Disneys family classic escape to witch mountain is a fun adventure with a crazy story that doesnt make a lot of sense. A classic film in the disney liveaction arsenal, escape to witch mountain was a 1975 feature based on alexander keys 1968 scifi book about young orphaned siblings that display mysterious psychic powers. Alexander key booklist alexander key message board. Escape to witch mountain 1975 journeys in classic film. Another disney live action film mastered in high definition for the disney movie club, this doesnt rank. Too often in the past, the disney liveaction features have been impossibly bland, too scrubbed and innocuous, to really hold the attention of all but the younger members of the family. The two are hindered by an avaricious tycoon who only wants to exploit their abilities. Escape to witch mountain audiobook by alexander key. Escape to witch mountain is a 1975 film based on the novel escape to witch mountain by alexander key. Return from witch mountain by alexander key kirkus. Classic 1975 disney scifi adventure soundtrack by johnny mandel finally gets cd soundtrack release.
Escape to witch mountain composed and conducted by johnny mandel intrada special collection volume isc 309 when composer johnny mandel was hired to score the 1975 film escape to witch mountain, he had never scored a fantasy or science fiction film and certainly never a disney production. His novel the incredible tide became a popular anime series, future boy conan. Escape to witch mountain book summary and study guide. Escape to witch mountain 1995 the movie database tmdb. I remember watching it with my brother endlessly, and recently i bought the dvd. As escape to witch mountain is essentially a 2disc vault disney set pared down to a singledisc, its menu offers at start, the option to go to the film what would be disc 1 and the vault the wouldbe bonus disc that is also on this disc. When a maniacal millionaire attempts to exploit a pair of orphaned children. Buy escape to witch mountain by key, alexander isbn. What happened, or might have happened, immediately after the end of escape to witch mountainbook version, not movie. Tony and tia are brother and sister with powers that frighten the authorities. How many movies were made from the escape to witch.
If youre in the right age bracket, you might remember escape to witch mountain from your childhood. A madefortelevision sequel called beyond witch mountain was made in 1982. However, events move so briskly that you can never say youre bored by the experience. The movie escape to witch mountain is based on the sametitled childrens book by alexander key. Buy a cheap copy of escape to witch mountain book by alexander key. Which format and version you recall depends on your generation. He agrees to help them find a place on a map that they have discovered on tias star case pocket book. The powerful, thrilling story of tony and tia twins joined by their paranormal gifts, on the run from evil forces that seek to suppress their forgotten pasts is more gripping and relevant than ever. Was escape to witch mountain based on zenna hendersons. Lucas deranian poses as their uncle in order to get the kids into the clutches of deranians megalomanical boss, evil millionaire aristotle bolt, who wants to exploit them. A sequel, return from witch mountain 1978, was released in 1978. Soon, all three are fleeing townspeople who have branded the children witches. I found myself with a litany of questions by the end, probably loose threads created by deviating from alexander keys source material.
Paperback order in the next 8 minutes and get it by thursday, february 06. If i had read escape to witch mountain when i was a kid, i would have liked it a lot better. The powerful, thrilling story of tony and tiatwins joined by their paranormal gifts, on the run from evil forces that seek to suppress their forgotten pastsis more gripping and. Find video, photos, forums, blogs and shop for some of. The other famous movie rock was born roy harold scherer jr. Turner classic movies presents the greatest motion pictures of all time from one of the largest film libraries in the world. In escape to witch mountain, twins tony and tia are taken to an orphanage. Where was the movie escape to witch mountain filmed. The 1975 film escape to witch mountain, based on the book by alexander key, is one of disneys liveaction efforts, and i might even go so far as to call it delightful. Novelist alexander key first wrote the book in 1967. Escape to witch mountain by alexander key was first published in 1968. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Escape to witch mountain by alexander key, paperback.
