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.
Thank you, Mark – and yes everyone can contact Kino Lorber at [email protected]. This and other publisher info can be found on our Movie page.
I remember watching this wonderful movie as a child and I would like my granddaughters to be able to see it.
I watched this movie in school in 2008. At this time I was in grade 4, but years later I randomly remebered this movie. Remebering a very small amount of the story, but no tiltle name, I began my hunt to find it. I have now discovered that the movie I seeked was Island of the Blue Dolphins, I went looking to where I can rewatch this movie. To my disapointment it is old and not avaiable to now see. I am sad that this movie that was able to reoccur in my memory is not getting any attention.
B”H 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 inhabilted the ocean, the benevolent one being represented by the dolphins, is stil true today. It is also about how a woman has to live, about what she can do, and abotu 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.
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