Hello Kitty & Friends, Vol. 5: Princess Dreams
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Admittedly, this is a rather "low frills" DVD. When the disc is put into the DVD player, it goes straight to the first story after the Hello Kitty's Paradise promo, rather than to the main menu. Also, the only "special feature" on the disc is the DVD credits. While I would normally count the lack of special features against a DVD, I can't with this disc since it's being aimed at and marketed to young children. With young children, special features aren't as important, since they won't sit still long enough to view them, anyway. As an adult, I found the episodes to be enjoyable, and that the writing for the English dub was done in such a way that it wasn't talking down to the kids.
These Hello Kitty DVDs contain anime that's very friendly to young children, although girls will probably be more interested than boys. If you have a young child at home and are looking for kid-friendly anime, then I would recommend the Hello Kitty & Friends DVDs.
Renting this movie every couple weeks was the highlight of my LIFE as a five year-old, and I'm so grateful that I was able to track down such a beloved part of my (non-dysfunctional) childhood. 5 STARS!
No blood is shed, there's little violence. Its the same stuff you have seen before. Cinderella still has the cruel step sisters and the fairy godmother that waves her wand and makes magic for Hello Kitty as Cinderella on the night of the ball, etc. These stories are not too scary for children, they are the same ones we've seen a million times, just acted out by Sanrio properties this time.
Im giving it four stars because the transfer is absolutely atrocious. I dont know what master this came from but the screen is constantly shaky like someone holding a handcam and the colours are dreadfully washed out. There was obviously no attempt to clean this up.... other than that its good clean fun and nice presentations of the fairy tales.
So I watched it with them. It was terrifying. I still have nightmares about it. And my now 9-year-old wants to see it again, because she's totally into scary stuff now. The library no longer has it (gee, I wonder why they took it out of circulation?), so I'm ordering from Amazon.
If you have a 9-year-old who likes scary stuff and can appreciate the irony of a horror movie called Hello Kitty Princess Dreams, this is the movie for them.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Totally agree with the other reviewers - this video is way too scary for anyone younger than elementary school. Read morePublished on June 24, 2006 by K. Kisor
This DVD is totally inappropriate for young children. It is very scary. This is defintitely for the older Hello Kitty Fan. There should be a warning on the label.Published on March 8, 2006 by Muja Mommy
I have purchased several of the Hello Kitty DVD/VHS selections for my children. This one is inappropriate for preschoolers. Read morePublished on December 18, 2005 by Lano's Mom