Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory details
|Formats:||U DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Roy Kinnear|
|Genres:||Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi/Fantasy|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|Collection:||Bank Holiday Viewing, Feel Good, Happy New Year!, Recently Added, Staff Picks, The LOVEFiLM Instant Christmas Channel, Top 100 Best of British, WarnerFilms|
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
|Run time:||1 hour 16 minutes|
|Rental release:||09 May 2005|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Bulgarian, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English, Italian|
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The Running Man - with sweetsBy Dean Cook from London , 14 Nov 2003
[Highly rated reviewer]This often masquerades as a 'children's' film. Make no mistake the themes are dark and adult. Basically, an industrial espionage scheme is cleverly disguised as a children's competition, the prize being a tour of the famous Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory. Inside the slave labour driven factory we are treated to an unimaginable spectacle of beauty and madness. We are then subjected to a series of child murders/mutilations that are as brutal as they are deserved, as the 'winners' run Wonka's psychedelic gauntlet of killer confectionary.
No review of CATCF would be complete without an account of the scene in the tunnel. This is truly one of the most terrifying moments in modern film history. Wonka?s victims are trapped with him on a boat in a tunnel. The scene has a sinister rhythm punctuated by a monologue nonchalantly delivered by Wonka predicting impending doom. A real sense of claustrophobia, disorientation and loss of control is masterfully achieved. This combined with the horrific, intrusive visuals really thrusts the viewer into the heart of Wonka?s madness. DO NOT WATCH THIS SCENE ALONE.
The madness, awe, beauty, and danger are sustained right up to the joyous climax as Roald Dahl?s macabre genius is wonderfully transformed onto the screen.
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CLASSICBy djellis (43 reviews) from Worksop , 13 Apr 2008Absolute Classic. The remake is good, but the original is better. Catch Gene Wilder playing Willy Wonka as only he could. Outstanding film. Great family entertainment...
Willy Wonka rulesBy a customer from Umpa Lumpa Land , 18 Sep 2007The best version ever, watch New version, watch this one, then cry at how bad J Depp is at acting.
why remake a classic?By a customer from ascot , 13 Aug 2007You cant beat the original Gene Wilder is simply briliiant and cannot be surpassed by Johnny Depp. This classic will be timeless with great acting throughout, my 3 year old loves it and wants to watch it not once but at least twice, so it had to be thoroughly reviewed before returning! No such problems with the latest version which lasted all of 10 minutes. Why do people feel the urge to remake something that is this good. If it worked all well and good but in the majority of cases it simply doesn't. This classic will always be better with Gene Wilders performance eclipsing any other that has come since.
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Chocolate FactoryBy a customer from England , 24 Mar 2007This movie does justice to the wonder of Roald Dahl's imagination - an enticing, spiralling, roller-coater journey that forever thrills 'the child in all of us'!
Great fun!By a customer from Culch UK , 20 Jan 2007A classic. Good for all ages although may be a bit sinister in places for youngsters.