The BFG 1989

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A feature-length animated version of Roald Dahl's novel. Sophie is a little girl who befriends BFG (David Jason), a big friendly giant, but soon discovers that his brethren aren't all as good-natured. It's up to her to convince the Queen of England that the likes of the Bloodbottler, the Trogglehumper and the Fleshlumpeater should be brought to book.

Starring:
Ballard Berkeley, Myfanwy Talog
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature universal
Runtime 1 hour 28 minutes
Starring Ballard Berkeley, Myfanwy Talog, Angela Thorne, Don Henderson, Frank Thornton, David Jason, Amanda Root, Jimmy Hibbert, Mollie Sugden, Michael Knowles
Director Brian Cosgrove
Studio FREMANTLE ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 10 September 2012
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature universal
Runtime 1 hour 28 minutes
Starring Ballard Berkeley, Myfanwy Talog, Angela Thorne, Don Henderson, Frank Thornton, David Jason, Amanda Root, Jimmy Hibbert, Mollie Sugden, Michael Knowles
Director Brian Cosgrove
Studio FREMANTLE HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 10 September 2012
Main languages English

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52 of 52 people found the following review helpful By John Peter O'connor VINE VOICE on 13 Jun 2000
Format: DVD
This is an animated version of the children's story "The Big Friendly Giant" by Roald Dahl. While ostensibly a childrens story, it contains much that will keep mothers and fathers watching as well.
As befits a children's story, the plot is simple and direct. A small girl, Sophie, is kidnapped by a friendly giant when she catches him at his work delivering dreams. She discovers many things about giants and their world including the fact that there are also some very bad giants who want to eat people.
Eventually, Sophie and the Big Friendly Giant enlist the help of the Queen of England and they set out to catch the bad giants.
Children as young as four years old will enjoy this film. They may be little afraid but it's not so bad as to give them nightmares. The film will also appeal to older children too as the story, while simple in it's barest form, contains enough detail and wit to maintain interest.
Also, children will find a lot to talk about in the film and, if parents buy the original novel, they have something to read to, or with their child.
Sometimes, children watch a film over and over until it is worn out. In this case, be warned, they may watch this one so much that they wear out the player!
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By S. K. Wilson on 2 Feb 2009
Format: DVD
An excellent children's classic. I use to watch it alot on VHS as a child and was delighted to find it remastered for DVD. I bought it originally to share with my much younger adopted brother though I watch it more than he does, he doesn't even get a look in. It features the classic songs; "Whizz Pop" and "Sometimes Secretly." It is definitely a must buy for your children (or if you are just a big kid yourself, too which I identify).
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By T. Bargent on 7 Jan 2010
Format: DVD
The BFG is a perennial children's favourite and hit all the buttons when I played it for my Year one class.A top story.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Philip James Emm on 16 Feb 2006
Format: DVD
This film is, without doubt, one of my favourite films of all time. Its fantastic! Gorgeously imaginative, wonderfully voice acted, and completely unforgettable. And its not just for Kids! This'll have you hooked whatever the age. Its got everything. But then, I'm sure you all knew that
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By fruity77 on 4 Jan 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Nothing to say really - it's a lovely film and with David Jason voicing the main character, it's just magical.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Sarah J. Gibson on 24 Feb 2012
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Great family movie. My children loved the book and the Dvd is just as good. David Jason stars in the voice over. Would higly recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Linnie on 22 Mar 2011
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My eldest LOVES the book - and was delighted with this DVD! Thanks! Have been looking for ages for this!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By donna52 on 11 Jan 2011
Format: DVD
I have watched this myself with my kids when they were little, and bought it again for my 18 yr old daughter as she still loves it, a good film for any age , no violence and a funny and lovely film
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