Watership Down

Janus Films (The Criterion Collection)
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Ean James

A perfectly fine film that will probably be most remembered for its violence, which is not anything gratuitous compared to contemporary films like Red Dawn or later animated films like Akira. There is a unique religious aspect of the film, which is unique for this late 70s early 80s animation ...Read more

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Ben

A brilliant parallel to human religion and sociology played out by rabbits in the wild. A fierce, captivating and sophisticated story brought to life and very well done. The 70's were a great era for movies. Another great book brought to animation that comes to mind is "The Phantom ...Read more

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Janet

Glorious music to accompany the story.

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Lauren

I first watched this film as a young kid...but it's not for kids! It's a very serious animated story of war and politics. The animation is beautiful and the voice acting is great. Highly reccomended

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