Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe |
Actors: Susan Sokol, Sheila Hancock, Victor Spinetti, Arthur Lowe, Rachel Warren
Director: Bill Melendez
Genres: Kids & Family
Imagine finding a secret passageway to a faraway land...a world full of mystery and enchantment. That fantasy becomes a thrilling adventure in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, the first tale of C.S. Lewis' acclaimed c... more »
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The version I'd been searching for!
Hannah F. Ward | 06/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you're in your thirties, yes, this is the version you watched on TV as a child. I was so excited to find this on DVD, and it is as wonderful as I remembered it. I'm excited that my own children can now share in this magical adventure. This version is true to the text of the novel. Watching it as a parent, I enjoyed the bits of subtle humor added to some of the characters to keep the movie from being overly dark and disturbing for children. Over the years, I have occasionally tried to find this version. Once I checked out a version from the library that was so boring I couldn't even sit through it. Thank you, Amazon, for offering this wonderful classic!"
Good but buy the cheaper version
Jeffrey A. Anderson | MI USA | 12/13/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have always loved the animated version since I was a wee tot. However instead of buying this one at 24.99 (or whatever the price is now) there is a new printing that is more like 10 dollars. The movie itself is the same on either version. The dvd for this one claimed to be 5 mintues longer, but I checked and that wasn't the case. The cheaper version has better extras too. This one only has a few trailers for some other products while the cheaper one actually has information on Lewis and the various books. Its not a huge amount of extras, but better then just some trailers. The only thing I did like better on the more pricey version is the presentation. The cover looks better, the menues looke better, etc. Not a huge deal though, more of a personal preference. So look for the other verion, amazon sells it too."
Trevor A. Nedland | san jose,ca | 04/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this movie..I was about 8 years old when I first saw it and would watch it all the time. I thought the door to another world had to be the coolest thing that could ever happen to you and 25 years later Im still hoping I will find that door. I have kids now and they love it too and so will you. The animation is old school but your adventure will be new everytime you watch it."
Faithful AND beautiful
Swimming Rabbit | 07/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Don't listen to this stinky Amazon official reviewer guy. I doubt he would be let into the wardrobe. Come on, dude, it was 1979. Animation had its limits and Disney wasn't going to sink the money into it. The animation is not only completely faithful to the story, but truly captures the spirit of the story where the BBC version can't. BBC's Aslan is cheesy; this Aslan is perfectly real. In my humble opinion, the animation is perfect. I don't think we could do the story any better justice today, with all our special fx.
I was a preschooler in 1979 when this came out. I still remember watching it and being utterly captivated with the evil of the White Witch and the beauty and power of Aslan. The story spoke to me so strongly that I can still see the entire thing in my head almost 25 years later, having only seen it once more since. Later, when I was old enough to read the book, the images in my head didn't conflict or disappoint; rather, they confirmed that the story was, indeed, real.
... buy this for your kids and demand it at your video store."