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Full of verve and wit Shrek is a computer-animated adaptation of William Steig's delightfully fractured fairy tale. Our title character (voiced by Mike Myers) is an agreeable enough ogre who wants to live his days in peace. When the diminutive Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow) evicts local fairy tale creatures (including the now-famous Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio and the Gingerbread Man), they settle in the ogre's swamp and Shrek wants answers from Farquaad. A quest of sorts starts for Shrek and his new pal, a talking donkey (Eddie Murphy), where battles have to be won and a princess (Cameron Diaz) must be rescued from a dragon lair in a thrilling action sequence. The story is stronger than most animated fare but it's the jokes that make Shrek a winner. The PG rating is stretched when Murphy and Myers hit their strides. The mild potty humour is fun enough for the 10-year-old but will never embarrass their parents. Shrek is never as warm and inspired as the Toy Story films, but the realistic computer animation and a rollicking soundtrack keeps the entertainment in fine form. Produced by DreamWorks, the film also takes several delicious stabs at its cross-town rival, Disney. --Doug Thomas, Amazon.com

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  • 07 September 2015
  • Andrew Adamson
  • DVD
  • 20th Century Fox Home Ent.
  • U
  • 86 minutes
  • PAL

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play  Post-modern animated comedy-fantasy Shrek (Mike Myers) is a reclusive ogre living in a swamp on the edges of a fairytale kingdom The vain yet diminutive ruler of the land Prince Fahrquaad (John Lithgow) decides to streamline his kingdom by getting rid of all the fairytale characters who promptly decamp to live in Shrek&39;s swamp Faced with these unwanted tenants Shrek strikes a deal with the Prince promising to find and return with Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) marriage to whom will finally confer on the Prince his kingly status In return the Prince promises to evict the various characters living on Shrek&39;s land Shrek&39;s task is further irritated by the unwanted company of a tirelessly wise-cracking Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and while their adventure bears all the hallmarks of a classic fairytale nothing in &39;Shrek&39; turns out quite like you expect

Animated comedy based on the book by William Steig. Shrek (voice of Mike Myers) is a reclusive ogre living in a swamp on the edges of a fairytale kingdom. The vain yet diminutive ruler of the land, Prince Fahrquaad (John Lithgow), decides to streamline his kingdom by getting rid of all the fairytale characters who promptly decamp to live in Shrek's swamp. Faced with these unwanted tenants Shrek strikes a deal with the Prince, promising to find and return with Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz), marriage to whom will finally confer on the Prince his kingly status. In return the Prince promises to evict the various characters living on Shrek's land. Shrek's task is further irritated by the unwanted company of a tirelessly wise-cracking Donkey (Eddie Murphy), and while their adventure bears all the hallmarks of a classic fairytale, nothing turns out quite like they expect.

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