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The Santa Clause [P&S Special Edition] [DVD] [1994]

  • SKU: 4781873
  • Release Date: 10/29/2002
  • Rating: PG
The Santa Clause comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that fails to preserve the original theatrical aspect ratio of the film. A closed-captioned Enlgish soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while Spanish and French soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a featurette titled "So You Want To Be An Elf?", a cooking segment, and a trivia game. Those with a DVD-ROM drive can access a featurette on how to write Santa a letter, and a screensaver. This is a fine disc for what it is, but the same extras are available with a disc that contains a widescreen transfer. That disc is preferable to this one.
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (199 out of 200)

    Special Features


    • So you wanna be an elf?
    • Santa's helper trivia game
    • Making santa snacks with Wolfgang
    • DVD-ROM features:
    • "Write a letter to Santa" feature
    • Christmas countdown calendar screensaver
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
    • Fullscreen (1.33:1)
    • French and Spanish language tracks
    • Spanish subtitles
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    The Santa Clause
    Television sitcom star Tim Allen made his big screen debut with this light, family-friendly holiday comedy. Allen stars as Scott Calvin, the divorced dad of Charlie (Eric Lloyd). Scott is distressed to learn that his ex-wife Laura (Wendy Crewson) and Charlie's psychiatrist stepfather Neal (Judge Reinhold) have informed his son that there is no Santa Claus. While a sullen Charlie visits his dad on Christmas Eve, a noise on the roof brings them outside, where Scott startles the intruder, who tumbles from the roof. It turns out that there is a Santa after all, and Scott has just accidentally killed him. Because of a legal technicality known as "the Santa clause," Scott inherits the jolly old elf's job. As the next year passes, Scott rapidly gains weight, grows a white beard and meets the elf Bernard (David Krumholtz) -- who is the one who really runs the North Pole -- while Charlie regains his Christmas spirit. However, Neal becomes concerned about Scott's sudden change in appearance and insistence that he's Santa, and he forces him to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Director John Pasquin previously directed Allen in the TV series Home Improvement and would team with him again for Jungle 2 Jungle (1997). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Tim Allen
      Tim Allen - Scott Calvin
    • Judge Reinhold
      Judge Reinhold - Dr.Neal Miller
    • Wendy Crewson
      Wendy Crewson - Laura Calvin
    • Eric Lloyd
      Eric Lloyd - Charlie Calvin
    • David Krumholtz
      David Krumholtz - Bernard



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 200 reviews

    99%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      This is considered a "classic" in my book.

      Posted
      QotngCrckrs
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      One of the few really good Christmas movies out there that can be renewed generation after generation for its original story and humor! The sequel and the 3rd film in the series not so much. 2nd film is almost as good, and it stars all the original cast-which keeps it up there in "likes" field. Story slightly lacks when all the other fairy tale characters are added to the mix. They're light-hearted and funny though. The 3rd film over does-it with the fairy tale characters. It's not about Christmas or even Santa Clause so much as it is about them. While Jack Frost may be about Winter-he's not about Christmas at heart. (Hence why he became a good character for this story probably to take over "Christmas"/aka Santa Clause's Job.) The only thing I like about the 3rd movie is that I'm a Martin Short fan. He has good comedy-and good vocal ability to add to his comedic nature.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Top 10 Best Christmas Movies

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      GMan
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      Movie has a fantastic story line. I particularly like the way the movie jumps back and forth from the problems of the normal world to the problems of Santa's world seamlessly. Allen is spot on as SC and his relationship with his son is touching and believable. The ending is perfect and wraps up the movie like a Christmas ribbon.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fun Christmas Video

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      Doug
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      We had owned The Santa Clause and have enjoyed it in the past. However, it was a VHS and when we went to watch it in 2017, the VHS player had given up the ghost. So we quickly bought this one to round out our Christmas videos. A great, fun video. In my estimation, it's the best of the 3 Santa Clause's.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

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      peterbilt01
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      It's a great movie with a boy and his father who knocks Santa of the roof and had to become Santa himself, Tim Allen's ex wife and boyfriend don't believe he's Santa but at the end judge Reinhold gets his weeny whistle and the wife get her mystery date game. All is a good night with Santa in your living room, but the night gets heated when ms clause shows up in a nighty. :)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of my all time favorite Christmas movies!

      Posted
      tallgal

      Everything about this movie is great. I watch this every Christmas season. It's good family entertainment, that everyone can watch. I like everything about it, and of course, Tim Allen is hilarious in it. It's one of those "gotta watch" movies for the holidays. Love it!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Family Movie

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      Everybreathyoutake
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      It's a fun holiday movie about a man who becomes Santa. Tim Allen is very funny and it's a movie that I like watching every Christmas. I also recommend The Santa Clause 2. I've seen the third one also, but I think it falls flat. This movie and the second one are the best by far!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of my all-time favorite holiday movies!

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      BenP
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      Besides the "Christmas Story", this is one of the best Christmas movies of all time. It wasn't over the top like parts 2 and 3, but it felt more realistic. It's funny and sad, but also brings a lot of joy and it's such a feel-good family movie for the holidays.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Tim Allen at his best!

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      JWitt87
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      The Santa Clause is one of my favorite Christmas movies! Tim Allen is at the height of his career during the filming of this movie after coming off having the #1 television comedy (Home Improvement)! He makes you believe that there is a Santa Claus!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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