It was produced by walt disney productions and directed by john hough. Tony and tias flight to escape and to find their real family is an exciting chase and also a journey of discovery. Escape to witch mountain is based on the novel by alexander key. He is known for his portrayals of alien but humanlike people who have psychic powers and a close communion with nature, and who can speak with animals. Much of escape to witch mountain must be taken on blind faith, like most of the great disney classics. The film section houses, as you would have guessed it, the film. Escape to witch mountain is the disney organizations annual easter movie, and a pretty good one. With renewed interest in alexander keys extraordinary 1968 novel, fans can dive into escape to witch mountain as it was meant to be read. Based on the muchloved story by alexander key, the film continues to act as a rich introduction to science fiction for kids and nostalgic entertainment for adults. Based on a walt disney film about tony and tia, the gifted aliens introduced in escape to witch mountain 1967, this schlocky adventure has the two children on a california vacation, where tonys ability to energize that is, teleport matter is soon observed by a ruthless scientist who has invented a. It was adapted for film as escape to witch mountain in 1975. More eerie than scary, it charmed millions of young moviegoers, who still hold a fond place in their heart for this timeless offering. The tale of two orphan twins with special powers who go looking for their origins.
Escape to witch mountain 1995 pg 04291995 us adventure, family, fantasy 1h 27m user score. With renewed interest in alexander keys extraordinary 1968 novel, fans can dive into escape. Essays and criticism on alexander keys escape to witch mountain critical essays. When i was a kid, the movie escape to witch mountain, and its sequel, return from witch mountain, was on television all the time. They escape the mansion and meet up with an elderly man played by eddie albert. Escape to witch mountain by alexander key goodreads. Escape to witch mountain by alexander key librarything. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. The powerful, thrilling story of tony and tiatwins joined by their paranormal gifts, on the run from evil forces that seek to suppress their forgotten pastsis more gripping and relevant than ever. Witch mountain series alexander key works archive of. Its a fun, exciting, mysterious, and ultimately satisfying novel. Escape to witch mountain is a science fiction novel written by alexander key in 1968. Escape to witch mountain kindle edition by key, alexander.
Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading escape to witch mountain. Jason, a cynical widower, helps tia and tony escape to witch mountain, while at the same time tia and tony help jason escape the pain of the loss of his wife. Videos for escape to witch mountain turner classic movies. Escape to witch mountain 1968 is a young adult novel written by american science fiction writer alexander key. How to rate the book having read it as a jaded adult. While escaping, they meet a friendly camper and begin to unravel the mystery of their origin. Because they have no family, they are sent an orphanage where a man by the name of lucas deranian. Significant differences from the book include its tone and plot elements. His novel escape to witch mountain was made into a popular film in 1975 and again in 1995. There are many close calls along the way as townspeople believe the children to be witches and from witch mountain. The story has too many holes and the odd similarity between the elfin orphlings of this book and jon in the forgotten door diminishes my respect for keys.
Key began his career as a wellknown illustrator who eventually transitioned into writing. The first was escape to witch mountain in 1975 and then it had a sequel in 1978 called return from witch mountain. A scifi classic returns to print in its true, best, and original form. Alexander key creates a threatening world filled with prejudice and suspicion, which makes the rare help they get from strangers more moving. The novel was adapted for the movie by screenwriter robert m.
They have no family, just their cat winky, but they do have extraordinary powers. Publishers summary with renewed interest in alexander keys extraordinary 1968 novel, fans can dive into escape to witch mountain as it was meant to be listened to. Escape to witch mountain is a 1975 american fantasychildrens film, adapted from the 1968 science fiction novel of the same name written by alexander h. For example, in the book, the children are befriended by father oday, an athletic, young catholic priest, rather than crusty widower jason oday. It was followed by a madefortv sequel, beyond witch mountain 1982, in 1982. See the complete witch mountain series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. John hough directs two youngsters tia kim richards, tony ike eisenmann in rousing adventure to escape captivity, discover secrets behind their magical powers. Then in 2009 there was a reboot of the very first 1975 film done with updated effects called race to witch mountain.1560 1100 734 1573 1603 310 891 920 1337 1534 1014 290 1538 159 1252 498 1065 810 1186 1519 1601 1055 1463 606 1509 99 24 740 1134 384 593 326 451 1123 1014 1383 1298 1208 232 31 1253 140 915 1238