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Roar [Blu-ray] [1981]

  • SKU: 4575662
  • Release Date: 11/03/2015
  • Rating: PG
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (18 out of 18)

    Special Features


    • Feature audio commentary with John Marshall and Tim League
    • Photo gallery
    • Q&A with cast and crew at the Cinefamily, Los Angeles, CA (4/17/2015)
    • The grandeur of Roar, an essay by Tim League
    • The making of Roar

    Synopsis


    Roar
    Wildlife activist and actress Tippi Hedren starred in this adventure written, directed by, and costarring her producer husband Noel Marshall and inspired by the surprise success of Born Free (1966). Hedren is Madeleine, a woman who brings her children (including real-life daughter and future movie star Melanie Griffith) to the African jungle for a visit with her long-estranged husband Hank (Marshall). An eccentric scientist, Hank has dedicated the past several years of his life to fighting for the preservation of endangered species. A snafu results in the family being met not by the environmentalist, however, but a pride of ferocious felines. Roar (1981) was a box-office disaster that not only fell far short of recouping its $17 million budget -- Hedren and family reportedly had to mortgage their assets to finance it. The production was also known for its accident-prone, behind-the-scenes drama, which included a fire, a flood, and a disease that took the lives of several big cat performers. Resulting schedule delays turned the motion picture into an 11-year labor of love for Hedren, whose off-camera commitment to protection of big cats extended to the establishment of her own California game preserve called Shambala, later to be the subject of a book by Hedren and a television documentary. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Tippi Hedren
      Tippi Hedren - Madeline
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      Noel Marshall - Hank
    • Melanie Griffith
      Melanie Griffith - Melanie
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      Jerry Marshall - Jerry
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      Kyalo Mativo - Mativo



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Not a good movie, but very entertaining

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      Nick
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      If you're looking at this online, then you probably already know the deal: Tippi Hedren and her family, including a young Melanie Griffith, made this movie surrounded by a whole mess of untrained African cats. And while it's not exactly a good movie, it's fascinating to watch. Lots of people, including Melanie and then-cinematographer Jan de Bont, were seriously injured. If you're a movie buff you ought to see it. As far as I know, no other film in the history of cinema was made like this, and there'll probably never be anything else like it again.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Insane

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      EvilResident
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      Should be called "Family Continues to Make Terrible Choices Regarding Wild Animal Safety: The Movie" It's like a bizarre cross of one of those Disney live-action family adventure movies from the 70s and 80s, and a 70s-era drive-in movie. It was an absolute blast to watch. Not as violent or "scary" as I was expecting. Really over sells that aspect of the film.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Seeing is believing!

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      Marmaduke
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      Wanted to see this movie after reading Tippi Hedron's most recent book. Her and her husband made a move with over 70 some real life cats (lions, tigers, panthers, etc.), no stamd-ins, interacting with real life humans, with her immediate family as the main cast. Don't forget to read the credits at the end.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Scarier than Horror Movies!

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      Blacktrinary
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      No cgi or trained animal or stunt double in this movie. All real...just the way I like it. If I'm a stunt man, I will not be in this movie no matter how much they (crazy people) pay me. However, I will give them a standing ovation for bringing us this exciting and nerve racking piece of entertainment.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Unbelievable!

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      TeeGee
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      What some people won't do to be in a movie. Watch the cast getting chased around their house in the (supposed) African bush by a large group of lions and other wild animals - for real! No animals were injured but many of the cast and crew were. I've never seen anything like it before.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A One-Of-A-Kind Film

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      Meee
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      This movie is erroneously marketed as an animal based horror film, but instead it's a drama/nature flick about a family visiting the father who lives with all kinds of big cats. It's got a great heart & you'll probably learn something along the way.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Very interesting experimental film

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      JediMasta
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      Fun film, I saw it on tv as a kid. Happy it has a beautiful bluray transfer and is packed with special features. The making of the film is horrific, many cast and crew were severely injured during filming.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Roar - Blu-ray Disc

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      azphmesa
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      Absolutely enjoyed this movie! Great viewing with family. Just goes to show you the tremendous trust and respect wildlife has when we as humans treat them with respect.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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