Matilda (Special Edition)
Starring: Mara Wilson Director: Danny DeVito PG

A little magic goes a long way.
Matilda (Special Edition)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 54 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: June 7, 2005
  • Originally Released: 1996
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 - Spanish
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - French
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers
    • Featurette:
  • Interactive Features:
    • A Truly Terrible Test
    • Classroom Games
    • Get Rid of Mrs. Trunchbull! - Trivia Game
    • Make Magic With Matilda
    • Matilda's Read-Along
    • Terrify the Trunch-bull
    • The Spelling Bee & The Math Game
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • MATILDA Character Gallery

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Performer: , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by &
Screenwriting by &
Composition by
Story by
Director of Photography:

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"There is nothing you can't get from a book that you can't get from television faster!"
  - Mr. Wormwood to his daughter Matilda (Danny DeVito to Mara Wilson)

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 12/20/1996
"...An ideal rental for the legions of kids..." -- Rating: B+
Variety - 08/05/1996
"...A delightfully twisted fairy tale that artfully juggles broad tom-foolery and sly drollery, along with a generous serving of sight gags enhanced by special effects..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 08/02/1996
"...Darkly comic....MATILDA doesn't condescend to children, it doesn't sentimentalize, and as a result it feels heartfelt and sincere. It's funny too..."

Product Description:

A young girl with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge overcomes her parents' disapproval and forms a lasting bond with a sensitive teacher, ultimately discovering her own special abilities. Adapted from the novel by Roald Dahl, and directed by Danny De Vito who also stars as Matilda's insensitive father.


Production Notes:

  • Released theatrically in the USA August 2, 1996.
  • Color by Technicolor; in SDDS (Sony Dynamic Digital Sound).
  • Additional cast: Pam Ferris (Agatha Trunchbull); Kira Spencer Hesser (Hortensia); Kiami Davael (Lavender).
  • Additional credits: Sharon Alshams, Andrew Neskormomny (set design); Chris Watts (visual effects supervisor).
  • Copyright 1996 Tristar Pictures, Inc.

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  • UPC: 043396013537
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