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Alice in Wonderland - 1985 - 8/1/06

Old 05-23-06, 06:47 PM
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Alice in Wonderland - 1985 - 8/1/06

This is my favorite version of Alice in Wonderland. I guess I can throw away that Ebay copy I bought.

http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releas...nderland4.html

Title: Alice in Wonderland
Starring: Shelley Winters
Released: 1st August 2006
SRP: $19.94

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced Alice in Wonderland which stars Shelley Winters, Ernest Borgnine and Beau Bridges. The film, directed by Emmy® winner Harry Harris, will be available to own from the 1st August. Retail will be around $19.94. The film itself will be presented in 1.33:1 full frame, along with an English Mono track. In addition, Alice in Wonderland will be available in a 2-pack DVD set with Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella starring Lesley Ann Warren. This will retail at around $27.96.
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Old 05-23-06, 08:23 PM
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Great news. Thanks for the info. Too good. It's about frickin' time they released it.
The VHS was released by Warner Brothers; now it's in Sony's hands.
I can throw away my VHS conversion of it.

I'll still use my custom cover with it:

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Wow! Really glad to hear about this! This shall always be my favorite version. I used to watch my taped copy of this over and over when I was a kid. I mostly remember Carol Channing as the white queen and that scary, fire breathing Jabberwocky. I checked out the IMDB listing for this and was surprised to see that Carrie Henn (Aliens) wasn't Alice. For some reason, I had always thought she played Alice here.
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WOAH! (That was my actual out loud reaction) This and The Wizard all in one week. I'm nearly giddy.

This was possibly my most watched movie as a kid (The Wizard and Goonies probably rounding out the top 3). So much so that I think I could STILL recite all the lines from it. I've recently been considering converting my VHS copies to DVD, glad I hadn't gotten around to it!

Disc-Flipper: I love your custom cover. I only ever saw the amazing front cover artwork recently on some Ebay bootlegs. I always wondered where it originated, since one doesn't generally see graphic art like that for TV movies. Is there a chance that you'd share your custom cover with fellow DVD Talkers?
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I can't wait for a DVD release of the 1933 Charlotte Henry/Gary Cooper version I woder when that version is scheduled to be released has anyone heard of it being given a DVD release at all?
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So is this both Alice in Wonderland and Alice through the Looking Glass? I remember this was a two parter. I don't see any mention of the second film.
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Originally Posted by JLyon1515
So is this both Alice in Wonderland and Alice through the Looking Glass? I remember this was a two parter. I don't see any mention of the second film.
It should be both, but we may have to wait to see the runtime for confirmation.

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Old 05-25-06, 06:50 AM
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This had the pig baby scene right?
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Originally Posted by Argentoholic
This had the pig baby scene right?

Yup. And the creepy scene where Carol Channing turns into a sheep.
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Old 05-27-06, 09:08 AM
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Amazon lists this as 192 minutes, so it should be the complete two-part story.
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Old 05-27-06, 10:43 AM
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Darn, I thought this might have been the porno version at first.
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Old 05-28-06, 06:16 AM
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I remember my sister used to watch a tape of this (copied from tv, of course) over and over. She'd watch it, rewind it, and watch it again. She'll be thrilled to hear adout this.
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Is this the version of thinking of when part 1 ends with Alice stuck in her fake house with the Jabberwocky appearing out of nowhere?

I remember recording it off The Disney Channel as a young kig. I nearly wore the tape out.
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Old 05-29-06, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by fryinpan1
This is my favorite version of Alice in Wonderland.
mine too. I was beginning to think this would never see the light of day on dvd. awesome news!!!
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Old 08-01-06, 07:03 AM
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This is finally coming out today.
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Old 08-01-06, 08:56 AM
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You have all peaked my interest... I have it on top of my netflix account.
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I'll be picking this up today to get along with V
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http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=22976
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wow, that review was brutal
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Be interesting to hear what other people think about this - yes, that review would discourage all but the most committed.
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It may be hokey but I loved it as a kid and got it for the memory of it

Just a warning for those looking for this. I made the mistake of assuming everyone would have it.

I started out at Target today where I saw they had it but wanted to pick up my Lenticular V DVD. Got it and decided to go to BB since I'd get points. Got to BB and they didn't carry it at all. CC was right next door so I thought I'd try it. They didn't carry it either. Odd? So I went back to Target AGAIN and got it.

Guess I learned my lesson there
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Yes, I thought the review was pretty brutal. I don't think it's aimed at an adult who has never seen it. Having watched it a few more times over the years as an adult, I think those of us that grew up with it (and with the 70's and 80's TV guest stars) will still enjoy it nearly as much as we did as kids, and I think children watching it for the first time would enjoy it as well.

I was happy that the technical portion of the review was alright. I Ebayed my VHS copies a couple of months ago on a leap of faith that the DVD would be acceptable. Not a bad gamble for $50! Mine shipped Friday, I've been hopeful every day when I get the mail, but it hasn't quite made it!
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Well, I finally watched this from Netflix. I remember watching this movie in the first grade or something like that. Nostalgia got the best of me. I remember those really freaky scenes with the Jabberwocky and such. It was a decent watch for nostalgia's sake, but man, yeah, it's definitely meant just for kids. I understand why it got such a brutal review if the reviewer didn't see it as a kid. The Jabberwocky scenes, despite the cheesiness, were still kinda cool and dark for a kids movie, and definitely scared me when I was little.

However, what freaked me out watching it this time was that scene where Carol Channing turns into a sheep or whatever. Freakin' A! I think I'm gonna have nightmares from that...
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I wonder when the 1930's novelty version with Charlotte Henry as Alice and Cary Grant/Gary Cooper etc as "guest stars" as the strange and oddly assorted characters who populate Wonderland - I've never seen the movie - not even clips from it only film stills!
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Old 12-05-06, 09:29 AM
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Anubis: I"ll have to agree with you there. I loved this as a kid and the Jabberwocky scared my pants off as a kid. The movie was really cheesy for me now but I see why I liked it as a kid.

I didn't remember so much singing Was never a fan of those movies

Part II is the best IMO because that part is where the Jabberwocky is introduced.
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