Rejoice! If you haven't picked it up during one of Disney's previous releases, you can now score the Two-Disc Platinum Edition of the 47-year-old, classic, dog-laden film, 101 Dalmatians. Just in case you forgot -- it's the story of two cute canines who have a litter of 15 puppies, and the sadistic Cruella De Vil who wants to steal them all on her quest to make a dalmatian coat. The realist in me figures that there will probably be another release in 3 years, when the flick turns 50, but c'mon, who ever wants to wait that long for a disc?
As for the film, two discs means lots of features. There are two pop-up tracks (family and fan), a new music video, informational guide, games, music (which features deleted songs, alternates and the like), backstage (which gives fans a documentary on the film's creation, some screen time for the evil Cruella, a bit on ol' Walt), and even a little more for eager fans.
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*Spelling corrected, thanks to Greg.
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
Ah, the film I have not seen. I'm sure there are some fans out there, waiting for this release, and this is for you. Me, I love many a goofy kid's film (even the latter Spy Kids flicks), and I like all of the main cast members, but every darned piece of marketing has turned me off. But enough about me.
The story is simple: an old toy store owner is coming to the end of his life and wants to give it all to his Peter Pan-in-a-dress girl employee. You can imagine -- quirky characters, toys that come to life, and no Oompa Loompas or Big duets in sight -- basically, a kiddie adventure more magical than strange.
For one disc, the special features aren't bad. The DVD has four featurettes -- the making of, the boss/apprentice, meeting Eric Applebaum, and the magical toy store.
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