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Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory (1971) DVD


Having proven itself as a favourite film of children around the world, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is every bit as entertaining now as it was when originally released in 1971. There's a timeless appeal to Roald Dahl's classic children's novel, which was playfully preserved in this charming musical, from the colourful carnival-like splendour of its production design to the infectious melody of the "Oompah-Loompah" songs that punctuate the story. Who can forget those diminutive Oompah-loompah workers who recite rhyming parental warnings ("Oompah-loompah, doopity do...") whenever some mischievous child has disobeyed Willy Wonka's orders to remain orderly? Oh, but we're getting ahead of ourselves ... it's really the story of the impoverished Charlie Bucket, who, along with four other kids and their parental guests, wins a coveted golden ticket to enter the fantastic realm of Wonka's mysterious confectionery. After the other kids have proven themselves to be irresponsible brats, it's Charlie who impresses Wonka and wins a reward beyond his wildest dreams. But before that, the tour of Wonka's factory provides a dazzling parade of delights, and with Gene Wilder giving a brilliant performance as the eccentric candyman, Wonka gains an edge of menace and madness that nicely counterbalances the movie's sentimental sweetness. It's that willingness to risk a darker tone--to show that even a wonderland like Wonka's can be a weird and dangerous place if you're a bad kid--that makes this an enduring family classic. --Jeff Shannon

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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play It's everybody's non-pollutionary anti-institutionary pro-confectionery factory of fun! Thirty-five years after this merry movie charmed audiences with a colourful mix of song humour and life lessons the Candy Man still wields magic especially now in a vibrant new print with a soundtrack in true stereo From the classic Roald Dahl story comes a lip-smacking delight with jolly tunes among them The Candy Man and Pure Imagination With a golden ticket young Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum) wins a tour of the factory of wily mogul Wonka (Gene Wilder) and run by his Oompa-Loompa crew There Charlie his Grandpa Joe (Jack Albertson) and others discover a kind heart is a finer possession than a sweet tooth Don't let the tour leave without you! Actors Peter Ostrum Gene Wilder Jack Albertson Roy Kinnear Gunter Meisner & Tim Brooke-Taylor Director Mel Stuart Certificate Universal Suitable for All Screen Widescreen Languages English Subtitles Dutch ; English ; Spanish ; French ; German ; Italian ; Portuguese ; Romanian ; Arabic ; Bulgarian Duration 1 hour and 36 minutes (approx)

Young Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum) wins one of the coveted 'Golden Tickets' from a Wonka Bar that allows its holder to take a trip around the eccentric Willy Wonka's (Gene Wilder) Chocolate Factory. Charlie and the rest of the winners find themselves in a magical world of chocolate rivers, Oompa Loompas, everlasting gobstoppers, lickable wall-paper, golden egg-laying geese and chilling tales to warn children not to misbehave. Roald Dahl wrote the screenplay from his own book.

  • Average Rating for Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory (1971) - 4 out of 5

    (based on 3 user reviews)
  • Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory (1971)
    Cheryl Lovell

    The most fantastic film for kids, this immediately transports me back to my childhood! Why doesn't a factory like this really exist?! This film will be passed down to my children and hopefully theirs, timeless classic :)

  • Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory (1971)
    Oscar David Huckle

    Gene Wilder and Jack Albertson were really good as Willy Wonka and did brilliantly in every second they were in it for. I cannot understand why Roald Dahl hated this movie for, he must only like top standarad movies. Directed by mel Stuart

  • Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory (1971)
    Kevin McLennan

    There are numerous fantastic songs and Gene Wilder is awesome as the legendary Willy Wonka

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