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Matilda (Special Edition) PG

A little magic goes a long way.
Matilda (Special Edition)
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DVD Features:

  • 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
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 - Spanish
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - French
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers
    • Featurette:
      1. MAKING 'MATILDA'
      2. MATILDA'S MOVIE MAGIC
      3. A CHILD'S GUIDE TO GOOD MANNERS
      4. ESCAPE TO THE LIBRARY
  • Interactive Features:
    • 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
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • MATILDA Character Gallery

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring
Performer: , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by &
Screenwriting by &
Composition by
Story by
Cameo:
Director of Photography:

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)

Entertainment Reviews:

Fresh90%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 21

Upright73%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 384,187
...An ideal rental for the legions of kids... -- Rating: B+
Entertainment Weekly
Dec 20, 1996
Rating: 4/5 -- Slick kids movie that preserves Roald Dahl's gleeful nastiness.
San Francisco Examiner
Feb 27, 2003
Rating: 4/5 -- DeVito gleefully preserves Dahl's dark comic tone, which should delight both kids and parents.
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Oct 29, 2004
Rating: 5/5 -- Dark, beautiful adaptation of Roald Dahl story is uncompromising, entertaining and moving.
Film Blather
Aug 2, 2002
Rating: 3/4 -- With her sweet-sad face, Mara Wilson is a perfect Matilda.
USA Today
Jan 1, 2000
...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...
Variety
Aug 5, 1996
...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...
Chicago Sun-Times
Aug 2, 1996

Product Description:

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.

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Production Notes:

  • 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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  • Sales Rank: 12,806
  • UPC: 043396013537
  • Shipping Weight: 0.16/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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