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Harry Nilsson - The Point [DVD] [1971]


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  • Directors: Fred Wolf
  • Producers: Fred Wolf, Jerry D. Good, Larry Gordon, Harry Nilsson, Jimmy T. Murakami
  • Format: Animated, Colour, DVD-Video, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Wienerworld
  • DVD Release Date: 28 Jan 2013
  • Run Time: 80 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0091JJ278
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,455 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

Directed by Academy Award-winner Fred Wolf, "The Point" tells the story of Oblio, a round-headed boy living in the land of "Point," where everything and everybody has a point. Oblio, along with his trusty dog, Arrow, is banished to the Pointless Forest. The tale is narrated by Ringo Starr and includes songs written and sung by Grammy Award-winner Harry Nilsson. The definitive collector's edition.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 May 2003
Format: Audio CD
This album is good. Really good. The smooth songs melt into a great surreal dream-like(do I mean seriously drug-fuelled?)story. This kid and his dog, Arrow, live in the land of point, where everything and everyone has a point. Unfortunately our hero has the strange misfortune to have a round head. Everybody else in the land of point has a pointy head and so he is banished to the pointless forest. Great album, great story, great songs. It makes you wish you were a kid again, except that when you were a kid, you never heard such great stuff.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jade Cruise on 20 Mar 2007
Format: Audio CD
One night singing nursery rhymes to my son and searching my memory for some new refrains, I suddenly remembered Nilsson's magical tale of 'The Point' that I would listen to as a child over 30 years ago. I have not heard the album since then, but I can still recall many of the melodies and words (and indeed emotions engendered) and I now want to share them with my boy. I also remember a fab illustrated booklet that went with the vinyl version (I think it was a printed booklet and not the cartoon I remember??, and I asked my parents if they still had it. Sadly the booklet has been lost but they still have the record - however I no longer have a record player so I am very pleased to find I can now get a version on CD! I can't wait for it to drop through my letterbox. 'The Point' is the story of a boy, Oblio, who grows up in a world where everyone else has a pointed head - but his head is round. Oblio is banished and told to get himself a pointed head. We are taken on a journey whereby Oblio meets some very weird characters along the way and plunges ito deep turmoil about his condition. But he eventually learns to accept that he is different, and starts to celebrate his difference. At this point he is welcomed back into the fold and everyone agrees to live together in harmony. All very 70's. This is a parable about tolerance that has some good messages in it for children today.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By martin_peg on 25 Nov 2003
Format: Audio CD
When I was about ten or so the animated film of Harry Nilsson's The Point album, narrated (I think) by Dustin Hoffman, was shown on the BBC. Where is that film today? It was so great that i still remember it, over thirty years later, and I think children today should have the chance to see it.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Chris N on 5 Dec 2004
Format: Audio CD
I was pleased to see the review from another Amazon customer - So, I'm not the only one that's been looking for the film. I've been searching for years for the video and now for the DVD. It was one of the best feature-length cartoons of all time, but it seems to have disappeared without trace. I was interested to see that a DVD has been generated, although it's obviously not the original, but it appears that it's only available in Region 1 format, so no good to the great majority of UK and Europe customers. If someone can come up with a DVD of the original cartoon, it should sell like hot cakes.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Wilf on 18 Oct 2008
Format: Audio CD
I still have my LP of The Point but like other reviewers I have great memories of the brilliant classic cartoon and would be thrilled to have the opportunity to see it again, or better still, to buy it.
I dreamed I was in The Land of the Point. I asked for the DVD in a shop. The manager said to me "You're the third custome today that I've told that stocking that DVD would be pointless because there is no demand for it."
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By 70s VINE VOICE on 1 Sep 2013
Format: Audio CD
I just thought that I would warn all the folks on here who asked about the dvd of the Point. It has been released, but is ruined by replacing Dustin Hoffmans narration with Ringo Starr....Criminal.

Anyway, to the cd, one of my favourites containing some of Nilssons best songs. The narrative palls after a while and is obviously being read ( witness the paper russles). If Me and My Arrow had been released after without you, Nilsson would have been assured of a run of Number ones. What the hell was he thinking when he released Lime and The coconut??!!? Think about your troubles, or me and my arrow would have been toppers.

as I said before, all the songs are timeless, feel good classics that put a smile on your face. Unfortunately, the cartoon has not aged anywhere as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Pretty on 11 Mar 2009
Format: MP3 Download
I love this album. I used to play my parents original vinyl version as a child and run around the living coffee table as it spewed forth from the B&O stereo my dad had, referred to as Mr Twirly. Lots and lots of fond memories. And as an adult I have dropped "Me And My Arrow" many times when playing out, often to cries of long distant memories and I love this. More often than not to a crowd of weekend weary ravers who brains are fried, this being a nail in the coffin. Plus the album artwork is class, hailing from an age of real ingenuity and total originality. In fact I have never seen a cover since that was actually knitted.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Grinch on 4 Jun 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Got the album when i was fifteen, complete with illustrated artwork insert, still have the album and now the cd, Harry N was a great vocalist and such a talent on level upon level. The story on this production is fantastic for children of any age and adults too. Try to listen to it on errrr a social network that plays music!!! and if you enjoy what you hear, then purchase it. A wonderful story and delivery on this disc, buy it, enjoy it and spread the word to others.. Get the Point now !!
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