Sunday, July 1, 2012

Now Available on DVD -- Castle Rock, Time of the Wolf and Wild Adventures: 5 Movie Collection (Review)

I am a huge fan of Echo Bridge Entertainment, as they offer a wonderful selection of family friendly DVDs at a reasonable price.  Most DVDs I have been sent to review, including collections with 5 and 8 movies on them, usually cost around $6.99.  Yes, you read that right -- $6.99.

With the recent mini heat wave we had here in New England, we found ourselves staying indoors, with the air conditioners on, to stay cool.  Then, when the sun went down and it cooled off a bit, we would head to a local playground or stroll in a park with the girls.  But, during the day, we found ourselves catching up on movies.  Included in our family movie marathon was Time of the Wolf, Castle Rock and Wild Adventures: 5 Movie Collection, all from Echo Bridge Entertainment

Time of the Wolf

When Aaron loses his parents, the only family he has left are his estranged aunt and uncle (Burt Reynolds), who are reluctant to take the young boy in. But with no other options, Aaron moves into their farm house, nestled in the sprawling wilderness, and begins a new life. Aaron finds much comfort in exploring the nature around him and becomes even more intrigued when he spots a white wolf patrolling the nearby ridge. When he witnesses a hunter wound the majestic animal, Aaron reaches out to the wolf and creates a bond that will become very important to protecting both of their lives.


Andy's mother has had enough of her rebellious teenage daughter, so she sends her out into the desert near Castle Rock with her grandpa (Ernest Borgnine) and his dog, Farley, for a serious reality check. As they're setting up camp, Farley takes off and Andy goes looking for him. When she returns, her grandpa is nowhere to be found—rescued by some locals after suffering a terrible stroke. Now Andy and Farley are alone in the desert with no other options except to make the trek to the nearest town. But they're not alone for long when they come across Antonio, a young illegal immigrant on the run from border patrol. If they want to make it out alive, they'll have to stick together.



The original version of this well-known tale paints the story of Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves, and the exotic word he lives in.


A life-long bear lover and activist travels through the Pacific Northwest in search of the majestic white Kermode bear.


After one too many times in trouble, a teenager is given a chance to redeem himself when his grandfather suggests a solitary canoe trip into the wilderness.


An animal-training family loses their lion, who is then blamed for the actions of a wild look-alike.


A young girl who is always in trouble travels to Argentina to be with her archeologist father.

Out of these three DVDs, I had only saw a few from the Wild Adventures collection.  So, it was nice being able to sit down and watch older films, but ones we had never seen.  After watching all the movies on these three Echo Bridge Entertainment DVD's, both my husband and I agree that our favorite movie was Time of the Wolf.  This was such a heartwarming tale, and the young actor, who we remembered from Taken, stole the show.  And, it was nice to see the softer sides of Burt Reynolds and Jason Priestly. 

For the price of these DVDs, you can't go wrong for wholesome family entertaining, that will sure to please everyone in the family.  So, with the hot weather here, why not pick up a few Echo Bridge Entertainment DVDs today, and enjoy when you are looking to entertain the children, or for a great family movie night feature?

Disclosure:  I was sent copies of the above DVDs from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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