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Quest for Fire [DVD] [1981]

Release Date:03/04/2003
Jean-Jacques Annaud's 1981 prehistoric adventure Quest for Fire comes to DVD in a widescreen edition from 20th Century Fox. The Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround soundtrack is in English with optional subtitles available in French and Spanish. English closed captions are accessible. Director Annaud provides one commentary track, while another track is provided by producer Michael Gruskoff and actors Rae Dawn Chong and Ron Perlman. Other special features include a featurette, theatrical trailer, and 15 video galleries with director's commentary. The video galleries focus on specific locations, inspirations, designs, and promotions.
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (25 out of 28)

    Special Features

    • Audio commentaries by Jean-Jacques Annaud, Michael Gruskoff, Ron Perlman and Rae Dawn Chong
    • 15 video galleries with director's commentary
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Featurette
    • Closed Captioned


    Quest for Fire
    Quest for Fire takes place some 80,000 years in the past. A primitive homo sapiens tribe huddles around a natural fire source for comfort and survival. When that source is extinguished, tribesmen Naoh (Everett McGill), Amoukar (Ron Perlman), and Gaw (Nameer El-Kadi) are sent out on a "quest for fire." After several days of wandering through the prehistoric landscape (the film was shot in Canada, Scotland, Iceland, and Kenya), the three come across a cannibal tribe that knows how to produce fire; they save a young girl, Ika (Rae Dawn Chong), from the clutches of the cannibals, with the hope that she'll reveal the secret. Based on a novel by J. H. Rosny Sr., Quest for Fire convincingly creates the world of the past and believably molds its characters within the context of their surroundings and their limited knowledge of the world. The credibility factor is aided by technical consultants Desmond Morris and Anthony Burgess, who respectively developed a set of gestures and a simplistic language for the Ulams and Ivakas. An Oscar went to John Hay and Penny Rose's costume design. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Everett McGill
      Everett McGill - Naoh Ulam Tribe Member
    • Rae Dawn Chong
      Rae Dawn Chong - Ika Ivaka Tribe Member
    • Ron Perlman
      Ron Perlman - Amoukar, Ulam tribe member
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      Gary Schwartz - Rooka
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      Kurt Schiegl - Faum

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