Free Willy: Escape from Pirate’s Cove

The next adventure in the blockbuster Free Willy franchise arrives on Blu-ray and DVD March 23, 2010 from Warner Home Video. Free Willy: Escape from Pirate’s Cove, a touching story about two unlikely friends, introduces Daytime Emmy Award winner Bindi Irwin (daughter of Steve Irwin, The Crocodile Hunter, star of “Bindi the Jungle Girl”) in her film debut and stars Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Beau Bridges (Max Payne, television’s “Desperate Housewives”).

Free Willy: Escape from Pirate’s Cove is written and directed by Will Geiger (Elvis and Anabelle) and produced by David Wicht (Duma), John Stainton (The Crocodile Hunter – Collision Course, “The Crocodile Hunter” television series) and Laura Lodin. The film also stars Bongo Mbutuma (Master Harold…and the Boys, television’s “ER”), Siyabulela Ramba (television’s “24 – Redemption”) and Stephen Jennings (I Dreamed of Africa, Starship Troopers).

When eleven year old Kirra’s father, a widowed zoo veterinarian, is hospitalized for several months she is sent to live with her estranged grandfather, Gus, in South Africa. He owns a dilapidated seaside theme park, which is quickly losing its customers to rival park owner Rolf.  Business is given a miraculous boost though when a fierce storm traps a baby orca in Gus’ lagoon, making his park the area’s main attraction.  The growing orca, named Willie, has an inhibited sense of echolocation making his survival in the wild impossible, but Kirra also knows that the orca will outgrow his lagoon very quickly.  Gus thinks his only choice is to sell Willie to Rolf’s park where he will be captive but safe. With little time left before Rolf claims him, Kirra must find a way for Willie to survive with his pod in the open sea.

 

Free Willy: Escape from Pirate’s Cove will be available as a Blu-ray Combo Pack, which includes the Blu-ray disc, DVD and Digital Copy of the film, for $35.99 SRP and on DVD for $27.95.  

 

Free Willy: Escape from Pirate’s Cove Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:
 
    • SD DVD of the film
    • Digital Copy of the film
    • Meet My Wild Co-Stars
    • Bindi’s First Movie Video Diary
    • Deleted Scenes and Outtake
    • Greetings from South Africa
    • Free Willy Pop-Up Fun Facts
  • Free Willy: Escape from Pirate’s Cove DVD contains the following special features:
    •  Meet My Wild Co-Stars
    • Bindi’s First Movie Video Diary
    • Deleted Scenes and Outtake
    • Greetings from South Africa
Running Time: 101 Minutes
MPAA Rating: PG