THE PLOT THUS FAR
A modern day family becomes bored with the hassles of the city life in Los Angeles and moves to the Rocky Mountains, never to return in the Lionsgate Home Entertainment release of the Adventures of the Wilderness Family Trilogy. Now, for the first time ever, the three individual movies will arrive remastered and available in stunning High Definition digitally. Endorsed by the Dove Foundation as Family Approved, this timeless G-rated film speaks to the heart of family togetherness. Join the Robinson family as they embark on suspenseful, exhilarating adventures in Adventures of the Wilderness Family, Adventures of the Wilderness Family 2 and Adventures of the Wilderness Family 3. The Adventures of the Wilderness Family trilogy of films will have their HD debut on EST and On Demand September 4th. The Adventures of the Wilderness Family DVD is also available September 4th for the suggested retail price of $14.98.
ADVENTURES OF THE WILDERNESS FAMILY SYNOPSIS:
Skip Robinson and his wife Pat, along with their two children, Jenny and Toby, begin an incredible encounter with nature. After building a log cabin in a peaceful mountainous area, the family befriends a pair of bear cubs and is menaced by a ferocious grizzly. Share all the excitement with your family by collecting the first movie in the Wilderness Family trilogy.
ADVENTURES OF THE WILDERNESS FAMILY 2 SYNOPSIS:
This heart-pounding sequel continues the saga of the family who chose to live in their peaceful log cabin home in the Rockies over fast-paced big-city life. They now face terrifying times in fierce winter storms, an avalanche and being attacked by a ferocious pack of hungry wolves. Watch as America’s favorite family stands strong together to prove that the best things in life are really free.
ADVENTURES OF THE WILDERNESS FAMILY 3 SYNOPSIS:
In the final chapter, the Robinson family now faces the bureaucracy of the United States Forest Service. Set against the glorious wilderness background that only nature could create, the entire family must stand firm in their commitment to keep their Rocky Mountains home. Will a strange twist of fate and an old mountain prospector help the Mountain Family Robinson?
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“The Adventures of the Wilderness Family” will be a hard adjustment for kids that are used to fast cuts and high energy. There was a time where any low budget outfit would combat Disney’s live-action productions with family fare of their own. The end result was that they used more natural landscapes and played to small budget strengths. However, most of these families were very drawn out. That doesn’t fare well with Generation ADHD.
This movie has held up from my forced class viewings in the 3rd grade. But, that’s like saying that the old Health videos weren’t as bad you remembered. I have to credit the indie productions of the mid 1970s for trying to create something that went above its limited means. That being said, the Robinson family are nothing but a bunch of Thoreau disciples in a modern world. This doesn’t bode well for them, but whatever does?
The DVD comes with the original trailer and commercial for the release. The Dolby 5.1 track has a strong mix, but few moments to really shine. The transfer is workable, but it sports the same issues that comes with standard definition. That being said, it won’t push away the target audience. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to families.
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!