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  • Doug Feague

    My fourth grade class just completed reading IBD, and thought it was terrific! We hope to watch the movie soon to compare the novel to the movie.

    January 30, 2024 at 9:23 pm
  • Amanda Garcia

    My grandmother and grandfather were extras in this film from Manchester/point Arena band of Pomo Indians. They were Darlene poe and Leland “lucky” Pinola

    January 24, 2024 at 6:24 am
  • Bernadett K

    My father had this movie recorded in black and white from our old tv, I guess in the late 80’s. A good half hour at the beginning was missing and that time I did not speak or understand English, nor my father did but we still loved it. I just recently rewatched it and first time fully understood what they were actually saying. It brought back great memories and I enjoyed it as much as I loved it as a child.

    December 8, 2023 at 2:42 am
  • Ralph Jones

    Read this at age 11. Wanted to share with my kids and now my grandson. Great read.

    July 9, 2022 at 1:35 am
  • Camille Chotelat

    When I was 8 or 9 my mom and i would read this book before bedtime. I was fascinated by the story of a girl who had to survive all by herself on an island. I had no idea that a movie existed before today. I hope my mom and I can watch this movie together one day.

    June 21, 2022 at 4:33 pm
  • Erin Skifter

    I’m hoping to share this movie with my kids. A blu-ray release was announced and I’d love more info!

    May 17, 2022 at 6:47 pm
  • Dayle J Lic

    I saw this movie when it first came out and have not forgotten it. I was just a young girl and can’t wait to watch it again I was maybe 9 or 10 and at 66 I still think of it. I guess it made an impact on me.

    April 2, 2022 at 10:32 pm
  • George Apodaca

    I was hired as an extra in the movie I appeared 3 times. Once as one of the Indians that got killed on the beach, the second I was one of the sailors that landed on the beach to rescue them. Having the movie on VHS does bring back memories. I was 19 at the time and in the US airforce.

    December 19, 2021 at 3:57 am
  • Bob Schultz


    I got a copy of this movie (DVD) on ebay last week. Brought back lots of memories.

    March 25, 2021 at 7:18 pm
  • Danese Ramey

    I watched this beautiful story as a child on the afternoon movie I would love to have it for my family to watch.

    December 11, 2020 at 4:26 am
  • Mark S. Henry

    I was lucky enough to view this incredible movie when I was a child and today, it always moves me to tears, especially when Rontu dies or when she decides to leave the island for an uncertain future. This is too good a movie to ignore–sad that it cannot be seen anywhere today except in blurry vhs copies. It needs a complete restoration and blu ray release. It would be a loss for children to never experience this film–it’s a hundred times better than any family blockbuster being made today. Kino Lorber is probably the most likely to release it if that ever happens–I would recommend contacting them request this title, now.

    May 11, 2020 at 8:52 pm
  • Janet Salsberry

    I remember watching this wonderful movie as a child and I would like my granddaughters to be able to see it.

    April 13, 2020 at 6:52 pm
  • Shauna

    I watched this movie in school in 2008. At this time I was in grade 4, but years later I randomly remembered this movie. Remembering a very small amount of the story, but no title name, I began my hunt to find it. I have now discovered that the movie I sought was Island of the Blue Dolphins, I went looking to where I can rewatch this movie. To my disappointment it is old and not available to now see. I am sad that this movie that was able to reoccur in my memory is not getting any attention.

    December 6, 2019 at 5:41 pm
  • This movie reminds me of who I was, from the time I saw it when it first came out until about June 1976 when some unpleasant events happened that made me forget… to me, this movie is about who I am, who we really are in my family when things are normal, and what life means to me… and the cruelty of the Russian captain who shot Karana’s father is still lived out by various entitles in various ways… the struggle is still today, and what Karana’s father said about the two forces that inhabited the ocean, the benevolent one being represented by the dolphins, is still true today. It is also about how a woman has to live, about what she can do, and about what she then cannot do, the limits to what she can actually do, and how her nature may cause her to change her mind. It is a very true story about human nature.

    September 19, 2019 at 2:55 am

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