This wondrous true adventure from the best-selling novel about a woman who raised a lioness and eventually set her free is beautifully photographed on the vast, golden savannas of central Africa.
When game warden George Adamson (Bill Travers) is forced to kill a menacing lion and lioness, he and his wife Joy (Virginia McKenna) adopt their three cubs. Two are sent off to zoos, but the third is kept – a female they name Elsa – to which they have become particularly attached. When Elsa becomes a full grown lioness, the Adamsons realise that she must be set free and taught to survive on her own. A year later the Adamsons return to the savanna and are surprised by a very special welcome from their old friend.
Highly acclaimed for its cinematography and music, Born Free is a story of courage and love, nature, and a relationship unlike any other ever filmed. Eureka Entertainment is proud to present the film on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK, in a special Dual-Format edition.
DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL FEATURES:
- Stunning High-Definition presentation
- Uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- Isolated score track
- Audio Commentary with Film Historians Jon Burlingame, Julie Kirgo, and Nick Redman
- Spirit of Elsa – a featurette on the Born Free Foundations work in Kenya
- Elsa the Lioness 60<sup>th</sup> Anniversary – a short featurette about Elsa, the lioness whose story is the basis for Born Free
- Promotional featurette, generously provided by the Born Free Foundation
- Original Theatrical Trailers