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FAMILY FUN FLICKS 1
THE BLACK CAULDRON (1985)
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Directed By: 
Ted Berman, Richard Rich

Starring:
John Huston, John Hurt, Phil Fondacaro And Billie Hayes

Rated PG
Genre: Sci-Fi
Format Used: My Own DVD
Contains: Mild Violence

THE PLOT:

Taran was just your average assistant pig keeper, but the pig was no ordinary pig.  For she can gaze into a pool of water and reveal the future.  A power the sick, twisted and seemingly partly undead Horned King is after to find the location of the evil Black Cauldron so he can bring forth an army of the undead and conquer the known world.

CHRISTOPHER'S OPINION:

Now this is like totally the first and far as I know ONLY time a Disney cartoon EVER got higher then a G rating.  But I can understand why, the PG rating was like totally jusitified in this case.  This movie is scary and the Horned King is one of the scarest Disney baddie ever.  But don't get me wrong, I liked the Black Claudron, it's a great movie and it's good to break out of the norm.  Not sure what if any they based the movie on but it is one cool and scary flick. 
I GIVE IT...
8 STARS OUTTA 10.

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WAYNE'S OPINION:

I agree with Chris.  And that's what ticks me off that they returned to regular DVD but not blu-ray and lesser deserving things are on blu-ray.  The movie may be too intense for smaller viewers like six or under but the bigger kids and the kids who grew up with it will want to see it on blu-ray.  As for the movie, I too give it 8 STARS.

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ON THE POSSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ STORY (The story was basic but works.)
+ ANIMATION (Beautiful and Scary animation.)
+ CHARACTERS (Disney did it again with a great collection of cool and unique characters)
+ CAST (The cast does a great job.)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- NO BACK STORY (They never really explained what the HELL the horned king was.  Was he alive, was he somekinda demon, was he a zombie, what?)
- NO BLU-RAY (Which really ticks off Wayne to no end.)

AND FINALLY...

- PARENTS BEWARE (This movie might give nightmares and night terrors to kids six years old or under.  So I would avoid letting them see it until they get older.  Just say'n.)

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