standard BLU-RAY REVIEW – James And The Giant Peach

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James and the Giant Peach (Two-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

  • DVD Release Date: August 3, 2010
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Run Time: 79 minutes
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
  • Language: English, French, Spanish
  • Number of discs: 2
  • ASIN: B003L4Y5B2

Synopsis – In an all-new special edition from Tim Burton, the acclaimed director of Alice In Wonderland, comes the astounding film that captured the hearts of fans and critics all across the world. Inspired by Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book, Burton, Denise Di Novi and director Henry Selick combine a fascinating mix of live-action, stop-motion animation and computer-generated special effects to create a world beyond your imagination in James and the Giant Peach: Special Edition for the first time ever on Disney Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack.

After the daring rescue of a spider, a young boy named James gains possession of some magic crocodile tongues. When James spills them in the garden, out sprouts an enormous peach! Climbing inside, he meets an astonishing cast of characters and embarks on a magical odyssey
full of thrills and adventure. Voiced by an all-star cast, including legendary actors Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, Simon Callow and Jane Leeves, and featuring the celebrated music of Randy Newman, this classic story is delicious entertainment for the whole family!

Blu-ray Bonus Features

• Spike the Aunts Interactive Game – New BD Exclusive! Inspired by the game that plays after the end movie credits, try your hand at spiking the evil aunts with the rhino and ring up major points!

• Production Featurette – A look at the making of the film.

• “Good News” Music Video performed by Randy Newman

• Still Frame Gallery

• Original Theatrical Trailer

James And The Giant Peach is actually one of the few Disney movie that I’ve never seen so I was very excited to be able to review it. James And The Giant Peach is quite different than most Disney movies. It’s got a lot more dark moments. The aunts are just plain eveil, there’s no other way to describe them. The graphics are great but different – not all of it is animated and the colors are on the dark side. I enjoyed the movie very much, as well as the story of James. James And The Giant Peach is the story of a boy (James),who becomes orphaned and forced to live with his two mean spinster aunts. They care nothing for him and only use him to work around the house. I really felt bad for the character of James. James encounters a mysterious man who promises him his way to his dreams (New York, a place he dreamed of visiting with his parents) is through his heart. The man gives James a bag full of magical creatures, warning him he must not let them out. The creatures accidentally get out and create a giant, no enormous, peach. The aunts charge people to see the peach. One night James finds his way inside the peach and the peach rolls away and lands in the ocean. James and his newfound friends, other creatures including a ladybug, a spider and a grasshopper, are on their way to New York City. On the way they must battle a shark and pirates, while they discover that friendship is important and differences don’t mean an inability to get along. I really enjoyed James And The Giant peach and recommend it highly.

Here’s a trailer I found.

Have you seen James And The Giant Peach? What did you think of it?

The product(s) featured in this review was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

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