Item Details

Dreamchild

Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment Ltd. presents a PFH film ; a film written by Dennis Potter ; executive producers, Dennis Potter & Verity Lambert ; produced by Rick McCallum & Kenith Trodd ; directed by Gavin Millar
Format
Film; Video; DVD
Summary
A fantasy based on the true life visit of 80 year-old Alice Liddell Hargreaves, the inspiration for "Alice in Wonderland," to New York to celebrate the centennial of Lewis Carroll's birth. As Alice observes the developing romance between her traveling companion, Lucy, and a New York reporter, she reflects on her friendship with Lewis Carroll and finds herself haunted by the characters he created that amused her when she was a child.
Director
Gavin Millar
Performers
Coral Browne, Peter Gallagher, Ian Holm, Jane Asher, Nicola Cowper, Caris Corfman, Amelia Shankley ; creature voice overs, Fulton Mackay, Alan Bennett, Julie Walters, Ken Campbell, Tony Haygarth, Frank Middlemass.
Release Date
1985
Run Time
94 min.
Language
English
Rating
Rated PG
Notes
  • "This disc is expected to play back in DVD video 'play only' devices, and may not play in other DVD devices, including recorders and PC drives."--Container.
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1985.
  • "Alice in Wonderland characters designed and performed by Jim Henson's Creature Shop."
Variant Title
Dream child
Subtitle on container: True story of Alice in Wonderland
Series
Metro Goldwyn Mayer Limited Edition Collection
Credits
Costume designer, Jane Robinson ; editor, Angus Newton ; production designer, Roger Hall ; director of photography, Billy Williams ; music by Stanley Myers.
Published
[California] : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, 2010.
Description
1 videodisc (94 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD-R, region 1, NTSC, Dolby digital, full screen.
Technical Details
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    a| Lambert, Verity, e| film producer.
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