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Blu-ray Review: 'Swallows and Amazons'

5 August 2014 4:15 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆It's the ideal time for the rerelease of Bafta-nominated director Claude Whatham's Swallows and Amazons (1974) - the cinematic retelling of Arthur Ransome's classic children's adventure story. Not only is the film celebrating its 40th anniversary, but it's also the perfect celebration of those long summer holidays which seemingly last forever when you're young, and are remembered with nostalgia the older we get. The four Walker children (Stephen Grendon, Suzanna Hamilton, Sophie Neville and Simon West) go with their mother (Virginia McKenna) to spend their summer holidays in the Lake District. The adventures they have there make for a story as memorable as it is thrilling.


- CineVue UK

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Swallows & Amazons Blu-Ray Review

29 July 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Claude Whatham

Starring: Sophie Neville, Suzanna Hamilton and Virginia McKenna.

Running Time: 92 mins

Certificate: U

Adapted from the classic 1930′s novel by Arthur Ransome, Swallows & Amazons celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year, and what better way to commemorate this than by releasing it beautifully restored on Special Edition DVD and Blu-Ray, for older and younger generations to watch.

The film follows four children on holiday with their mother at the Lake District in 1929. For many parents today this would come as a shock, as the mother allows them to sail in the small boat ‘Swallow’, to a small island and camp for a few days. They eventually come to realise the island is someones territory, and meet two girls who both look like they stepped out from Wes Anderson’s film, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. The girls sail the ‘Amazon’ boat, and soon both groups set up »

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