A Far Off Place [DVD] [1993]

  • SKU: 6504213
  • Release Date: 06/01/2004
  • Rating: PG
A Far Off Place, a tale of survival in the desert starring a young Reese Witherspoon, makes its debut on DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo and Spanish subtitles are accessible. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but the beautiful cinematography shines through on this disc making the DVD worthwhile for genre enthusiasts or fans of Witherspoon.
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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features

  • French language track
  • Spanish subtitles
  • Closed Captioned


A Far Off Place
The directorial debut of Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Mikael Salomon (The Abyss), A Far Off Place is based on a pair of books by novelist Laurens Van der Post. Reese Witherspoon stars as Nonnie Parker, a young girl living on an African game preserve with her parents. Ethan Embry is Harry Winslow, the snooty son of a visiting dignitary. When Nonnie and Harry witness the murder of their parents at the hands of ruthless poachers, they suddenly find themselves braving the harsh Kalahari Desert in an attempt to escape the gang. Along the way, the pair encounters a bushman called Xhabbo (Sarel Bok) who shows them how to survive in the barren desert. Forced to work together to survive, Nonnie and Harry learn to overcome their differences and become friends. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Reese Witherspoon
    Reese Witherspoon - Nonnie Parker
  • Jack Thompson
    Jack Thompson - John Ricketts
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    Sarel Bok - Xhabbo
  • Maximilian Schell
    Maximilian Schell - Colonel Mopani Theron
  • Robert John Burke
    Robert John Burke - Paul Parker

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent Movie


    This is an entertaining movie with very good acting by the kids. It relies heavily on the interaction between the two kids and their relationship. It makes the boy incapable of handling the situation and the girl is very capable. The role reversal is fine except the movie goes to tremendous lenghts to highlight it. There is no real growth in that area of the boy's character. The bad guys shown good intensity. They do a good job of using them and their greed. The movie does a great job of limiting the hero's involvement played by Maximillan Schell.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good movie

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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Good, clean family movie. Filled with suspense and perseverance

    I would recommend this to a friend

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