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The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T (Dual Format Edition)


Based on an original screenplay by Dr. Seuss

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Musical feature directed by Roy Rowland and starring Peter Lind Hayes, Mary Healy and Hans Conried.

Young Bart Collins (Tommy Rettig), much like any other kid, has a strong dislike for certain things. While many children may simply detest peas and the fact that they are forced to eat them, Bart utterly hates the fact that he is constantly made to practice playing the piano.

Even when his tyrranical tutor, Dr. Terwilliker (Conried), is not snarling at him, Bart's mother is just as overbearing. His experience traumatises Bart so much in fact that he dreams of Dr. T taking him prisoner and forcing him to operate a colossal piano alongside hundreds of other children while his mother is under the vile doctor's spell.

Bart encounters a friendly plumber working in the compound and together they conspire to stop Dr. T's scheme and escape...

Beautifully presented by Indicator, this high definition remastered edition is packed with extras and limited to 3000 copies.

  • High Definition remaster 
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with film historians Glenn Kenny and Nick Pinkerton
  • Crazy Music (2017, 17 mins): a new interview with musician, singer and archivist Michael Feinstein on his obsession with The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T
  • Father Figure (2017, 19 mins): a new interview with Steve Rowland, son of director Roy Rowland
  • Karen Kramer introduction (2007, 2 mins)
  • Dr. T. on Screen (2007, 15 mins): Cathy Lind Hayes, George Chakiris and others talk about the film
  • A Little Nightmare Music (2007, 12 mins): an examination of the film's ground-breaking music score
  • Original theatrical trailer 
  • Joe Dante trailer commentary (2013, 3 mins): a short critical appreciation
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography 
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 40-page booklet with a new essay by Peter Conheim, and extracts from the original press kit, advertising and promotion guide
  • UK Blu-ray and DVD premiere 
  • Limited Dual Format Edition of 3,000 copies
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SKU 5037899069967
Catalogue Number PHIDFE015
Product contents DVD and Blu-ray editions
Year 1953
Director Roy Rowland
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) Powerhouse Films
Countries USA
Sound Original mono
Running time 89 min
DVD region All
Blu-ray region A, B, C
Certificate U
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