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.
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