- Format: DVD-Video, Colour
- Region: Region 4 ( DVD formats.)
- Studio: WALT DISNEY
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (137 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B004ETQNSQ
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THE BLACK CAULDRON WALT DISNEY DVD PAL (R4) AUSTRALIAN FORMAT
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THE BLACK CAULDRON. WALT DISNEY DVD. R4 (PAL) AUSTRALIAN FORMAT**COMPATIBLE WITH UK DVD PLAYERS. Walt Disney Pictures produced this ambitious, animated tale of sorcery and swordfighting. Taran (voice of Grant Bardsley), is an assistant to Dallben (voice of Freddie Jones), a pigkeeper in the mythical land of Prydain. Taran longs to be a knight, and he's given his chance to live out his dream when he is sent out in search of a magical black cauldron which can either be a powerful instrument of good or a bottomless fount of evil, depending entirely upon who should find it. However, Taran is not the only one in search of this talisman -- the Horned King (voice of John Hurt) wants the cauldron to shore up his sinister powers and raise an army of the dead, and with the help of the all-seeing pig Hen-Wren, the wicked one may make his hideous plans a reality.
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This film is strangely reminiscent of the earlier 1982 film - Conan the Barbarian, particularly the tomb sequence where Taran finds the enchanted sword. Although this film is a little scary for most little ones despite the U rating, the humour lightens the film considerably and it's no more frightening than Sheer Khan's sequences in The Jungle Book really. Overall I think older preteen children aged around 7+ (and more likely a boy I suspect) would enjoy watching 'The Black Cauldron' few times.
Made in the mid 80s, The Black Cauldron is a dark and genuinely creepy creation, featuring a host of supernatural moments and a villain whose death-like visage seems more suited to an adult horror movie. There are some typically Disney humourous moments but these are few and far between, and ultimately this is a sinister and grown-up animated movie, and one whose plot comes second to its impressive visuals.
Unfortunately, this re-release of The Black Cauldron sports few upgrades from the previous DVD packaging... The Black Cauldron [DVD]  Whilst the film's picture and sound quality has been somewhat revamped, the only new features are a deleted scene (presented with the original storyboard pencil tests, as is Disney custom) and a new game. Those of you hoping to see the long lost "scary" footage cut from the theatrical release will be disappointed as it has not found its way into this new packaging.
Those who are yet to add The Black Cauldron to their Disney collection will be satisfied with this DVD release, but for those who are considering upgrading from the previous DVD release, it is only worth it if you are particular about the picture quality. The lack of new extra features and the omission of the missing theatrical footage make for a disappointing "Anniversary" release, which is a terrible shame - this experimental gem of a film deserves better.
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Just had to add this to my Disney Classics collection. A sweet little film.Published 6 months ago by trix
One of the best films made by Disney.
This brings back memories from the 1990s. A time when I was growing up and for some reason this was my favourite movie as a... Read more
A present so unable to review, however no complaints from my grandson.Published 8 months ago by Mr P Coghlan