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Back to the Secret Garden
Back to the Secret Garden
Actors: Joan Plowright, George Baker, Cherie Lunghi, Leigh Lawson, Aled Roberts
Director: Michael Tuchner
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
G     2002     1hr 40min

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 »


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Actors: Joan Plowright, George Baker, Cherie Lunghi, Leigh Lawson, Aled Roberts
Director: Michael Tuchner
Creators: David V. Picker, Joe Wiesenfeld, Nick Gillott, Norman Rosemont, Robert Halmi Jr., Frances Hodgson Burnett
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction, Family Films, Fantasy, Television
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 04/23/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2000
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

You don't have to be a child to love this movie
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."