Jumanji

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Overview

Jumanji is a visually elaborate fantasy about an enchanted board game that opens a magical portal to a jungle universe. Two young children, Judy Kirsten Dunst and Peter Bradley Pierce, discover the game in an abandoned home and suddenly are greeted by Alan Robin Williams, an adult who has spent his life trapped inside the game since playing it at age 12. Alan's only hope for freedom involves finishing the game, but this proves rather dangerous, as Judy, Peter, and Alan find themselves running for their lives from...
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Overview

Jumanji is a visually elaborate fantasy about an enchanted board game that opens a magical portal to a jungle universe. Two young children, Judy Kirsten Dunst and Peter Bradley Pierce, discover the game in an abandoned home and suddenly are greeted by Alan Robin Williams, an adult who has spent his life trapped inside the game since playing it at age 12. Alan's only hope for freedom involves finishing the game, but this proves rather dangerous, as Judy, Peter, and Alan find themselves running for their lives from huge rhinoceroses, evil monkeys, vicious lions, and other terrifying jungle beasts. Director Joe Johnston, whose special-effects background previously came to good use in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, used groundbreaking computer imagery to simulate the thrills.
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Special Features

Special effects crew commentary; Behind the scenes documentary & featurettes; Storyboard comparisons and more!; Blu-ray exclusive - Jungle Adventure: virtual board game
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Karl Williams
The imaginative children's novel by Chris Van Allsburg becomes this successful, if a bit too sour, big-budget action-adventure. The basic idea of Jumanji (1995) is certainly an inventive and exciting one: a board game in which a player can be literally drawn into a savage jungle world upon a losing roll of the dice. Where the film seems to go wrong is in having its milquetoast hero disappear for so long, only to reappear as a physically tougher but emotionally wounded adult played by Robin Williams. What this story needs is a sense of joy, of a small-minded town too concerned about appearances and normalcy getting its comeuppance. Instead, an underlying sense of tragedy (parents undone by a child's disappearance, other kids orphaned, childhood scars holding adults back from moving on in life) scuttles the whole endeavor. Director Joe Johnston has all the trappings just right, and the computer-generated critters are sufficiently frightening, exciting, and realistic. It's the film's somber emotional content that saps what should have been a wild ride of the giddy vibe that should have been fueling the trip.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/28/2011
  • UPC: 043396380905
  • Original Release: 1995
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: ABC
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Bonus DVD
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 1:44:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 86

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robin Williams Alan Parrish
Bonnie Hunt Sarah Whittle
Kirsten Dunst Judy Shepherd
Bradley Pierce Peter Shepherd
Bebe Neuwirth Aunt Nora
Jonathan Hyde Van Pelt/Sam Parrish
David Alan Grier Carl Bentley
Adam Hann-Byrd Young Alan
Patricia Clarkson Carol Parrish
James Handy Exterminator
Gillian Barber Mrs. Thomas
Lloyd Berry Bum
Malcolm Stewart Jim Shepherd
Darryl Henriques Gun Salesman
Robin Driscoll Paramedic
Peter Bryant Paramedic
Laura Bell Bundy
Technical Credits
Joe Johnston Director, Producer
Thomas E. Ackerman Cinematographer
James D. Bissell Production Designer
Lynne Carrow Casting
Sandy Cooper Makeup
Robert W. Cort Executive Producer
Robert Dalva Editor
Ted Field Executive Producer
Nancy Foy Casting
Larry Franco Executive Producer
Jonathan Hensleigh Screenwriter
James Horner Score Composer
Scott Kroope Producer
Scott Kroopf Producer
Betsy Magruder Asst. Director
Stan Parks Special Effects
Glen W. Pearson Art Director
Stephen L. Price Special Effects
Ken Ralston Special Effects
Martha Snetsinger Costumes/Costume Designer
Jim Strain Original Story, Screenwriter
Greg Taylor Original Story, Screenwriter
William Teitler Producer
Chris Van Allsburg Original Story, Screenwriter
David Willson Art Director
Tom Woodruff Jr. Makeup Special Effects
Rob Young Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Jumanji
1. Start [:23]
2. The Buried Box [2:48]
3. Running Away [5:05]
4. "In the Jungle, You Must Wait..." [3:47]
5. Twenty-Six Years Later [3:13]
6. The Noises Upstairs [5:11]
7. Back In the Game [3:24]
8. The Return of Alan [4:16]
9. The Dying Town [4:47]
10. Bugged [5:26]
11. Reverse Psychology [2:40]
12. The New Sarah Whittle [3:44]
13. "Harvest Time!" [3:31]
14. "I Won't Stop Playing" [3:39]
15. Van Pelt [:59]
16. The Sound Of Thunder [2:09]
17. Peter Saves the Game [2:50]
18. Pinned Peter [2:21]
19. The Battle of Sir Sav-A-Lot [6:07]
20. Alan & Carl's Rescue [1:48]
21. Indoor Monsoon [3:53]
22. Croc Combat [3:57]
23. Back a Turn [3:56]
24. Spider Swarm [3:17]
25. Father's Lesson [2:19]
26. The Last Word [3:08]
27. Safekeeping [2:00]
28. Reunion [3:54]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Jumanji
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         English
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         Stuart Little 3D - Call of the Wild
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         Christmas With the Kranks
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      Stuart Little 3D - Call of the Wild
      Open Season
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2013

    order from one person and they find it from another, not knowing

    order from one person and they find it from another, not knowing what shape it's in but goes by what that seller said. Found movie in pour shape and sun faded and cracked, and wasn't rewound Crushed box it was in as sun dried out the box. Very upset as I normally rate things high.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not just for kids

    This is an action movie, not the Bruce-Willis-action kind, but action packed for sure. Robin Williams is always wonderful, and the 2 kids in it are good actors too, although I'd say this movie is not for really little kids, as it can be kind of scary for them. Not just a movie for kids, my husband and I really like this movie, or anything with Robin Williams for that matter. Awesome special effects.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great movie BUT............

    I agree, great movie, not so sure it's the best FAMILY film ever... Kind of scary for my 4 year old, would not let her watch it alone, that's for sure...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great White Hunter

    I wonder why Jonathan Hyde is not mentioned? He played two parts: (1) the father of the two children, and (2) the Great White Hunter. He was quite brilliant and easily the best actor in the film.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The most amazing family film ever made

    I think that this movie should be watched by the whole family especially the acting done by Robin Williams . He was amazing so I was told by a certain person that I know but I won't mention any names because the person told me not to mention her name .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2001

    Jumanji

    Jumanji was by far the best movie in the world if you want action apon action. It is filled with all sort of animals and great adventures that the kids and two adults have. This is by far the best movie ever so go rent it today.

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