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Sku: 202067200
UPC: 012569745773
UPC 14: 00012569745773
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Fantasy Adventure. Acclaimed director Tim Burton brings his vividly imaginative style to the beloved Roald Dahl classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, about eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp) and Charlie, a good-hearted boy from a poor family who lives in the shadow of Wonka's extraordinary factory.

Long isolated from his own family, Wonka launches a worldwide contest to select an heir to his candy empire. Five lucky children, including Charlie, draw golden tickets from Wonka chocolate bars and win a guided tour of the legendary candy-making facility that no outsider has seen in 15 years. Dazzled by one amazing sight after another, Charlie is drawn into Wonka's fantastic world in this astonishing and enduring story.

What is UMDTM?
UMD, Universal Media Disc, is a brand-new and groundbreaking optical storage medium, designed for the high speed and efficient delivery of digital entertainment content that can store up to 1.8 GB of digital data on a 60mm disc -- or an entire feature film on a single UMD video. All UMD DVDs are produced in Widescreen and encoded using advanced AVC compression. UMD for PSP will play on the new PlayStation Portable handheld entertainment system.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 60 mm
  • Maximum Capacity: 1.8GB (Single-sided, dual layer)
  • Laser wavelength: 660nm (Red laser)
  • "A winning, charming, very droll children's film for the whole family  Kirk Honeycutt, HollywoodReporter.com
    "An exhilarating and fanciful movie that never drowns in money or technology  Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
    "A feast for the eyes and the imagination.  Leonard Maltin, Entertainment Tonight
    "Wondrous. You've never seen anything like this before.  A.O. Scott, The New York Times
    "A delicious treat for the entire family.  Francine Brokaw, LA Family Magazine
    "Destined to become a family movie classic!  Clay Smith, Access Hollywood
    "Two thumbs up.  Ebert & Roeper
    "****. The year's hippest family fantasy!  Thelma Adams, US Weekly

    Editor's Note
    Who better to bring Roald Dahl's adored children's story to life than the mastermind behind inventive films like EDWARD SCISSORHANDS and BEETLEJUICE? From Tim Burton's opening shot--against Danny Elfman's eerie score--this CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is recognizably darker than the Mel Stuart-directed 1971 version starring Gene Wilder. Though the mysterious chocolate factory has been closed for 15 years, it continues to produce and ship candy all over the world. When a contest promises a tour of the plant to the lucky finders of five golden tickets hidden inside wrappers, no one is more excited than Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore), an impoverished boy whose family lives mere steps from the factory. Though he can barely afford even one candy bar, fate intervenes, and Charlie finds the last golden ticket.

    Joined at the gates by a group of despicable brats named Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, Augustus Gloop, and Mike Teavee, Charlie and his Grandfather (David Kelly) venture inside proprietor Willy Wonka's (Johnny Depp) delightful factory for a wild adventure. Each room is a feast for the eyes, and more importantly the taste buds--a sugarcoated dreamland where everything is edible. One by one, however, the children meet unfortunate fates, until only Charlie remains in the company of Wonka and his curiously small workers, the Oompa Loompas (all played by Deep Roy, whose image is multiplied with CG). Sporting a severe bob, and talking in a high-pitched voice, Depp makes his Wonka even weirder than Wilder's. While Burton adds some amusing contemporary touches (like the musical Oompa Loompa routines), and an elaborate back story, he also preserves the charm of the original book. Overall, Burton's visual innovation succeeds in capturing the vividness of a child's imagination--but whether this version trumps the beloved '71 film is for viewers to decide.

    Features

    Video Features Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital Stereo, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian Subtitled

    Technical Info


    Release Information
    Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
    Video Release Date Release Date: 12/20/2005
    Video Play Time Running Time: 115 minutes
    Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2005
    Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 74577
    Video UPC UPC: 00012569745773
    Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

    Audio & Video
    Video Original Language Original Language: English
    Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
    Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: Dutch, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
    Video Color Spec Video: Color

    Cast & Crew

    Video Cast Info Deep Roy
    Video Cast Info David Kelly
    Video Cast Info Christopher Lee
    Video Cast Info Johnny Depp
    Video Cast Info Adam Godley
    Video Cast Info Freddie Highmore
    Video Cast Info Noah Taylor
    Video Cast Info Helena Bonham-Carter
    Video Cast Info AnnaSophia Robb
    Video Cast Info James Fox
    Video Cast Info Missi Pyle
    Video Cast Info Phillippe Rousselot - Director of Photography
    Video Cast Info Brad Grey - Producer
    Video Cast Info Danny Elfman - Composer
    Video Cast Info Alex McDowell - Production Designer
    Video Cast Info John August - Screenwriter
    Video Cast Info Richard D. Zanuck - Producer
    Video Cast Info Gabriella Pescucci - Costume Designer
    Video Cast Info Chris Lebenzon - Editor
    Video Cast Info Roald Dahl - Source Writer
    Video Cast Info Tim Burton - Director

    Professional Reviews

    Entertainment Weekly
    "Those Oompa-Loompas are the beat, and soul, of Burton's finest movie since ED WOOD: a madhouse kiddie musical with a sweet-and-sour heart." 07/22/2005 p.51-52

    New York Times
    "Wondrous....[The film] moves, like Dahl's original, in a straight line from one inspired set piece to the next..." 07/15/2005 p.E1

    Rolling Stone
    "Tim Burton surrounds Depp with miraculous visuals of spun sugar and creeping menace. Their missionary lunacy is a treat for twisted children of all ages." 07/28/2005 p.92

    Uncut
    "[I]t's very much Burton's vision: the modern fairy tale town, kitsch musical number and 'gothic' Edward Gorey-inspired design." 09/01/2005 p.140

    Sight and Sound
    "Depp's Wonka is both flamboyant and reserved....He can be plaintive...or hilarious..." 09/01/2005 p.58

    USA Today
    "Depp deserves kudos for fashioning an original and outlandish if occasionally menacing character in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY....[The film is] a marvel of rich, colorful design and flair." 07/15/2005 p.6E

    Entertainment Weekly
    Included in Entertainment Weekly's Top Ten Films Of The Year -- "[A] delectable sweet-and-sour madhouse kiddie musical..." 12/30/2005 p.117

    Rolling Stone
    Ranked #8 in Rolling Stone's "Top 25 DVDs Of 2005' -- "The colors on the two-disc DVD are tempting and toxic. Dahl would approve." 12/01/2005 p.92

    Total Film
    "[I]t's movie candy: an optical endorphin rush." 07/01/2006 p.128

    Ultimate DVD
    4 stars out of 5 -- "This is a dazzling confection for the senses..." 08/01/2007 p.91

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