Cover image for Willy Wonka & the chocolate factory
Title:
Willy Wonka & the chocolate factory
Author:
Margulies, Stan.
Uniform Title:
Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory (Motion picture)
Edition:
Widescreen version.
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2005]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Join Charlie Bucket, his grandfather, and four lucky contest winners on a tour through the factory of the mysterious candy mogul Willy Wonka.
General Note:
Title on container front: David L. Wolper presents "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory."

DVD release of the 1971 motion picture with new package design and supplementary material.

Based on Charlie and the chocolate factory by Roald Dahl.

Special features: Pure imagination: the story of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, commentary with the Wonka Kids, 4 sing-along songs, vintage 1971 featurette, stills gallery, and theatrical trailer.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Rated G.
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9780790795836
UPC:
085393893422
Format :
DVD

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Promoted as a family musical by Paramount Pictures, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is more of a black comedy, perversely faithful to the spirit of Roald Dahl's original book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum), who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather (Jack Albertson). In the course of the tour, Willy Wonka punishes the four nastier children in various diabolical methods -- one kid is inflated and covered with blueberry dye, another ends up as a principal ingredient of the chocolate, and so on -- because these kids have violated the ethics of Wonka's factory. In the end, only Charlie and his grandfather are left. Ostensibly set in England, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was lensed in Germany (as revealed by the film's final overhead shot). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi