You've seen the Disney classic, now experience the tale of Alice in Wonderland as never before in this live-action adaptation of the timeless tale from the BBC and director Jonathan Miller. Capturing all of the menace and wonder of Lewis Carroll's age-old classic while injecting the story with a pinch of subversive Victorian gothic satire, this surreal updating of the children's fantasy classic features an all-star cast including Sir Michael Redgrave, Sir John Gielgud, Leo McKern, Peter Cook, Peter Sellers, and Alan Bennett. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Fans of the Alice in Wonderland film starring Johnny Depp will revel in this surreal, gothic version of the Lewis Carroll fantasy directed by Jonathan Miller. Miller's masterpiece was filmed for the BBC in 1966 and stars acting legends Peter Sellers, John Gielgud, Michael Redgrave, Peter Cook and Leo McKern, with dreamlike music written and performed by Ravi Shankar. In this Alice, an enigmatic young girl wanders through a Victorian landscape populated by the most bizarre and astonishing characters. Alice gently questions each one in turn, subtly mocking their middle-class English values. Packed with extras from the BBC vault, this Alice in Wonderland is a feast for the imagination!
-- (Fictitious character from Carroll)
Human-animal relationships -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| [Place of publication not identified] : Burbank, CA :BBC Worldwide ;2010
Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video,
|Other Titles|| Alice's adventures in Wonderland.
Sellers, Peter, 1925-1980.
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000.
Brambell, Wilfrid, 1912-1985.
Cook, Peter, 1937-1995.
Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898. Alice's adventures in Wonderland.
2 Entertain (Firm)
BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Anne-Marie Mallik, Peter Sellers, John Gielgud, Michael Redgrave, Wilfrid Brambell, Peter Cook.
Original music by Ravi Shankar.
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Title from container.
Based on the novel by Lewis Caroll.
Originally produced in 1966.
DVD extras: director's commentary; Cecil Hepworth's 1903 silent film version of Alice in Wonderland; Dennis Potter's 1965 biopic, Alice, about the real-life Alice Liddell, the inspiration for Carroll's creation; Ravi Shankar plays for Alice; behind-the-scenes photo gallery by renowned photographer Terence Spencer.
DVD9, aspect ratio 4:3; Dolby digital mono.
1 videodisc (approximately 71 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.