The black stallion
- BLU-RAY CHILDREN/FAMILY (CEN)
Director-approved Blu-ray special edition.
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Kelly Reno, Teri Garr, Clarence Muse, Hoyt Axton, Michael Higgins, Mickey Rooney.
[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, 
1 videodisc (117 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet (color illustrations ; 17 cm)
MPAA rating: G.
"A wild horse saves a young boy's life after a terrifying shipwreck and the two become unlikely friends in Carroll Ballard's cinematic tour de force, adapted from Walter Farley's classic children's novel. From the crystalline shorts of a deserted island to the green grass and dusty roads of 1940s suburban America, Ballard and director of photography Caleb Deschanel create a film of consistent visual invention and purity, one that also features a winning supporting performance by Mickey Rooney as a retired jockey and a gorgeous score by Carmine Coppola."--Container.
Based on the novel by Walter Farley.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1979.
Special features: New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Caleb Deschanel, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack ; five short films by director Carroll Ballard, with new introductions by the filmmaker: Pigs! (1965); The perils of Priscilla (1969); Rodeo (1969); Seems like only yesterday (1971), and Crystallization (1974) ; new conversation between Ballard and film critic Scott Foundas ; new interview with Deschanel ; new piece featuring Mary Ellen Mark discussing her photographs from the film's set ; trailer.