PIPPI LONGSTOCKING A mysterious young girl, Pippi Longstocking, moves into the abandoned Villa Villekulla. The redheaded Pippi, living alone but for a monkey called Mr. Nilsson and her horse Little Old Man, befriends two n... more »eighboring children, Tommy and Annika. Join in the fun-filled adventures of the world's strongest girl in her first full-length feature film! 90 minutes, Original Full Frame Format (1.33:1). PIPPI GOES ON BOARD Having decided to stay on in the Villa Villekulla Pippi continues to run riot in her quest for fun. To the joy of her best friends Tommy and Annika, Pippi throws a bizarre birthday party, causes chaos at a carnival, builds the world's biggest snowball and celebrates Christmas her own way. 79 minutes, Original Full Frame Format (1.33:1). PIPPI IN THE SOUTH SEAS When Pippi Longstocking learns South Sea pirates have kidnapped her father, she sets off on a daring rescue mission. Naturally she takes her inseparable friends Tommy and Annika along with her. Shiver me timbers! It's all aboard for a pirate-packed musical romp with Pippi Longstocking that is guaranteed fun for all. 96 minutes, Letterboxed (1.55:1). PIPPI ON THE RUN After being nagged by their parents for staying out late with their best friend Pippi Longstocking, Annika and Tommy decide to run away. Life can never be ordinary when you're with Pippi Longstocking, the world's strongest girl! Join Pippi and her friends in this fantastic escapade that is packed with catchy songs and rollicking action. 93 minutes, Letterboxed (1.55:1). All four films star Inger Nilsson, Par Sundberg and Maria Persson. Language options: Original theatrical release English dubbed; Spanish language dubbed. All four are Rated G and Region 1 encoded.« less
Misti T. from GARDEN GROVE, CA Reviewed on 3/1/2012...
Pippi brings back so many wonderful memories for me. As a little girl I used to sit and watch Pippi with my Dad he always told me she reminded him of me with all that spunk.When I watch these its like I can almost feel him in the room with me. Pippi will always be my favorite no matter how old I am. The adventure she has with tommy & Anika are truly outragous you never know what she is going to do and Anika is always trying to get her to behave and use her manners. LOVE it!!
Pippi fans that remember these theatrical films...(more)
B. Schafer | Mesa, AZ United States | 07/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm just about to turn 34 and finally the four original theatrical Pippi Longstocking releases are arriving on DVD. I still get a kick out of Pippi and her friends. These 4 discs are all new sharp, digital transfers and It will knock your socks off. For those wondering about the audio tracks, the original 1970s voice over track we all remembered so well was also kept. There isn't any new updated voice over which I'm excited about, this was only done on the TV DVD series of Pippi released last year since there was no English dub for the TV series. The four Pippi films were mostly shown in the US with a wonderful (Godizilla like) voice over audio track in English. There is no Swedish audio track, again because these films were actually taken from the TV series in Sweden and edited together to make a full length films for the US in the 1970s. There is a Spanish track, however.
All this info was confirmed by Steven Newmark the President of Hen's Tooth. He sent me a wonderful promo add which I would love to share but unfortunately Amazon doesn't allow links to be posted. I will contact them and see if they can load the add on the web site.
Thx for reading"
OH MY GOSH!!!! This is IT!!!
Lady_Beanpod | British Columbia, Canada | 07/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"OH MY GOODNESS!!!! this is the 4 box DVD set that I have been looking for!!!!! THANK YOU!!!! I was swayed a little and confused by the reviews that people left here about the 4 DVD Pipi Collection vs the TV Series DVD 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 to hopefully leave a more clearer review. When looking for this I also discovered that many people have there own generation 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 this is IT!!!! This is the boxed set you are looking for if your memories are from around the dates of my childhood neck of the woods. The "TV Series DVD" to me was disappointing. 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. As well, the images are pieced together differently to produce a different story that way too.
One Example: 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 Annika a hair comb, I think it was.
You do learn different things about Pippi that you would not have otherwise known from the TV Series DVD as opposed to the box set, but it's nothing necessary to know, it is not money needed to be spent...unless you have it to spend and would like to give it a try. But honestly, 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 DVD Boxed set is definately the English dubbed Pipi I remember in all it's Glory!!! Right down to the infectious roarous children's' laughter of Annika and Tommy with Pippi and Pipi's lovable, "flirt with danger" "bold, sly, cheeky, happy voice of "who me? innoncence" to the nostalgic soundtrack scratch (that I guess is what could be what is being misinterpreted as smoking voices) *shrug* I do think though that 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* This Pippi was definately the Pippi that every child in my time wanted to be with or even BE! Hope this helps! And if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask I will help you if I can. Joy to you and YOUR Pipi memories *smile* "
Fond Memories Come to Pass
Felicia Miller | Los Angeles CA | 10/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"On those lonely Saturdays when it was raining outside in Southern California what was a girl to look forward too, during the 1970's, before Flash Dance and Fame? We had no Internet, or cable! What was better than all of that? A Saturday of the Family Film Festival and Pippi! What a treat to finally be able to own this DVD! I disagree with the dubbing of the voices. I have watched it dubbed and still, I love it! Furthermore, it is not scary, it is unique, and as an adult who watch all foreign movies with subtitles this hits home to the heart, it makes it all that much more special. What was different and a bit scary was actually hearing Pippi, Tommy, and Annika real voices! True to form the antics of Pippi has proven to be a lasting one and I encourage anyone who has children to watch Pippi and her Friends with their family. My 14-year-old daughter loves Pippi and what gratification to be able to experience the joy that you are so found of remembering with your own child? And if you have not experienced this joy as a child, it is not to late!"
Tere | Miami, FL United States | 10/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It wasn't just that I adored Pippi as a child - I wanted to BE Pippi. These movies were my absolute favorites. I have the pretty-bad-quality VHS versions, and was secretly hoping that DVDs would one day be available. Thank goodness they now are.
The Adventures of Pippi Longstocking define my idea of what childhood should be like - carefree, adventurous and bit mischievious. The movies do a great job of capturing the essence of the books and really bring Pippi and her adventures to glorious life."
Scandinavian Children's Classics
Joshua Jacobsen | Plano, TX United States | 10/17/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Pippi Longstocking is the most famous Scandinavian children's story, worldwide. A cousin recently bought the book for my girls, and they were delighted with the story, so I fished around for these movies which I remembered from my childhood.
My kids loved them! Now... On virtually every technical level (acting, narrative, photography) these movies leave much to be desired. They were made in the 1970's in Sweden. The English dubbing is pretty bad. However, every child that I've ever known to watch these films was enamored with them. Re-watchability is high, and the four-pack is a good deal.
Who is Pippi? She's a super-strong red-headed girl with pig tails that stick straight to the side about a foot. She is around 8 years old. She lives in a big house with a horse and a monkey. She has no parents or siblings, and spends her days inventing silly games and doing household chores in a fun ways. Although absent, her father is a pirate and king of a small island, so Pippi always has a big bag full of gold coins to buy anything she needs."