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The Pagemaster

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  • Actors: Macaulay Culkin, Christopher Lloyd, Canan J. Howell, Alexis Kirschner, Jessica Kirschner
  • Directors: Joe Johnston, Pixote Hunt
  • Writers: David Casci, David Kirschner, Ernie Contreras
  • Producers: Barry Weiss, Claire A. Glidden, David J. Steinberg
  • Format: Anamorphic, Animated, Color, DVD-Video, Full Screen, Live, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English, French
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: G
  • Studio: Fox Video
  • Release Date: Dec 14 2004
  • Run Time: 80 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000062XG2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #108,858 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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Seeking refuge from a storm, timid Richard Tyler enters an empty library only to be swept away into the magical animated world of the Pagemaster. It's a timeless place of wonder and discovery where legendary characters from literary classics come alive. Richard meets the infamous "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hide" and comes face to face with the mighty "Moby Dick," the treacherous pirates on "Treasure Island" an a giant fire - breathing dragon, Guided by a trio of talking books - Adventure, Fantasy and horror - Richard must conquer his greatest fears before he can find his way home.

A blend of live-action and animation, this film centers on a fearful young boy (Macaulay Culkin) afraid to experience life because he's calculated the odds of an accident for every known activity. Chased by bullies, he winds up at the local library, where a bump on the head sends him into an animated universe, where his best friends are walking, talking books voiced by, among others, Patrick Stewart and Whoopi Goldberg. The Pagemaster (Christopher Lloyd) points the way to the exit, but the boy must first traverse the adventures of literary history, encountering everyone from Dr. Jekyll to Captain Ahab to Long John Silver. The animation is middling, but a worthy message makes this better children's entertainment than you'd expect. How can you fault a movie that encourages kids to pick up a book? --Marshall Fine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. Denison TOP 500 REVIEWER on Jan. 10 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This is pretty much just a brief review of the blu-ray release. I will say though that I absolutely love this film. Loved it as a kid and I still love it now. A very nice story with a good message, great performaces and voice acting, and beautiful, classic animation.

Video Quality:
1080p, 1.85:1 widescreen (original aspect ratio)
First off, for an older film from the 90's the live-action sequences looked great. Detail was strong and colours were nice. I was very impressed. On the animation side of things, I was slightly disappointed. Colours looked a little pale and drab most of the time, almost as if they've faded overtime. The picture was a little soft looking at different moments too. Even with that said though, the animation still looked fine. Line detail was good throughtout most of the movie and there are moments when the colours look really nice. One thing aboust this blu-ray transfer that really amazed me was how clean the print/picture looked. In both live-action and animated sequences, the picture was pristine. I didn't notice any dirt specs or scratches on the print. Well done!
Overall score: 3.5 out of 5

Audio Quality:
5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, Spanish and French Dolby 2.0
If the video quality was just slightly disappointing, the audio quality makes up for it! I was NOT expecting the 5.1 DTS-HD MA track to sound so rich and powerful for an animation like this one. All 5 speakers were used greatly. Sound was placed properly in all channels as the sound effects bounced around the room. James Horner's beautiful score sounded robust. Bass was solid. Dialogue was crystal clear. No cracks or hisses in the audio neither. For a film that's almost 20 years old, this audio track was stellar!
Overall score: 4.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By elfdart on Sept. 10 2010
Format: DVD
For me this is one of those films that every time it's suggested as a film to view I don't initially want to watch because I think it will be cheesy but then end up enjoying a lot.

The story is about a very cautious young boy who is afraid of just about everything he comes in contact with. His father, who wants both to spend some time with his son and help him get over his fear, is building him a tree house. His dad sends him out to buy more nails for said tree house, but Richard (the boy) gets caught in the middle of a rain storm on the way and runs into the nearest building for shelter, and this building happens to be a library. When he enters the library he is bombarded by a very passionate librarian who is more than willing to help him find any number of stories, but Richard is just looking for a telephone and goes on his way to find it. As he is walking through the stacks he comes across a huge mural on the ceiling of a rotunda. As he's admiring this mural the paint starts to melt off the ceiling and drop onto the floor, turning everything it touches into a cartoon. Richard of course runs away and this paint chases him until both he and the entire library have been turned into a cartoon. He meets up with three books, Adventure, Fantasy, and Horror, and with their help, face three challenges (found within some classic books from each genre) as they make their way to the exit sign.

This plot of this movie sounds so cheesy, like one of those direct to film movies designed to make a quick buck, but instead it's one of those hidden gems that encourage imagination and self- confidence. Christopher Lloyd plays the librarian as well as The Pagemaster, and I think he was one of the best actors for the job.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Frances L. Arsenault on March 30 2008
Format: DVD
Like I said (a million times), I was shocked and surprised by the negative reviews I would see on the web, I thought it's a great film with a excellent soundtrack score by the James Horner (An American Tail,Krull,Titanic,Troy,etc), and a wonderful blend of live action and animation; And this film became one of my favorite live action/animated films along with Disney's Song of The South (and the new Enchanted), and Arthur and The Invisibles.

The film starts with 10-year-old Richard Tyler who is scared to do anything that might endanger him, like riding his bike, or climbing into his treehouse. While seeking shelter from a storm in an old library, he is mystically transported into the animated "wonderful and quite unpredictable world of books." I love the main title sequence with the clouds that was awesome! and the mural in the library too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 4 2003
Format: DVD
Macaulay Culkin plays a young man named Richard Tyler, who, thanks to his obsessive calculations of the statistics of accidents caused by anything and everything, is afraid of everything including heights, darkness, fire, etc.,etc. One day, his father (after falling off a short treehouse he made for Richard) assigns him to go and buy some new nails for the completion of the house. Richard protests at first, but eventually, regretfully goes. On his way he encounters kid "bullies" (too bad acting for their own good) and speeds off on his bike through a tunnel, and due to the darkness the storm creates, crashes into a tree. He then seeks shelter in an old, deserted (for the night) library where he meets the head librarian, slightly-mad (as always) Christopher Lloyd. who immediately tries to find a way to get Richard to check out a book. Richard says he doesn't have a card, but Lloyd, like magic, whips up a brand-new library card for him to rent books with. Richard then goes looking around the huge library, almost just to get Lloyd off his back about it, and after getting turned around, slips on a little puddle of rain water, leaking in from the roof of the library. He gets knocked unconscious, and is greeted afterwards by the greatest man in the world of books: the Pagemaster, who explains to him he will have to conquer his greatest fears with the help of 3 types of literature: Fantasy, Adventure, and Horror. When he meets these 3 books he faces each of his fears by conquering over literatures' greatest and darkest characters including Long John Silver, Moby Dick, Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde, and a haunted cemetery. When he awakens from his unconsciousness, he checks out the 3 books that helped him during his adventures and lives without any fears, firstly by sleeping in his new treehouse. A charming, wonderfully crafted, however dull it may be, children's fable that never fails to delight. And will definitely cause any viewers to want to read more.
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