•Title: The Adventures of Pinocchio
•1996 New Line Home Video, Inc.
•Running Time: 94 Minutes, Color
•Includes: Hardcase Box
•Condition: Very Good
A much different, nonmusical take on Carlo Collodi's story than the familiar Disney Pinocchio, Francis Ford Coppola's live-action adaptation merits a no-strings-attached recommendation. Oscar-winner Martin Landau stars as the lonely puppet maker Gepetto, who learns that "miracles are made in the heart" when his latest creation, a little wooden boy, comes to life. Jonathan Taylor Thomas supplies the voice of Pinocchio, whose curiosity leads him on a series of comical and exciting misadventures, such as his nose growing an eye-popping 16 feet after a fib one day.
This movie also answers the question: What happens when Pinocchio sneezes? After he unwittingly makes a shambles of a bakery, he is placed in the custody of the evil Lorenzini, who wants to exploit Pinocchio in his grand puppet show. Pinocchio is a state-of-the-art animatronic marvel brought to life by Jim Henson's Creature Shop. Among the gallery of memorable characters are the petty thief Felinet (Bebe Neuwirth) and her dim-witted sidekick Volpe (Rob Schneider), plus Pepe the Cricket, voiced by the original Bosley on TV's Charlie's Angels, David Doyle.