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1966 wildlife-themed family drama Born Free on dual format in May

2 March 2017

Eureka Entertainment have announced the release of Born Free, James Hill’s adaptation of Joy Adamson’s best-selling book starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers, on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK in a special Dual-format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 8 May 2017 at the RRP of £14.99.

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.

Born Free dual format cover

Dual format 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 60th 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