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Swiss Family Robinson [2 Discs] [DVD] [1960]

  • SKU: 4540269
  • Release Date: 05/07/2002
  • Rating: G
This two-disc set from Disney will please fans of the family-adventure Swiss Family Robinson. The DVD offers a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed captions on this release. Supplemental materials include: a commentary track recorded by actors Ken Annakin, Kevin Corcoran, Tommy Kirk, and James MacArthur; an animated short; an interview with James MacArthur; and a handful of vintage Disney materials. This is an excellent disc for fans of classic live-action Disney films.
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (136 out of 136)

    Special Features


    • Audio commentary with Ken Annakin, Tommy Kirk, James MacArthur, and Kevin Corcoran
    • Original theatrical animated short, "Sea Salts"
    • "Adventure in the Making"
    • Conversations with James MacArthur
    • "Pirates!"
    • "Swiss Family Treehouse"
    • Production archives
    • 1960 Disney studio album
    • Spanish-language track
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
    • THX-certified, THX Optimizer
    • Widescreen (2.35:1) original aspect ratio enhanced for 16x9 televisions

    Synopsis


    The Swiss Family Robinson
    None of the many cinemadaptations of Johan Wyss' The Swiss Family Robinson are as relentlessly enjoyable as this 1960 Disney feature. The film wastes no time getting down to business, with the shipwreck of the Robinson family occurring as the credits flash across the screen. Fashioning a raft, the family heads to a lush tropical island. While the mother (Dorothy McGuire) isn't too happy about being a castaway, the father (John Mills) and the sons (James MacArthur, Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran) are thrilled at the prospect of carving out a new life for themselves. In short order, the industrious Robinsons have constructed a treehouse with all the creature comforts and "utilities" of their home in Switzerland. Later on, the little party is joined by Janet Munro, the daughter of a sea captain who has been captured by pirate Sessue Hayakawa and his band. After a series of adventures calculated to arouse the envy of every man, woman and child in the audience, the film comes to a rousing conclusion as the Robinsons resourcefully fend off Hayakawa and his pirates with a variety of jerry-built booby traps. A box-office winner to the tune of $30 million, The Swiss Family Robinson proved beyond doubt that Disney's decision to emphasize the humor and adventure of the Wyss original, while downplaying the sociopolitical undertones, was a sound one. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • John Mills
      John Mills - Mr. Robinson
    • Dorothy McGuire
      Dorothy McGuire - Mother Robinson
    • James MacArthur
      James MacArthur - Fritz Robinson
    • Janet Munro
      Janet Munro - Roberta
    • Sessue Hayakawa
      Sessue Hayakawa - Pirate Chief



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 136 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best of 'Swiss Family Robinson's' adventure tale

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      moviefanatic
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      I've had this film for years, unfortunately on VHS. When I saw that 'Best Buy' still had this title available but on DVD, I did not hesitate to get my copy. The additional pleasant surprise was 'Best Buy's' price for this classic adventure story of a shipwrecked family in the South Seas. You will also be surprised at the non-stop action-packed adventures they put into this film, so much so, they had to include a 2nd disc to fit in all the behind the scenes adventures in the making of the movie. Great Buy, 'Best Buy'!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      CLASSIC Disney Adventure

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      djsmomma
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      I was first introduced to this classic Disney adventure as a kid and am glad to say that I enjoyed revisiting it even more as an adult! It may not pack the punch that modern CGI and, I must admit, superior acting that we are treated to in the modern era, but the message is much clearer and more genuine than anything you will see in today's society.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fun live action disney movie

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      Gtprint1
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      This again was one of my go to movies as a youngster. I thought maybe it would bree not as good now as an adult but wanted to see it again anyway. It was definitely more corny than I remember, but still a great entertaining movie. I recommend especially for parents with young children as it is very clean

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Classic Disney Film

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      RJay
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      I remember watching this movie when it first played at our local neighborhood theatre. It was good then and is still fun to watch. As expected from Disney, the DVD itself is of high quality. The special feature interviews with the cast members were very interesting and added to the enjoyment.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic

      Posted
      LeighS

      Love this Classic Movie. Bought this because I loved it as a kid. Gave it to my 5 year old. She was spellbound. Riveted. She was scared for the family and laughing when there was trouble. She even started hollering at the characters. I would buy this again. In fact I did and my nephew should enjoy it as well.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the best Movies ever!

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      RedheadedNana
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      My Granddaughters had never seen this film! So, I bought it for them, and they loved it! We had such fun watching it together the next time they we're here! My youngest had watched it so much that she had many of the lines memorized! A wonderful family movie!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie for kids and adults

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      MovieBuff
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      Swiss Family Robinson is one of those movies that everyone will enjoy. Animals, pirates, fund adventures and a little love story too; it has something for everyone. Great movie for kids to show them how to turn any bad situation into a great one. A must watch for families

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wonderful film.

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      Suzianne234
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      Bought this for my niece and her family as they'd never seen it before. They all loved it, parents as well as the kids, as I knew they would. Such a great movie for all ages. So easy to find/purchase at bestbuy.com -- no hassle, free S&H, fast delivery. Very pleased.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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