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The Santa Clause [WS Special Edition] [DVD] [1994]

SKU:4781864
Release Date:10/29/2002
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John Pasquin's holiday comedy The Santa Clause comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while Spanish and French soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. Spanish subtitles are accessible, and the English soundtrack is closed captioned. Supplemental materials include a trivia game and a pair of featurettes. Those with a DVD-ROM drive can access additional featurettes and a screensaver for PC. This is a solid release from Disney/Buena Vista.
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (234 out of 235)

    Special Features


    • So You Wanna Be an Elf?
    • Santa's Helper - a trivia adventure game
    • Making Santa Snacks With Wolfgang
    • DVD-ROM: "Write a Letter to Santa" feature, Christmas Countdown Calendar screensaver
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
    • Widescreen (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 televisions
    • 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




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