Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (40th Anniversary Edition) G

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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: October 18, 2011
  • 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:

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 877,774
With a single gleam of his eye, Wilder pulls off more hints at a devious personality than all Johnny Depp's white make up, and bad wigs combined. Full Review
Cinema Crazed
Oct 4, 2014
Rating: 4.5/5 -- he casting of Gene Wilder in the title role is the key: there is a crazed, yet knowing, glint in his eye that suggests the world of corporate confectionery is more sillier and sinister than we will ever know. Full Review
Herald Sun (Australia)
Sep 20, 2018
...For every dulcet song, there's an unsettling side, uttered with a wide-eyed manic energy...
Entertainment Weekly
Aug 24, 2001
Rating: 2.5/5 -- Creates a marvelous world as close to heaven as any kid can imagine and never talks down to its young audience. Full Review
TV Guide
Aug 8, 2017
Rating: 4/5 -- Vibrant, imaginative fantasy reveals a layer of grimness beneath the confection. Full Review
Radio Times
Aug 8, 2017
The film makes exceptionally shrewd use of references children can understand and appreciate. Full Review
Los Angeles Free Press
Jan 9, 2020
It is a rare breed: an imaginative live-action kid's film that engages and delights adults. Full Review
Stream on Demand
Feb 3, 2018

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.

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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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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 7,241
  • UPC: 883929174423
  • Shipping Weight: 0.22/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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