DVD 100 mins IMDB 7.3 (2,590 votes)
Quest For Fire
20th Century Fox (1981)
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(7/29/2005 )

John Wood
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
USA  /  English

Rae Dawn Chong Ika
Nameer El-Kadi
Everett McGill Naoh
Ron Perlman Amoukar
Nicholas Kadi Gaw (as Nameer El-Kadi)
Gary Schwartz The Ulam Tribe - Rouka
Naseer El-Kadi The Ulam Tribe - Nam
Franck-Olivier Bonnet The Ulam Tribe - Aghoo
Jean-Michel Kindt The Ulam Tribe - Lakar
Kurt Schiegl The Ulam Tribe - Faum
Brian Gill The Ulam Tribe - Modoc
Terry Fitt The Ulam Tribe - Hourk
Bibi Caspari The Ulam Tribe - Gammla
Peter Elliott The Ulam Tribe - Mikr
Michelle Leduc The Ulam Tribe - Matr
Robert Lavoie The Ulam Tribe - Tsor

Director Jean-Jacques Annaud
Producer John Hemeny; Denis Heroux; Jacques Dorfmann; John Kemeny
Writer Gerard Brach; J.H. Rosny Sr.; Gérard Brach
Cinematography Claude Agostini
Musician Philippe Sarde
User Credit 1 Yves Langlois
User Credit 2 John Hay; Penny Rose

"Tense, touching...and fascinating." -Leonard Maltin

Set 80,000 years ago, this accomplished "cinematic spectacle" (New York Magazine) follows the lives of four tribes of early man-each with their own customs and stages of development. As they all face perilous terrain, human rivals and savage predators, one peaceful tribe searches for the element that will bring comfort and safety to all of mankind: fire. While celebrating human drama, this stunning film, shot on location in Scotland, Iceland, Canada and Kenya, also offers fascinating insights into prehistoric man's survival.

Edition Details
Edition Special Edition
Barcode 024543068464
Region Region 1
Release Date 3/4/2003
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Audio Commentary By Jean-Jacques Annaud, Michael Gruskoff, Ron Perlman and Rae Dawn Chong
15 Video Galleries With Director's Commentary
Quest For Fire Adventure Featurette
Theatrical Trailer
Personal Details
Purchase Date 7/29/2005
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 2 A Science Fantasy Adventure.
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Trivia: Ron Perlman's film debut. (more)

Goofs: Revealing mistakes: Wire attached to moth as it flies over the fire. (more)

Awards: Won Oscar. Another 10 wins & 7 nominations (more)