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Fly Away Home [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)

Jeff Daniels , Terry Kinney , Carroll Ballard    Blu-ray
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
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There are some filmmaking teams that invariably bring out the best in each other, and that's definitely the case with director Carroll Ballard and cinematographer Caleb Deschanel. They previously collaborated on The Black Stallion and Never Cry Wolf, and Fly Away Home is their third family film that deserves to be called a classic. Inspired by Bill Lishman's autobiography, the movie tells the story of a 13-year-old girl (Anna Paquin) who goes to live with her estranged, eccentric father (Jeff Daniels) following the death of her mother. At first she's withdrawn and reclusive, but finds renewed happiness when she adopts an orphaned flock of baby geese and, later, teaches them to migrate using an ultralight. Sensitively directed and stunningly photographed, the movie has flying sequences that are nothing short of astonishing, and Daniels and Paquin (Oscar winner for The Piano) make a delightful father-daughter duo. (Ironically, the digital video disc is not available in widescreen format, but the image quality is brilliant.) --Jeff Shannon

Special Features

It would be enough to recommend this special edition just for the widescreen treatment this family favorite finally receives. But for those who are interested in the real science behind the film--the prospect of humans leading migratory birds--this DVD delivers the goods. There is a new 16-minute feature outlining the experiments conducted by Bill Lishman that were the foundation of the film. Want more? The disc also has Lishman's own hour-long, folksy chronicle of his venture with the birds. Director Carroll Ballard invites his cinematographer Caleb Deschanel to participate on his commentary track, a smart move since the DP helps draw out the director. On another track, composer Mark Isham talks about his score, which can be heard on the isolated track. Unfortunately, Isham talks over some key music, including the effective song that opens and closes the picture. It's still a nice way to hear the music that was never offered on a CD soundtrack. --Doug Thomas

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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This movie was nice because it developed around a caring little girl and her inventive father whom helped these canada geese grow and learn to fly to a southern climate and return in the spring. A Feel good movie!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I am very happy to finally be able to watch this movie on Blu-Ray! The actors, story, directing, and overall production are excellent! If you want a family movie, this one is it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Wrong language June 30 2014
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This movie came in German, and I am waiting for it to come in in the right language. Hope I get it soon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best part is that it's based on a true story Oct. 6 2013
By Marian
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Our granddaughters were visiting us in England and we showed them this film. They fell in love with it so I ordered a copy to be sent for a gift to their home in Calgary. They had to watch it as soon as it arrived and then over and over again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Family Movie Sept. 25 2013
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I love the plot line its very well done. It brings tears to my eyes every time I watch it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Le premier envol Jan. 2 2013
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Je recommenderais ce livre à tous ceux qui aime les animaux de tous âges. J'avais ce film en vhs et je suis très heureuse de pouvoir le regarder en blu-ray.
Merci beaucoup.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Dec 20 2012
By Ana
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Love this, brings tears to my eyes, an inspirational movie! great for kids, and adults! it's a great way to spend family moments together.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Video purchased as a gift May 10 2012
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I was a volunteer with Operation Migration in 1995 when the movie was made and was very fortunate to have watched much of the filming. This is a great family film which I love to pass on to nature lovers.
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