Back to the Secret Garden the sequel inspired by the classic children's tale The Secret Garden leads us into a magical world of hope and friendship on a grand adventure for the entire family. It's been 30 years and the Sec... more »ret Garden is in trouble again. The once vibrant and\ beautiful garden is dying and nobody knows why. The enchanted door to the garden can't be found and the magic has disappeared. When a special girl named Lizzie is chosen to live in the castle she discovers the garden and is determined to save it. She sneaks away from the watchful eye of her guardian Miss Sowerby (Academy Award® nominee Joan Plowright) and runs off with the key to the garden door. Once inside even with the help of a few friendly animals she still can't solve the garden's mystery. She realizes that she must break all the rules and follow her heart to bring life and magic back to the Secret Garden.It's never too late to return to the Garden. Relive the magic. Discover the mystery. And unravel all its secrets. Features: Full Screen Version 2.0 Dolby SurroundDigitally MasteredScene IndexInteractive Menus System Requirements:Run Time: 100 MinFormat: DVD MOVIE Genre: DRAMA Rating: NR UPC: 012236125884 Manufacturer No: 12588« less
M. O Schmidt | Columbia Heights, Minnesota United States | 07/06/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just saw this today on pay-per-view. It's an absolute treasure of a movie. Why do the Brits do so much better at children's movies than we do? This has atmosphere, beautiful scenery, a talented cast, and is lovingly photographed. What a joy to see David Warner in this; he is probably the most under-rated actor of the 20th century. He is always believable, always a delight to see. I certainly intend to buy this movie, and watch it again and again. You will be drawn into this movie's wonderful universe at once, and never want to leave. These days, we all need a little magic, and this movie is a powerhouse in the magic and charm departments. When you've really arrived, you don't have to shout about it. This movie speaks softly and carries a big stick. A very delightful and welcome addition to any film library. The color is ravishing. I think that is why the Brits do better than we do; they understand visual impressions, sounds, colors, and children."
The Garden needs help.
Everette Ortiz | Scottsdale AZ, USA | 08/01/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A great sequel to the many originals. It was great to see returning characters. Though the Garden may have shrunken a little if you're a fan of the Kate Maberly version, but the Magic is still there. When Miss Mary must leave Misstlethwait manor, the garden door disappears. Martha Sowerby, the house keeper, tries looks for it, but even with all the ivy covering it, she knows it's not there. No one knows why, but the Vibrance of the once gorgeous garden, is gone, and the plants are dying. But when a little orphan girl named Lizzie Buscana from America comes to live in the large orhanage, she realizes the garden needs her help. Dickon may not be here to help, but all by herself, Lizzie can bring back the magic just by using her own instincts. Martha, now much older, and wiser, starts to realize, that Lizzie may be the only one who can save the garden now. With a little help with some animal friends, a lot of tender loving care, and friendship, the kids of Misstlethwait can bring the garden back to life by just being themselves. It was a great adition to the secret garden collection. Some people say that the secret garden all by itself was fine, and that this movie wasn't needed, but watching this movie shows adults that kids need to play. In this case the garden wanted to be played in. Just sitting there in the middle of a field makes you feel alone. With the garden returning, and 5 star acting, you can make this another addition to your secret garden collection."
Very good like the 1st
brigid2010 | AUSTRIA / EUROPE | 05/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I don't know that there is a second part of the secret garden. but when I see the DVD I was happy that they make this movie !!!
I'm from austria and here it's not possible to get this movie, because they didn't translate it. After this I by DVD's only in the original language because ther are much better, as you can see at "BACK TO THE SECRET GARDEN" If its possible this movie gets 10 STARS **********"
As good as the original
David R. Massey | Ogden, Utah United States | 04/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have this recorded on a DVD and have watched it many times. I actully think I like it better than the 1993 version of The Secret Garden. I never did buy the uncle character in the first one and that kinda ruined the movie for me. All the characters in this movie are buyable to me, and the movie is lighter than the kinda dark original. The scenery is just as good as the original, the colors even more brilliant. The magic is still there and this has as many moving moments as the original does. Camilla Belle's part is as good as Kate Maberly's part was and she plays her role as good as Maberly did. They bring back a few of the people from the original which is always good to see, though I don't know about Mary being married to Collin in this one, they were blood relatives in the first. If you liked the original you should like this too."
Unexpected Treasure found in Back to the Secret Garden
Jacqueline R. Haines | McKees Rocks, PA United States | 05/02/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a wonderful follow-up for anyone who loved the original Secret Garden. My girls ages 8&10 felt if they were revisiting old friends and a familiar place from their childhood. They loved looking for visual clues that tied into the original story and this movie delivered. They squealed with delight at Robin Red Breast, Mary, Colin and Martha's appearances. They sat on the edge of their seats to see what would become of the Secret Garden. Bravo! A job well done by the creators of this sequel.
The Secret Garden's magic lives on!"