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  • Actors: Eric Thompson, Fenella Fielding
  • Format: PAL, Colour, Anamorphic, Widescreen, Digital Sound
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Second Sight Films
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Nov. 2010
  • Run Time: 79 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003VWDAOC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,783 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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There's a new arrival in the Magic Garden, in the form of a blue cat called Buxton, which means trouble for the gang. Dougal suspects things are afoot when he notices Buxton talking to the Blue Voice. Soon, all sorts of strange happenings ensue, Zebedee's moustache is hijacked, the friends find themselves in a dungeon, and Dougal is sent to the moon. Can Dougal save the garden and resume tranquility? Like the original series Dougal and the Blue Cat was created in France by Serge Danot and the dialogue was re-written in English by Eric Thompson who also narrated all of the characters bar one, lending each his own inimitable style and humour. Fenella Fielding provided the memorably eerie tones of the Blue Voice. SPECIAL FEATURES include: English Version, Original French version, Thompson and The Magic Roundabout featuring interviews with Emma Thompson, Phyllida Law and Fenella Fielding, Mark Kermode on Dougal and The Blue Cat, Lobby Card Gallery

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One of my favourite films of all time --Mark Kermode

Kids will love it and adults will go bananas over it --Time Out

Can we have Dougal and the Blue Cat back? --Andrew Pulver, Guardian

Kids will love it and adults will go bananas over it --Time Out

Can we have Dougal and the Blue Cat back? --Andrew Pulver, Guardian

Kids will love it and adults will go bananas over it --Time Out

Can we have Dougal and the Blue Cat back? --Andrew Pulver, Guardian

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45 of 45 people found the following review helpful By J. C. Gibbs on 26 Sept. 2010
Writing this before the film is released on DVD, but as I saw this when it first came out, I'd like to say buy it, but watch it yourself before you show your kids. For those of us raised on the reassuring exploits of Dougal and his chums in the magic garden before the BBC news, this film ought to have been a jolly romp. Oh no. Grim and psychedelic, it takes that familiar Roundabout crew and subverts all that you remember. Yes Dougal is the hero of the tale, but I guarantee that you will remember Buxton the megalomaniac blue cat and his guiding 'blue voice' (how exactly a voice can be blue is a moot point, but as the voice in question belongs to the inestimable national treasure that is Fenella Fielding, who cares?)There is a relentlessness to this story that really, really gets to you. 'Blue is beautiful, blue is best' are words that can still chill me to the core after nearly forty years. And Buxton? Well I've never felt happy going to Derbyshire and that cursed blue cat is the reason. Seriously, if you find Professor Yaffle and his mice friends creepy in Bagpuss, or worry about the bizarre post-apocalyptic world where the child Emily is running her own antique shop, DO NOT watch this film. If however Ludwig was plain sailing for you then watch this. But please be warned, if they were to make a sequel to this today, it would probably match the freaky horror of The Clangers with the teatime reassurance of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I may have got those slightly confused. Having said all that, I am going to order a copy. I just won't watch it alone, or without an awful lot of alcohol...
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A CRAIG on 27 Oct. 2010
I am so pleased this is FINALLY getting a release on DVD. It is a lost treasure.I grew up listening to the soundtrack on record and - I kid you not - at certain points I was terrified!! Namely, when Dougal wakes in the middle of the night and hears Finella Fielding's creepy voice and a cat's wailing; also, when Buxton (the blue cat) appears for the first time in the magic garden, accompanied by a musically melodramatic, "Taaahhhh-DAAAAAAHHHHH!".

But I loved being scared! I was hooked...

Today, aged 37, I love it all the more. As with the TV series, Eric Thompson imbues the dialogue with a hugely enjoyable British sensibility, attached to some rather bizarre (and psychedelic) visuals. The music is beautifully French and quite poignant (especially the song which Florence sings, about whether she and the others will ever see the sun again). My favourite scene has to be the one where Dougal is trapped in a room full of sugar (his favourite treat) but he's not allowed to eat any. How he wrestles with his natural instincts!

I'm just not sure what kids will make of it today, 40 years on. They may be confused by some of the old-fashioned references, and young children may even be a little too freaked out by it all. Still, this is a long-lost gem - so everyone should buy it! Especially children aged 37.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Neil H on 29 Oct. 2010
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I grew up listening to the soundtrack LP, and it terrified me. Later I bought a VHS tape and have to admit that it wasn't as scary in visual form (although thats probably because I was in my 30's by then!). Its still a fantastic movie (far superior to the recent CGI effort) that will entertain children and adults alike. Since my Video Player chewed up the tape, I have been waiting for the DVD release, and was beginning to think that it would never happen. But here it is, and for anyone who's nostalgic for 70's kids TV, or those who just want to show their own kids a simpler more innocent form of entertainment than the current crop of (mostly) rubbish available to them, I highly recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr M.R.Watkinson TOP 500 REVIEWER on 6 Jan. 2014
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You're almost bound to have fond childhood memories of the Magic Roundabout if you're reading this. It was always a bit surreal, but this is just downright weird. Very, very good, very funny in places, but weird... Unlike Mark Kermode, who appears on the extras, I was a little too young to have been taken to see this at the cinema when it was released. In fact, until, in a fit of nostalgia, I had a look to see if there was a complete release of The Magic Roundabout on DVD (there isn't, alas), I didn't even know it existed!

As with all TMR, the script was written from scratch by Eric Thompson who did all the regular voices; in this feature film, an outsider is introduced for the only time, Fenella Fielding doing a wonderful job of the Blue Voice. It's a little different from the 5 minute episodes & rather slower to develop, as you might expect. It's nevertheless very enjoyable, even if you're in your 40's with no kids to enjoy it with! There are a couple of scenes, notably the first sight of the Dream Room, that very young children might find unsettling, but nothing really scary. It's all just very strange...

In the extras, you have 10 minutes of fairly pointless waffle from the afore-mentioned film critic, Mr Kermode. Of far more interest is the interview with the Thompsons; Phyllida Law his wife, and Emma (yes *that* Emma T!), his daughter; plus a little from Ms Fielding. It's probably reasonably well known these days that Eric never knew what the original scripts of any TMR were about. He simply watched each episode & the film, and then made up his own story. There are two versions of the tale, both of which could well be true.
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