Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Against the Wild Review and Giveaway

Disclosure:  We received a copy of the DVD to facilitate our honest review.  No monetary compensation was received.  All opinions stated are those of the Shelly's Bits and Pieces family.

Families from coast-to-coast will come along on a breathtaking and uplifting wilderness adventure when Anchor Bay Entertainment unleashes Against the Wild on DVD and digital download for the first time. The action-packed feature film tells the dramatic tale of two siblings and their Alaskan Malamute, who must make an emergency landing when their small plane has engine problems. They find themselves in a beautiful but potentially dangerous natural environment that they must overcome together. Written and directed by Richard Boddington, starring CJ Adams (The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Dan in Real Life), Erin Pitt (Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam and the upcoming American Girl: Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight) and Natasha Henstridge (“She Spies,” The Whole Nine Yards) and co-starring John Tench (Tooth Fairy), the film makes its national retail and digital debut on March 11, 2014.

A gripping adventure for the whole family, Against the Wild (SRP $24.98) begins with siblings Zach (Adams) and Hannah (Pitt) traveling by seaplane with Chinook, their Alaskan Malamute, to visit their father (Ted Whittall of “Beauty & The Beast”) for the weekend. When their plane encounters engine trouble, the pilot is forced to make an emergency landing in the woods in the middle of nowhere. As they travel on foot to seek help, Zach, Hannah and their loyal companion come face-to-face with the challenges of the wilds – from wolves and grizzly bears to forest fires. Using all the wilderness skills they know – and with some help from Chinook, the siblings must work together to overcome each obstacle and conquer the ultimate goal – returning home again.

An exciting, fast-paced adventure with beautiful cinematography and a stirring musical score performed by a live 65-piece orchestra in Prague, Against the Wild will keep the whole family on the edge of their seat from start to finish.

DVD Special Features: Outtakes and the Music of Against the Wild.

Against the Wild has been approved for all ages by the Dove Foundation, which awarded the film with 5/5 Doves, and recommends it as “a terrific film for the entire family!.”

Our thoughts:  We loved the movie.  This kids and the dog are the stars of the movie for sure!  The movie shows you just how smart children really can be, and it proves that kids can do more things than we think they can.  Everyone learns a lesson in this movie, parents, kids and even the search team!  We love how smart Chinook is!  Everyone thinks he is a dumb dog, but he proves that he is a smart working dog!  We wholeheartedly recommend this movie for families to watch together.  It does provide good teaching opportunities!  

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Anonymous said...

Watch it with my family. You can go wrong with a Lassie movie.
Beth Clark

mskayz said...

My family! My favorite dog movie is Sounder.

mskayz said...

I would love a bluray of Dr Zhivago

Unknown said...

I would watch this with my boyfriend and his niece and nephew!

My favorite dog movie is Beethoven of course! Couldn't watch it enough as a child.

Carrie Phelps said...

My three grandchildren and myself would love to see this movie. My favorite dog movie is Beethoven.

Unknown said...

My kids would love it. My favorite dog movie was Beethoven's Big Break

Heather Hayes Panjon said...

I Would Watch With My Family, My Favorite Dog Movie Is Beethoven.

katie klein said...

I would love to watch this with my boys. We love Homeward Bound!

Elena said...

I would watch this movie with my son. My favorite dog movie is Beethoven