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This review is from: Song of the South [VHS]  (Videotape)
There is NO dvd release of this film, and the reason is obvious : the little children are not to be exposed to the now politically incorrect sesitivity of "song of the south".....WHAT RUBBISH !...if films like "gone with the wind", ANY film from the 1930's with a black character and even, for heavens sake, "birth of a nation" are widely available on dvd then i cannot for the life of me understand why a simple and harmless tale like this should be withheld from distribution. Sure there are points of contention and discussion that should be adressed concerning the attitude towards the black characters in this film, rightly so some people are offended by it, but how can that be done if the work itself is not available for viewing ?
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Initial post: 11 Jul 2009 00:37:25 BDT
C. batchelor says:
The reason it is not being released on DVD was because parents felt that Uncle Remus has a peodophilic attitude towards the children. That is what you call cotton wooling your children. It's terribly annoying it's not on DVD because I absolutely loved this film as a kid. Drove my parents mad asking to watch it again and again and again. Does not help that I no longer have a video player so my hopes of ever watching this film again rely on YouTube.
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jan 2010 14:07:20 GMT
Mr. A. Peacock says:
In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2010 22:30:08 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Jun 2012 23:05:27 BDT
Mr. A. Peacock you have obviously never seen this wonderful movie in your life.
And this movie takes place after the American Civil War, there were in fact Blacks that were treated kindly as slaves and as former slaves (as portrayed in this movie). And no, I'm not just trying to convince anyone. Historical fact is that there were Black Confederate soldiers that fought for the South, and some Blacks actually became officers in the Confederate Army. You obviously don't know your actual American History, just the politically correct version of American History.
Uncle Remus is not a slave, he is a former slave as he is allowed to move to Atlanta, Georgia without nary a move to stop him from going by anyone. (I would mention more but that would spoil part of the story to those that haven't seen this movie).
In fact there were thousands of former slaves after the American Civil War that stayed exactly where they were before the war. And were granted the land upon which they lived, continued in the service of their former masters and were paid workers, like what we would now call Minimum Wages (they were called sharecroppers).
In fact this movie, would encourage friendships of children black and white, rich and poor. As these relationships are shown in this movie as being positive relationships.
And yes, sir you have obviously never seen this movie if you have this sort of opinion about it.
I have shown this movie to friends of mine who also happen to be Black and understand the history behind it and they all loved it too!
And speaking of any other children's movies that portray this same basic time period 1860-1870 in America, you should try watching another movie that IS widely AVAILABLE on DVD: The Littlest Rebel [DVD] The Littlest Rebel Littlest Rebel [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] starring Shirley Temple. It correctly portrays much of what happened during the American Civil War as pertains to the actions of the Union Army in the South during the War.
I happen to own a copy of the legal release by Walt Disney Home Video on LaserDisc that was released in Japan, I transferred it to DVD myself and it's even better than the LD. Looks GREAT on my 46 inch LCD 1080p HDTV; I use a progressive scan upscaling DVD player too which greatly improves the picture.
If anyone is interested in more information regarding my DVD transfer please post your e-mail address and I'll send you a personal message off forum.
Posted on 18 Aug 2010 12:09:55 BDT
Christopher Nash says:
Saw this in the 70s on a double bill with One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing. Loved it. Stuff the PC plonkers.
Posted on 17 May 2012 22:15:29 BDT
I saw this film countless times as a child and throughout subjequent adolescent and adult years before the race paranoias decided to project their distorted interpretation of the film onto the rest of us and as a result had the harmless children's delight banned. One wonders why their paranoia did not extend to the barn dance scene in the Marx Brothers' Day at the Races movie. Surely this song and dance routine falls into their self-designated stereotype category? I guess one reason why it wasn't banned was because the great trio are beloved of the left, which is the ideological seed of corrosive 'political correctness'. Walt Disney, on the other hand, is hated by this toxic shower because they regard him as a 'racist' and 'sexist' bigot.
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Aug 2012 19:47:35 BDT
I. H. Lucas says:
Could you pleas send the info on your transfer method to a technophobe please. Many thanks
In reply to an earlier post on 15 Nov 2012 12:30:18 GMT
Miss Philippa J. Goodall says:
Interested in a copy!
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2013 14:04:38 GMT
Last edited by the author on 16 Dec 2013 18:24:28 GMT
In reply to an earlier post on 1 Oct 2014 12:57:44 BDT
I agree with you I grew up with this film I would love to show my grandchildren with your help. Regards raine. X
In reply to an earlier post on 1 Oct 2014 13:02:19 BDT
Oh sorry my email is. Raineball@hotmail.co.uk. Regards. Raine. X
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