The water horse legend of the deep
|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 15 Libraries 16 of 17 copies|
A lonely young boy vows to protect the rapidly growing hatchling that emerges from a mysterious egg found on the shores of a Scottish loch in My Dog Skip and Tuck Everlasting director Jay Russell's screen adaptation of writer Dick King-Smith's popular children's novel. Angus MacMorrow (Alex Etel) has made a most unusual discovery, and he's about to find out just how one innocent boy's greatest fantasy can also be a frightened adult population's greatest threat. Unable to identify the egg that he found while walking the sandy shores, Angus is even more perplexed about the discovery and the creature that emerges resembles what comes to be known as a Water Horse, which Angus names Crusoe. As the bizarre new life form begins to grow at an alarming rate, it soon becomes obvious that Angus will not be able to keep it a secret for very long, and the young boy will have to do some seriously quick thinking if he is to keep his new friend safe. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Angus, a young boy living in WWII Scotland, has grown more and more reclusive since his father went off to war. During a solitary search for sea shells on the beach, a pastime he shared with his father, Angus finds a mysterious object on the shore. Uncertain of its origin, he takes it home, hiding it for safekeeping. However, when it hatches overnight, he finds himself the proud but puzzled caretaker of a water horse - a sea creature of mythic proportions.
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Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Culver City, Calif. :Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,2008
|Edition||2-disc special ed., full screen & widescreen versions.|
|Other Titles|| Water horse.
Russell, Jay, 1960-
Jacobs, Robert Nelson.
Watson, Emily, 1967-
Cox, Brian, 1946-
King-Smith, Dick. Water horse.
Ecosse Films (Firm)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Emily Watson, Alex Etel, Ben Chaplin, David Morrissey, Brian Cox.
Director of photography, Oliver Stapleton ; edited by Mark Warner ; music by James Newton Howard.
MPAA rating: PG; for some action/peril, mild language and brief smoking.
In English & French, with English & French subtitles; closed-captioned.
Title from container.
Based on the book The water horse by Dick King-Smith.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
Special features: deleted scenes; behind-the-scenes featurettes; myths and legends, the story, the characters; setting the scene; water work: creating the wate horse; creating crusoe.
DVD; region 1; full screen (1.33:1) and anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
2 videodiscs (approximately 112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.