This collection, based on the classic film Born Free, includes the 1966 original, 1972 sequel, 1974 TV series, and the 1996 TV movie. In 1960, a book about raising an orphaned lion cub named Elsa…and then releasing her back into the wild, became a worldwide bestseller. Born Free was a game changer that essentially altered the way we perceive relationships between humans and animals. Because of the emotional bond George and Joy Adamson formed with Elsa, lions could no longer be dismissed simply as brutal killers to be shot while on safari. Elsa became an individual in the eyes of the world, and her story made her a symbol for all animals' right to live free.
Hollywood took the story to the next level with the 1966 release of a film based on the book. Starring real-life husband and wife Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna as George and Joy Adamson, it became a box office hit and award-winner…and turned Travers & McKenna into wildlife activists in the process.
This deluxe collection includes the following films and TV series:
BORN FREE (1966) - Starring Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, and Geoffrey Keen
LIVING FREE (1972) - Starring Nigel Davenport, Susan Hampshire, and Geoffrey Keen
BORN FREE: THE SERIES (1974) - Starring Gary Collins and Diana Muldaur
BORN FREE - A NEW ADVENTURE (1996) - Starring Jonathan Brandis, Ariana Richards, Chris Noth, Lea Moreno, and Linda Purl