Video Review

Pinocchio Deluxe Laserdisc Edition

MPAA Rating: G

Details Movie Rated: G; Genre: Animation

There are strings attached to this boxed set — it's overpriced and includes the same botched making-of documentary that hobbles a deluxe videotape version — but nothing else about it jerks you around. For one thing, you get delightful extras impossible to put on tape: A still-frame appendix rounds up production pictures, ad posters, and sketches for scenes that were changed or cut, like a book-burning sequence with Jiminy Cricket looking on in horror. And thanks to the staggering clarity the CAV format lends to freeze-frames and slow motion, every overstuffed shot in Pinocchio comes alive with new detail. A-

Originally posted Apr 16, 1993 Published in issue #166 Apr 16, 1993 Order article reprints

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