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Mighty Joe Young [DVD] [1999] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Bill Paxton , Charlize Theron , Ron Underwood    DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron, Rade Serbedzija, Peter Firth, David Paymer
  • Directors: Ron Underwood
  • Writers: Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal, Merian C. Cooper, Ruth Rose
  • Producers: Gail Katz, Gary Stutman, Jackie Rubin
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Colour, DVD-Video, Letterboxed, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Walt Disney Video
  • DVD Release Date: 23 Mar 1999
  • Run Time: 114 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6305320950
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 90,717 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



Charlize Theron is the latest stunning blonde to be hanging around some big ape in a Hollywood movie, this one a remake of the 1949 semi-classic with echoes of the superior King Kong. Theron plays the daughter of an American researcher killed by poachers in Africa. The baby gorilla left in her care grows up to become a hugely tall and broad specimen named Joe, living in the mountains as a mostly unseen legend among people who live there. Along comes an eco-minded emissary (Bill Paxton) from a California sanctuary, who talks the jungle girl into providing safe haven for Joe at the LA facility. The transition is not without discomfort but everything is aggravated via a conspiracy of poachers to get Joe into their own greedy hands. Director Ron Underwood (City Slickers) uses a combination of special-effects techniques to give Joe life and personality, and he succeeds quite effectively. The requisite giant-ape-goes-amok scenes are all in place-a couple of them pretty intense--as is a conclusion that finds the simian hero performing a stunning feat of escalation. Underwood attempts to give a little modern spin to some classic Hollywood conventions regarding wild hearts lost in civilization and the results are pretty agreeable family fare. --Tom Keogh

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant ! 26 April 2000
By A Customer
A typical Disney classic; funny and sad with a happy ending - what more can one want. Well done to the producers who brought this loveable creature to life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 11 July 2003
Incredible animation and attention to detail make you really believe the illusion of life in the creature. A great family film to enjoy again and again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars love this film 11 Jun 2013
By april
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Love this film... the affects aren't as good as they would be with todays technology, but it's such a great film, who cares.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 10 July 2014
Good condition
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4.0 out of 5 stars good FAMILY film 3 April 2014
By A.Sud
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I have rated this as 4 Stars because it is clearly aimed at a family audience and as such it delivers great entertainment that both adults and children can watch without parents having to be concerned about violence/sex or anything else they may not want their children to see.

If you want some thing for all the family to enjoy then watch this.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Wouldn't Play 31 Mar 2014
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The dvd did not work. Delivery on time, packaging fine, great condition..just disappointment when it wouldn't play? Dvd went in the bin as when we realised when the gift was opened it was passed return time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars love it 28 Mar 2014
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a great cheap purchase came quickly and brought back a lot of childhood memories of sitting down and watching this
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1.0 out of 5 stars Wrong region 9 Mar 2014
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It won't work in my DVD player, it is from the wrong region. My son was very upset over it.
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