DVD MOVIE REVIEW:
WALT DISNEY'S - ESCAPE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN -
2 MOVIE COLLECTION!

by Brian Savage


Now in the stores - from Walt Disney Home Entertainment: Escape To Witch Mountain - 2 Movie Collection Release on DVD!

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 camper (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! Return From Witch Mountain - DVD- In this thrilling sequel to Disney's ESCAPE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN, automobiles mysteriously fly and humans float in thin air as sinister masterminds Christopher Lee and Bette Davis unleash a diabolical plan. The entire city of Los Angeles teeters on the brink of nuclear disaster when the greedy criminals manipulate a young boy's supernatural powers for their own devious gain. But the youth's sister and a streetwise band of truants join forces in a desperate attempt to save the city from destruction.

Whether you are "Escaping", "Returning" or "Racing" to "Witch Mountain", you can be sure that these Disney films are a sure bet for the kids! Just released on DVD are Escape to Witch Mountain and Return From Witch Mountain. These classic campy Disney films still hold the attention of today�s kids, (or at least it did mine!) Why what child wouldn�t want special powers that includes levitation and "talking" with the animals?

These are just some of the powers exhibited by Tia and Tony as they search for their people and break up gangs of bad guys. If you grew up in the 1970s, you will want to share these classics with your kids. One interesting feature available in the special features are pop-up facts. You can learn all kinds of interesting trivia like: do you know why Bette Davis was involved in the sequel? Well, she wanted to be involved in a film her grandkids could watch, and she wanted them to be proud of one of their grandmother's films. Personally, as a kid, I always thought she was scarier than a grandmother type.

These films use the old style models and painted glass for special effects. One of my favorites in "Return" are the floating gold bricks that keep crashing into the bad guys get-away car! Just remember when stealing gold, it weighs a lot more than you think and, watch out for those wires!

For an old style kids sci-fi feature, don't miss these classic Disney family favorites. And make sure you see the new Race to Witch Mountain film now in the theatres.


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