James and the Giant Peach The Special Edition Review

I must admit that it has been a VERY long time since I actually sat down and watched James and the Giant Peach.  When I first watched the movie I must have been somewhere between 7 and 8, and when I first watched the movie I found it very strange, but likable.  Today, after re-watching it, I still hold the same sentiment.  The movie is definitely a strange creation, but everything involving Tim Burton is!  However, this movie is one for everyone as it definitely speaks to all ages.

The story starts out with a young boy named James who has just lost his parents to a terrible storm which he dubs “The Great Rhino in the Sky”.  From then on James is forced to live with his terrible aunts who make him work every day.  Until one day a mysterious stranger gives him a bag of crocodile tongues (weird, I know) which have magical powers!  Unfortunately, James spills the bag out into the garden which then grows a giant peach, which begins his inspirational and magical journey across the Atlantic Ocean to New York City! 

Any fan of the original would love this Disney Blu-Ray and DVD remastered version.  The movie also comes with many special features like an interactive game, a behind the scenes look at the making of the film, a music video performed by Randy Newman, and the original theatrical trailer.

Hopefully if you are a fan of Disney or of Tim Burton, you will pick up this movie and enjoy a nostalgic, 79 minute trip to the past!

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