Combining exquisite imagery of both landscape and wildlife and with fine performances from a top-line cast including Eric Porter, Jeremy Kemp, Oscar nominee Rachel Roberts and Bill Travers The Belstone Fox is a captivating film for the whole family. Written and directed by Born Free's James Hill and with original music from the legendary Laurie Johnson it is featured in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio. Based on David Rook's acclaimed novel The Ballad of the Belstone Fox (which went on to inspire Disney's... The Fox and the Hound) it tells the story of Tag, an orphaned fox cub reared with a litter of foxhound puppies and who forms a close friendship with a pup named Merlin. Years pass and Tag's wily ways keep him safe but when he is eventually cornered he embarks on a course of action which could end in tragedy... SPECIAL FEATURES: Original theatrical trailer Textless material Image gallery [show more]
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British drama in which an ageing hunt lover (Eric Porter) takes pity on an orphaned fox cub named Tag allowing his own hounds to rear him, as Tag finds a particularly close companion in a puppy, Merlin. While Tag's intelligence and quick-thinking protects him over the years, he ends up trapped in an unnerving situation and his decisions could potentially lead to catastrophe.