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Escape To Witch Mountain

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Two psychic orphans head for witch mountain to escape evil and find their own identities.


Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 210610910
UPC 786936788990
UPC 14 00786936788990
Format DVD
Release Date 8/29/2010
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Anamorphic Widescreen  1.75:1
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Too often in the past, the Disney live-action features have been impossibly bland, too scrubbed and innocuous, to really hold the attention of all but the younger members of the family. But now here's a sci-fi thriller that's fun, that's cheerfully implausible, that's scary but not too scary, and it works...The story involves a young brother and sister, who were in some sort of mysterious shipwreck and left with a "star case" that has a picture of two suns on its top. The kids have powers: They can communicate by telepathy, levitate things, unlock doors, turn savage beasts against their masters and in general make Uri Geller look like amateur night. They're sent to an orphanage, and then they accidentally discover that the star case has a map inside leading them to the top of a nearby mountain...One of the nice things about the movie is the way it provides chills and thrills and still tones down the violence. A couple of the bad guys carry guns, but they don't use them. And when a car crashes into a tree, nobody is hurt (in most movies, even kiddie movies, it would have burst in to obligatory flames). People in general have good motives in the movie (even Milland was going to treat the kids well, presumably while pumping them for info about next week's stock market prices)...The movie's ending is totally off the wall, involving a flying saucer and a mysterious voice that sounds like an ad for the top hits of 1960. There are all sorts of unanswered questions - but, what the heck, we don't bother to ask them. The point in a movie like this is that something is happening all of the time, and most of the time it's scary but funny, too. "Escape to Witch Mountain," as well as "The World's Greatest Athlete" and (I'm told, though I didn't see it) "The Strongest Man in the World" seem to indicate that the Disney studio has snapped out of its doldrums and returned to the business of making movies with life and spirit.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 6
Special Edition, DVD
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle One of Disney's best and most popular live-action movies, this one is a favorite among those who grow up in the Seventies.
Spence D., IGN One of Disney's last great live action classics.

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