Rent The Red Turtle (2016)

3.5 of 5 from 597 ratings
1h 17min
Rent The Red Turtle (aka La tortue rouge) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
In a majestic world of intricate hand-drawn textures, a shipwrecked man is found marooned on a desert island. With his attempted escapes thwarted by the stranger and larger-than-life titular red reptile, the man's existence is forever altered when something extraordinary occurs.
Directors:
Michael Dudok de Wit
Producers:
Pascal Caucheteux, Vincent Maraval, Grégoire Sorlat, Toshio Suzuki, Isao Takahata
Voiced By:
Emmanuel Garijo, Tom Hudson, Baptiste Goy, Axel Devillers, Barbara Beretta
Writers:
Michael Dudok de Wit, Pascale Ferran
Others:
Toshio Suzuki
Aka:
La tortue rouge
Studio:
StudioCanal
Genres:
Anime & Animation, Children & Family
Awards:

2016 Cannes Un Certain Regard Special Prize

BBFC:
Release Date:
25/09/2017
Run Time:
77 minutes
Languages:
None
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • 'The Secrets of The Red Turtle' Featurette
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/09/2017
Run Time:
80 minutes
Languages:
None
Subtitles:
None
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • 'The Secrets of The Red Turtle' Featurette

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Reviews (5) of The Red Turtle

Mesmerising animation - The Red Turtle review by Alphaville

Spoiler Alert
15/02/2019

Another gorgeous hand-drawn animation from Studio Ghibli, this time from a Dutch director (Michael Dudok de Wit) who understands the medium as Miyazaki did. You’ll never be satisfied with computer-based animation again. It’s about a man shipwrecked on a desert island. Don’t worry that the title makes it seem like a children’s film. The turtle makes only a brief appearance and is merely a plot catalyst. The film is full of adult themes and moving moments, but AVOID THE TELL-ALL TRAILER, which ridiculously condenses the whole 77-minute story into 2 minutes and spoils the several story twists. Why do they do that?

The sets are wonderfully scenic and colourful, with an exceptional quality of light rarely seen in animation. The director also stretches the medium to its fullest, using all kinds of pseudo-camera angles and shots that would not be possible in live-action. In short, it’s a stunning cinematic watch. The DVD also has a fascinating feature that shows the

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Artistic, certainly. Exciting, no. - The Red Turtle review by MG

Spoiler Alert
03/10/2017

Wow, this really stunk. Major problem is that even though it has a short running time it is still an hour or so too long. In my opinion this would have been better as a short 20-30 min film, a curiosity with some artistic merit but nothing more. Baffling and at times quite boring. Really disappointed in it. Should have rented 'The Secret Life of Pets' instead!

Avoid.

0 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Baffling plot; beautiful animation + music. - The Red Turtle review by PV

Spoiler Alert
31/12/2017

This is an odd one. I though it would be a simple fairy story - and I suppose it was but it involved fantasy elements and was baffling, confusing and what was the point of the story exactly? It was like the Blue Lagoon with turtles and magic. Hmmm.

Maybe it was based on some folk tale known in Japan or something? I'd love to know!

But lovely animation for sure - and beautiful music.

Strange but it seems overlong at just over an hour.

Why this was made into a movie, I have no idea. It'd work far batter as a short film.

2 stars for the animation and music. 0 stars for the plot and storytelling!

0 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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