When there's a remake or sequel about to hit theaters I usually like to watch the original or first installment again in order to revisit a movie I like and be able to accurately compare the two. So, with the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp led re-imagining of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory set to hit next week I thought I would rewatch the beloved Gene Wilder version I so enjoyed as a youth.

I must have watched this three times a week when I was a kid, thanks to my grandparents having a VCR and a tape of the movie. My brother and I would sit mesmerized by it day in and day out. When the widescreen DVD came out a couple years ago, I snapped it up, since I hadn't seen it in it's entirety, much less in widescreen format, in years.

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