Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory-2001 Spec Ed

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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.

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Excellent Family movie

by Ing. Cyberhead on 11/23/2009

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. Read More

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A timeless classic for the whole family.

on 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. Read More

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Product Overview

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.

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 40714561
UPC 085393893422
UPC 14 00085393893422
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Adventure
Essential Cinema
Fantasy
Poverty
Recommended
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note A 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."
Plot Summary
Summary Young, good-natured Charlie wins one of five golden 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 eccentric but often mean-spirited Wonka himself. The factory itself is like a fantasy world: crazy color schemes, wild inventions, secret rooms, busy elves, 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. When it is clear that Charlie is the most trustworthy, kind-hearted and dependable kid, Wonka awards him with a gift that is every child's dream.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly "...For every dulcet song, there's an unsettling side, uttered with a wide-eyed manic energy..." 08/24/2001 p.61
Premiere "[The] psychedelic factory tour is a sugary version of Dante's inferno." 04/01/2004 p.65
Directors
Mel Stuart
Actors
Gene Wilder
Peter Ostrum
Cast & Crew
Gene Wilder - Star
Denise Nickerson - Star
Jack Albertson - Star
Ursula Reit - Star
Julie Dawn Cole - Star
Michael Bollner - Star
Peter Ostrum - Star
Leonard Stone - Star
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
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1971
Catalog ID 38934
UPC 00085393893422
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 100 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Features
DVD, Widescreen
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