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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Two-Disc Deluxe Edition)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Two-Disc Deluxe Edition
Actors: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter, Noah Taylor
Director: Tim Burton
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
PG     2005     1hr 55min

Long isolated from his own family, Willy Wonka launches a worldwide contest to select an heir to his candy empire. Five lucky children from around the world, including Charlie Bucket, draw Golden Tickets from Wonka chocola...  more »
     
     

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Actors: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter, Noah Taylor
Director: Tim Burton
Creators: Brad Grey, Bruce Berman, Derek Frey, Graham Burke, Katterli Frauenfelder, John August, Roald Dahl
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Comedy, Family Films, Fantasy
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Format: DVD - Full Screen - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 11/08/2005
Original Release Date: 07/15/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 07/15/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 55min
Screens: Full Screen
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 20
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Deluxe Edition
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

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Member Movie Reviews

Jerry S. from OCEANSIDE, CA
Reviewed on 10/25/2013...
Another GREAT Johnny Depp Performance. W0W!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Tammy G. (lildrafire)
Reviewed on 11/22/2007...
I wouldn't exactly show this version to little children--it can be unsettling. Johnny Depp makes a creepy candymaker--but I loved the darkness, the gothness of this remake. Tim Burton fans won't be disappointed....but people looking for a delightful children's movie probably will.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

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Dreary, Lacking in Charm and the Music's Bad
Confederate | Bethesda, MD | 07/16/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)

"WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971) is a delightful story with great music that can be viewed repeatedly by both children and adults. And though children and adults will like it for different reasons, it's colorful and enduring. Not so with CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Even though I'm a dedicated Depp fan, this movie is only mildly entertaining and the squirrels manage to steal the show. Perhaps most disappointing is the dreadful music and the muted colors. It isn't magical...it's dysfunctional. Gene Wilder, though wary of children in general, is always in charge, and always entertaining. (One reviewer said "cuddly".) Depp is simply an Edward Scissorhands in charge of a chocolate factory. Burton does his best to add humor to the film, but in the end one usually only remembers the squirrels and the children, not Depp. Sadly, this film is lacking in the very things it should have been rich in. It's like Jan de Bont and THE HAUNTING (1999). Why pick a director who knows nothing about psychological horror to recreate a thriller where psychological horror is at the very heart and soul of the story? In this case, think of Don Knotts as Achilles in about the same way as Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka. The humor doesn't work because the film is, at its core, humorless.

The 1971 film is so good in so many ways that it's amazing they thought to remake it. Why waste the money when there are so many other good ideas? But the squirrels were great.

"
Imposter In The Chocolate Factory "gasp"
Rachel Vironet | Alachua, FL, US | 08/21/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This movie was interesting... but I grew up watching the 1971 version of the Roald Dahl book and I am spoiled for any other version. Gene Wilder was untouchable as Willy Wonka. Johnny Depp was awesome and brought a new sort of life to the character but still not Willy Wonka like. I know this movie is a unique adaptation of the book, so it would have a different "feel" but once you watch the version directed by Mel Stuart everything else is just a second rate imitation.

If you have never seen the 1971 version then watch the remake first or you may be disappointed. :)

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (Widescreen Special Edition)"