Written by: Michael Den Boer on September 7th, 2014
Theatrical Release Date: UK, 2013
Director: David Bond
Writers: David Bond, Ashley Jones
Cast: David Bond, Susan Greenfield, Michael Depledge, Chris Packham
DVD Release Date: August 26th, 2014
Approximate Running Time: 79 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo English
DVD Release: Revolver Entertainment
Region Encoding: Region 1 NTSC
Retail Price: $19.98
‘David Bond is a father. Things have really changed since he was a kid. His children are hooked on screens and don’t want to go outdoors. They want iPads, TV and plastic toys. The marketing departments of Apple, Disney and Mattel control his children better than he can. Determined to get them up and out, David appoints himself as the Marketing Director for Nature. With the help of branding and outdoor experts, he develops and launches a nationwide campaign to get British children outside. But the competition is not going to lie down and let some upstart with a free product steal their market.’ – Synopsis taken from DVD back cover
Content wise Project Wild Thing effortlessly gets its message across. Narrative wise the documentary follows David Bond as he goes through a series of steps to get children back to nature and away from the technology that dominates their lives. The most startling fact that is revealed is that this generation of child will be the first in the history of the world who will have a shorter life span then their parents. From a pacing stand point things always move along briskly from one moment to the next. And without a doubt Project Wild Thing’s greatest gift is the way it reminds us of how to reconnect with the inner child that had long ago been obscured by adulthood.
Revolver Entertainment presents Project Wild Thing in an anamorphic widescreen that retains this film’s intended aspect ratio. This transfer looks great throughout, the image always looks crisp and there are no issues with compression.
This release comes with one audio option, a Dolby Digital stereo mix in English. Dialog always comes through clearly and everything sounds balanced.
Extras include a trailer for the film, additional and extended interviews and additional segments that did not make the final cut of the film. Overall Project Wild Thing gets a solid DVD release from Revolver Entertainment.