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  • Directors: Nick Park
  • Producers: Steve Pegram
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Proper
  • DVD Release Date: 23 Mar. 2009
  • Run Time: 29 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001GIOJC0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,146 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Another dollop of animated mirth and mayhem with the cheese-loving inventor Wallace (voice of Peter Sallis) and his long-suffering dog Gromit. This time around, the pair have converted their home into the 'Top Bun' bakery - complete with rooftop windmill - but with 12 local bakers having mysteriously gone missing, Gromit worries that they'll soon make up the baker's dozen. Wallace meanwhile is oblivious to the danger, having fallen head over heels for former Bake-O-Lite bread babe, Piella Bakewell (voice of Sally Lindsay). With his master otherwise engaged, it's up to Gromit to rise to the occasion and solve the mystery before Wallace becomes the next victim of the cereal killer.

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Just how good is it to have Wallace & Gromit back in their natural home? A Matter Of Loaf and Death finds the pair back in a half hour format, with the plasticine duo in charge of a thriving bakery. Business is going well, and nothing could seemingly go wrong…

Only it soon does. Because A Matter Of Loaf and Death introduces the Cereal Killer, a mysterious figure who has been killing all of the other bakers in town. Wallace, of course, is oblivious to all of this, going about his work with his merry asides and gleeful naivety. And this time his faithful hound, Gromit, is too distracted to notice any impending threat too, courtesy of his growing attraction to another hound by the name of Fluffles. It’s quite a recipe, and makes for a very entertaining half hour.

While A Matter Of Loaf and Death isn’t quite up to the highs of the pair’s adventures to date, it nonetheless finds Wallace & Gromit, and Aardman Animations, in very strong form. The level of attention and detail here is quite astounding, and the script is as packed with wry gags for the older viewers as it is with material for the youngsters.

In fact, if you cut it down the middle, the words ‘family entertainment’ would be found running right through the middle of it. Because A Matter Of Loaf and Death not only sprinkles in lots of laughs, at-times stunning animation and a fair amount of storytelling, it’s genuinely entertainment that anyone can enjoy. More, please… --Simon Brew

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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By M. Dowden HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 25 Dec. 2008
Format: DVD
At last Wallace and Gromit are back in a half hour feature which they seem best suited to. This time they have converted their house into a windmill and have opened a bakery, with dough to door delivery. When making their deliveries one morning Wallace goes to the rescue of Piella Bakewell, the former Bake-A-Lite girl and a pin-up of his. Could Wallace have found love at last? If only things were that simple, because there is also a 'cereal' killer on the loose, killing bakers.

There seems to be something not quite right about Piella, and even her poodle looks scared. Surely Piella doesn't know anything about the murders? And surely no one is out to kill Wallace?

If you haven't seen this on the tv, I don't want to ruin it for you, so you will just have to watch it to find out who the killer is, and see if Wallace, or Gromit can find true love. What I really like about this is the more subtle humour, such as the tribute to that famous scene from 'Ghost', and the album covers that pop up, just look at the titles and singers.

All in all a very funny edition to go with the rest of your Wallace and Gromit collection. Will be enjoyed by all the family, or just by yourself.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By cosmetic punk on 16 April 2009
Format: Blu-ray
Wallace & Gromit return to their better suited 30 minute films. This short is packed with the puns that we've grown accustomed to in their earlier features. The BluRay picture is top bun and you'll see jokes which you can't on standard DVD. It would have been nice to have a few more extras but since the BluRay is only a bit dearer than the DVD, it's really a complaint that can be levelled at both versions. My favourite joke remains Gromit's look after Wallace says that he's "in bread". Also like the homage to the 60s Batman movie when they can't get rid of the bomb because of ducks, nuns, etc.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tim Bradley on 4 Dec. 2013
Format: DVD
`Wallace and Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death' is a Christmas treat I shall always cherish. I was lucky enough to watch this when it was shown on Christmas Day, 2008. Beforehand I had been able to see repeats of the classic Wallace and Gromit episodes as a kid and have fond memories of them. But this was the first time I managed to see a `Wallace and Gromit' special for the first time and with such clarity. It's been worth watching over Christmas and has been an enjoyable experience.

It's been three years since 'The Curse Of The Were Rabbit' (that brilliant Wallace and Gromit movie back in 2005) and the pair are now running a bakery. I love the opening sequence where Gromit the dog wakes his master Wallace up who's sleeping in the actual bakery workings and has his ears stuffed with cotton. Wallace gets woken up with a balloon full of cold water, and they do that traditional `Thunderbirds Are Go' sequence except with a twist as we see Wallace going through the bakery workings before reaching their new bakery van (which is possibly a remake of their Anti-Pesto van from `Were-Rabbit'). It's a lovely opening sequence with Wallace enjoying a cup of tea and a very well-done slice of toast provided by Gromit who drives the van.

However, Wallace and Gromit are under threat in terms of running a bakery as there's a mad mass murderer called the `Cereal Killer' on the loose who's killing bakers off one by one by the dozen (the latest was `Baker Bob' who we get to see murdered at the beginning).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hello on 23 Nov. 2009
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Ah, Wallace and Gromit. Always a beloved sight, and this one's no exception: the characters are delightful, the action scenes are skilfully done, the drama is high.

But there are a few faults in this which put it below the standard of its four predecessors. Spoilers ahead...

Possibly I'm being oversensitive, but the idea of a villain being a woman who's gone crazy because she blames food makers for her weight gain, in this age of body anxiety, strikes me as a bit tasteless. Making fun of the fat girl isn't very nice.

The action was great, but there was a point where some characters broke out of a storeroom with surprising ease; I was very surprised there was no scene explaining just exactly how they did get out.

Fluffles is charming, but her face isn't quite as expressive as it could have been. This has worked in the past: the evil penguin's face was completely expressionless, which added to his mysterious menace; Shaun the sheep's face is fairly static, but his smiling bleat adds a great deal and a lot was done with his body language. With Fluffles, emotions are done largely with her eyelids and lashes; it works well enough and would be fine if she wasn't a dog and Gromit's love interest ... but compared with Gromit's marvellously expressive brows, it's not quite as strong, which is a shame.

Having said all that, Nick Park's stuff is never less than great and everybody's entitled to an off day. Music, action and humour are all there as usual, and it's a good time.
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