Watership Down

Watership Down

DVD - 2008
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Nestled among the rolling hills and peaceful meadows of England lives a community of rabbits. When their warren is threatened, a small group of brave rabbits escapes into the unknown countryside seeking a new home. Led by the visionary Fiver, they face huge challenges and use strength and cunning to survive, while gaining new allies, battling new enemies and always pursuing their dream
Published: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2008]
Edition: Deluxe ed.
ISBN: 9781419874857
1419874853
Branch Call Number: DVD J WAT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.

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humbleworm
Jul 10, 2018

I saw this 1978 film as a child in the theatre when it was first released and have been to Watership Down in England. At that time, the film animation was exceptional and the creation myth sequence has stuck with me ever since. Perhaps not suitable for a 4yr old expecting fluffy bunnies, but I wouldn't say there's anything as traumatic as can be seen these days (do NOT watch the film adaptation of Where The Wild Things Are with small children, btw). Richard Adams wrote a sequel to the book but it's really more of a collection of short stories and not the same calibre of the original epic.

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FairyTailFlyer
Jul 04, 2018

This is literally the most bloodiest kids movie i have ever seen. It should be PG-13 not G. It mart seem "friendly" and "happy" but by the end you'll be horrofied.

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BlueBee8279
Jun 08, 2018

I think the fact that a lot of people that I've asked about this movie said that they were terrified. At the same time, they were children when they first saw it. I think the fact my fear outweighed what I actually saw. Yes, there is some very bloody, and at times disturbing imagery, but compared to some things on screen these days, it's along 6/10.

I liked the movie, but it's not one I am not going to pick up ever again.

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cnie2001
Jul 28, 2017

I Loved This Movie So Much And I Enjoy The Bunnies And I Love The Art Of The Movie And Some Of It Is Really Sad And I Almost Cried When I Saw This But Most Of THE People Should See This Great Movie And It IS By Guillermo Del Toro And I Really Liked This Guy

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Calvacade
Jun 02, 2017

WATERSHIP DOWN is a simple adventure story about a group of rabbits seeking a new place to call home -- simple, that is, until you see that it's part political allegory and part POW escape thriller, woven together with a trickster creation myth and the kind of death-haunted theology one could imagine in the lives of a prey species at the mercy of a world of predators.

Is this a kids' movie? Sure, for thoughtful, older kids who won't be freaked out by seeing some of life's harsher realities on the screen.

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Janice21383
May 31, 2017

If you like films about fluffy bunnies, but thought they needed more fascist dictators, you will love this movie. This is a superb film, with especially good voice work by the late John Hurt and Zero Mostel, but be prepared for some nightmare fuel.

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MontMoroc
May 30, 2017

A beautifully realized animation, Watership Down ultimately works because it doesn't dilute the violence and drama of Adams' book with a rose-tinted lens.

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lukasevansherman
Jul 13, 2016

To echo other comments, this is not meant for young children, so parents do your due diligence. Based on Richard Adams's cult novel about anthropomorphic rabbits, this is the rare non-Disney animated film of the period that aims for a more mature (not "Fritz the Cat" mature though) audience. The animation is excellent and has some similarities with the animated "Hobbit," which was from the same period. John Hurt, Ralph Richardson, Zero Mostel, and Denholm Elliott are amog the voices. This special edition includes an appreciation by director Guillermo del Toro.

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soez
Feb 01, 2016

I think everyone should know if you didn't read the book this is NOT a kids movie.

dancie00 Nov 29, 2015

I think this is for older children and up . I enjoyed it saw it twice my 19 year old son enjoyed it. there is blood, and violence not for young children, thinking this is a cute bunny film.

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humbleworm
Jul 10, 2018

humbleworm thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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FairyTailFlyer
Jul 04, 2018

FairyTailFlyer thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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BlueBee8279
Jun 08, 2018

BlueBee8279 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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chrisbrock
Nov 27, 2017

chrisbrock thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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lexasilvester2
Aug 22, 2014

lexasilvester2 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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green_sheep_133
Jun 02, 2014

green_sheep_133 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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gihane
Nov 29, 2012

gihane thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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ChocolateChips
Oct 09, 2011

ChocolateChips thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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FairyTailFlyer
Jul 04, 2018

Violence: Bloodiest kids movie I've ever seen

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SelectorLIX
Sep 05, 2016

Violence: Quite violent for a "kids" movie

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gihane
Nov 29, 2012

Violence: has some very violent parts, it also shows blood. my little sister watched this with me and she couldn't sleep without mom for a week and she is still scared of rabbits!

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ChocolateChips
Oct 09, 2011

Violence: It's fairly bloody and violent for an animated movie about fluffy bunnies.

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