Start your 30-day free trial

Quantity:1

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£11.05
& FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
Sold by: Amazon
Add to Basket
£12.33
& FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
Sold by: skyvo-direct
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • The Adventures of Mark Twain (1986) [Blu-ray]
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

The Adventures of Mark Twain (1986) [Blu-ray]


Price: £3.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10. Details
Only 15 left in stock.
Sold by bestmediagroup and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
20 new from £3.99 2 used from £18.56 1 collectible from £18.89

Looking for Bargains?
Check out the DVD & Blu-ray Deals of the Week page to find this week's price-drops. Deals of the Week end on Sunday at 23:59.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Bag a bargain from hundreds of top titles in our January Sale in DVD & Blu-ray. Offers end at 23:59 on Sunday, February 1, 2015. Find more great prices on DVD and Blu-ray Bargains.
  • Note: Blu-ray discs are in a high definition format and need to be played on a Blu-ray player. To find out more about Blu-ray, visit our Hi-Def Learn & Shop store.

  • Important Information on Firmware Updates: Having trouble with your Blu-ray disc player? Will certain discs just not play? You may need to update the firmware inside your player. Click here to learn more.


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product details

  • Directors: Will Vinton
  • Format: Import, Blu-ray
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Eureka Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 31 Oct. 2011
  • Run Time: 86 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005DEH0PQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,374 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

Product Description

The Adventures of Mark Twain is an amazing journey of imagination, humour and heart, and a must for fans of Aardman Studios.

The film features a series of vignettes extracted from several of Mark Twain's works, built around a plot that features Twain's attempts to keep his "appointment" with Halley's Comet. Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher, and Huck Finn stow away with Mark Twain on an incredible journey in Twain s airship.

The journey introduces the three friends to a variety of the author s characters from; The Diary of Adam and Eve, Huckleberry Finn, The Mysterious Stranger, The Famous Jumping Frog of Caliverous County and Captain Stormfield s Visit to Heaven. The sequence based on The Mysterious Stranger reportedly received over ten million views upon being posted on YouTube. The sequence was allegedly banned from TV due to its 'disturbing content'.

The Adventures of Mark Twain was the first full length feature film in the magic of claymation, directed by Will Vinton (best known for The California Raisins animation).

BRAND NEW UNSEEN EXTRAS:

  • Commentary and interviews by Producer/Director Will Vinton and members of the cast and crew
  • The History of Claymation, a 25 minute doc, the origins of stop-motion, Claymation and 3D animation
  • The Amazing World of Claymation Tour of the popular exhibit hosted by Will Vinton
  • Behind the Scenes Video Clips and video news stories from ...Mark Twain s initial release
  • The Art of ...Mark Twain - a gallery of original concept art of characters and sets in pencil and paint
  • Trailer

Review

'...Twain seems like Fantasia. It s been a long time since anyone but Disney has made an animated feature that adults and children can enjoy together.' --Charles Solomon, Los Angeles Times

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
5 star
10
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 11 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By mox1e on 14 Jan. 2012
Format: DVD
In the 1980s this was originally titled The Comet Quest, & my kids would watch it everyday on video.. Bought it for my daughter now aged 29, who still watches it when ever possible.. A beautiful story & done in claymation.. Superb!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By N. P. Byford on 14 April 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I watched this on video years ago and was completely blown away as it was supposed to have been a children's film, but surprisingly, the plot seems to span all age groups with amazing visuals, clever dialogue and a wicked story line.

So, join Huck, Becky and Tom as they set off with Mark Twain on his airship to meet Halley's Comet on the adventure of a lifetime.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jillyanne on 17 April 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This classic is beautifully presented - plasticine-animation style with vivid colours & plenty of action . Good for children of all ages - lots of details to laugh over and real Truth about morals and Creation to consider personally.Made for all ages to enjoy and watch over & over again.
Timeless and -- a MUST SEE for all !
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 14 Sept. 2011
Format: DVD
One of the most beautifully crafted piece of stop motion animation ever, Comet Quest is probably the least well known masterpiece of film ever. Charting a fictional swan-song advernture of Mark Twain, the film has his most famous characters Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer sto-away on an airship he is flying in pursuit of Hayleys Comet. Along the way, several of Twain's short stories and novels are depicted in various genius ways, and a little bit of his life story is revealed too.
There is comedy, tragedy, a little music, adventure, and even a sinister touch or two.
The whole thing is claymation, which must have been incredibly painstaking. The look is very similar to the computer generated "Hoodwinked", and is all the richer for being real world models rather than cgi. In fact, some cgi studios could (and for that matter, probably did) learn a thing or two from Comet Quest.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Zéus on 31 July 2009
Format: DVD
Superb animation with an odd, quirky feel to the whole film, it is possibly not for the very young as it does contain some surreal and slightly disturbing scenes, but nothing that you can't see on telly.
I loved it, and being an Artist and Sculptor, I was amazed at the texture and general look of the movie, very well made, and the animation is as good as anything modern I have seen.
Its VERY surreal in places, going off on a weird and amusing tangent, but thats what puts it above any other stop motion animated fantasy.
Glad I got it, recommended, I would love to say its "similar to" - but clearly - its similar to nothing, totally unique oddity that I am happy to have on my shelf.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Tracey Cookson on 10 July 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
very happy with dvd very quick delivery
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   



Feedback