28 Jul

James and the Giant Peach – DVD & Blu-Ray – CLOSED

James and the Giant Peach is being re-relased onto Blu-Ray and DVD on August 3rd.  This Disney movie was produced by Tim Burton and originally released in 1996.

Here’s a 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!

I’ve watched a lot of Disney movies in my day – even as an adult.  But James and the Giant Peach is one movie that I never did see until I received my copy for review.  I had a few family members over who are younger than I am and we watched it together.  They both had seen it before.

The movie is definitely not for younger kids, it’s a classic Tim Burton type of film – dark and a little bit scary. The movie is more for older kids due to language such as “shut-up” and “twerp”, I’m very sensitive to this type of language – although it’s nearly impossible to find any movie without it.  I’m also a little sensitive when it comes to scariness and I would think that parts of the movie may make it hard for a few kids to sleep.  What did surprise me is that there are many songs throughout the movie.   I don’t know why this surprised me seeing as it’s a Disney film, but I wasn’t expecting music in this movie.

Between all of us here watching the movie there were mixed reviews, my youngest cousin watched this movie when he was younger and he really enjoyed it as a child.  My other cousin on the other hand didn’t care for it much.  For myself, as a parent, I can’t see myself letting my daughter watch this movie for a long long time.  Sometimes people think Disney means it’s safe for young kids, but I would suggest watching any movie alone before allowing your child watch it.

James and the Giant Peach comes out on August 3rd on DVD and Blu-Ray.

Giveaway: One lucky reader is going to receive a copy of James and the Giant Peach

To Enter: Make a comment below about something you find scary

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426 thoughts on “James and the Giant Peach – DVD & Blu-Ray – CLOSED

  1. Bees! So afraid of bees. 🙁

    Thank you for the giveaway – I read the book as a child but have never seen the movie, and I’d like to see it and share with my nieces and nephews, too. 🙂

    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

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  3. dentists
    being alone
    the world without my mother
    snakes
    zombies lol

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  4. I am still afraid of the dark…close to retirement age and still sleep with a night light. ha!!

  5. So scared of creepy crawler things! Thanks for the review. I’ve not seen this movie and we seem to be sensitive about the same things so this was great for me.

  6. I’m scared of heights! We took an air lift at the zoo this last weekend. My 4 yr old was with me. He kept saying, “Mommy it’s going to be ok.”

  7. Ooooo, tough question! I’m not scared of much, the daredevil streak that I had as a child is still alive and well, I guess! I think the only really prevailant fear that I have is the fear that something might hurt my children. Everything really does change when you become a parent!

  8. I’m scared of being in the open water, like going on a cruise. I can’t swim and when I can’t feel the bottom, I start panicking really bad. I’m also scared of bees, wasps & dragonflies

  9. The most scary thing is “RODENT”!! I don’t understand why my son want a hamster as pet, it stinks!

  10. I see by the comments that a lot of your readers share the same fear that I have. I’m so afraid of spiders – even the teeniest ones. 🙁

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  12. I have a huge fear of open water and all the critters that want to take a bite of me in it..lol
    I’ll swim in a pool but lakes or oceans?..Not a chance
    I’d drown in knee deep water before I’d ever touch the bottom.. Ack got the heebies just thinking about it 🙂

  13. I find walking alone at night when darkness falls scary. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

  14. I find heights a bit scary these days. It never used to bother me, but now I find myself staying well clear of the balcony when in a tall building. This is a wonderful film. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  16. The only things that I am truly afraid of are fire and spiders.
    Thank you so much for the giveaway.

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  17. The scariest thing I can think of is not being able to take care of my son adequately… not enough money, no home, no food… that scares the sh1t out of me!

  18. Please Enter Me In Your James and the Giant Peach Blu-ray/DVD Giveaway.
    I Haven’t Seen This Movie So It Would Be Great To Win A Copy.
    In Response To Your Question Of Something I Find Scary.
    My Answer Is CockRoaches,Snakes,Spiders And Maggots.
    Although They Are Not Really Scary They Are Very Creepy.
    Thanks For Having This Giveaway.

  19. I find the following to be scary:
    spiders
    old porcelain dolls
    Paris Hilton’s music
    Lady Gaga’s outfits
    and since this is Friday the 13th, Jason Vorhees, or actually his mother

  20. Hmmmm…Honestly, not being able to pay bills I need to is scary lol, not kidding!

    Otherwise, going to the dentist to get a procedure done, surgery, or a disease 🙁

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