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Flåklypa Grand Prix [VHS]

Wenche Foss , Per Theodor Haugen , Ivo Caprino    VHS Tape
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  • Actors: Wenche Foss, Per Theodor Haugen, Harald Heide-Steen Jr., Leif Juster, Henki Kolstad
  • Directors: Ivo Caprino
  • Writers: Ivo Caprino, Kjell Aukrust, Kjell Syversen, Remo Caprino
  • Language: German
  • Classification: G (General Audience) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004RO51
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 329,857 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 15 July 2014
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Loved this since I was a kid. Superb quality bluray. Fantastic film.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Family film 30 July 2008
Format:VHS Tape
Flåklypa Grand Prix is the best Norwegian movie for all ages,and its something that the family can watch together,I have seen ths film with my family for many years now and we love it.
try it and you will see,
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not dated at all 19 July 2004
By Henning Sebastian Jahre - Published on Amazon.com
In 1999 I attended a filmfestival for young filmmakers and found myself sitting next to Ivo Caprino in his movie house, near Lillehammer. Here he built a Fairytale Kingdom based on his characters from famours Norwegian tales... Indeed; he is and was - what Disney is the the American public; A GOD for children of all ages... He was forever proud of his film and good-looking. As I sat next to him I had no idea he was coming down with cancer and was to die a year later. I told him and thanked him of the impact he had on my childhood... This film still holds out and if u ever come to Lillehammer(which held the Olympics in 1994) - do visit his Fairy-tale Kingdom and see the automobile from the film - IN FULL SIZE:-)))) It`s a classic as is THIS FILM:-)
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Puppet animation at its best 22 Dec 2001
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The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix is a very memorable flick. The cast of characters is not to be believed. Theodore Rimspoke, Sonny Duckworth, Lambert, to name a few. My favorite is the drummer Desperados, a gorilla. Il Tempo Gigante (Rimspoke's car) is visually a real winner. Kind of reminds one of a genuine '31 Packard roadster complete with oilers. Imagine my surprise to find it for sale just today at AMAZON.COM. Guess I'll order a backup copy. I'll never forget Ronnie "Turnip" Anderson "the Swede". Oh yeah, the German "Heinrich Von Schnell" who drives an Abarth 2000.
Perhaps the most interesting character of all is Hamburly Diplanog the Pinchcliffe poet/bard with a mane of thick unruly hair.
May the government approve his application for a three month traveling scholarship.
Then there's Rudolph Goreslimy (Rimspokes' nemesis) who drives for Snake Oil and has a dirty tricks button on his dash. Merck Cassandra is Goreslimey's sidekick who operates the 'Dirty Tricks' button.
Shiekh Abdul Ben Bonanza supplies Rimspoke's money and oil/fuel for the race. And what a race it is.
Before this venture Rimspoke's crew built flagpoles for the Swiss Navy.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of those rare cinematic gems that children and adults will love. 11 Jun 2006
By R.P. - Published on Amazon.com
I first saw this wonderful, heart-warming family film on cable back in 1981. I didn't know then that it had been made in the early '70's and was the highest-grossing Norwegian-made film ever. This whimsical tale of bicycle repairman and underappreciated automotive genius, Theodore Rimspoke, delights the audience with a thrilling race for sweet revenge. His two odd assistants, plucky mallard Sonny Duckworth, and gloomy hedgehog Lambert, help Rimspoke build the eccentric, lightning-fast car, Il Tempo Giganti. Rimspoke races his ramshackle speed demon against the Grand Prix champion who stole his designs for a revolutionary engine. Rimspoke and Co. are funded by Abdul Ben Bonanza, an Arab oil sheik who wears a perpetual worried glower, but speaks in kindly, hospitable desert aphorisms. Emmanuel Desperados, an intelligent, jazz-drumming gorilla, serves as Ben Bonanza's chauffeur. The excitable race announcer and the folksy narrator round out this delightful viewing experience. And Rimspoke's mournful harmonica tune will haunt you for weeks. Trying to explain more about this irresistable, one-of-a-kind film would be useless. If you can get your hands on a copy, buy it!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Greatest Animation Films (That Needs Immediate DVD Release) 31 Mar 2007
By Tsuyoshi - Published on Amazon.com
"Flåklypa Grand Prix" (English title: "Pinchcliff Grand Prix") is an amazing Norwegian puppet animation released in 1975. The film directed by Ivo Caprino has been, and probably will be, the biggest hit in the country since then, and if you see this outstanding film with its terrific visual techniques, you will know the reason immediately. The film is actually one of the criminally neglected films that must be released in DVD format in USA and other regions outside Norway (where DVD is available, and became a hit, of course).

The film's strength does not lie in its slow-moving story, but maybe I should tell you about it a little. It is about a quiet village Pinchcliff where harmonica-playing good-natured mechanic Reodor Felgen lives quietly with his two assistants feisty duck Solan and sheepish hedgehog Ludvig. The film can be divided into two parts, the first one being about the daily life of them and the Arab chief who visits the village and offers Reodor financial backup to join in the next car race.

The second part of the film shows the circuit car race, in which Reodor's team. Reodor's biggest rival happens to be Rudolf Blodstrupmoen, who once stole Reodor's blueprint for his engine, but Reodor has a surprise, Il Tempo Gigante, super racing car of his own making.

The film also includes one impressive musical section where puppets play the instruments, and the fingers of the puppets correspond to the right notes of the music they are playing.

The film was made with stop-motion filming (like Aardman's "Wallace and Gromit" series), massively time-consuming technique. It took five years for the crew to make "Pinchcliff Grand Prix," but the results are rewarding. Expressive gestures of the characters with unique (and often realistic) movements are always amusing to see, and the designs of the machines are still impressive and innovative. The speedy and thrilling car race sequences (with many POV images) are equivalent of the pod race scene of "Star Wars: Episode I," with which in fact the film share many elements.

It is regrettable that director Ivo Caprino (who passed away in 2001) didn't make another feature-length animation. If there was Academy Award for Best Animation Feature Film made in the 20th Century, "Pinchcliff Grand Prix" would be one of the strongest contenders, and I'm not surprised if it wins.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A definite "must-see" 4 Nov 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
The "Pinchcliffe Grand Prix" is a full-length animated feature film, providing entertainment and excitement for children and adults alike. Its outstanding artistic quality and animations have impressed film critics throughout the world. The film was animated and directed by Ivo Caprino.
Since its first run in 1975 the film has sold more than 5.5 million tickets in a population of 4 million Norwegians! It has been dubbed and exported to twelve other countries.
Following its release on video, more than 300,000 copies have been sold in Norway alone. Pinchcliffe Grand Prix is without doubt the greatest Norwegian film success ever!
It has been said that scenes from this fim may have inspired the pod-race...
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