Matilda (Special Edition)
A little magic goes a long way.
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- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 54 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 7, 2005
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Special Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - Spanish
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - French
- Additional Release Material:
- MAKING 'MATILDA'
- MATILDA'S MOVIE MAGIC
- A CHILD'S GUIDE TO GOOD MANNERS
- ESCAPE TO THE LIBRARY
- A Truly Terrible Test
- Classroom Games
- Get Rid of Mrs. Trunchbull! - Trivia Game
- Make Magic With Matilda
- Matilda's Read-Along
- Terrify the Trunch-bull
- The Spelling Bee & The Math Game
- MATILDA Character Gallery
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Performer:||Rhea Perlman, Danny DeVito, Embeth Davidtz, Pam Ferris, Tracey Walter & R.D. Robb|
|Directed by||Danny DeVito|
|Edited by||Lynzee Klingman & Brent White|
|Screenwriting by||Nicholas Kazan & Robin Swicord|
|Composition by||David Newman|
|Story by||Roald Dahl|
|Director of Photography:||Stefan Czapsky|
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"There is nothing you can't get from a book that you can't get from television faster!"
- Mr. Wormwood to his daughter Matilda (Danny DeVito to Mara Wilson)
...An ideal rental for the legions of kids... -- Rating: B+
Rating: 4/5 -- Slick kids movie that preserves Roald Dahl's gleeful nastiness.
San Francisco Examiner
Rating: 4/5 -- DeVito gleefully preserves Dahl's dark comic tone, which should delight both kids and parents.
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Rating: 5/5 -- Dark, beautiful adaptation of Roald Dahl story is uncompromising, entertaining and moving.
Rating: 3/4 -- With her sweet-sad face, Mara Wilson is a perfect Matilda.
...A delightfully twisted fairy tale that artfully juggles broad tom-foolery and sly drollery, along with a generous serving of sight gags enhanced by special effects...
...Darkly comic....MATILDA doesn't condescend to children, it doesn't sentimentalize, and as a result it feels heartfelt and sincere. It's funny too...
A young girl with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge overcomes her parents' disapproval and forms a lasting bond with a sensitive teacher, ultimately discovering her own special abilities. Adapted from the novel by Roald Dahl, and directed by Danny De Vito who also stars as Matilda's insensitive father.
- Released theatrically in the USA August 2, 1996.
- Color by Technicolor; in SDDS (Sony Dynamic Digital Sound).
- Additional cast: Pam Ferris (Agatha Trunchbull); Kira Spencer Hesser (Hortensia); Kiami Davael (Lavender).
- Additional credits: Sharon Alshams, Andrew Neskormomny (set design); Chris Watts (visual effects supervisor).
- Copyright 1996 Tristar Pictures, Inc.
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