Where the Wild Things Are [Blu-ray]
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"Let the wild rumpus start!" Nine-year-old Max runs away from home and sails across the sea to become king of the land Where the Wild Things Are. King Max rules a wondrous realm of gigantic fuzzy monsters – but being king may not be as carefree as it looks! Filmmaker Spike Jonze directs a magical, visually astonishing film version of Maurice Sendak's celebrated children's classic, starring an amazing cast of screen veterans and featuring young Max Records in a fierce and sensitive performance as Max. Explore the joyous, complicated and wildly imaginative wild rumpus of the time and place we call childhood.]]>
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Series of "Where the Wild Things Are" shorts by Lance Bangs: Maurice and Spike, Max and Spike, The Records Family, Carter Burwell, The Absurd Difficulty of Filming a Dog Running and Barking at the Same Time, Crew Pranks Spike, Vampire Attack: The Max Records Short, and The Kids Take Over the Picture
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The claims that this film is a little intense are true - it IS intense because it's much more honest and real than any other films for children available in the last thirty years. By 'for children' I mean ALL children, any age.
Those who can't recall what it was like to be a kid aren't going to get it. They will be those who don't recall what it was like to be frightened, who don't recall how it feels to be second best to those they love most, who never had to carve out a slice of reality (or unreality) for themselves to make sense of the incomprehensible.
The world portrayed in the film is the real world where individuals live their own lives, sometimes at the expense of the feelings of those immediately around them, especially family. This may be the source of the films undeserved reputation as "scary" - while it is certainly no ghetto, "Max" the child protoganist lives in a realistically portrayed lower income neighborhood and his familial troubles are ones all too many children are accustomed to. He responds to these cares in ways that are well documented in child psychology. If this setting is considered by some as too scary for children then we have only ourselves to blame. This is how the real world is - it is not an Eighties family sit-com.
My nephew (5) and neice (9) are currently going through their parents divorce. Without spelling out the obvious overmuch, it was with a little trepidation that my Brother and I took them to see this yesterday.Read more ›
Let me say that this film looks stunning. The voice acting is brilliant, the writing and directing are sublime and the pace of the movie is measured, but perfectly so. I think the reason that people are slamming this movie is because they are approaching it a kids film, which it isn't. It is an adult film about being a kid, and how hard it could be and how we would often find comfort in make-believe.
In my opinion, this is one of the most affecting films I have seen in years. Complex in so many ways- I am sure that this movie will reveal itself more as you revisit it. Don't go in expecting a fast-paced kiddies adventure movie, but instead look at the previous work of the brilliant Spike Jonze to see how he has grown as a film-maker and yet lost nothing of what made him so great in the firt place. This is a grown-up, sad, sometimes unsettling look at childhood and imagination, and I for one absolutely loved it.
The blu-ray transfer is terrific also. The short film Higgedy Piggedy Pop which is included in the extras is wonderful, and I am looking forward to delving into some of the other extras included on this disc.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The sound was VERY LOW... even with the computer and video itself turned up as high as possible, it was difficult to hear.Published 9 days ago by Danielle
very good .... what talent... what a production... pure pro stuff.... great great great dvdPublished 15 days ago by joseph szepesi
This movie really is horrible. The message of the movie gets lost in the nastiness and obscurity of the story telling. My kids were horrified from the moment the movie began. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Joyfulone
I loved the book as a child! I read the story to kids and they wanted to watch the movie. Was a big let down for them:(Published 19 days ago by Dick A. Esquibel Jr.
Weird weird weird. The story is all over the place, and the characters have emotional problems. Where do I begin?
Ok the camera is shaky which is ANNOYING. Read more
Weird movie plot wise but so was the book so right on movie makers. This is one of those movies that isn't action packed or full of explosions so the allure of blu Ray may not be... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Courtney
this story is about a kid who felt misunderstood and had a fight with his mother. But this movie is amazing! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
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|This also comes with a nice slipcover and digital copy-buyer beware!||
I wrote amazon customer service and they responded that this version is not the same as the combo pack seen elsewhere. Buy.com offeres a blu-ray+dvd+digital copy pack for 29.99. oddly enough though, their decription lists the contents as "1 disc"
Feb 25, 2010 by Mr Mojo Risin | See all 19 posts
|Blu-Ray combo pack - question about bonus features||
I purchased the combo pack the day of release - it's not the same DVD as this one contains only the film itself along with the digital copy; none of the special features are included on the DVD itself. The single DVD available for separate purchase has a few bonus features, but the bulk of them... Read More
Mar 6, 2010 by J. Allen | See all 7 posts
|Latin Spanish or Castillian Spanish?||
It is subtitled, not dubbed, so you should be fine.
Mar 20, 2010 by Margaret Picky | See all 2 posts
|"Where the Wild Things Are"...from my own childhood...||
In the book there's a page where the boy is chasing his dog with a fork in his hand. I'm wondering what's supposed to be so joyous and fun about that. Movie was spot on. It's a pretty dark book.
Mar 16, 2010 by Sylo | See all 3 posts
|This Blu will only be $19.99 at Target!||
Considering that you can't even complete your thought as a complete sentence, I'm assuming this picture simply wasn't tailor made to please you. For many people, myself included, this was one of the most amazing film experiences I've had as an adult and easily my favorite film of 2009 (and no, I... Read More
Mar 6, 2010 by J. Allen | See all 11 posts
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