Halloweentown Double Feature [DVD]

  • SKU: 7316807
  • Release Date: 09/13/2005
  • Rating: NR
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98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (138 out of 141)

Special Features


  • The Magic of the Halloweentown Movies - Kimberly Brown takes you on an exclusive backstage look at all three Halloweentown movies, including the newest, Halloweentown High
  • Twitches - Twins Tia and Tamara Mowry (Sister, Sister) chat about their upcoming Disney channel original movie, Twitches

Synopsis


Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge
A novice witch has to help out her grandmother and save the world (boy, the chores never end, do they?) in this 16-year-old made-for-cable fantasy. Witch Marnie (Kimberly J. Brown) discovers that even though she and her grandmother Aggie (Debbie Reynolds) foiled the plans of the evil warlock Kalabar three years ago, his son Kal has taken up the family tradition of evildoing. Kal has stolen Aggie's magic books and is planning top use her collection of secret spells to destroy the borders between the real world and the spooky alternate universe of Halloweentown -- which would not only bring chaos to the world, but put both Aggie and Marnie out of the witch business for good. Can Marnie use her fast-growing powers to stop Kal before it's too late? Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge was produced for The Disney Channel, where it was first aired on October 12, 2001 -- just in time for Halloween. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Halloweentown
Filmed on location in Oregon, the made-for-cable Halloweentown stars Debbie Reynolds as Aggie Cromwell, the peppery grandma to typical American kids Marnie (Joey Zimmerman), Dylan (Joey Zimmerman) and Sophie (Emily Roeske). During her annual visit to the youngsters' mother Gwen (Judith Hoag), Aggie reveals that she is a benevolent witch, and that Gwen and the kids all have latent magical powers. Whisking the three little ones off to Halloweentown, Aggie subsequently does battle with evil forces conjured up by Gwen's old flame Kalabar (Robin Thomas), a warlock with delusions of grandeur and a nasty habit of transforming children into zombies. Telecast by the Disney Channel on October 22, 1998, Halloweentown was followed three years later by a sequel, also starring Debbie Reynolds, Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Kimberly J. Brown
    Kimberly J. Brown
  • Debbie Reynolds
    Debbie Reynolds



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Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with 141 reviews

98%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Entertaining Halloween Movies

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    Lexa

    This is a great set! You get 2 movies on 1 disc! The extras include a brief “behind the scenes” program and a commercial for the movie “Twitches.” That commercial is actually pretty lame. It’s just Tia & Tamara explaining the movie. There’s no preview or anything! What a waste! Halloweentown The first Halloweentown is a good movie for children. If an adult is a Halloween enthusiast, they might enjoy this film. But an adult watching this just because will not like it at all! The special effects are really bad! And I don’t understand why. Mr. Boogedy was a Disney movie made in 1980’s and it was fantastic! Halloweentown had people walking around in latex masks! It looked stupid. What I liked about the film was that the main character, Marnie, is a little heavy. I think that’s important to show in a children’s movie. Debbie Reynolds is terrific as the grandmother! I was actually surprised to see Joey Zimmerman (Ulysses from Earth 2) in here. He was outstanding as a reluctant warlock! The mother comes across as too mean. Why must they always portray the mom as a bully in kids’ movies? The plot: Marnie is a 13 year old girl who finds out that she comes from a long line of witches when her grandmother visits her on Halloween. Eager to begin her training, Marnie follows her grandmother to Halloweentown, where witches, goblins, and ghouls are the only occupants. Of course, Halloweentown is then threatened by the evil Kalabar and it is up to Marnie to save the town. It’s cheap. But kids will love to watch it on Halloween. One thing that sticks out is that they randomly use the word “Wiccan.” It’s not followed by accusations or false stereotypes like “human sacrifices” or “devils.” Most movies don’t say Wiccan like it’s an everyday word. They have to make a big deal out of it. Although it is a bit offensive that there is a Wiccan Halloween costume. I mean – would someone dress up as a Christian for Halloween? And the Wiccan costume kind of looked like a princess costume. Okay – this is an itty bitty part in the movie. You may not even notice it. I just think it’s progressive for a Disney movie in the 1990’s to be so accepting. I mean, Drag Me to Heck is from 2009 and it has an offensive image of a gypsy woman. But to clarify, the Cromwell witches are actual witches. Not Wiccans. Halloweentown 2: Kalabar’s Revenge The sequel is way better then the original! Even an adult can enjoy this film! The actors are now older, so I guess the writers decided that they need to adapt the script as such. Marnie has a crush on Kal, who turns out to be Kalabar’s son. Kal has a plot to turn the inhabitants of Halloweentown into humans, while turning the mortals on Earth into evil creatures. The plot and special effects are better in this movie. There’s continuity problems, but it’s okay. A kid could overlook it. And it also stars Peter Wingfield (Methos from Highlander). He was so great in here! If you’re a fan, you’ll love him in here. But he always gives a great performance anyways! I think this DVD is worth it for the two movies. You have to watch the first Halloweentown anyways to understand the sequel. However, a better witch/Halloween movie would be Hocus Pocus. But if you have kids, or are a Halloween lover, then you won’t be disappointed with this DVD.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Favorite Halloween Movie

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    Kranja
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    Favorite Halloween movie &now my daughter loves it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A classic

    Posted
    Dante
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    I loved these movies as a child and I saw this in my local store. I just had to add t to my collection! Only negative is it is one disc for both and not a disc for each.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    Nana
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    What a great family movie! Great for ages! I wish they had more family movies like this!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great family movie

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    madman
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    I loved watching this movie as a kid and still enjoy it to this day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    Ajn97a
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    Packaging is nice. Not damaged whatsoever. Very please with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cute little movie

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    dwb73
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    This is a cute little movie that my daughter loves to watch. Halloweentown I is difficult to find in stores. So happy I was able to find it at Best Buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nostalgia

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    Thatoneguy
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    Great movies. Great deal. Only wish they would release on blu ray

    I would recommend this to a friend



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