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James and the Giant Peach

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Starring (View all)
Simon Callow Simon Callow
Grasshopper
Richard Dreyfuss Richard Dreyfuss
Centipede
Jane Leeves Jane Leeves
Ladybug
Joanna Lumley Joanna Lumley
Aunt Spiker
Miriam Margolyes Miriam Margolyes
Aunt Sponge / Glowworm
Paul Terry Paul Terry
James


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Karey Kirkpatrick Karey Kirkpatrick
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Beautifully crafted but lacked soul.

13 years ago at Apr 24 21:32
1 vote
Admittedly never really being a huge fan of James And The Giant Peach as a young child and only started watching it as a teenager and having liked it then, I think after a while I noticed the flaws within this film and how I think it could have been so much better. I mean, the weaknesses of this film in my opinion are that I didn't find the young man who played James entirely convincing, it lacked... read more

An average movie

8 years, 3 months ago at Jan 4 10:20
1 vote
I remember it very well, more than 20 years ago, I saw ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ and I thought it was really awesome. Back then, there was quite some controversy about this movie because, even though it was in fact directed by Henry Selick, Tim Burton eventually seemed to get most of the credit for this amazing movie. Eventually, 3 years later, Selick would release another stop-motion f... read more

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2 years ago at Mar 28 12:50
1 vote
True, it isn't as good as the book, which is a childhood favourite of mine, but it is still a delightful and charming film. The look of the film is splendid, with bright colours in most scenes and some very memorable scenes such as the killer sharks, and the peach was stupendous. The script is very clever and funny, especially with Centipede, who has some truly hilarious lines. The performances ar... read more
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Description: An orphan with terrible aunts for guardians, befriends human like bugs who live inside a giant peach, who take the boy on a journey to New York City. We're all used to thinking of bugs as icky, ugly, squishy, and repellent. James and the Giant Peach, a film that mixes live action and stop-motion animation, will change your view of bugs forever. This marvelously inventive and emotionally involving fairy tale is based on Ronald Dahl's 1961 children's book. When his parents are killed by an angry rhinoceros, young James (Paul Terry) moves in with his tyrannical and abusive aunts. His life is one nightmare after another unt ... (more)
Release date: 12 April 1996
UPC: 717951009388
Tags: Animation (30), Fantasy (22), Family (19), Musical (18), Adventure (17), Disney (10), 1996 (10), Animated (9), Comedy (8), Based On Book (8), 1990s (7), Stop Motion (7), Kids (5), Stop-motion Animation (5), Adaptation (4), Tim Burton (4), Roald Dahl (4), Book Adaptation (4), Character Name In Title (4), (4)
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Kyle Ellis posted a review 2 years ago

“True, it isn't as good as the book, which is a childhood favourite of mine, but it is still a delightful and charming film. The look of the film is splendid, with bright colours in most scenes and some very memorable scenes such as the killer sharks, and the peach was stupendous. The script is very clever and funny, especially with Centipede, who has some truly hilarious lines. The performances are exceptional, Paul Terry is very appealing as James and Pete Postelthwaite delights as the mysterious man, who is responsible for changing James's life forever. There is also a terrific voice cast, including Simon Callow, Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon and David Thewlis who breathe fresh air into the screenplay, but it is certainly Miriam Margoyles and Joanna Lumley as the ghastly aunts who ste” read more

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"FORMAT: 35mm CONDITION: ★★★½ NOTES: A cut or two during a couple of the musical numbers, a rather irritating cut during the changeover as James and the peach fall into New York, a severe cut during the credits and the reel ends right before "Spike the Aunts", but a decent print nonetheless. DATE: September 23rd 2018 CINEMA: BFI LOCATION: Southbank"


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