A timeless classic comes alive in this enchanting movie based on the best-selling novel by Richard Adams. Nestled among the rolling hills and peaceful meadows of England lives a community of rabbits. When their warren is threatened a small group of brave rabbits escapes into the unknown countryside in search of a new home. Led by the visionary Fiver the courageous Bigwig the clever Blackberry and the honourable Hazel they face daunting challenges and use their strength and cunning to survive while pursuing their dreams. Along their trek they make an unlikely... friend - a loony seagull named Kehaar - and battle the vicious General Woundwort the cruel leader of another warren. Film director Martin Rosen frames the tale largely from the viewpoint of the rabbits so that we identify with each one. Packed with excitement and adventure Watership Down is an engaging thrilling tale that celebrates traditional values of loyalty courage and spirit. Special Features: A Conversation with the Film Makers Defining the Style Documentary Storyboard Comparisons [show more]
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. From Richard Adams' best seller comes a beautifully realised animated adventure about a nomadic band of rabbits. Nestled among the rolling hills and peaceful meadows of England lives a community of rabbits. When their warren is threatened, a small group of brave rabbits escapes into the unknown countryside in search of a new home. Led by the visionary Fiver, the courageous Bigwig, the clever Blackberry, and the honerable Hazel, they face daunting challenges, and use their strength and cunning to survive, while pursuing their dream. Along their trek, they make an unlikely friend - a looney seagull named Kehaar - and battle the vicious General Woundwort, the cruel leader of another warren. actor Derek Griffiths certificate Universal Suitable for All director Martin Rosen duration 1 hour and 38 minutes languages English region 2 year 1978
Animated feature of Richard Adams' best-selling novel. When rabbit Fiver (voiced by Richard Briers) has a premonition of his warren being destroyed by man, he persuades his brother Hazel (John Hurt) and a few other friends to flee in search of safety. They have many adventures along the way, until they encounter a vicious race of rabbits who are determined to prove their supremacy.