Item description for The Saddle Club Collection by Keenan Macwilliam, Sophie Bennett, Lara Jean Marshall, Kia Luby, Glenn Meldrum & Karinda Parkinson...
Overview Release Date: January 31st, 2006 Edition: Widescreen Edition DVD Format: DVD Runtime: 172 Minutes Studio: Good Times Video Number of Discs: 2 Production Year: 2005 Special Features: Special horse training featurette Behind-the-scenes footage Downloadable games and activities
Region: All Languages: English Display Format: Color, Enhanced Wide Screen Letterbox for 16x9 TV Audio Format: DD2 (Dolby Digital Stereo)
Horse Crazy Love appears to be in the air at Pine Hallow. First, there's the arrival of Skye Ranson, a handsome young teenage star who arrives to shoot a film at the stables. The arrival of a female journalist to interview him could also prove fateful for confirmed bachelor Max as well. The Club decides to assist Max in his budding romance...a relationship that might not survive their help! Meanwhile, Kristi and Megan fall in love with a cowboy teaching a Western Clinic at the stables. His stories about a cursed mystery horse lead The Saddle Club into yet another exciting adventure!
Community Description Based on the bestselling novels of children's author Bonnie Bryant, the television series THE SADDLE CLUB follows the equestrian adventures of preteen best friends Carole (Keenan MacWilliam), Stevie (Sophie Bennett), and Lisa (Lara Jean Marshall) as they live and work at the Pine Hollows horse farm.
This collection presents two feature-length films cobbled together from several series episodes: THE MANE EVENT finds the girls preparing for a wedding while contending with a stable fire, a mysterious farmhand, the machinations of a jealous rival, and an unfortunate riding accident; while HORSE CRAZY continues the adventure and romance when an actor/heartthrob comes to the farm to shoot a film.
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Actors: Keenan Macwilliam, Sophie Bennett, Lara Jean Marshall, Kia Luby, Glenn Meldrum
Directors: Karinda Parkinson
Writers: Cory Kinney, Helen Steel
Producers: Asabi Lee
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD, NTSC
Region Code: 1 (USA & Canada Only)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Good Times Video
Running Time: 30.00 minutes
Record Label Good Times Video
Format Closed-captioned / Color / DVD / NTSC
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.6" Width: 5.5" Height: 1.3" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Binding DVD Video
ISBN 5558639687 ISBN13 9785558639681 UPC 018713514028
Availability 0 units.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Saddle Club Collection?
Love the Saddle Club Apr 9, 2008
The Saddle Club Collection This is one of the best series ever to be brought on television. As an ex-showjumper/eventer, I love watching this series as it brings back so many memories for me when I was that age; campouts, trail rides, hanging out with other horseloving girls. The series is not all fun and games, though. Horses die, Carol still is trying to come to terms with her mother's death, there are financial woes and health issues. The series teaches a lot about friendship and the close bond, but it also emphasizes the invisible bond between an animal and a human, these magnificent creatures that we call horses and their riders. I highly recommend this collection. I wish the entire series would come out on DVD, not just episodes cut together to make a movie. Catch it on TV some Sunday, I am 48 and watch it every afternoon!
cute movies Dec 31, 2007
My dauther loves horses and loves this DVD set. Perhaps some of the situations can be a little 'old' for younger children that are 7 and under. My daughter is nine and loves them a great deal. We usually just catch them on TV. However, it is nice to have them on hand now.
awesome Mar 22, 2007
if you like the saddle club then you will love the saddle club collection. it contains two movies. the reason i gave it four stars instead of five is that i was just a bit disappointed and misled. the picture on the cover is the saddle club girls when they are much older than when the show first started. although it's a nice picture its misleading. it's a collection of (older) episodes combined as a movie, which means that it's not really a "movie" but if you are like me and can watch the saddle club over and over because you are a saddle club freak then you will love this 2 disc collection.also, if you are worried that you're too old for the saddle club i'm 13 and would recommend it to girls of all ages.
For people who love horses!! Jan 20, 2007
I absolutely love "The Saddle Club", so I was glad they combined the entire series onto video and DVD!! This movie is great because you don't have to wait for the episodes each Sunday. Or if you don't have satellite, you can watch the episodes.
Highly Recommended Oct 10, 2006
Nothing new in this collection, they recut eight of the series episodes into two feature length movies, "Horse Crazy" and "The Mane Event". The first featuring the Skye Ranson episode and the second incorporating the episodes dealing with the Max/Deborah romance.
For those who have not read The 'Saddle Club' books from which the series was adopted, it is like a modern version of Walt Disney's 1955-58 'Spin and Marty'. It is set in Australia and 'Pine Hollow' replaces the 'Triple R Ranch'. It has Stevie (Spin), Lisa (Marty), and Carol, the friends who call themselves the 'Saddle Club'. Both shows are hard to beat because a fantasy shared by most kids is to hang out with horses-ALL THE TIME. Instead of singing songs around the campfire, the girls are shown singing in a recording studio in the closing credits (which adds to the fantasy).
Both Saddle Club and Spin & Marty are little gems that kids will love until ages 11-13, secretly watch for another year, and then come back to in their mid-20's, wishing they were that age again. Most of the critical comments here are from kids who want to demonstrate to themselves that they have outgrown this stuff. I see little basis for criticism because 'Saddle Club' is pretty much up front about what it is and it delivers what it promises. If you don't want or need a straightforward story about the values of friendship, personal responsibility, and saddle club hugs; then don't watch.
While it is true that the episodes are somewhat formulaic, full of positive values, and almost always conclude with a mandatory happy ending; the plots revolve around some very serious subjects and bad things do happen to good people. Horses die, Carol struggles to come to terms with her mother's death, kids make mistakes that have serious negative consequences for themselves and others, and people that the kids are very fond of go away. It is not as lightweight as it first appears.
The show is amazingly strong on all areas of technical production. The camera shots are often very tight on the characters' faces and lots of reaction shots are used, the audio is excellent, and the editing is fast-paced and logically sequenced. Most shows could learn a lot from the way 'Saddle Club' is shot and edited.
The acting is a little weak, especially by the supporting characters. But Lara Marshall (Lisa), Keenan MacWilliams (Carol), and Heli Simpson (Veronica) are all solid. If they weren't solid they would not survive all those close-ups and reaction shots, the director would have abandoned his tight shot style since it exposes acting weakness.
The real gem of this cast is Zachary Bennett's little sister Sophie (Stevie). She looks like an expressive Lindsey Lohen and has made her character the most interesting of the group. Sometimes this is a self-fulfilling process as the writers pick up on who is the strongest actor and place more demands on them. Bennett is a fine dramatic actress who also teams well with Heli Simpson for comic relief. And Stevie's unlikely semi-romance with Phil has a strangely 'real' feel to it.
Then again, what do I know? I'm only a child.
together we are, brighter than the sun; together we are, the calm inside the storm;
we are nothing without each other, we are together where we belong;
together we are, everything we need; together we are, more than the sum of us