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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on February 4, 2005
Format: DVDVerified Purchase
This is one of the absolute best musical film versions of the classic tale. Fiona Fullerton's Alice is delightful and believable and very true to the Alice envisioned by Lewis Carrol. The sets are beautifully done and are truly reminiscent of John Tenniels original illustrations. The adaptation does pull in Tweedle Dee and Dum - originally from the "looking Glass" sequel - and it rather curiously does away with the Cheshire Cat in the tree scene (which actually was shot but for some reason wound up on the floor of the edit booth!!) but all in all it is very true to the original text of the book and even incorporates some of the original poems into songs that work wonderfully! The bad news is that the colors in the master this was taken from have obviously started to deteriorate- a common problem with films of the late 60's and early 70's - and it is grainy like an overused videocassette version!- Most companies spend a bit of time digitally repairing these problems before mastering them to a DVD -- this was aparently a BARE BONES "digital remastering" -- still -- the fading colors and sometimes blurry focus add an additional dreamlike aura if you can get past the idea that DIGIVIEW REALLY CHEAPED OUT!! Still, it is a very inexpensive DVD so don't pass up this chance to see the movie now - then write to Universal - who is the current owner of this film and start crying for a TRUE REMASTER!!! Who knows, maybe someone will actually realize what a GEM they have here and give it the treatment it deserves! I am purchasing the new Universal DVD release to see if that is any better( I hear it is the same!) - I will be reviewing on that version as well and hopefully they will have made some improvements! You might want to check my review on that version before deciding which to purchase.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on November 24, 2004
Format: DVD
I've been searching for this movie since my pre-teen years. It is by far the best rendition of Lewis Carroll's narrative. I am so glad to see it on DVD.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on February 15, 2008
Format: DVD
Amazing adaption! Yes, the quality is downright terrible, but it kind of enhances the spooky, atmostpheric quality of the film. I got it in the $1 bin at Wal-Mart last week.... seek it out!!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on August 26, 2012
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This was a favorite movie when I was a child and was intrigued enough to buy it as a digital download...but...the conversion from film to digital is completely unacceptable. If owning is a must, rent first to see the low quality for yourself. If I could, I'd love to get my $5 back!! Disappointing to say the least.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 14, 2013
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It's a classic but the quality is not so good and watching it on the computer screen is not the best experience. Still my kids liked it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Although it's hard to justify the 33 versions of "Alice in Wonderland" that are out there, this one no doubt deserves preserving. It an all-star British cast with costumes, choreography, and acting that are played close to the book as I remember it (from some 60 years ago). The songs and film score, moreover, are by the revered John Barry (whose lush, romantic orchestrations are admittedly excessively florid and overblown, even for a Victorian dreamscape).

The primary problem is the inferior resolution of the image which, though very likely deemed "acceptable" 15 years ago, has in the age of digital all but disqualified the film from satisfying any one but the more studious spectator. As an adult who can play whatever role the author/narrator/film director requires of him, I'm able to measure the visual and sonic images against those still residing in my imagination from a half century ago. Consequently, the film works reasonably well for me--with the moments of whimsy, fear, fascination, curiosity, and grotesquerie (e.g the baby's transformation into a pig) capable of arousing within my adult-child spectator's mind the director's intended effect.

For the more sophisticated and younger viewer, this one would best be passed up until a master-print falls into the hands of someone with the means to restore it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon March 28, 2012
Format: DVD
Justly forgotten British musical based on the Lewis Carroll classic - redeemed only by Peter Sellers' inspired performance as the March Hare and the BAFTA-winning cinematography of Geoffrey Unsworth. Young children may enjoy "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," but adults will be bored. A remastered version is available in the UK.
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on June 30, 2014
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ok, I guess considering when it was made.
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on June 18, 2014
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Tries to get my 9 year old to watch this. We only lasted about 15 minutes before switching it off due to sheer boredom.
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on May 8, 2014
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I loved how this movie followed the book. It was a great reflection for my son who had to read the book for his 5th grade class. The only problem was that in some of the scenes, it was too dark to see what was going on.
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