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Old 03-15-05, 06:55 AM
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Willy Wonka and the Choclate Factory (1971) SE?

Whats the betting there will be an SE release of this in 2005, what with the Johnny Depp remake and all?
I have it on VHS somewhere, while it shows it age (IMO) it has fun songs, great design and costumes, and a wonderful comic/sinister performance by Gene Wilder as Wonka (and Roy Kinnear as Mr. Salt)
I may buy it if it comes out (nostalgia).
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Old 03-15-05, 07:12 AM
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There was just an SE of this i believe like a year ago, so I doubt it
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OK, thanks. I didnt realise that. I saw a R2/R4 release out a while ago but wasnt sure if it was an SE.
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Originally Posted by REL77
There was just an SE of this i believe like a year ago, so I doubt it
Actually, the 30th Anniversary Edition was released 4 years ago.
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the special edition holds up well, after they got the WS version out, I have no complaints...an upgrade from the snapper would be good.
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The current SE is great (great a/v, commentary, and making-of)... but Warner may be able to improve it a little bit:

- Add the 25th anniversary trailer (on the original DVD)
- Add the music/effects track from the laserdisc
- Add the original mono track
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Old 03-15-05, 09:32 AM
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Was there ever a R2 release of the 30th Anniversary Ed.?
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Originally Posted by grim_tales
Was there ever a R2 release of the 30th Anniversary Ed.?
Not that I've seen any evidience of . . .
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I disagree that it shows its age. The people who made the film made a concerted effort to obscure where and when the film takes place. The only line in the movie that really dates it IMHO is when Violet yells out, "What is this, a freak out!?!"

Two of my faves:

Mike Teevee: Bam! You're dead!
Wonka: Wonderful to meet ya Mike!

Mike Teevee: Wait 'til I get a real one. Colt 45. Pop won't let me have one yet, will ya, pop?
Mr. Teevee: Not 'til you're 12, son.
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Well I see what you mean, it doesn't scream "70s" at you, but don't things like the school, old corner shops etc look old fashioned? I doubt you'd see them any more, even in European towns (the film looks like it was shot in Germany/Belgium IMO).

I love the bit when the German newscaster is interviewing the gloop family and Mr. Gloop eats the microphone

Wonka (whispers): Its' an educated eggdacator.
Mr. Salt (snorts): Its a lotta nonsense!


Then the part when everyone is trapped in the lift and they have to go back through the small door, with Mr. Salt yelling "We just came through there!"
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Originally Posted by grim_tales
...the school, old corner shops etc look old fashioned? I doubt you'd see them any more, even in European towns (the film looks like it was shot in Germany/Belgium IMO)...
...well...

. . . . . .
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I'm willing to bet that they release a "limited edition" with a free movie pass for the remake
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Willy Wonka: the Tricked Out Explosive Edition.
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A remake? Please tell me that's a joke??!! Hollywood sucks!!!!!!
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A remake? Please tell me that's a joke??!! Hollywood sucks!!!!!!
i agree that hollywood sucks, but technically its not a remake. the dahl estate (family members of the late Roald Dahl author book) never liked the original movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. so they allowed tim burton to direct this new movie, which will more closely resemble the book.
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If you've ever read the original book and can think of any other actor that better resembles the character of Willy Wonka than Johnyy Depp I'd love to know who.

The new Wonka looks to be a much better adaptation of Will Wonka than the 1971 version ever was.
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I saw the trailer for the new version when I saw Robots and I had quite the opposite opinion. I thought it didn't look very good at all. Everyone has their opinion.
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Originally Posted by wennma01
the dahl estate (family members of the late Roald Dahl author book) never liked the original movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
Yes, and when these family members die, their relatives will have someone remake it too..
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I did not know it was a REAMKE! In fact, I beleive the Title is "CAHRLIE and The Chocolate factory"

Note the "CHARLIE" at the begin of the title! so it is a sequel....

http://chocolatefactorymovie.warnerbros.com/
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It's not a sequel. It's a REAMKE! Willy Wonka And the Chocolate Factory was retitled 'cuz the studio was afraid that the public would think they were being racist by calling it "CAHRLIE And the Chocolate Factory" since it was released during the Vietnam war.

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If you've ever read the original book and can think of any other actor that better resembles the character of Willy Wonka than Johnyy Depp I'd love to know who.
Personally, I was hoping Burton would have gone with his second choice to play Wonka, Christoper Walken. How cool/creepy would that have been?
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Originally Posted by JetSter735180
I did not know it was a REAMKE! In fact, I beleive the Title is "CAHRLIE and The Chocolate factory"

Note the "CHARLIE" at the begin of the title! so it is a sequel....

http://chocolatefactorymovie.warnerbros.com/

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It's not a sequel. It's a REAMKE! Willy Wonka And the Chocolate Factory was retitled 'cuz the studio was afraid that the public would thing they were being racist by calling it "CAHRLIE And the Chocolate Factory" since it was released during the Vietnam war.
actually the sequel is called "Charlie and The Great Glass Elevator"
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Personally, I was hoping Burton would have gone with his second choice to play Wonka, Christoper Walken. How cool/creepy would that have been?
"Easy, guys... I put my pants on just like the rest of you - one leg at a time. Except, once my pants are on, I make chocolate."
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and also note....that the original movie was to help launch a candy line...that was another reason for the retitle of willy wonka and the chocolate factory....it is a remake.

and Giles has the sequel down pat...
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