dealswilly wonka & the chocolate factory (widescreen…

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@brossow: Thanks for the link, I clicked "Woot this deal" to post the deal in the first place. It must have picked up the wrong URL or something. Too bad I can't edit my post :(

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link is working now, staff may have edited it with the new link.

One of my favorite movies. I am kind of glad they don't over air this on TV like other movies.

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I will always like this movie better than the Johnny Depp version. It was terrible!

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I actually bought this DVD a few weeks ago. It isn't REALLY widescreen, which pisses me off. Only the menu is widescreen

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Love this movie. As others have mentioned, it is much better than the remake (IMO). Would love to get the BluRay for this price.

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@capguncowboy: ummm wouldn't this have been from one of the 4:3 eras?

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I bought this one and the full screen verision. 12.48 free shipping with Prime. Great deal

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So much time, and so little to do! Strike that, reverse it.” -- wonka

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BEST MOVIE EVAH!!!!

hey jamesb this was a movie shown in theatres not a TV movie so of course it is not 4:3 format.

I lost all respect for TIm Burton after his crappy remake. I mean the oompa loompas in the remake sucked sooooo bad. Not to mention Gene WIlders' portrayal and the great ending among other things that ruled in the original.

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@mrzzzz: I agree with you. BUT, they did say that the remake more closely followed the book, and not the original movie, and that is why there were so many discrepancies...

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@claudicina: You beat me to it. That's exactly what I was going to say. For those of us familiar with the book before the Gene Wilder movie, the first movie was a disappointment. (I liked both, to be fair, but the second was much truer to the original story and I enjoyed it much more than the first film.)

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@everyone talking about the relative merits of the 2 adaptations of "Chocolate Factory"

My 2 cents: Burton did produce a more faithful adaptation of the book, up to a point. And that point is where he included the completely unnecessary back story for Wonka and his (non-existent in the book) dentist father. As a fan of Dahl's original story, the term that I thought of as I watched that horror show was "mindrape". I like Burton but his version should be tossed down the garbage chute with Veruca.

There were many good things to like about Burton's film. The kid playing Charlie. And the wonderful adaptations of Dahl's original poems into song by Danny Elfman. But a jewel-encrusted turd is still a turd.

So the older version, Leslie Bricusse songs and all, will remain the dominant filmed version of the story. It's going to take something special to steal the Wonka crown from Gene Wilder.

Now then, folks, let's all turn off the tubez for a while and go read something.