Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory [40th Anniversary] (2-DVD)

Starring: Peter Ostrum, Gene Wilder & Jack Albertson Director: Mel Stuart  Rated: G: General Audiences
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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory [40th
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1971
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Scrumptious documentary Pure Imagination: The Story of Wily Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
    • Mouthwatering commentary with the Wonka kids
    • 4 sing-along songs
    • Stills gallery
    • Vintage 1971 featurette
    • Theatrical trailer
  • Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish

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Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 08/24/2001
"...For every dulcet song, there's an unsettling side, uttered with a wide-eyed manic energy..."
Premiere - 04/01/2004
"[The] psychedelic factory tour is a sugary version of Dante's inferno."

Product Description:

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 Synopsis:

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.

Plot Keywords:

Adventure | Essential Cinema | Fantasy | Poverty | Recommended | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Produced in partnership with Quaker Oats.
  • Released theatrically in the USA June 30, 1971.
  • Film debut for young Peter Ostrum, who plays Charlie. The actor later left the movie business for a career as a veterinarian in New York.
  • The laserdisc version features the original and 1996 re-issue theatrical trailers; it also includes a musical score without vocals (on a separate audio channel) for families to sing-along.
  • Songs include "Candy Man," "Oompa-Loompa Doopody Doo" and "Pure Imagination."
  • Rereleased theatrically, for its 25th anniversary, in Chicago on July 19, 1996.
  • Filmed on location in Munich, Germany.

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  • Sales Rank: 5,983
  • UPC: 883929174423
  • Shipping Weight: 0.22/lbs (approx)
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