Alice in Wonderland is a fantasy film based on Lewis Carroll’s novels Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. The movie was released by Walt Disney Pictures, directed by Tim Burton and was written by Linda Woolverton. The cast of this fantasy adventure film included Mia Wasikowska (Alice), Johnny Depp (Mad Hatter), Helena Bonham-Carter (Red Queen), Ann Hathaway (White Queen), Crispin Glover (Knave of Hearts) and Michael Sheen (White Rabbit).
In this film, 19-year-old Alice accidentally discovers Underland, which she misheard as Wonderland, after following a white rabbit that appeared on her engagement party. They both fell on a hole that leads them to the woods where Alice begins her amazing and crazy adventure. She meets a lot a strange creatures and characters along the way including the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedledum and Tweedledee. Eventually she realizes that she was called to Underland because she was they only one who could defeat the Jabberwocky, a fierce dragon-like creature that is under the power of the Red Queen. In the end, she defeats the creature and restores the White Queen to the throne and returns home.
Three months after the film’s debut on the big screen, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released the Alice in Wonderland DVD and Blu-Ray version on Jun 1, 2010 in the US and will be available in Australia on the 1st of July. The DVD has 3 extra features that include Tim Burton’s Wonderland vision, a feature on Depp’s character the Mad Hatter and Alice. The Blu-ray comes in two versions, a 1-Disc Blu-Ray and a 3-Disc Blu-Ray Combo Pack which include the Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital Copy. The Blu-ray offers 9 features which include special pieces on other characters, special effects and other parts of the movie production.
The DVD has a runtime of 108 minutes and is presented with Dolby Digital 5.1 HD surround sound. The film is in English but has subtitle options that include French and Spanish. The movie has earned a PG rating.
Amazon offers a $15.99 price on new Alice in Wonderland DVD and has a collectible DVD version at $29.99 dollars. Used Alice in Wonderland DVD is sold for a price of $11.69 at Amazon.
The Alice in Wonderland DVD is currently available on the shelves since the June 1 release. Even if you’ve seen the movie in big screen or 3D, getting a copy for future entertainment and sentimental movie cravings is highly recommended.