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Alice in Wonderland [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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For reasons that have never been fully explained or understood, the film has been out of circulation for years (even from TV showings) and was never officially released until now to cash in on the Tim Burton adaptation (just as Sherlock Holmes movies have reappeared in time for Robert Downey Jr's version). That's how the game is played. The cover has even been colorized to hide the fact from most people that the film is in black & white. The production design by the legendary William Cameron Menzies uses black and white to good advantage as does Bert Glennon's photography so fortunately no attempt was made to colorize the film for this release.Read more ›
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To be fair, the film is nowhere near the disaster of its reputation: intended to save Paramount from toppling into bankruptcy by roping almost all their major contract players into one film regardless of whether they were right for the film or not, the reviews were mixed - with many, like Variety's, incredibly savage - and the box-office poor, with Paramount cutting the film by some 13 minutes shortly after previews (it's the shorter version that's made it to DVD). It didn't endear itself to fans of Lewis Carroll by combining both Wonderland and the Looking Glass and not being especially faithful to either, while star spotters will have their work cut out by the grotesque masks and heavy makeup they wear - so heavy that you wonder why they didn't just have the actors dub the dialogue over standins. Few make much impression, though Cooper shines through his Don Quixote makeup to give a surprisingly good turn as the elderly doddering knight who can't stay on his horse and who sounds oddly like a geriatric Groucho Marx.Read more ›
Although called Alice in Wonderland to be honest this also takes in the second novel and was heavily influenced by the then current stage production of Alice. The sound here is perfectly okay, but the actual picture quality does show some wear, which is what one would expect from such an old film, and one that wasn’t a success. Because of the editing made to the original film there are some places where this does show and so there is a bit of jumping in the story.
Despite its problems, and this does have it, I remember as a child seeing it on TV and enjoying it, and little ones still seem to sit still and watch this so this isn’t too bad. Depending on the age of your child will probably determine how much they enjoy this, with the youngest getting more entertainment than their slightly elder sibling(s). There is a very good animated piece here as Tweedle Dum tells a poem, which it has to be admitted is probably the highlight of this.
I would personally advise that you think a bit before you purchase this and maybe look elsewhere as this may not be the best for family entertainment, and this won’t go down well with all your children.
This does include subtitles.
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Worth seeing for its historical value, but did not find it particularly intelligent or creative and had no emotional connection to the story.Published 11 months ago by David R. Smith
My own fault for not checking it out before I purchased. Black and white whereas one sees the cover in glorious colours. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Firstome
Having seen a good few Alices including the latest, I was curious to see this one - as has been pointed out, it's black and white rather than the colour of the DVD cover... Read morePublished on 11 Jun. 2014 by R. A. Caton
Brilliantly directed by Norman Mc Cleod, shot in monochrome, and released in 1933, Charlotte Henry beautifully portrays Alice's innocence and wonderment as she learns each life's... Read morePublished on 10 Mar. 2012 by W. Swales
A real curiosity. 1933, so don't expect much in the way of special effects, (or costume and scenery design for that matter). Read morePublished on 14 Dec. 2010 by Addison de Witt