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The BFG 1989

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A feature-length animated version of Roald Dahl's novel. Sophie is a little girl who befriends BFG (David Jason), a big friendly giant, but soon discovers that his brethren aren't all as good-natured. It's up to her to convince the Queen of England that the likes of the Bloodbottler, the Trogglehumper and the Fleshlumpeater should be brought to book.

Starring:
Jimmy Hibbert, Don Henderson
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature universal
Runtime 1 hour 28 minutes
Starring Jimmy Hibbert, Don Henderson, Myfanwy Talog, Mollie Sugden, Michael Knowles, Amanda Root, Ballard Berkeley, Angela Thorne, Frank Thornton, David Jason
Director Brian Cosgrove
Studio FREMANTLE ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 10 September 2012
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature universal
Runtime 1 hour 28 minutes
Starring Jimmy Hibbert, Don Henderson, Myfanwy Talog, Mollie Sugden, Michael Knowles, Amanda Root, Ballard Berkeley, Angela Thorne, Frank Thornton, David Jason
Director Brian Cosgrove
Studio FREMANTLE HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 10 September 2012
Main languages English

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Format: DVD
This is an animated version of the children's story "The Big Friendly Giant" by Roald Dahl. While ostensibly a childrens story, it contains much that will keep mothers and fathers watching as well.
As befits a children's story, the plot is simple and direct. A small girl, Sophie, is kidnapped by a friendly giant when she catches him at his work delivering dreams. She discovers many things about giants and their world including the fact that there are also some very bad giants who want to eat people.
Eventually, Sophie and the Big Friendly Giant enlist the help of the Queen of England and they set out to catch the bad giants.
Children as young as four years old will enjoy this film. They may be little afraid but it's not so bad as to give them nightmares. The film will also appeal to older children too as the story, while simple in it's barest form, contains enough detail and wit to maintain interest.
Also, children will find a lot to talk about in the film and, if parents buy the original novel, they have something to read to, or with their child.
Sometimes, children watch a film over and over until it is worn out. In this case, be warned, they may watch this one so much that they wear out the player!
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An excellent children's classic. I use to watch it alot on VHS as a child and was delighted to find it remastered for DVD. I bought it originally to share with my much younger adopted brother though I watch it more than he does, he doesn't even get a look in. It features the classic songs; "Whizz Pop" and "Sometimes Secretly." It is definitely a must buy for your children (or if you are just a big kid yourself, too which I identify).
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The BFG is a perennial children's favourite and hit all the buttons when I played it for my Year one class.A top story.
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By Shannon on 10 Jun. 2016
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DVD was is perfect condition, no scratches on disc.
Keep in mind that the graphics and overall visual quality of the film isn't as good as what films are today simply because of when this film was made.
Great film for all the family to watch.
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After watching a Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime last Christmas, my Grandson has become a massive (or as he says it 'Sassive') fan of giants. So when The BFG was recently on tv, he asked me if I could get him the DVD. I bought two, so that if he wears one out, I've got another as spare! He's so hooked, that I've had to knit him a BFG toy, complete with big ears, nose, black cape, the lot. The BFG Film seems to be timeless and an absolute joy to watch...........even on my own in secret! But don't tell anyone!
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Yes, I know this is an old film (and I'm only just changing it over from VHS - what's that? I hear you say - to DVD because my 'tape' is worn out!), but sometimes the old ones are the best. No-one can tell a story quite like Roald Dahl and this film version of the book, The BFG, is no exception. It is cleverly produced to creat a great afinity with the original book without making it too scary for smaller children. Brilliant!
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This was a childhood favourite of mine and I wanted to get it for my neice and nephew; I was a little worried that if it was available on DVD that it would seem really old fashioned, but it's been digi mastered pretty well. Such a great little story for children (and soppy adults :)) Go for it, I recommend it.
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WARNING: This DVD does not come as advertised.
I brought this DVD for my autistic brother as he loves the film. However as he is autistic he likes things a certain way and wanted this particular DVD as it was advertised to have a blue cover which he chose on his wish list. Unfortunately, the DVD I received was one with a purple background. While this may not be an issue for others, I would like to point out that this DVD comes not has advertised and for him this will be a difficult thing for him to over come.
I could have brought this film with a purple cover for a third of the price from another seller, however I chose to purchase this DVD as I thought I would receive the DVD he chose.

I would also like to point out that the DVD was received in excellent condition and arrived quickly.
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