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Bear [DVD] [1989] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Tchéky Karyo , Bart the Bear , Jean-Jacques Annaud    DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Tchéky Karyo, Bart the Bear, Youk the Bear, Jack Wallace, André Lacombe
  • Directors: Jean-Jacques Annaud
  • Writers: Gérard Brach, James Oliver Curwood
  • Producers: Claude Berri, Pierre Grunstein
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Colour, Dolby, DVD-Video, Full Screen, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: Spanish, English, French
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: 7 Mar 2000
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00000IQBE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 141,160 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A film to awaken your soul 14 July 2009
By M Evans
One of the most breathtaking films I've ever seen, certainly the best 'from an animal's perspective' type film ever made. How the filmmaker's got the bears to act as they do in the film I've no idea, but they have really captured some stunning moments with the bears here. Even more impressive is the fact that this film was done before the advent of CGI animation, so everything you see here was done for real. The little bear cub is probably the cutest real life animal seen on film you'll ever see. The scenery in the film is also absolutely breathtaking and just adds to the impact of the film. There are a couple of moments that might not be quite suitable for young children, but this is one of those few films that really captures the beauty and awesomeness of nature and wildlife and I for one felt spiritually enriched for watching it. This is a film that has stood the test of time and I don't think will ever age or become irrelevant. I don't think you can get higher praise than that.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I liked it very much 27 May 2003
Format:VHS Tape
Quite simply, this movie is outstanding. Set in the mountains of British Columbia (you North Amercian's are lucky, we don't have those sorts of stunning mountains in Oz), it is a story of a grizzly bears experiences, and a cub, and their interactions with a few hunters, and the wild. However, for once it is told from the bears perspective, so to speak, and consequently there is very little dialogue in the whole film. But don't be put off, pictures speak thousands of words, and in this case an enyclopaedia. Adventures with pumas, 'magic mushrooms', hunters, a honey-laden beehive, 'Mrs Grizzley bear', hunting dogs, a man-campsite; and all done intelligently and realistically-trust me. Everyone I know who has seen the film, from juppies to scientists, has enjoyed it immensely.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST SEE FOR THE KIDS! 11 Jun 2008
A touching story of two bears with a happy ending. Of course, something like this wouldn't have happened in real life - an adult male Grizzly bear would most probably kill a strange cub. However, as it is a nice fiction, not only did they live side by side, they encounter a number of situations where they support each other and come out as the true winners! No blood, fantastic scenery and fabulous bears - a pleasure even for the adults, never mind children. Played it to our friends' under 3 sons - they watched it very attentively and seemed to understand what was going one better than us! Regarding the fact that these boys are always fidgeting, this movie kept them on the couch with no effort! Worth 6 stars.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Bear [DVD] 10 Aug 2010
This was a childhood favourite of mine and when I seen it was on DVD I had to get it to relive the great story. There's very little dialogue as most of the story is froma an orphan bear cubs perspective. The thing I like is that it's not all cute and cuddley as the story deals with death on more than one occassion. This is a good film to watch with children as you can both learn something here. Def. worth getting if you are a fan of nature. The director also made a film called "two brothers" which is about tiger cubs.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 18 years on, it still makes for weeping 7 Jun 2006
By Anna
This film is absolutely beautiful. When Bambi's mum gets it: if that tugged at your heart-strings, this film will break them. The bear is so cute I'd thank it for mauling me; the scenery is stunning, in an age when cinematography wasn't the be-all it is these days; the plot is simple, but powerful, and the film's execution is so wonderful, it's stayed with me for 18 years. We're coming up to Summer now, and ideally this movie should be watched while snuggled under a warm duvet, with snacks and tissues to hand, but even in the heat, amongst the barbecues and Pimms, I defy you to watch The Bear and not feel fundamentally moved.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The bear - amazing.... 16 Jan 2009
A truly amazing film, best seen with the family on a wintery night. The film, so hauntingly beautiful. You're given the option of watching the film in full or widescreen, but obviously the widescreen option captures the amazing scenery filmed in British Columbia. If you can, get the Region 1 version as it has plenty of extras worth watching, especially the making of the film which is great, just watching how they managed to get that cub bear to do all those tricks, well funny! Be sure though that your player is multi-region or it won't play Region 1 DVDs. So, a great film, but really try and get Region 1 - it's got so much more packed in.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful! 14 Jun 2007
By Simono
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I thoroughly enjoyed this film. A lovely tale of an orphaned bear cub's survival in the wild, and he even wins around the hunters! The scenery is, as previously said, stunning, and the bond which developes between the cub and the old Grizzly is heartwarming. Directed by the same director of 'Two Brothers' - which I also recommend. Both, a must buy for animal lovers everywhere.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Bear DVD 6 Sep 2010
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Amazing piece of photography, and although the DVD is now over 20-years old it's still well-worth a viewing.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars great movie!!
Item was ordered and sent to the UK then on forwarded to Australia. Item arrived as advised ,when received in Aus it worked fine, no problems.
Published 1 month ago by june haasmann
5.0 out of 5 stars The bear
what can one sY. I looked for this film for ages in this format as could not play my old video. Wonderful and the grand kids were enchanted
Published 4 months ago by Suzie v
5.0 out of 5 stars I bought this for my dog
My dog is a border terrier and a TV addict. She adores watching other animals and is utterly transfixed by this film. I quite like it too!
Published 5 months ago by Greywolf
5.0 out of 5 stars great
a great cheap purchase came quickly and brought back a lot of childhood memories of sitting down and watching this
Published 5 months ago by joshua spearman
5.0 out of 5 stars Probably the best film you will ever see
I watched this film many years ago when it was first made and it ranks high in my all time favourite list.
Lawrence of Arabia is no.1, but this is definitely No.2. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Mr. Paul L. Lacey
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonder and well made.
I have only seen this film once and I have tried everywhere to get it on DVD for my husband as this is his most favourite movie. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Julie McCulloch
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely kid's story
A real favourite video with a charming story, lovely music and has been watched many times - not just at Christmas time.
Published 13 months ago by Fred S
5.0 out of 5 stars The Bear
An excellent production...don't know how it was made (CGI)?
Really enjoyed watching it with my grandchildren....skipping over a few unsuitable bits!
Published 14 months ago by Caryl Beach
5.0 out of 5 stars The Bear {DVD}
Great movie set in the great outdoors of Canada. I love the storyline but it's the Canadian scenery that makes this movie the 5 Stars I have gave it. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Shaun Neil
5.0 out of 5 stars A well made film
This dvd is a must for all animal lovers ,compelling viewing from start to finish I was so pleased to get this dvd as I had it on video along time ago but had been looking for this... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Robert Fairgrieve
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