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Song of the South (1946) DVD

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Song of the South (1946)

Directors:

 Wilfred Jackson, Harve Foster

Writers:

 Joel Chandler Harris (book), Dalton S. Reymond(story)

Stars:

 Ruth Warrick, Bobby Driscoll, James Baskett 
 
Song of the South is a blend of live action and animation, based on the popular "Uncle Remus" stories of Joel Chandler Harris. Set in the years just after the Civil War, the story begins with young Johnny (Bobby Driscoll) being sent to live at the southern plantation of his grandmother (Lucile Watson) while his parents contemplate divorce. At first disconsolate, the boy is cheered up by African-American handyman Uncle Remus (James Baskett), who tells him many delightful fables concerning the clever trickster Br'er Rabbit, whose adventures are illustrated in cartoon form. Each story has a moral, which Johnny applies to the exigencies of his real life. Johnny's mother (Ruth Warrick) disapproves of Uncle Remus, and orders the boy never to visit the kindly old black man again. Uncle Remus packs his bags and leaves; while chasing after him, Johnny is injured by a bull. He recovers thanks to the friendly presence of Uncle Remus, and all is forgiven. The film was awarded the Best Song Oscar for "Zip-a-dee Doo Dah," and James Baskett won a special Oscar for his portrayal of Uncle Remus.

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  1. Unexpected Treasure 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jun 26th 2018

    Much appreciate this DVD for Song of the South - in beautiful color. Great film, great video and audio quality. Wonderful to finally have this gem. Chapter stops included. Delivery was prompt. Thank you !


  2. Great Movie 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Apr 15th 2018

    One of my favorites, from my childhood.


  3. I was a little girl again! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 31st 2018

    This movie is just as good as I remembered it was when I was a little girl. The quality was much better than I expected as well. Thank you Zeus for bringing back some of the old hard to find favorites!


  4. Clear Picture, High Grade Sound/Audio 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 28th 2018

    It was always disappointing that the Disney Company has never reissued and remastered Song of The South. I'm surprised there's an issue with the film, as Uncle Remus is insightful and intelligent throughout and all come to respect him. Class is present in the film. But social stratification was a feature of early societies in general across all skin, such as the work houses in UK society. What is impressive in the film is how the Black Americans rise above their circumstances courageously, and there is solid evidence of trusting relationships between all persons. It can be regarded as a family film for all ages.
    Technically this would have to be a ground breaking film, combining animation and real-life along with some delightful lyrics.
    Zeus has come up with a real winner in their source print to dvd transfer. The dvd is a significant improvement on previous low resolution versions (vhs grade). The sound track is quite crisp too.
    Thank you Zeus for a job well done. At last I have a version of Song of The South which I'm looking to watching on a larger screen.


  5. Great movie and a great copy. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 27th 2018

    Excellent copy of this classic movie. Very nice cover slip art.


  6. Finally available and with perfect picture and sound quality! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 22nd 2018

    The story is fairly corny, but it provides a golden opportunity for children and adults to enjoy the wisdom and fun of the Uncle Remus stories that were recorded (on paper) by Joel Chandler Harris on visits to family Georgia plantations prior to the Civil War. The stories were told to black and white children alike and might have been lost had Harris not immortalized them in print. True, this film does not show unhappy downtrodden slaves (it is set 10 years after the Civil War), but it's a fantasy. Disney Studios lacks the will to release the picture. Luckily, someone who must have connections to the studio must have been given a sparkling band-new print of the film to do with as he pleases. Let us rejoice at that. This is a motion picture that everyone must have...and now they can!


  7. So glad to have a great copy of this! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 22nd 2018

    This is a wonderful movie of times that are dated----but this classic film about those times is not. Wonderful songs just have to put anyone watching in a "Zipped-do-dah" mood!!


  8. Terrific quality print of controversial film 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 22nd 2018

    When Zeus first opened, I ordered a copy of this film, and it was rather poor in sound and picture coordination. But this copy is not only better, it is superb, and the film is a joy to watch and listen to. The quality of the films from this seller has become outstanding, and I am able to complete my collection of hard to find films commercially.


  9. Great film and excellent transfer 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Sep 11th 2017

    I'm particularly impressed with picture and sound quality of this DVD. Such a pity that Disney have bowed to certain pressure groups and disowned this film.

    However, thanks to Zeus it is still available for audiences to enjoy.


  10. Uncle Remis is alive and well 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 8th 2017

    As a child, I saw this movie, then it went away. Racial over tones?? After seeing this fantastic movie again, I don.t see it. The most loving, the most compassionate, the most caring people are the people of color!! Song of the South should be praised, not banned.


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