Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

DVD - 1971
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Willy Wonka offers a grand prize of a guided tour of his factory to five lucky contest winners, which include Charlie and his crotchety but loveable Grandpa Joe.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c1971.
ISBN: 9781419813283
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.


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Jan 25, 2018

Willy Wonka: The suspense is terrible... I hope it'll last.

Dec 12, 2016

"If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it"

TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 06, 2016

We are the music makers. We are the dreamers of dreams.

Laura_X Feb 09, 2015

So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it. Thank you.

matthew_gonsalves Jun 18, 2012

"Why is your nose blue?"

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 18, 2012

Mr. Salt: Stuff and nonsense!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 18, 2012

Willy Wonka: Why, of course they're real people.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 18, 2012

Violet Beauregarde: Well, they can't be real people.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 18, 2012

Willy Wonka: No, roast beef. But I haven't got it quite right yet.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 18, 2012

Mr. Salt: Bull.

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Mar 23, 2018

I love this DVD waaaaaaaaay more than the new one! Get this one!

Mar 11, 2018

Believe me - This totally asinine movie makes a really hideous statement about the underhanded ethics of the candy bar industry.

And, on top of that - I also think that this is an utterly nasty and horrible children's picture. If I had any children, I wouldn't let them watch this one.

The deceitful Willy Wonka character was nothing but a despicable monster who gave no thought about annihilating some bratty kids just because they didn't meet his neurotic/psychotic standards.

Mar 05, 2018

Yes. Indeed. Speaking about the likes of greed, gluttony, and the absolute grotesque - You can be sure, it's all here - Wrapped up into one deceitful, under-handed, little package that has Willy Wonka's chocolatey mess smeared all over it.

Without question - (From my perspective) - This 1971 children's picture has got to be one of the ugliest, most cringe-worthy movie-experiences that I've had to endure in a mighty long time.

Its stupid-minded story is utterly childish nastiness to the max. And the totally repulsive "Willy Wonka" character (played so spitefully by Gene Wilder) is even more despicable than the obnoxious, little brats who all win a visit to Wonka's chocolate factory and inevitably get their (rightful?) comeuppance.

LiztheLibrarian Feb 12, 2018

One of my favorite movies, while it strays quite a bit from the book, it is a beautiful and funny movie that everyone in the family will love.

Jan 25, 2018


Jan 24, 2017

I love this movie, I grew up watching it yes it has its cheesy moments what do you expect from this movie it was made so long ago. I watched the Johnny Depp one when it came out I like both equally, it is a family movie and a classic I wish I owned it.... 5 stars!!

SaraLovesBooks Oct 22, 2016

I know this first adaptation of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is incredibly beloved by so many people. And there is a lot to love. The look of the film is whimsical and fun. Most of the child actors did a good job of portraying the brats in the book. Gene Wilder did an interesting interpretation of Willy Wonka. However, this adaptation has never really stood up for me. I've always felt that there is something missing, and part of it might be the darker tone that pervades throughout Roald Dahl's books, beneath all the whimsy. I felt this movie only had a moment like that once, and it is bizarrely out of place with the rest of the film.

Sep 21, 2016

This movie is good but, unfortunately, I watched it after "Charlie And The Chocolate Factory" because Johnny Depp's movie was the new version. And of course, in the new movie all the machines and the decorations are newer and prettier. But that doesn't mean that the old version is bad -- it is the 1st version and that makes it unforgettable. I think that the two Wonkas have done a really great job in acting the character, although Johnny Depp was funnier and weirder in a funny way too, but I think that the two were great. This movie is appropriate for all ages and I give it 5.5/10. - @rahmamawlood of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Apr 19, 2016

Weird as hell. Don't watch unless you want to go down syndrome.

Mar 30, 2015

It is a great family movie! Awesome for the whole family.I really love this movie and its really enjoyable to watch and read. :) The DVD package should read "For Kids of All Ages" because this is a movie that no one can resist. The reason it is so charming is Gene Wilder as Willie Wonka. He is having a contest that any child would love to win. One boy named Charlie thinks he won't get picked, but luckily he is chosen. The rest is comedy history as we get to see the amazing Wille Wonka Chocolate Factory. This may be the best work of Gene Wilder, though he certainly has many fine films to his credit. Great for the entire family!!
P.S. The response by KCLS patrons has been impressive. Hope you enjoy the movie over the Holiday Season! 5 stars Great movie

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matthew_gonsalves Jun 18, 2012

Charlie Bucket joins with his grandfather on a lucky contest with five other contest winners on a tour through a factory with willy wanna

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 18, 2012

Join Charlie Bucket, his grandfather, and four lucky contest winners on a tour through the factory of the mysterious candy mogul Willy Wonka.

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