Eureka Entertainment Will Be ‘Born Free’ This May

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Eureka Entertainment to release 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 edition on 8 May 2017.

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. Eureka Entertainment is proud to present the film on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK, in a special Dual-Format edition.

Born Free gives us a deep deep myth – and it’s a very encouraging myth – that we are at one with nature. Death and destruction and pain and agony are not part of that myth. They happen to be part of the natural world
David Attenborough

Watch the newly cut trailer courtesy of Eureka Entertainment


• 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

Born Free will be released on Dual Format (DVD & Blu-ray) on 8th May. We hope to review it here at The Peoples Movies or our sister site Cinehouse. Pre-order/Buy:Born Free (1966) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD)