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Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (Extended Edition) (2009)

Selena Gomez , Jake T Austin , Lev L. Spiro  |  G |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Selena Gomez, Jake T Austin
  • Directors: Lev L. Spiro
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Unknown), Spanish (Unknown)
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: Disney Channel
  • DVD Release Date: December 15, 2009
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002PMA970
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,767 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

Color-Changing Wishing Stone With Clip (Limited Time Only)

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The Disney series Wizards of Waverly Place has spawned its first full-length movie, and the film is full of out-of-control magic, teenage angst, and challenging family dynamics. Alex has never lacked attitude, but when she disobeys her mother, almost wrecks the diner, and risks the lives of herself and her friend Harper, her feistiness lands her in the middle of a magic-free Caribbean family vacation in which her attitude may just spoil the trip for everyone. Unbeknownst to their parents, Alex smuggled the forbidden book of spells into her luggage, and even the perfect Justin was unable to resist bringing along the family's all-powerful magic wand. After days of turning up her nose at her parent's romantic reminiscing and complaining throughout every family activity, Alex shouts out an impulsive wish that her parents had never met one another. The problem is, Alex is holding the family magic wand when she makes the wish and it instantly comes true. As Alex, Justin, and brother Max begin to realize the dire implications of their new situation, they try every spell they can think of to reverse the wish. When nothing works, they look to a street magician and his bird to help them find the stone of dreams, an important wizard artifact that possesses unlimited power. Their quest is filled with peril, but as Justin and Alex make their way through each challenge, they begin to realize how much they need one another and how important family really is. In the end, Alex and Justin are forced to compete against one another in a life-changing battle from which only one sibling can emerge victorious--the question is, even if one of them wins, will the family still lose? Also included on the DVD is a 10-minute bonus feature highlighting on-location fun and photography in Puerto Rico along with some of the cast members' favorite stunts, effects, costumes, and props. (Ages 7 and older) --Tami Horiuchi

Product Description

The most magical event of the year is now even bigger, with more thrilling adventure! WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE THE MOVIE EXTENDED EDITION features exclusive footage, behind-the-scenes bonus and awesome extras that take you deeper into the mysterious world of wizardry! Embark on a supernaturally exciting adventure as the Russos, your favorite family of wizards-in-training, join together on a quest full of heart-stopping action and hilarious magical mishaps! While on vacation, Alex (Selena Gomez) accidentally casts a spell that threatens her family's existence! Max (Jake T. Austin) tries to keep his parents together while Alex and Justin (David Henrie) use every trick they know as they search for the "Stone of Dreams" to reverse the spell and save their family. You won't want to miss one extraordinary moment of this extended, magic-filled and action-packed movie!

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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Endearing Than Any Individual Episode October 24, 2009
Format:DVD
Though each individual episode of the hit Disney Channel TV show "Wizards of Waverly Place" is fun and quirky in its own right, all the material (acting, plot, witty one-liners) seems to fly by so fast that the viewer isn't left with much real emotion. It's almost as if the show gets so caught up in the formula (Alex does bad but prevails, Justin does good but never gets rewarded, etc.) that it doesn't take enough time to slow down and really examine the relationships between any of the characters. Luckily, the "Wizards of Waverly Place" movie solves that problem.

For a basic plot summary, the magical Russo family begins the film with Mom and Dad dragging the kids off on a vacation to recreate their honeymoon. The usual eye-rolling and complaints begin, but Alex (played by the always-entertaining Selena Gomez) takes things one step too far by metaphorically wishing (while holding the family's magic wand) that her parents had never even met, thus they wouldn't be on this "stupid vacation" in the first place. Of course, thanks to the wand, that wish is granted, and suddenly the Russo siblings are no longer part of a family, as Mom and Dad don't even recognize each other. The rest of the film, then, centers on the kids' quest to find the "Stone of Dreams", a magical, enchanted item that can grant any wish or reverse any spell.

With the expanded feature-length runtime, the plot and character development of the film are able to be realized much more deeply than in any previous episode. We get to learn more about both parents and why they are like they are, as well as how the Russo children (namely Justin and Alex) view each other and what can be done to better those relations.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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In "Wizards of Waverly Place - The Movie", the Russo family have a family vacation in the Caribbean that both Jerry and Theresa are excited about. But Alex who dislikes going on family trips, has a problem with her parents because she wants to party with her friend Harper Finkle (played by Jennifer Stone) and have fun. But when she steals her brother Justin's spellbook (which was given to him by her father), she misuses it and nearly gets herself and Harper killed. Her mother has had enough with her antics and she is told that she will be going on the family vacation and a rule to all kids, no magic will be used. Unknown to Justin, Alex has hidden the spellbook with her and plans to bring it on the trip.

