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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
Two-Disc Special Edition
Genre: Family

Reviewed In Issue 103 (Dec 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter, Noah Taylor, Missi Pyle, James Fox, Deep Roy & Christopher Lee

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
The only feature on Disc One of this two-disc set is the theatrical trailer. Disc Two adds an opening menu screen that offers two choices: features and activities. Clicking Features takes you to a 10-minute Attack Of The Squirrels featurette that enlightens us all about how difficult it was to have squirrel actors; an 18-minute highlight on The Fantastic Mr. Dahl; and a seven-minute featurette on Deep Roy, who stars as the Oompa Loompa (all of them) in the movie. Next is

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 74314
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

For quirky situations, action, and mild language
(Retail Price): $30.97
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 115
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/08/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Tim Burton
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
He-he, ha-ha, ho-ho-ho! Willy Wonka (Depp)! Willy Wonka! The amazing chocolatier has sent out golden tickets in five randomly selected chocolate bars. The ticket ensures five lucky children admittance into his chocolate factory, which has

DVD Picture:
The anamoprhically enhanced DVD picture looks whipple-scrumptious with images that are sharp and nicely detailed. The color palette inside Charlie

With its impressive fidelity, the Dolby