Eureka Entertainment to release BORN FREE, James Hill’s adaptation of Joy Adamson’s best- selling book starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers, on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK in a special Dual-format edition on 8 May 2017.
This wondrous true adventure from the best-selling novel about a woman who raised a lioness and eventually set her free is beautifully photographed on the vast, golden savannas of central Africa.
When game warden George Adamson (Bill Travers) is forced to kill a menacing lion and lioness, he and his wife Joy (Virginia McKenna) adopt their three cubs. Two are sent off to zoos, but the third is kept – a female they name Elsa – to which they have become particularly attached. When Elsa becomes a full grown lioness, the Adamsons realise that she must be set free and taught to survive on her own. A year later the Adamsons return to the savanna and are surprised by a very special welcome from their old friend.
Highly acclaimed for its cinematography and music, Born Free is a story of courage and love, nature, and a relationship unlike any other ever filmed. Eureka Entertainment is proud to present the film on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK, in a special Dual-Format edition.
SPECIAL DUAL FORMAT FEATURES
Stunning High-Definition presentation | Uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray | Isolated score track | Audio Commentary with Film Historians Jon Burlingame, Julie Kirgo, and Nick Redman | Spirit of Elsa – a featurette on the Born Free Foundations work in Kenya | Elsa the Lioness 60th Anniversary – a short featurette about Elsa, the lioness whose story is the basis for Born Free | Promotional featurette, generously provided by the Born Free Foundation | Original Theatrical Trailers
BORN FREE, James Hill’s adaptation of Joy Adamson’s best-selling book starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers, is released in a definitive Dual-format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 8 May 2017, and is available to purchase here
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