Hayley Mills, Special Academy Award(R) winner for 1960's POLLLYANNA, lights up the screen in Disney's fondly remembered release of THE PARENT TRAP. Mills stars as Susan and Sharon, identical twins separated at birth. Neith... more »er twin knows the other exists until a simple twist of fate finds them at the same summer camp. Then, realizing who they are, they plan a little twist of their own. They switch places with high hopes of getting their parents back together. This delightful and heartwarming comedy will have your whole family doubling up with laughter. First time on DVD! In the full-length sequel THE PARENT TRAP II, Hayley Mills returns to reprise her roles as identical twins Sharon and Susan. Now all grown up, Sharon is a single mom whose 11-year-old daughter Nikki is just as mischievous as she was! During summer school Nikki and her new friend Mary turn into scheming matchmakers when they try to get Sharon and Mary's widowed father together. Not quite able to make it happen, they turn to the one person who can really help -- Sharon's twin Susan!« less
My guess is there are both one-disc and 2-Disc set version out there with the same UPC, so please check with your sender after requesting the DVD.
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Elisabeth B. from OBERLIN, OH Reviewed on 8/19/2010...
If you do request the movie bare in mind that the set has only ONE DISC. This was released in 2005 and contains one disc. I have this movie in my personal collection. I purchased it when it came out and there is only one version of this dvd available. Requestors will be out one credit. If we were able to upload pics on this site I could easily proove it. even amazon.com has it's errors. If it were 2 discs it would say so on the box (check best buy)
I liked both movies especially the second one because it was one of the great disney sunday night movies to be released on dvd that year.
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Heather F. (8izenuff) from PHOENIX, AZ Reviewed on 1/8/2009...
Parent Trap is a classic. But the second movie isnt all that well done. I didnt keep the set cause of the second movie. It wasnt worth it.
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Twice the "Trap", twice the fun!
Byron Kolln | the corner where Broadway meets Hollywood | 07/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Disney's THE PARENT TRAP remains one of the studio's most fondly-remembered hits. With Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara and Brian Keith leading the perfectly-realised cast, the movie has become a favourite of generations.
In THE PARENT TRAP, Sharon and Susan discover while at summer camp that the reason why they look so similar is that they were twins, separated shortly after their parents' split! The girls resolve to reunite their feuding parents by switching places and forcing them to meet once the switch is discovered. However, the twins don't count on "pluck-faced child-bride" Vicky (Joanna Barnes), who is quickly winning the heart of Mitch (Brian Keith)! A brief but quite eventful camping trip should solve the problem...!
In 1985, the Disney Channel made THE PARENT TRAP II, which brought Hayley Mills back to Disney for the first time since 1965, to reprise her roles of mischevious twins Sharon and Susan.
In the delightful first sequel, Sharon's pubescent daughter Nikki Ferris (Carrie Kei Heim) conspires to get her recently-divorced mother together with the father of her best friend Mary Grant (Bridgette Andersen). However, to acheive their goal, the girls must call in Sharon's twin Susan, who'll do most of the groundwork in getting the attention of Mary's father (Tom Skerritt). You'll adore this cute update in the continuing story of the twins' lives!
DISNEY TRIVIA: Nikki Ferris and Mary Grant are also the names of the characters played by Hayley Mills in THE MOON-SPINNERS and IN SEARCH OF THE CASTAWAYS...!
Disney has released PARENT TRAP II in a double-disc set with the previously-available Vault Disney edition of the original movie. Great vaulue!
Later followed by PARENT TRAP III, and PARENT TRAP: HAWAIIAN HONEYMOON (both are as yet unavailable on DVD)."
Cookiedulce | 07/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My beloved Parent Trap 2 on dvd after many long yrs of waiting. I cant wait until they put PT3 and Hawaiin Honeymoon on DVD too!
Sharon and Susan are all grown up and have families of thier own. Sharon has just gone through a divorce and wants to move to New York City w/ her daughter. While at Summer school her daughter meets a friend and their antics are funny. Her friend's mom died a while back and they are trying to get their parents together so Sharon wont have to move.
Not as good as the original PT but still fun to watch. PLEASE PLEASE make PT3 and Hawaiian Honeymoon available soon."
The Parent Trap was a great follow up after Pollyanna for child star Hayley Mills. This 1961 classic used split screen better than ever. The supporting cast of Brian Keith (five years before he become Uncle Bill on Family Affair- when does that reach DVD?), Maureen O'Hara And Leo G. Carroll (Four years before he became a part of U.N.C.L.E-as in the man from!) works so well with the twin Mills's Sharon and Susan.
Most of the extra features from the Vault Disney version is here... except for the audio comments from Ms Mills and Direction David Swift. Unless you need the comments, the DVD is fine without it.
Twenty years later, Disney did a sequel, Parent Trap II. This wonderful comedy of errors happened so DISNEY-ish and works so well on many levels. Nikki and her friend Mary try to bring Mary's father together with Sharon. Enter Nikki's married aunt Susan to help Nikki and mary with their problem and the fun begins. The split screen effect is good, but not as good in the orginal trap. It STILL is pure Disney magic captured in a DVD
There are no extras regarding Parent Trap II... I know somewhere in the vault there is a 'making of PT2' feature, which is NOT on here. For Shame!
For children of all ages and fans of family entertainment, this DVD collection is great fun and rates high in my book
Bennet Pomerantz, AUDIOWORLD"
Very good Movies
Kristin Thomas | 04/18/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I Love the Parent Trap movies. For people who have never seen these movies, you have know idea what you have been missing. The Parent Trap movies start with Hayley Mills who I Love. Hayley plays twin sisters who are seprated at a very young age because their parents get a divorce only to meet for the first time when they are both sent to the same camp for the summer. There, after they discover that they are twins, they come up with the plain to get their parents back together by switching places so the parents after meet face to face to switch them back. Partent trap II is about Sharon and Susan again played by Hayley Mills, are now grown up with families of their own. you will have to see it to find out what happens. i love this movie the best."
Disney + Hayley Mills = magic
Martha Santry | Pekin, IL United States | 05/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The original Parent Trap is one of the finest family movies ever made. Hayley Mills plays 2 early teen girls, and these are great realistic performances of girls of the early 60's, not cutesy movie kids. There is also some adult humor that went right over my head when I saw this movie as a 6 year old - the look on Brian Keith's face when he sees Maureen O'Hara's bra and assumes it's the property of his 13 year old daughter is great. As for the sequel, it was good but it had a little too much "cutesy kid" and not enough Hayley Mills for my taste. The features are very good. The people interviewed all seemed to have liked each other and the project they made. The writer/director David Swift was a soft spoken, humble man who made a little masterpiece."