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The King and I
The King and I
Actors: Miranda Richardson, Martin Vidnovic, Christiane Noll, Ian Richardson, Darrell Hammond
Director: Richard Rich
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family, Musicals & Performing Arts, Animation
G     1999     1hr 27min

for the hearing impaired. Genre: Children's Video Rating: G Release Date: 3-FEB-2004 Media Type: DVD


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Actors: Miranda Richardson, Martin Vidnovic, Christiane Noll, Ian Richardson, Darrell Hammond
Director: Richard Rich
Creators: Arthur Rankin, Brian Nissen, David Seidler, Jacqueline Feather, Margaret Landon, Oscar Hammerstein II, Peter Bakalian
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family, Musicals & Performing Arts, Animation
Sub-Genres: Drama, Animation, 3-6 Years, 7-9 Years, Adapted from Books, Musicals, Animation
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Animated,Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 07/06/1999
Original Release Date: 03/19/1999
Theatrical Release Date: 03/19/1999
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 27min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English, French

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Member Movie Reviews

Bobbie G. from SULPHUR, LA
Reviewed on 3/18/2011...
This movie is a favorite among my kids. As we have transitioned from VHS's in our house to DVD's this was one of the first we looked for. My kids are 18, 17, 15, and 3. The older ones can't wait to share their favorites with their little sister.
The DVD has lots of music and bright vibrant colors.
Definitely a keeper in our household.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Aimee M. (AimeeM)
Reviewed on 3/2/2008...
A typical Disney-fied version of a classic story. Because it is for kids the king lives, the young romantic couple get to live happily ever after, and there are plenty of songs.

I found myself comparing the King to Yul Brynner. No one can compete. So I was of course not as pleased with this version.

But it works for kids.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

King & I DVD
Marilyn Livsky | Delray Beach, FL, USA | 04/24/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I recently sent a copy of the King & I to my grandchildren 9 years (girl) and 5 years (boy). The DVD arrived much sooner than I expected. They loved it so much that when I went to visit them, they insisted that I watch it with them. It was enjoyed by all."
Cute but Why?
G. Schneider | VA United States | 01/13/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this film on VHS many years ago, I guess shortly after it was released. THE KING AND I has always been my favorite Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, and I have probably a dozen recordings of the score. I also own the 1956 masterpiece film version in a couple of formats.

When I spotted this one, I added it to my library, but I must say I was shocked. My first question is: Who at the R&H Organization was out sick the day this project was green-lighted? I've been a musical director for many years and I know from experience that R&H are sticklers for adhering to the original script and score. Any alterations must be approved. So how did this thing happen?

It's almost totally devoid of any redeeming qualities. I must admit I think the idea of making Prince Chulalongkorn the secret lover of Tuptim was interesting, adding a layer of friction between him and the king. Perhaps Oscar might have approved of that, although he would have written it better, of course. But cute animals and curses and all that crap? Come on!

As one customer wrote, the idea of animating classic musicals is interesting...if done by the right talent. Obviously that talent is not evident here."