While arriving at the Caribbean,the Russo's meet up with a street magician named Archie who claims he is a wizard like them (after Max uses his magic in public and levitating him). Archie tells them the story about how his parrot Giselle was actually human but needs their help in trying to revert her back and need to obtain a special stone. Of course, for Justin, he enjoys the adventure and to visit wizard sites but their parents who are protective of their children, tells Justin no.

As the family is having fun on their vacation, Alex is not. In fact, she wants to start having fun with the first guy she meets in the Caribbean and is invited to go out. But her mother forbids her to and Alex becomes inconsiderate to her mother. Because of that, her mother scolds her and tells her that when they arrive back home, she is grounded. Upset with her mother, she tells her that she wishes that she and her father never had met.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Disney Movie! November 11, 2009
Format:DVD
Once again,Disney has captured the essence of "Disney Magic",and with another great movie with Selena Gomez.This movie is great for all ages,young and old..then again those "young at heart.Alex and her family go on a trip to Jamaica,and along the way
we see Alex,Justin and Max up to their usual wizard antics.
In the end,Alex becomes the family wizard.It's a very well
written movie,I only wish it were alittle longer.
If anyone has a bright future ahead,its none other
than Miss Selena Gomez.

Relive the adventures of Alex,Justin and Max,as they attempt to restore
their family with the help of the stone of dreams.I think from this movie,
Alex has learned "be careful what you wish for".

I cannot wait to see what other movies lie ahead in Selena's Future.
This is definitely one for the Family DVD Library,of those who are true
diehard Disney Families,who love movies that have a heartwarming story.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical Movie December 19, 2009
Format:DVD
It's not just another episode, it's filled with adventure and emotions. Selena Gomez is a great actress and she proves it. You need to buy this movie.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprised ! February 15, 2010
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I bought this movie for my granddaughter, as she is a Hannah Montana fan. However, when we watched it together, I was surprised that it was actually pretty good !
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good movie January 30, 2010
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like the show but longer and better thus more funny. also it had a great plot and as always really talented actors
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars my favorite movie to watch. January 29, 2010
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first off this is one of my favorite movies to watch.i cant wait to watch it on dvd.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting Adaption of the TV Series! September 1, 2012
Format:DVD
The Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie sends the Russos on a family vacation to Hawaii. After a fight with her mother, Alex makes a wish that her parents never married. Alex and her brothers can't figure out how to break the spell, sending Alex and Justin on an adventure to find the Stone of Dreams before they are erased from reality forever.

This isn't a prefect movie, but it is a great adaption of the TV series. I was disappointed that Harper didn't have a bigger part. Why couldn't they have invited her to come along?

The Disney Channel's Original Movies have been declining in quality over the last few years. I wish they would make more movies that are aimed for kids and adults! I doubt if a sequel to Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie will ever be made, but we can always hope for one.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good DVD for Tweens
Tween and I both enjoyed watching this movie based on series of Wizards of Waverly Place-Disney and very appropriate!
Published 2 days ago by Savannah L.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Wonderful movie.
Published 1 month ago by Diane Wade
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT
Received the movie today. So happy to finally own it. :D always loved this movie.
Published 2 months ago by kiki
2.0 out of 5 stars Wizards of Waverly Place
An interesting story line but the antics of the spoiled daughter (Selena Gomez) kept irritating me. It's a perfect example of "being careful what you wish for"; you may be... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Nicholas M. Zallas
5.0 out of 5 stars aint another tv-show
It is the best tv-show ever made ! Now the movie. It kind a magic. Wish they make more Wizards of Wawerly Places
Published 4 months ago by Juha Kosonen
5.0 out of 5 stars Wizards of Waverly Place Movie
Bought it for my Nieces and they loved it. Comes with a pendant that acts like a mood ring changing colors when touched. Fun for all family members. Well worth buying.
Published 8 months ago by Jeff T. Klipp
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas gift.
My son wanted this for a Christmas and so I ordered it for him. He has watched it and loves it.
Published 8 months ago by D. Meier
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
The item showed perfectly on time and it was like buying it from the store, thank you. You make my shopping easier
Published 11 months ago by lynne.nichols
5.0 out of 5 stars ALSO COOL
THIS WAS A FUNNY MOVIE MY KIDS WATCH IT OVER AND OVER, I THINK DISNEY SHOULD PUT THIS SHOW BACK ON
Published 12 months ago by CHERYL BLAIR
4.0 out of 5 stars No corner art
The extra length (directors cut) is fun but I could see why it was edited. The main (wonderful) thing is no advertisements along the bottom or corner logos. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Michael D. MCKinney
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