- Actors: Barbara Barrie, Biff McGuire, Anthony Zerbe, Nina Foch, Katy Kurtzman
- Directors: John Erman
- Writers: Jim Lawrence, Richard Peck
- Producers: Jan Williams, Ron Miller, Tom Leetch
- Format: Widescreen, NTSC
- Rated: Not RatedNR
- Number of tapes: 1
- Studio: Buena Vista Home Ent
- VHS Release Date: January 27, 1987
- Run Time: 93 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (184 customer reviews)
- ASIN: 6300276368
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #265,852 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
Child of Glass [VHS]
Top Customer Reviews
With the advent of the Internet, I was finally able to work out which film it was, but I have had to wait until now before I was able to live the nostalgia of that film.
Firstly, the film:
Child of Glass is a beautiful film that is suitable for children and adults alike. Whilst I'd be mindful of a few scenes that might scare some young children, there is plenty to keep interest with all ages. The movie focuses on two young protagonists, Alexander and Blossom, and their encounter with the ghost of young Inez Dumain, who has been condemned to remain trapped on Earth in a kind of limbo by the curse of the wicked uncle who took her life. Initially skeptical, Alexander eventually accepts the responsibility of helping Inez to find her way to eternal rest, by solving the riddle:
"Sleeping lies the murdered lass,
Vainly cries the child of glass,
When the two shall be as one,
The spirit's journey will be done."
Along the way, Alexander encounters danger and excitement, and also finds real friendship where he wasn't previously looking for it, and Blossom finds that she is a valuable person in her own right.
It is a truly charming film, mixing the values of friendship with a haunting supernatural tale.
Secondly, the DVD itself:
This is not a remastered Disney film, and therefore the quality will not be up to the standard of The Lion King.Read more ›
Seeing as they just released 'The Journey of Natty Gann' on DVD, I'm hoping Disney will continue to go through its movie vaults and start rereleasing some of their older movies, like Child of Glass.
I had been looking for this movie for years. I had heard that it had been released in 1986 on VHS and BETA but I couldn't find one. This year a very dear friend gave me a copy of this that he had converted to dVD. And it included a cover art that was a minature version of the origional. Even though it is a fake. I treasure this DVD. So much.
This movie begins showing The Ainsworth family traveling to their new plantaion house. WHen they arive the Kids are pretty shocked at how run down the house is. Well they work on it. And you meet the Drunk Caretaker who has Murder On His Mind. One night Alexander sees a Blue Light from the hay loft of the barn. He goes out there and sees the ghost of Inez. She tells him what help she needs from him. Well Alexanders decides to help him. I don't remember the exact riddle. But it was about the 2 should touch. Well it goes on. And Alexander falls into the well. And he is found. His parents send his little friend Blossom down. And she finds the China Doll. They rescue Alexander and they go into the Cemetery into the Chapel of Inezs Family and place the doll on top of her tomb. Well the gost of Inez apperas and grabs the doll than dies and evaporates into the Tomb. THan the doll appears and falls onto the floor. The head shatters and in side the head is the long lost treasure. WHich consists of millions of dollars worth of diamonds.
Great Movie. Fun for the whole family.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I remembered loving this movie when I was a child. After trying unsuccessfully over the years to obtain a copy, I was happy to see that it is now available as a DVD. Read morePublished 3 months ago by annmarie
It's a great movie for preteens and teenagers to watch with their parents. I watched it with my parents and now with my kids. All my kids enjoyed it.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was one of my daughters favorite movies growing up, she loved it when I gave it to her for Christmas!!Published 5 months ago by Sissy