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Bedknobs and broomsticks [videorecording] /

by Walsh, Bill [pro]; Walsh, Bill [aus]; DaGradi, Don [aus]; Stevenson, Robert [drt]; Lansbury, Angela [act]; Tomlinson, David [act]; Jaffe, Sam [act]; Norton, Mary; Walt Disney Productions; Walt Disney Home Video (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialSeries: Disney DVD: Publisher: [United States] : Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2009]Edition: Enchanted musical ed.Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 140 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0788896164; 9780788896163.Language note: Dialogue in English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound) or French (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound) with optional French or Spanish subtitles and English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH); closed-captoned. Menus in English, French or Spanish.Title notes: $19.99 (g) 1/3/12 (cc)Uniform titles: Bedknobs and broomsticks (Motion picture). French & English.Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Witches -- Drama | Orphans -- Drama | Norton, Mary -- Film adaptations | Witches -- Drama | Orphans -- Drama | Children's films | Musical films | Fantasy films | Film adaptations | Fiction films | Feature films | Feature films -- United States | Video recordings for the hearing impairedAwards: Academy Awards, 1972: Best visual effects.Cast: Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall, Sam Jaffe, John Ericson, Bruce Forsyth, Reginald Owen, Ian Weighill, Roy Snart, Cindy O'Callaghan.Summary: An amateur witch, along with three precocious orphans, flies into one fantastic adventure after another aboard a bewitched bed to save the country from hostile invaders.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Bedknobs and Broomsticks was produced several years after Walt Disney's death and released in the fall of 1971. As it turned out, Bedknobs was frequently compared to Mary Poppins -- probably thanks to several striking similarities between the two productions, notably the presence in the cast of David Tomlinson, the use of Cockney children as central characters, and the inclusion of sequences that combine animation and live-action. Set in wartime England, Bedknobs stars Angela Lansbury as Eglantine Price, a would-be witch who hopes to use her newly acquired conjuring powers to forestall a Nazi invasion. Saddled with three surly kids who've been evacuated from London, Lansbury wins over her charges by performing various and sundry feats of magic. And, yes, she manages to foil a few Germans along the way. The film's most famous episode is an elaborate undersea fantasy, which combines animation with live-action on a gargantuan scale, dwarfing all previous Disney sequences along these lines. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

DVD, region 1, NTSC; widescreen (1.66:1, enhanced); Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround.

Dialogue in English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound) or French (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound) with optional French or Spanish subtitles and English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH); closed-captoned. Menus in English, French or Spanish.

Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall, Sam Jaffe, John Ericson, Bruce Forsyth, Reginald Owen, Ian Weighill, Roy Snart, Cindy O'Callaghan.

Music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman; music conducted by Irwin Kostal ; director of photography, Frank Phillips ; editor, Cotton Warburton.

Based on the book by Mary Norton.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1971.

Rating: G.

Academy Awards, 1972: Best visual effects.

An amateur witch, along with three precocious orphans, flies into one fantastic adventure after another aboard a bewitched bed to save the country from hostile invaders.

Special features: Restored picture and audio ; The wizards of special effects ; Music magic: The Sherman Brothers behind-the-scenes featurette ; deleted song: "A step in the right direction".

$19.99 (g) 1/3/12 (cc)

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