Roar

Roar

DVD - 2002
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While a father is fighting to preserve his family and his dream, a mother and her three children must struggle to survive in a world suddenly gone crazy with cats ... big cats.
Publisher: Chicago : Olive Films, c2002
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Me_Tarzan
Oct 30, 2018

Without a doubt - You really have to view "Roar!" for yourself to actually believe it.

10 years in the making - "Roar!" proudly boasts of being "The Most Dangerous Film Ever Made" - And, it doesn't take the viewer long to realize why this is so.

"Roar!" claims that "no animals were harmed during its production". But, if you closely observe the action you will clearly see lions fighting, clawing, and biting at each other in a number of very intense scenes.

"Roar!" really doesn't have much of a story because its lion/big cat-dominated action is so powerful, at times, that it hardly seems to matter all that much.

Even though "Roar!" was completed way back in 1981, it wasn't released in Canada and the USA until 2014 (34 years later).

IMO - "Roar!" was an extremely cruel and sadistic-minded picture both from the perspective of the animals, as well as from the human side, too.

I love the big cats, but this was not a very good movie - bad story, bad script and bad acting.

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lukasevansherman
Aug 17, 2016

"No animals were harmed in the making of this movie. 70 members of the cast and crew were."
This movie has to be seen to be believed. Recently re-released by Drafthouse Films, 1981's "Roar" is less a feature film and more a documentary about horrible animal attacks. Director/actor Noel Marshall, his wife Tippi Hedern ("The Birds"), Hedren's daughter Melanie Griffith, and Marshall's sons were all in this movie that featured a host of real animals (lions, tigers, elephants), many of whom attacked the cast and crew. Griffith had facial reconstruction surgery, Marshall was bit so many times that he got gangrene, and cinematographer (and future "Speed" director) Jan de Bont was scalped. It's an amazing viewng experience. "It's like Walt Disney went insane and shot a snuff version of 'Swiss Family Robinson.'"-HitFix

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HellbillyHillhound
Mar 28, 2016

"The Jungle Book" meets "The Lion King" meets "The Gods Must Be Crazy". If you are into big cats, then this is the movie for you. LONG LIVE CECIL!!!!

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