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Heidi 1 Season

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Season 1
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4.4 out of 5 stars (58) IMDb 7.1/10

This 2 part series brings to life the classic story of Heidi, the lovable young orphan who enriches the life of everyone she meets.

Starring:
Jason Robards, Jane Seymour

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Season 1
1. Part 1

After charming her reclusive grandfather and falling in love with the beautiful mountain he calls home, Heidi is uprooted and sent to Frankfurt where she befriends Klara, a young girl confined to a wheelchair.

UNIVERSAL 1 January 1993 1 hour, 39 minutes
2. Part 2

As the big city drains Heidiís energy and spirit, she finds herself torn between her new friendship and her memory of life in the Alps. Heidi faces a difficult decision, and in time, she follows her heart and finds a miracle.

UNIVERSAL 1 January 1993 1 hour, 33 minutes

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I have just bought the film of Heidi as a present for my grandaughters. I decided to pre-view this before giving it and I found it to be a lovely film, but not at all suitable for younger viewers. The acting was good and the scenery suberb, but the story line not as accurate as I would have liked and some scenes were quite unsuitable for younger children.
Prefer the original story as the book.
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I was very disappointed with this DVD. I think it should have said that this was 'based on the original story'. It was quite frightening for small children unlike the book and departed from the original story. Why change what is a well loved story suitable for children of any age and change it completely in places? What is the point?
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Sadly, though well acted and filmed, the story had been changed and edited so much that it no longer really reflected the original book thus was disappointing to anyone who has read it before seeing the film.
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By Timothy Kirrin TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 10 Dec. 2013
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I've loved the story of Heidi for most of my 40 years and have watched and enjoyed all the adaptations available. This one I watched and vomited up my own soul. It's truly awful. What really stuck for me was Klara and her father, who are incredibly selfish here. Rather than realising Heidi's unhappy and letting her return home, they simply send the sick, pining child home for a short visit until she's well enough to return to Frankfurt and Rottenmeier's sadism, so that Klara can still have her own way. The Sesemann's were good people in the story, horrified by the realisation of Heidi's unhappiness, but here they treat her as a possession, a plaything. Worse still, when it becomes clear during her visit home that she's happy there and doesn't want to go back, it's actually given to Klara to decide whether to release Heidi and let her remain, like she's giving up her favourite possession rather than putting her friend first. What makes Heidi's story so lovely is the true goodness in the people around her, which to some extent is drawn out or amplified by the sweet, honest nature of the girl herself. That just isn't here in this film and it feels cold. The characterisation is very one dimensional and even the presence of some very good actors can't elevate this out of the woodpile. There are several excellent adaptations of Heidi, but this isn't one of them.

Some reviewers have mentioned scenes which may be unsuitable for children, but haven't stated which scenes or why. There is one scene at the beginning depicting the accident which kills Heidi's parents, we see them trying to huddle for safety in a storm in the forest, then we see a falling tree, and then we see her parent's lifeless limbs protruding from under the tree. We don't see blood, or the faces of the dead people.
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This beautiful story has entranced my grandchildren for the last ten years or so; and even now they are teenagers, they still requested copies for Christmas, so they will have them to show to their children.
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I was just looking on my recommendation page and I came across a film that had me hooked as a child. I've just turned 20 and I just had to purchase this amazing film. The acting is incredible, especially the girl who portrays Heidi. The storyline is beyond touching and I would recommend this film to any family. I was also very impressed at the price, so thank you Amazon :)
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Got to be best childrens film in years,i highly recommend it,i wached it when i was little,then i sat and watched it with my granchildren,they absolutely loved it,it brought tears to there eyes,if you've not seen it, you must buy it.stella williams.
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I love the story of Heidi, I am actually reading it (in the original German) to my mother and we are both enjoying it as much - if not more - than when we were little girls. The original story really does transcend generational barriers and is a charming story for all ages.

However, this film is NOT the story of the book.

The scenery is glorious. (Although if I were a pedant I might make more of a gripe about the fact that the delightful mountains are the Austrian mountains of East Tirol rather than Heidi's own Swiss Alps.). The acting is adequate on the whole, and for a few roles is actually rather good... ...And for these points I have awarded the two stars.

The script is moderately good at times but in the main is poor, and has periods of being absolutely dire. Laughably bad in places.

But for me the main reason to lower my rating is the mangling of the beautiful story.

I can accept a few minor changes - and there are MANY minor changes , including: ....Heidi's father was called Tobias in the book, why alter his name?...The reason for the Grandfather's bitterness is more complicated in the book, and I can see that simplifying it made sense for a relatively short film.....and was there any need to kill off the old grandmother? (other than for mawkish sentimentality?!)

Some changes are bigger - and really spoil the film for someone who loves the book...consider the characters, in particular of Klara and Dete which are changed beyond comprehension. Klara is a selfish whining brat and Dete is a money-grabbing schemer...neither of which comes from the novel! ...and Peter breaking the wheelchair is totally altered in the film..in the novel there is no hint of it being an accident!

The finale is completely different.
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