|Join the expedition visiting legendary Candy Man Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) in a splendiferous movie that wondrously brings to the screen the endlessly appetizing delights of Roald Dahl's classic book. Coated with flavorful tunes and production design that constantly dazzles the eye, this effervescent musical never fails to enchant young and old. On a whirlwind tour of Willy's incredible, edible realm of chocolate waterfalls, elfish Oompa-Loompas and industrial-sized confections, a boy named Charlie (Peter Ostrum) will discover the sweetest secret of all: a generous, loving heart. And you'll rediscover the timeless magic of a delicious family classic.|
Editor's NoteA wry and amusing musical about a world famous candymaker who hides five golden tickets in candy bars for five lucky children. Young, good-natured Charlie (Peter Ostrum) wins one of the tickets hidden amongst thousands of Wonka chocolate bars. What have Charlie and the other four kids won? A tour through Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, led by the loveable, eccentric, but often mean-spirited Wonka (Gene Wilder) himself. The factory itself is like a fantasy world: crazy color schemes, wild inventions, secret rooms, busy oompa-loompas, and lots and lots of delectable sweets. But Wonka has a hidden agenda, and during the tour he tests each child's character and honesty. Based on Roald Dahl's children's book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) - DVD Review
By: Joshua Tyler filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 10/9/2009 11:09 PM
|When you're a kid, candy is a dream: a fluffy white cloud of chocolate joy. For adults, candy is poison, a fat filled brick of love handles, pimples, and excessive flatulants. But, Willy Wonka, despite being a film about sugar-tooth delights, brings joy to adult and child alike. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory stars Gene Wilder as Wonka himself, in an 70's adaptation of the popular children's book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Willy Wonka tells the story of a poverty-stricken boy on a fantastic voyage through the magical candy factories of the Willy Wonka Candy Company. A strange and fantastic place, filled with dancing midget Oompa Loompas and chocolates with powers far beyond those of common Hershey bars....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Julie Dawn Cole|
|Ille Sievers - Costume Designer|
|Roald Dahl - Screenwriter|
|David Seltzer - Screenwriter|
|Stan Margulies - Producer|
|Walter Scharf - Composer|
|David L. Wolper - Producer|
|Harper Goff - Art Director|
|Roald Dahl - Source Writer|
|David Saxon - Editor|
|Arthur Ibbetson - Director of Photography|
|Mel Stuart - Director|
Customer Reviews of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory-2001 Spec Ed
A timeless classic for the whole family.1/11/2012
Almost every day as a little kid I dreamed of finding a golden ticket and getting to go to Mr. Wonkas chocolate factory (yes, I thought it was a real place). As an adult watching this movie I still have fond memories of those magical times as a kid watching this movie. Watch this with your family, it is suitable for all ages and a very entertaining movie.
Excellent Family movie11/23/2009
Having seen this movie when it originally came out, I was excited to see the remake, but was left feeling empty. I had been looking to buy this DVD for a while since I now have three kids ages 6, 4, and 2. I did not want to show them the remake since I felt it had content not suitable for my kids. This original movie has great Family entertainment, and excellent acting by Gene Wilder. My kids loved it and it has brought me back to those days when I, as a kid, went to see it at the movie theatre myself.