Into the Woods

Into the Woods

DVD - 2014
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A baker and his wife journey into the woods in search of a cow, a red cape, a pair of golden slippers and some magic beans to lift a curse that has kept them childless. Tony Award winners Bernadette Peters, Joanna Gleason and the rest of the original Broadway cast weave their magic spell over you in Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece, directed by James Lapine, a seamless fusion of fairy tale characters and what happens after "happily ever after."
Publisher: Chatsworth, CA : Image Entertainment, [2014]
Branch Call Number: DVD MUSICAL Int
Characteristics: video file,DVD video
digital,optical
1 videodisc (153 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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VaughanPLKelly Sep 02, 2017

This filmed version of the Broadway musical is full of energy and talent. Joanna Gleason's portrayal of the Baker's Wife is wonderful, along with Bernadette Peters' portrayal of the Witch. Catchy tunes but complicated lyrics, typical of Sondheim, create a twisty adaptation of fairy tales that overlap that I thoroughly enjoyed.

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Blue_Jay_88
Mar 06, 2017

This is soooo much better than the movie version.

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Novel_Librarian
Feb 22, 2016

Filmed version of the 1991 Broadway musical.

white_butterfly_381 Jul 29, 2015

Big warning this is the original play production not the latest motion picture.

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babyveggies
May 20, 2015

This is not the 2014 version...

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PWND_Warlockjlt
Jan 28, 2015

Into the woods is a charming musical that is able to tie in all the fairytales we know and love into one amazing story. At a length of 2 hours and 4 minutes which is more than enough to this story due to the repetitive songs that was sung by every character, if I had to summarize every song in the story it would be into the woods. Every single song had to have the words Into The Woods, you know the moment when an actor in the movie says the movies name and you go “hey that’s cool”. Now into the woods started out very good with a song called into the woods and it’s like ok that’s cool the movies name then for the next 2 hours you have to deal with the Deja view you get because they have to always be going into the woods what ever happened to leaving the woods or does that just not happen. But without that complaint I really enjoyed the production because it was able to do what it was supposed to and that was create a vivid understandable story that is able to tie in all fairytales which include, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack And The Beanstalk, Rapunzel and Cinderella. The only thing I didn’t understand about this way they tied the stories together was why is this town so exciting and all these things happen in like 200 yards from each other, such as a magical bean stalk, a wolf trying to each a small child, and a 3 day ball where a girl runs away again and again and the prince doesn’t try to stop her the first 2 times but then the 3rd time. All in all a really good movie 7/10.

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AlPal123
Jan 22, 2015

This is a heartwarming story with lots of morals like to be careful of the legacy we lead to our children and our wishes.

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ychsing
Jul 03, 2012

Couldn't stop thinking the actress played baker's wife is Leo Mcgarry's attorney in "West Wing" : )

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AlPal123
Jan 22, 2015

Isn't it nice to know a lot? And a little bit not.
-Little Red Riding Hood

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AlPal123
Jan 22, 2015

Careful the tale you tell, that is the spell. Children will listen.
-The Witch

emra Jul 15, 2013

"If the end is right, it justifies…the BEANS!!!!" -Baker's wife

emra Jul 15, 2013

"She had a most unusual appetite…she told him all she wanted was…
Greens!"
-The Witch

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AlPal123
Jan 22, 2015

AlPal123 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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green_ferret_63
Dec 30, 2014

green_ferret_63 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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AlPal123
Jan 22, 2015

Favourite fairy-tale characters intertwined together each trying to get his own wish. They soon learn that sometimes they have to be careful what you wish for and to take the responsibility we have to take.

emra Jul 15, 2013

The Narrator tells the story of Cinderella, who wants to go to the festival, Jack, who wants his cow to give some milk so he won't have to sell it, Little Red Riding Hood, who is going to bring some food to her sick Granny, the Baker and his wife, who want a child, and the Witch and her "daughter" Rapunzel, who are perfectly happy in their own little world. When the Witch tells the Baker and his Wife how to get a child; they must retrieve a cloak as red as blood, a cow as white as milk, hair as yellow as corn and slippers as pure as gold, Rapunzel and Cinderella are found by their Princes, Little Red is eaten by a Wolf and Jack is on the run from the Giants in the Sky. And there is still the question of why the Witch told the Baker and his wife how to have a child in the first place…

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