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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Deluxe Edition) (2009)

Boris Karloff  |  NR |  DVD
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Product Details

  • Actors: Boris Karloff
  • Writers: Dr. Seuss
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: August 11, 2009
  • Run Time: 26 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (521 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,489 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Deluxe Edition)" on IMDb

Special Features

Dr. Seuss and the Grinch - From Whoville to Hollywood - Join us on a rapping and rhyming journey to find out the fascinating adventure of the amazing Dr. Seuss and his creation of the book How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Along with the story of how this all-time classic was adapted into the famous Christmas TV special.

Grinch Song Selections:
-"Opening Song"
-"Trim Up the Tree"
-"Welcome, Christmas"
-"You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch"

-Whos Who in Whoville - Bio on all your favorite Grinch team with Creator/Writer Theodore (Dr. Seuss) Geisel; Director, Chuck Jones; Narrator, Boris Karloff; and The voice of Cindy-Lou, June Foray
-Grinch Pencil Test
-TNTs “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” Special Edition - A historic look at the Grinch with the late Phil Hartman as he takes you through the production team
-Songs in the Key of Grinch - Featurette on the songs and voices inside of this famous movie
-"Making Animation and Bringing it to Life" audio commentary with animator Phil Roman and June Foray

Editorial Reviews

Every who down in Who-ville likes Christmas a lot, but the Grinch who lived just north of Who-ville did NOT! So the cuddly as a cactus Grinch (with termites in his smile and garlic in his soul) tries to wipe out Christmas for the cheerful Who-villains, only to discover: maybe Christmas, he thought doesn't come from as store. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more! Magnificently narrated by Boris Karloff and animated by cartoon legend Chuck Jones, it's an award-winning Who-roast-beast-feast of a holiday classic!

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74 of 80 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great quality DVD November 27, 2010
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I was hesitant to buy this because there are so many reviews that say the color transfer was bad, but it seemed to be the only option to own this movie, so I decided to risk it. Colors on our copy were brilliant and the sound quality was great and clear - much, much better than the worn out video I grew up with. The Grinch was definitely very green. I assume that there must have been a problem with a batch of these DVDs that has since been fixed. I'm really happy with this purchase.
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44 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Embodies the true spirit of Christmas! November 6, 1999
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
HANDS DOWN my all time favorite holiday special. When I find myself starting to hate the whole Christmas season [the crowded stores, combat drivers, and the noise, noise, noise....] I take the time to watch this show. Then I feel I have the stength of ten grinches plus two and the true meaning of Christmas comes shining through! From the memorable songs to the Chuck Jones animation. The brilliant casting of Boris Karloff to narrate and the uncredited singing of Carl Ravenscroft [voice of Tony the Tiger] for "You're a mean one mr. Grinch" really make this a great holiday special with a lesson for us all. I also have the privalage of working with a girl whose great uncle was Theodor Geisel [Dr. Seuss]. Although she never met him, I still think that's pretty cool!
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent Grinch in blu ray January 25, 2010
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I have always been a fan of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and ordered it in blu ray. It is beautiful in that the colors are vibrant and clear. The sound is excellent. Yet none of the original charm is lost.
I also like the way it allows me a free digital download of the film.
Highly recommended.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MY GRINCH WAS PERFECTLY GREEN! December 9, 2010
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I wanted to take the time to post this comment because I know that the re-colorized version has a horrible BROWN Grinch and that some comments mention their copy of the DVD had the same "ugly" Grinch. I almost didn't buy it because of that fact but decided to purchase it anyway since my daughter loves it so much and I didn't think she would mind a brown Grinch. However to my pleasant surprise he was green and, in fact, the colors were beautiful! As for the story - it's a classic that leaves me a bit teary-eyed in the end.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This video deserves 5 two! December 3, 1998
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
This is my all-time favourite Christmas video. It tells the well-known story of...well.."How the Grinch stole Christmas"! (the title says it all!) But more importantly, it communicates a very powerful message about Christmas. We get so caught up in all the "floof" and "fuzzle" that we forget what Christmas is really about.
"Every Who down in Whoville, the tall and the small, were singing without any presents at all. He hadn't stopped Christmas from coming, it came! Somehow or other, it came just the same."
The video also features memorable songs, I mean, who doesn't know the Whoville Christmas song? My favourite is "You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch". Listen to the lyrics, they're very funny! All in all, I highly recommend this video to any Who of any age. Have fun watching it and Merry Grinchmas!
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Grinch is Gloriously Green on DVD-and-Blu-ray September 20, 2011
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I just purchased "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas"[Blu-ray], which comes with a DVD copy. GOOD NEWS! I'm writing to report that THIS dvd (unlike earlier versions) has ALL the correct colors intact. In earlier dvd versions, the Grinch was either brownish or a mustard-yellow. THAT PROBLEM IS OVER!!! The Grinch is his original green, and the entire production's colors look exactly as they were originally drawn to look. FANTASTIC!!! .....and the Blu-ray looks superb, too!
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29 of 35 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars help my eyes! December 15, 2008
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The color on this version is terrible. Completely oversaturated to the point where much detail is lost. It is so bright that it is distracting. Yes, the Grinch is green - an unpleasant, over-the-top shade of green. They have also tried to justify the "50th Birthday Deluxe" title by creating some weird panning effects that are not on the original version. I was so distracted by the color and 'effects' that I found myself cringing rather than smiling nostalgically. I would not recommend this for those of us who grew up loving the original TV version. Cleaned up of dust etc. is one thing, but a reinterpretation is another. That is what you are buying here. A kindler, gentler, less heavy-handed approach to remastering is what I was expecting and sadly did not get. Now I have to find a different version. This one is going in the dustbin.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Glorious Green Grinch! December 16, 2010
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I haven't the foggiest what the previous reviewers were viewing when they said the Grinch was mustard green, but it surely wasn't this film! I can't believe I almost balked on buying it because of those reviews. The Grinch is as green and evil as ever, and I found the quality to be excellent. I'm so happy I bought this; the holidays just aren't the same without it!
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