Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Pippi Longstocking -The TV Series|
Actors: Inger Nilsson, Maria Persson, Pär Sundberg, Margot Trooger, Ulf G. Johnsson
Director: Olle Hellbom
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Television
Join the rambunctious pippi and her friends tommy and annika in these timeless laugh-filled adventures. Studio: Henstooth Video Release Date: 02/04/2003 Run time: 160 minutes Rating: Nr
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Lady_Beanpod | British Columbia, Canada | 07/22/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"OH MY GOODNESS!!!! the 4 box DVD set was the one I had been looking for!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!
I was swayed a little and confused by the reviews that people left here about the TV Series DVD vs the 4 DVD Pipi Collection so I bought both the 4 DVD set & the TV series DVD to be sure that I was getting what I was looking for.
And also to hopefullyhelp me to leave for you a clearer more helpful review.
When looking for my version of this Pipi memory I also discovered that many people have their own generation version of the Pippi that was theirs.
I was looking for the one from when I was a little youth born in 1975 and grew up on Vancouver Island and enjoyed Pipi most of my life. I wanted to bring back those "oh so dear to my heart" childhood memories of Pipi... and the 4 DVD box set was it.
If you remember watching Pipi as a feature film and the girls name was Annika than the 4 DVD set is for you.
If you remember watching Pipi as a TV Series and the girls name was Anna not Annika then the TV Series DVD is the one for you.
Having grown up with the 4 DVD box set version as my memories
the "TV Series DVD" to me was disappointing but watchable. They did change Annika to Anna and the children were not as joyful in the dubbing, and the dialogue is certainly different. You are watching the same images but, you do get another storyline perspective of Pipi. You do learn different things about Pippi from the TV Series DVD that you would not have otherwise known with the box set, but it's nothing necessary to know, it is not money needed to be spent if it is the Annika version you are looking for...unless you have it to spend and would like to give it a try as well or vice versa to those were actually seeking the TV Series version.
As well, the images are pieced together differently to produce a different story in images as well as dialogue.
Maybe this could help clarify...
4 DVD Box set
When Tommy and Annika come to give Pippi the candy box she gives them gifts too. A Harmonica and a ball.
TV Series DVD
Pipi is looking for her bag of gold gives Tommy a pocket knife (which kinda shocked me) and Anna a hair comb, I think it was.
But honestly, for me the TV Series DVD has been viewed once and is collecting dust on my shelf and does not have the same joy to me as the one I grew up with. The 4 box DVD set.
The 4 DVD Boxed set is definately the English dubbed Pipi I remember in all it's Glory!!! to the nostalgic soundtrack scratch (that I guess is what could be what is being misinterpreted as smoking voices in the 4 DVD collection reviews) *shrug* Pipi's big burley papa could have sounded this way, I guess...but, I just thought that it was cuz he was her big strong " Captain of the South Seas" papa *GRIN*
So whichever of these Pippi releases remind "you" of the Pippi that you wanted to be friends with or even BE! Joy to you and YOUR Pipi memories *smile*
Hope this helps! And if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask I will help you if I can."
Superbu | Los Angeles, CA United States | 10/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Inger Nilsson IS Pippi Longstocking for an entire generation, and she is as adorable as ever in beautifully mastered DVD collection. I had no idea all four of the Swedish theatrical films were edited together from the television series (though the DVD case claims only the first one was -- that's incorrect).Picture is GORGEOUS -- brilliant colors, razor sharp, little grain, and hardly a spot on the film. The only drawback, besides no extras, is the lack of an option to play the original Swedish lanuage. Since the TV series contained scenes that were never in the theatrical features, the original American dubbing was presumably not an option, as it would have been incomplete. A brand-new dubbed track was created, this time using British actors. I think the new dubbing is quite good. The children are actually much better actors than the old American voices from the early 70s.Hen's Tooth, thank you for finally bringing Pippi to DVD. Please release the rest of this series... and put the Swedish language track on there!"
THE NEW DUBBING
ANTHONY | CA | 04/19/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"(...) THE NEW DUBBING IN NOT RIGHT!! I LOVE PIPPI AND THE WHOLE CHARM OF IT WAS THE BAD AMERICAN DUBBING!! I WAS SOOO HAPPY TO FIND OUT THEY FINALLY RELEASED ALL THE PIPPI'S ON DVD BUT THEN I HEARD THE NEW DUBBING AND WAS VERY UPSET AND DISAPPOINTED.. I SOLD IT IMMEDIATELY AND LIVE ON WITH MY PIPPI VHS TAPES!! THEY SHOULD HAVE MADE IT SO YOU HAD A CHOICE OF AMERICAN, BRITISH OR SWEDISH.. I MEAN THEY HAD TO HAVE KNOWN THAT TRUE PIPPI FANS WERE GONNA BE UPSET!!"
Superbu | 08/31/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was really turned off by the British dubbing. Tommy, Anika, & Pippi all sound alike and they are so drab. The original dubbing may not have been perfect, but gave the episodes a feeling of fun & excitement. They also call Anika "Anna" - I grew up with Pippi and this was a little dissapointing. I gave it 4 stars because the quality is high and perhaps a new generation would find it appealing."