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Mighty Joe Young [DVD] [1998]

  • SKU: 3606627
  • Release Date: 03/23/1999
  • Rating: PG
Ron Underwood's gorilla movie comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no subtitles accessible on this release. Supplemental materials include a theatrical trailer and a production featurette. This family themed film underwhelmed at the box office and this DVD does little to change its fate in the home video market.
$3.99

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (72 out of 75)

    Special Features


    • Dolby Digital 5.1 audio
    • Production featurette
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Chapter search

    Synopsis


    Mighty Joe Young
    This 1998 version of Mighty Joe Young begins with a Gorillas in the Mist-type prologue and then jumps forward twelve years to find Bill Paxton leading a safari expedition to capture the legendary giant (two-ton) gorilla, the subject of the film's title. Paxton's intentions are admirable; he wants to remove the majestic beast from the imminent danger of poachers and set him up on a posh nature reserve in California. The x-factor comes in the form of Charlize Theron's beautiful jungle girl, Jill Young. Jill has been Joe's soul mate from birth and is the only human who can communicate with him. She is also the reason Paxton's maverick-on-the-run lingers at the reserve after his task is completed. From there, the plot is spurred on by the nefarious actions of a poacher with an Ahab complex and a battery of money hungry scientists who want to exploit Joe. Naturally, all of this puts a burr under the towering simian's skin, causing him to break free and go ape in L.A.'s concrete jungle. ~ Tom Meek, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Charlize Theron
      Charlize Theron - Jill Young
    • Bill Paxton
      Bill Paxton - Gregg O'Hara
    • Rade Serbedzija
      Rade Serbedzija - Strasser
    • Peter Firth
      Peter Firth - Garth
    • David Paymer
      David Paymer - Harry Ruben



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 75 reviews

    96%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good family entertainment

      Posted
      Maverick53
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      This is a good family entertainment. Disney puts a mild-mannered slant to the King Kong story, making the main character lovable to children and still demonstrating the lessons of good over evil and compassion over greed. Bill Paxton and Charlize Theron give it star quality.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Perfect for on the go

      Posted
      Shutterhpy
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      Bought this to print business cards and travel photos on the go. Probably the best $50.00 I’ve spent this year. Easy WiFi setup and colors print perfect. But this, no worries

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great movie

      Posted
      applepie
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      I had this movie in a VSH I watch it so much that it would not play. So I had to get on DVD I am so happy I have it and the price was great.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Favorite Movie

      Posted
      Jali
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      I loved this movie when I was a kid. When I got it I went into Best Buy for no particular reason and finding this movie made my day especially for the price.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Movie

      Posted
      Number1Dad

      My 3yo daughter loves this movie. We have rented at least ten times at Blockbuster. Finally decided to buy for Christmas. ONLY CONCERN is a Gorilla death in the beginning. We ALWAYS fast forward through this and the rest of movie is fine.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      FOR MY GRANDCHILDREN

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      grammy2014
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      I PICKED THIS UP THINKING MY GRANDCHILDERN WOULD LIKE TO WATCH THIS. I REMEMBER MY DAUGHTER LIKING IT. I JUST HAVE NOT WATCHED IT WITH THEM YET.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie!

      Posted
      SanDisk
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      This was a very interesting movie based on real life experiences. It shows how much animals can really get along with people. Touching!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great go-to movie for a great price

      Posted
      MKWSR
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      This is a very family-friendly movie. We've seen it several times on TV. It's a nice addition to our DVD collection for only $4.99.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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