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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The special features make it even more entertaining.
Note: This review is of the most recently issued (2008) version.

I find it difficult to believe that it has been 47 years since this film first appeared. (I also find it difficult to believe that I now have ten grandchildren with whom to watch it.) Credit the Disney organization with providing with this latest restored version a generous selection of bonus...
Published on 4 Mar 2008 by Robert Morris

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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars DVD and picture book.
When I bought this product, I was expecting a DVD and a book. You don't get a story/novel of the film, but a book full of drawings. I did return this item and the seller was fantastic and gave a full refund. When buying this item just make sure you're not expecting a story book as it is pictures and drawings. I bought the DVD elsewhere and is a super, funny film for the...
Published on 6 April 2010 by D. Taylor


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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The special features make it even more entertaining., 4 Mar 2008
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Robert Morris (Dallas, Texas) - See all my reviews
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Note: This review is of the most recently issued (2008) version.

I find it difficult to believe that it has been 47 years since this film first appeared. (I also find it difficult to believe that I now have ten grandchildren with whom to watch it.) Credit the Disney organization with providing with this latest restored version a generous selection of bonus features that substantially increase the pleasure of seeing this classic film once again. They include a DVD-ROM of a "Virtual Dalmatians Game," "Op-Up Trivia Facts," and "The Making of One Hundred and One Dalmations," and correspondence between "Sincerely yours, Walt Disney" and Dodie Smith, author of the novel on which the film is based.

The basic plot involves two lonely dalmatians (Pongo and Perdita) who meet in a London park and whose owners then meet and marry. Over time, the dalmatians become parents of 15 puppies who are stolen by Cruella De Vil who is determined to make a fur coat out of their skins. That doesn't happen, of course, but younger children get all caught up in efforts to rescue the puppies (at least when viewing the film for the first time) just as they do when hoping that Pinocchio will be reunited with Gepetto, that Snow White will awaken from her deep sleep, and that Belle and the Beast will live happily ever after. In the best of Disney's animated features, there always seems to be a subtext of menace and this film is no exception. When observing Cruella De Vil's behavior, many of those in my generation will be reminded of Gloria Swanson's portrayal of Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard. In terms of quality of its story, art, and music, 101 Dalmatians deserves to be ranked among Disney's finest animated films. The special features offer an exceptional "bonus."

My only concern, frankly, is that once again, many adults who are charmed by the Dalmatian puppies will decide -- or feel great pressure from children -- to purchase one. They would be well-advised to learn all about the breed first. Perhaps the next time around, Disney could add a special feature that provides such information. Just a thought....
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical film finally arrives on Blu Ray, 4 Sep 2012
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Neil B ""HINRG BOY"" (Bury, Lancashire, UK) - See all my reviews
This has to be one of my all time favourite Disney films (along with ROBIN HOOD & THE RESCUERS). The blu ray transfer is exceptional for such an old film, and it is obvious much work has gone into the restoration. The picture & sound quality are both excellent, and the disc comes with an interesting selection of additional extras, including a fascinating "making of" documentery. Worth every penny!
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an animal lover's film, 12 Oct 2003
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carolyn webb (Ipswich, Suffolk England) - See all my reviews
101 Dalmations is based on the book brought out some time ago about an evil villain stealing away innocent dalmation puppies to try and create the ultimate pet outfit made of fur.
This film is another brilliant Walt Disney classic full of imagination and adventure. With a brilliant cast of Cruella De Vil, the puppies, the owners and the parents of the puppies, it gives children of all ages through enjoyment.
It is truly fantastic with riveting animation and fabulous songs, brought to you by Walt Disney.
Children who love animals will adore this film about fighting for the puppies and fighting against the evil Cruella De Vil.
My children thought it was fantastic and willingly watch it even now, when they are teenagers.
I'm sure your children will love it too!
I hope this review was of use to you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dotty for 101 Dalmatians, 12 Sep 2012
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Quinn (England, UK) - See all my reviews
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It is hard to believe that 101 Dalmatians was originally released in 1961 and it has finally been transferred onto Blu-ray with all the care and clarity it deserves; the colours are crisp and the animation is simply stunning. This is the heroic tale of Pongo and Perdita on the trail of their missing offspring after they are snatched by a creepy and cruel Disney villain: "Cruella De Vil, Cruella De Vil, if she doesn't scare you, no evil thing will". This is a story loved by children and adults alike and a definite family favourite to have in your collection. There's also an abundance of special features including The Making of 101 Dalmatians, Cruella De Vil: Drawn To Be Bad, Sincerely Yours Walt Disney, Trailers and a Cruella De Vil Music Video by Selena Gomez which will keep any Disney fan happy. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 14 July 2014
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Great film.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 13 July 2014
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Arrived as promised
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5.0 out of 5 stars "If she doesn't scare you, no evil thing will...", 7 July 2014
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Chris R. (S. England, United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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A pleasant animated film to watch! I hadn't seen it in about 18 years before buying it on Blu-Ray, so I decided to buy it again, as I am also trying to build up a Disney collection. If you're revisiting this film, you'll be pleased with the clear quality of the Blu-Ray. If you have an interest in Disney, I would recommend buying this classic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars All the book by Michael Phillips that I have read have been first class as aws the books by Lauraine Snelling would highly recom, 6 July 2014
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I got the Dalmatians for my granddaughter who loves it . All the book by Michael Phillips that I have read have been first class as aws the books by Lauraine Snelling would highly recommend them .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 30 Jun 2014
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Fab DVD my son loves it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Disney Classic, 4 Jun 2014
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As we all know Disney is the master for these films,no matter if adult or child you just can not sit and watch you get in to the action boo the bad guys and cheer the heros.Great film a must to watch.
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