Maurice Hunt and Joe Johnston's fantasy-family-adventure The Pagemaster comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and is preferable in every way to the full-frame image. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a making-of featurette, theatrical trailers, and a music video. This is a fine release from 20th Century Fox that boasts strong visual and audio quality.
"Dream Away" music video
Anamorphic widescreen (Aspect ratio 1.85:1) and pan & scan versions
Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Surround, French Dolby Surround
I was surprised by this movie when it first came out and had it on vhs. A boy who is scared of practically everything-he reminded me of an insurance actuary. One day he’s riding his bike and rain breaks out. He seeks shelter in a library. He slips on some water and the movie turns animated. Oh the adventures he has with three books horror, fantasy, and adventure. It’s fabulous. Just thinking about it makes me want to watch it again.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
My childhood favorite!
Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
This was a must buy for my collection. Owning digital is great, but having the hard copy is like a new book. Irreplaceable.
Whenni found this lying in a pile with a hunch if other movies, I just knew I had to get it. From the opening credits to the final scene, I was moved. My eyes barely stayed dry from all the emotions if rewatching my favorite childhood film. Still great now as it was when I first watched it!