The Black Stallion / The Black Stallion Returns Box Set - DVD

The Black Stallion / The Black Stallion Returns Box Set - DVD

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Two of the best horse movies ever made in one box set!
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Code: DVBSBSRISBN: 9321337141237Format: PAL DVDSeries: Black StallionRated: GStarring: Allen Garfield, Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Vincent SpanoRunning Time: 211 minsCountry of Origin: USAAuthor: Farley, WalterDirector: Carol Ballard, Robert DalvaYear Published: 1979 & 1983DVD Region: 4 (Aust)Age Group: Family
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Finally, these wonderful movies are back in print. The Black Stallion is truly one of the most beautiful horse movies ever made. If you don't yet own a copy, it is a must for all families.

Jody xxx

THE BLACK STALLION MOVIE TRIVIA

The Black was portrayed by a champion Arabian stallion from Texas named Cass-Ole; his friend, the old white horse named Napoleon, was portrayed by Junior, who had previously appeared in National Lampoon's Animal House as Trooper, Neidermeyer's horse.

Cass Ole, like most horses, had his mane trimmed into what's called a bridle path. This makes it easier to fit a bridle. For the movie, Cass Ole had to wear "hair extensions" to make his mane look like a wild horse's mane. He also had white markings on his legs and forehead and the white needed to be covered with a black hair dye to transform Cass Ole into the Black Stallion.

There is a scene in which Alec opens the door of Henry Dailey's office and looks around at all the old memorabilia Henry acquired as a winning jockey. One of the photos is a shot of a younger Mickey Rooney atop the horse that looks to be the one featured in National Velvet.

There is a scene after The Black has jumped overboard and Alec is in the water yelling for help and The Black is swimming towards him. Suddenly the horse begins to tip over, his head plunges underwater and he starts to thrash in the water and his hooves are pawing in the air. This was an accident due to the guide wires being used to control the horse. Too much force was applied on the turn and the horse went under, a serious cause for alarm on the set. To everyone's relief, the horse righted himself and popped up out of the water just fine.

The scene with the cobra took two days to film, because the cobra refused to spread its hood for the longest time. During filming, Kelly Reno was separated from the snake by a pane of glass.

Product Overview

Two of the best horse movies ever made THE BLACK STALLION and THE BLACK STALLION RETURNS make a long awaited return to DVD.

THE BLACK STALLION: When a ship-wreck leaves Alec (Kelly Reno) a courageous young boy and The Black a wild Arabian stallion stranded on a desolate island, the two share a frightening adventure of survival which forges a lasting bond of friendship between them. Upon their rescue, Alec and the magnificent horse continue their adventures when they join forces with ex-jockey and horse trainer, Henry Dailey (Mickey Rooney). Recognising the winning combination of The Blacks remarkable spirit and Alecs unwavering devotion to his friend, Dailey takes both under his wing and prepares them to go head to head with the worlds best thoroughbreds in the race of the century.

THE BLACK STALLION RETURNS: The Black Stallion Returns is an unforgettable journey of courage, hope and friendship that knows no bounds. Black is a stunning fire-and-silk stallion celebrated to world over. But to his young American owner, Alec Ramsay (Kelly Reno), hes much more. So, when the amazing animal is stolen, Alec will stop at nothing to get him back from stowing away on a plane to Casa Blanca to crossing the brutal Sahara desert. With the help of a friend named Raj (Vincent Spano), Alec finally unravels the mystery of Blacks theftonly to discover that he must overcome even grater odds to reclaim his beloved horse.

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