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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Tim Burton


Who better to bring Roald Dahl's adored children's story to life than the mastermind behind inventive films like EDWARD SCISSORHANDS and BEETLEJUICE? From Tim Burton's opening shot--against Danny Elfman's eerie score--this CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is recognizably darker than the Mel Stuart-directed 1971 version starring Gene Wilder. Though the mysterious chocolate factory has been closed for 15 years, it continues to produce and ship candy all over the world. When a contest promises a tour of the plant to the lucky finders of five golden tickets hidden inside wrappers, no one is more excited than Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore), an impoverished boy whose family lives mere steps from the factory. Though he can barely afford even one candy bar, fate intervenes, and Charlie finds the last golden ticket.

 

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Film Info

RUNTIME - 115 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2005

LANGUAGE - English

SUBTITLES - English, Spanish, French

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Features:

Region [unknown]

Keep Case

Widescreen - 1.85

Audio:

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Director

Tim Burton

Producer

Brad Grey

Screenwriter

John August

Star(s)

Noah Taylor

Star(s)

AnnaSophia Robb

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Press

"Those Oompa-Loompas are the beat, and soul, of Burton's finest movie since ED WOOD: a madhouse kiddie musical with a sweet-and-sour heart."

- Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

"Wondrous....[The film] moves, like Dahl's original, in a straight line from one inspired set piece to the next..."

- A. O. Scott, New York Times

 

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