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The Indian In The Cupboard

Omri (Hal Scardino) is a young boy who receives an unusual present at his birthday: An old cupboard that magically transforms plastic toys into small human beings. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 96
Theater Release: 14 Jul 1995
Video Release:
MPAA Rating: PG
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Home Video Extra Features

Revisiting Indian In The Cupboard on DVD, I found myself loving this movie even more. Of course the DVD offers everything you would expect—wide screen picture, beautiful colors, additional information regarding the production of the movie, and an enlightening director’s commentary by Frank Oz—which after having listened to it, makes you appreciate the work involved in this production made on the cusp of the digital cinema revolution. The only disappointment was the lack of a Dolby Digital 5.1 surround track, yet the standard Dolby Surround offering (still recorded digitally of course) gave bright presence to Randy Edelman’s incredible score.

DVD Release Information:

  • Studio: Columbia/Tristar Studios
  • Theatrical release date: July 14, 1995
  • DVD release date: July 3, 2001
  • Runtime: 98 minutes
  • Production company: Columbia/Tristar Studios
  • Package type: Keep case
  • Aspect ratios: Two sided disc with Widescreen anamorphic - 1.78:1 on one side and Full Screen (standard) 1.33:1 on the other
  • DVD encoding: Region 1
  • Available audio tracks: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Available subtitles: English, Spanish, French
DVD Extras:
  • Commentary by director Frank Oz
  • Photo gallery of production stills from movie
  • Filmographies for key production personnel
  • Theatrical trailers for other movies

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