"It's like Walt Disney went insane and shot a snuff version of SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON." - Drew McWeeny,

"Just watching it feels dangerous." -

"Like watching a live-action LION KING as Mufasa holds a switchblade to your throat." - Complex 

No animals were harmed in the making of this movie. 70 members of the cast and crew were.

An unprecedented––and wholly unpredictable––action-adventure, Roarfollows wildlife preservationist Hank (The Exorcist producer Noel Marshall in his sole and career-derailing turn as an actor and director), who lives harmoniously alongside a menagerie of over 100 untamed animals, including cheetahs, elephants, lions and tigers on a preservation in the African plains. When his wife and children arrive (real-life wife Tippi Hedren, The Birds, and step-daughter Melanie Griffith, Working Girl, and his sons John and Jerry Marshall) for a visit, a long-brewing battle for dominance between the lions erupts and threatens their very lives. 

Nearly forgotten since its release in 1981 until this year, Roar is back in cinemas to be appreciated by a new generation of film buffs! 

If it seems too wild to believe, read THIS ESSAY by Tim League, head of Drafthouse Films, which is putting out the film in the U.S. 


Director: Noel Marshall

Starring: Tippi Hedren, Noel Marshall, Melanie Griffith, John Marshall,

Details: 102 min. NR 1981