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Bambi (Two-Disc Platinum Edition)
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I have to thank Amazon.com for providing this before the actual release date and I was amazed at the restoration. I am not going to review the story as it is a classic and most know what it is about. I will review the repackaging and upgrade of the classic. The new DVD provides extra outtakes that haven't been seen before and the new coloration is fantastic. Gone is the sort of gloomy non crisp colors and in its place are wonderful bright colors.
Fantastic redo! If you have kids they will love this updated version. If you just like Disney Classics than you will also want to own this one.
That's why "Bambi" despite its pacing from a slower, less attention challenged era still has power and poignancy. As a kid everything you need to know about life can be learned from a Walt Disney film. The loss of innocence, the cruelty of others, the compassion of friends and the big "D" all crop up in every Disney film. It's ironic because Disney's films, unlike other animators of the time, weren't afraid to tackle the very things that both scared and delighted kids. The two big themes that figure in Disney films rear their heads in "Bambi" when death and the cruel world outside try to erase Bambi's innocence from existence. We're immediately thrown into Bambi's world and his life with his mom. When Bambi's mom is killed he becomes an orphan adopted by his new found friends Thumper and Flower. Kids will love the interaction between these characters.Read more ›
The second DVD is packed with extras as is the case with all of the Platinum Editions. It includes a couple of deleted scenes (Winter Grass, and Bambi's First Snow), some games and activities for the younger viewers, and a lot of behind the scenes features as well, called Backstage Disney. These include a making of feature, a restoration features, a sneak peak at the new Bambi movie, a time capsule for 1942, a feature on the multi-plane camera, a feature on the Disney archives, "The Old Mill" animated short (in which many of the techniques that were used in "Bambi" would be tried), the original trailer, and artwork from the movie.
It has been said that "Bambi" is the animated feature with the fewest lines of dialogue, and it is amazing how they combined movement and music to effectively tell the story while keeping the dialogue to a minimum. The movie also is known for its very stylistic or impressionistic backgrounds. Lastly, as far as I know this is the only Disney movie where the main villain (Man) never appears on the screen. Instead we see and hear the tools of man, such as gunshots, his hunting dogs, and his campfire which gets out of control and starts a forest fire.Read more ›
But the color is good and it will always be a classic. Just wish they had included "ALL" of it.
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Absolutely love it! Especially the concept art in the behind the scenes.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
That is my favorite movie because Bambi, the young deer is a cute one with his friend rabbitPublished 19 days ago by Gino Villarreal
The disc had a spot in the film where there was no dialogue for about 2-3 minutes but other than that it was okPublished 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
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|Diamond Edition Coming in 2011!!!||
Are they gonna actually RESTORE this film and include all the footage that was originally included before it came to video? One reviewer noted deleted footage, kinda ticks me off. Do you know of any video (Vhs, DVD, laserdisc, whatever) that has the whole movie? Thanx~Jonathan
Sep 10, 2010 by Jonathan Cardwell | See all 11 posts
|Old 75 recordings of the Bambi movie||
That's interesting. Were these records 78 or 33 rpm?
Mar 13, 2009 by Rushead 2112-Hemispheres | See all 8 posts
|I like the old Disney movis for my young grand chidren he best.||Be the first to reply|
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