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Jumanji:collector's Series

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When young Alan Parrish discovers a mysterious board game, he doesn't realize its unimaginable powers, until he is magically transported before the startled eyes of his friend, Sarah, into the untamed jungles of Jumanji! There he remains for 26 years until he is freed from the game's spell by two unsuspecting children. Now a grown man, Alan (Robin Williams) reunites with Sarah (Bonnie Hunt) and together with Judy (Kirsten Dunst) and Peter (Bradley Pierce) tries to outwit the game's powerful forces in this imaginative adventure that combines breathtaking special effects with an enchanting mixture of comedy, magic and thrills.


Studio Two Little Hands Productions
SKU 205078577
UPC 043396117426
UPC 14 00043396117426
Format DVD
Release Date 7/27/2007
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Name Williams,Robin
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Bebe Neuwirth - Actor
Bonnie Hunt - Actor
Bradley Pierce - Actor
Chris VanAllsburg - Based On Book By
David Alan Grier - Actor
Greg Taylor, et. al. - Screenplay
James Hegedus, et. al. - Art Director
James Horner - Original Music By
Joe Johnston - Director
Jonathan Hyde - Actor
Kirsten Dunst - Actor
Patricia Clarkson - Actor
Robert Dalva - Editor
Robert W. Cort - Executive Producer
Robin Williams - Actor
Scott Kroopf - Producer
Thomas E. Ackerman - Cinematographer
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review Apparently, the producers of Jumanji wanted this film to be a Jurassic Park for 1995's holiday season. If so, it's a badly misplaced, and ultimately futile, hope. For, although no one would suspect Steven Spielberg's 1993 dino-picture of having a plot worthy of great literature, at least it had a storyline -- something this film is lacking. Jumanji takes approximately one-hundred minutes for four people to play a board game. The result isn't much more fun or involving than watching a few friends play Monopoly. Even the Robin Williams manic humor can't save Jumanji, at least not entirely...This is the kind of embarrassing dud that results when Hollywood places special effects and a neat concept over a well-told story. The children's book Jumanji, written by Chris Van Allsburg, makes for good reading for a young audience, but it's hardly the sort of material upon which to base a major motion picture. The men and women behind Jumanji didn't just lose a turn; they lost their way.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 6
Review After the back-to back bombs Bicentennial Man and Jakob the Liar, the onetime funnyman has transformed himself into the king of pain-inducing schmaltz. But in what just might be the last great Robin Williams outing, Jumanji takes us on a whirlwind of storybook adventure and special-effects magic...Most of us are already familiar with the story of Jumanji in some form, which takes its premise from Caldecott Medal-winning author Chris Van Allsburg's book of the same name...From this foundation, screenwriters Greg Taylor, Jim Strain, and Jonathan Hensleigh devised the legacy of Jumanji, which begins in 1869 as two frazzled boys bury the game in the woods. Cut to 1969 -- when the mysterious game is found by young Alan Parrish (Adam Hann-Byrd), who, after releasing a bevy of bats by an ill-fated dice roll, is sucked into the arboreal confines of the Jumanji game itself, and is never heard from again. Fast-forward to the present day and newcomers to the now-vacant Parrish house, children Judy (Kirsten Dunst) and Peter (Bradley Pierce), and Aunt Nora (Bebe Neuwirth).
Reviewer Marc Fortier
ReviewRating 9
Product Attributes
Actor Williams,Robin
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format DVD
Alan Bash, USA Today ...a calculated but very entertaining special effects extravaganza...
Barry Krutchnik, Premiere Radio Network An exciting, thrilling adventure the whole family will love.
Christine James, Box Office Magazine ...a visually impressive and exhilarating adventure...
Desson Howe, The Washington Post ...some of the most extraordinary special effects since Jurassic Park...
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide A phantasmagoria of digital special effects...
Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle ...a rampaging special effects and animatronics extravaganza...
Walter Addiego, San Francisco Examiner ...a thrill ride with enough plunges and turns and loop-the-loops to make it worth the spin.
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