The most terrifying kids movie ever made (or the most subversive horror movie ever marketed as a family film) is getting a stunning 4K Ultra HD release on June 29th from Warner Brothers Home Entertainment. Is Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory really as horrifying as many of us remember? Indeed!
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and also Digital on June 29th. Called a “genuine work of imagination” by Roger Ebert, the film stars Gene Wilder in one of his most famous roles.
Directed by Mel Stuart and starring Gene Wilder as the legendary Candy Man Willy Wonka, this splendiferous movie brings to the screen the endlessly appetizing delights of Roald Dahl’s cherished book. Coated with flavorful tunes and production designs that are a visual treat for the eyes, this effervescent musical never fails to enchant young and old. On a whirlwind tour of Willy’s incredible, edible realm of chocolate waterfalls, elfish Oompa-Loompas and industrial-sized confections, a boy named Charlie (Peter Ostrum) will discover the sweetest secret of all: a generous, loving heart. And viewers will rediscover all the timeless magic as it was meant to be seen.
Directed by Mel Stuart from a screenplay by Roald Dahl. Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory was produced by Stan Margulies and David L. Wolper. The film is an adaptation of Dahl’s 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It stars Gene Wilder as Wily Wonka, Jack Albertson as Grandpa Joe, and also Peter Ostrum as Charlie Bucket. Plus, Roy Kinnear as Mr Salt, Julie Dawn Cole as Veruca Salt, Leonard Stone as Mr. Beauregarde, Denise Nickerson as Violet Beauregarde, Dodo Denney as Mrs. Teevee, and also Paris Themmen as Mike Teevee.
Ultra HD* showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum. Offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack for $24.99 ERP. It includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR. And a Blu-ray disc with the feature film and special features. Fans can also own Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on June 29th.
Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Elements
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory Ultra HD Blu-ray contains the following previously released special features:
- Commentary with the Wonka Kids
- Pure Imagination: The Story of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
- The Moviemakers
- Scrumptious Sing-Along: Pure Imagination
- Scrumptious Sing-Along: I Want It Now!
- Sing-Along: I’ve Got A Golden Ticket
- Scrumptious Sing-Along: Oompa-Loompa-Doompa-De-Do
- Theatrical Trailer
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