am 16. Juni 2012
Ich kannte den Film nicht, habe ihn mir auf Anraten eines Bekannten angeschaut und bin begeistert: Der sehr spannende Film ist absolut kindgerecht (so etwas gibt es heute kaum noch), gewaltfrei und hat sowohl meine 6jährige Tochter als auch meinen 10jährigen Sohn begeistert. Selbst meine Frau und ich fanden ihn durchaus sehenswert.
am 7. September 2013
A brother and sister team Tia and Tony (Kim Richards and Ike Eisenmann) find themselves orphans. They remember their foster parents and only glimpses of their previous life. They are also aware that they have abilities far beyond those of mortal men. Tia carries a star-case that may give a clue to where they came from. The duo may have stayed in the orphanage forever however, they have a chance encounter with a stranger, Mr. Deranian (Donald Pleasence) and then their adventure begins.
Mr. Deranian’s employer Aristotle Bolt (Ray Milland) on the surface he appears benevolent it soon they find he has a nefarious plans to use their powers for evil or profit. It behooves them to escape and continue their search for their previous life. In their effort to find, where they came from, they also help another stranger Jason O'Day (Eddie Albert) get back his emotional life.
Will they ever find their way home or is he destined to run forever?
This movie is among one of Disney's best presentations. One advantage is that it was made before somebody tried to be politically correct or force some politically correct idea down our throats.
As with many of the earlier movies one nicety is that the credits appear before the film so that you can anticipate the actors and the music that you are about to hear.
Because now day’s people have larger television, screens it is a little easier to see the wires that hold up items that are supposed to be floating. Nevertheless, this does not interfere with the entertainment.
One advantage of this DVD and DVDs at this time is the added voice overview, "Conversations with John Hough", which gives insight to what they were trying to produce as they made this movie. Listen to the overview and then watch the movie again and you will gain more insight and still not lose any of the entertainment value.
Escape to witch Mountain may be superseded by a new version but it will never be duplicated or exceeded for pure entertainment.
am 17. Januar 2014
Sehr schöne DVD. Ein etwas älterer Film, der mit einfachen Mitteln liebevoll die Probleme zweier Kinder aufzeigt, die übernatürliche Kräfte haben und aus diesem Grunde von einer Organisation gekidnappt werden, die sie für ihre Zwecke benutzen möchte.
Das Ende kam für mich sehr überraschend und wird nicht verraten.
am 17. September 2013
The effects are low-tech and no longer special, but Escape to Witch Mountain still has plenty of Disney live-action charm. It's rather quaint by later standards, coming just two years before Star Wars upped the ante on movie magic, but the story's got timeless appeal as a precursor to Harry Potter's more lavish brand of kid-wizardry. Here you've got Tony (Ike Eisenmann) and sister Tia (Kim Richards), orphans unaware of their mysterious past, who are taken in by a nefarious liar (Ray Milland) seeking to exploit their supernatural powers. Populated by '70s stalwarts like Donald Pleasance and Eddie Albert (the later playing the kids' grown-up accomplice, unwittingly rescuing them from Milland), this lightweight Disney fare is perfect for kids under 10, with such enticements as a clever cat mascot named Winky (because he winks a lot), Tony's magical harmonica... and a Winnebago that flies! With a sci-fi climax, this popular hocus-pocus spawned a 1978 sequel (Return from Witch Mountain) that has proven similarly popular with kids.
A vehicle floats in midair a coat rack comes to life and attacks a sheriff and wild animals are putty in the hands of Tony and Tia Malone in Disney's thrilling fantasy adventure about the psychic powers of two young orphans. Their clairvoyance prompts evil millionaire Aristotle Bolt (Ray Milland) to lure them to his mansion to exploit their powers. While escaping, they meet a friendly campter (Eddie Albert) and begin to unravel the mystery of their origin. Soon, all three are fleeing townspeople who have branded the children witches but then IT happens! Someone with even greater powers takes over and leads the children and the audience into a dazzling and unexpected experience one that is truly out of this world! The film was shot around Monterey and Palo Alto, California, including a Victorian mansion at Menlo Park that served as the Pine Woods Orphanage.