(1971 Gene Wilder Original Version) Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory Blu Ray £6.99p @ HMV - HotUKDeals
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This is the Gene Wilder version!! Only £4 more than the "Tim Burton remake" Zavvi £2.85p deal. Let's try and show some taste!l
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#1
Don't forget Quidco (_;)
#2
Brrr... cold again. Give me Mr Wilder over Mr Depp any day! Well it's hot in my eyes!

When posted 2 months ago at £7.99p this got nearly 300 degrees of heat http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/willy-wonka-the-chocolate-factory-b/730448#comments It must be those that just purchased the remake for £2.85p at zavvi voting it cold... 2 hours of torture I say!

Edited By: coathanger on Oct 08, 2010 17:17: added link
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Tim Burton's version is NOT a remake. Aside from the fact that you can't remake a film of a book, unless you reshoot / rewrite the screenplay of the book; it's just a totally different and far, far more faithful adaption of the beloved book. The Gene Wilder starring version didn't even care enough about the source, and the fact that the story is about Charlie not Mr. Wonka, to keep the title.

Of course people will always have their own personal favourite versions, often based on nostalgia etc, but from a technical point of view Burton's version is a much better adaption of the book, right down to the original poems / songs which were imaginatively realised by Danny Elfman and Tim Burton.

As a fan of the book for as long as I can remember I could never get into Willy Wonka as it just didn't measure up, but Burton's version is the book and I, and my kids love it.

Whatever your own personal fav please don't call Burton's a remake, it isn't. :)
#4
Wow, well said!
#5
Im i missing something?? Why buy a 1971 film on blu-ray. Quality wont be there
#6
Far better than the crap reboot from Burton and Depp.
Siddy
Im i missing something?? Why buy a 1971 film on blu-ray. Quality wont be there
Google is your answer.

Films are shot above 1080p from the 1930's etc;
#7
Siddy
Im i missing something?? Why buy a 1971 film on blu-ray. Quality wont be there
It's called entertainment.
#8
They have two different titles - one is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the other is Willie Wonker and the Chocolate Factory.
#9
jalaldevil
Far better than the crap reboot from Burton and Depp.
Siddy
Im i missing something?? Why buy a 1971 film on blu-ray. Quality wont be there
Google is your answer.Films are shot above 1080p from the 1930's etc;

Any film, shot on film, will look better in hi-def because all film is in an analogue format - of course, it would have to be converted carefully too.
#10
jalaldevil
Far better than the crap reboot from Burton and Depp.
Siddy
Im i missing something?? Why buy a 1971 film on blu-ray. Quality wont be there
Google is your answer.

Films are shot above 1080p from the 1930's etc;


Don't be sily, they didnt even have CPUs back then
#11
ev_ton4 people like this
Tim Burton's version is NOT a remake. Aside from the fact that you can't remake a film of a book, unless you reshoot / rewrite the screenplay of the book; it's just a totally different and far, far more faithful adaption of the beloved book. The Gene Wilder starring version didn't even care enough about the source, and the fact that the story is about Charlie not Mr. Wonka, to keep the title.

Of course people will always have their own personal favourite versions, often based on nostalgia etc, but from a technical point of view Burton's version is a much better adaption of the book, right down to the original poems / songs which were imaginatively realised by Danny Elfman and Tim Burton.

As a fan of the book for as long as I can remember I could never get into Willy Wonka as it just didn't measure up, but Burton's version is the book and I, and my kids love it.

Whatever your own personal fav please don't call Burton's a remake, it isn't. :)


Amen sister! I totally agree with you. I'm not gonna lie. I would've loved to have Wilder's Wonka with the rest of the 2005 film but Depp's Wonka is pretty good. The original film was fun but IMO the second was better
#12
No, the first film is better.
#13
JamesSmith
No, the first film is better.


Ah, so there you have it. Debate over.
#14
I like both but my daughter prefers the new one and having recently read her the book it is closer to it than the first film.
#15
But as pointed out earlier, the first film wasn't named after the book and so has license to change elements.

Myself, I prefer the Gene Wilder version, I find his character a lot more entertaining, but then I love most of his films.

But back to the matter in hand, we are voting on the hotness of the deal and not the version of film.

In which case, HOT.

Don't forget TCB and Quidco for your cash back.

Edited By: Entilzha on Oct 08, 2010 22:52: Spelink
#16
Siddy
Im i missing something?? Why buy a 1971 film on blu-ray. Quality wont be there


You are missing something yes.
#17
diGriz
Siddy
Im i missing something?? Why buy a 1971 film on blu-ray. Quality wont be there
You are missing something yes.

Gordon Bennett - what do these people think? When do they think that there's a cut-off for films to look bad/good? Film is film. It's gonna look better in hi-def. Get over it.
#18
williamh1
diGriz
Siddy
Im i missing something?? Why buy a 1971 film on blu-ray. Quality wont be there
You are missing something yes.


Gordon Bennett - what do these people think? When do they think that there's a cut-off for films to look bad/good? Film is film. It's gonna look better in hi-def. Get over it.


So that would be true of zoetropes then would it??

Star wars is the first film to benefit from HD, followed by 2001.
#19
Cheeeer up charlieeeee
1 Like #20
Hot!

This is a really good copy, a bit grainy (meant to be) but the colours are far brighter

I never cared for the new one, johnny depp was annoying and the oompa loompas looked daft....but each to their own
1 Like #21
You know it's hard to be dogmatic about this...

Roald Dahl wrote the screenplay for the original movie. Since he wrote the book, you can hardly accuse him of selling out. Even with that ludicrous half-a-telephone scene. Was he on drugs or what?

BUT then back in the 1970s they did not have the resources to realise his original vision.

IHMO the first film was a horrible kitsch travesty of the book. Gene Wilder's an over-rated, vain, self-centred Hollywood version of Willy Wonka. The depiction of the Oompa-loompas bordered on obscene mockery of dwarfs.

Tim Burton's version is much more faithful. But God, its dull and ponderous. And Depp modelled his Wonka on Michael Jackson! Err, slight misjudgment there!

You want a good version? READ THE BOOK! Out loud to your kids, preferably. God knows, you might even enjoy it.
#22
'If you want to view paradise simply buy this film and view it'

Or buy the depp version and watch Wonka turn into Michael Jackson. 'hey Burton I want off!'
#23
Personally I only look on here for the best prices, but with regards to advice on the quality of a particular item, and whether it is actually worth buying I always look elsewhere. The random comments on this thread are a good example why.

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