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So I finally got around to watching the classic 1951 Disney adaptation of Lewis Carroll's book on Blu Ray the other week (it's taken me this long to do a short writeup) and I was not disappointed. This was one WEIRD movie, even more so when you consider the year it came out and the company that released it. There is no real story as such, it's just Alice (a little girl) saying that if she owned her own land, nothing would make sense (this is a rebellious child of the time) she then falls asleep and dreams that she is in the land of her own making, only to find out that a land that makes no sense, while being fun for awhile, is also not a great place to live.
And when I say nothing makes sense, really, NOTHING makes sense. People talk gibberish, do strange things for no reason and generally run about with their lives doing things of little to no purpose. This works wonderfully as an animated movie as you can really explore the absurd (and the animators do frequently) and show the strangeness with a beautiful abstractness that you just could not do in live action (at the time)
MILES better than the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp live action ego stroking love fest that was made a couple of years ago (yeah, it was a re-imagining, re-telling, re-later-whatever it was, but it was still all style and no substance) if you like Disney movies, this one is a must see. But prepare for some serious weirdness....
Great Disney movie! Love the mad hater, Chester cat, and red queen. Lots of fun a great for kids. The color is defiantly enhanced in blu-ray format. Not as many special features as i would have though but overall it is a great addition to your Disney collection :)
I really love Alice in Wonderland and have been a fan of this movie since the first time I saw it. I love the artistry of hand drawn animation and prefer a good hand drawn movie over any computer animated movie at any time. Disney is superb in creating a fantasy that draws Alice (and us) in, where anything and everything is imagined and thus possible. The Blu Ray version excells in displaying all the details and nuances that Disney dreamt of when making this movie.
I bought this blu ray because I missed the last time Disney released this, and wanted it on blu ray, which by the way this film looks amazing on blu ray! I rememberd this from my childhood and wanted my kids to watch it too. This is Disney's take on this story and its a good one, I remember most about his film is the food that makes Alice grow and shrink and the story of the Oysters- I just always remembered that from my childhood, maybe because it is sad. The story is about Alice who wants to live in a nonsense type world. Well she goes there searching for the white rabbit and discovers that things she thought she would like she doesn't really care for. She loses the white rabbit and wants terribly to go home and cannot find her way. You will find this version of Disney's Alice in Wonderland more suitable for kids then the Johnny Depp version. There is no bandersnatch or jabberwocky in this movie. Though I have not read the orginal story, I plan to, and have it on my kindle(its free)would love to compare to the authors orginal piece.
Alice in wonderland is a classic. I love them disney rendition the most so i was happy to see it on blu ray. Much like all pre-90 disney movies it wasn't made for widescreen which is disappointing but it still a fantastic movie with improve sound and clearer image.
One of the best disney films of all time in 1080p full HD blu ray this is a remarkable treasure for all diney movie lovers.
The kid loves this movie and all DISNEY... Trying to build my collection of the classics and what better way than the DVD Blu-Ray combo packs- not to mention the annniversary editions as well
What I liked best about the blu ray feature is the history about "alice" I read the book and was always confused on why this movie was missing some chapters. I feel more educated about this film than I ever did before. In addition to that I have a greater appreciation for this film.