even the most hardened cynics to tears as she embarks on an epic journey to reunite with her young master.
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Reviewer Tim Knight
ReviewRating 7
Features
DVD, Widescreen, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter A heartwarming and moving adventure...
Gregory Kirschling, Entertainment Weekly About as good as a Lassie movie can be.
Lou Lumenick, New York Post Lassie is a dog movie even non-dog lovers will lap up.
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