31 May 2012

The B.F.G. from the novel by Roald Dahl {DVD Giveaway) *CLOSED*

Winners are: Rebecca S, Linda, Tara P, Outback Crafter

“I is not like all others. I is a nice Giant. I is a freaky Giant. I is the Big Friendly Giant".”

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the creation of Roald Dahl’s timeless children’s character The B.F.G., the full-length, fully animated feature film version of The B.F.G. is being brought to DVD.
Yesterday, we received a copy to review and I cannot wait for the weekend. We have family movie nights here and there is nothing better than sitting on the couch together, snuggled under a quilt, eating popcorn and watching a movie together.


The B.F.G. is a tale for all ages about a little girl called Sophie and a Big Friendly Giant who set out to rid the world of the gruesome 'bone crunching' giants that eat little children for breakfast.
It is up to Sophie and The B.F.G. to persuade the Queen of England to help them stop the giants and thwart their fiendish plans.

This classic children’s tale is available on DVD June 7th and features the voice of David Jason who provided voice work for Danger Mouse and Count Duckula for over ten years and who also previously starred in A Touch of Frost as Detective Inspector Jack Frost.

David Jason - The BFG

Thanks to Roadshow Entertainment, I have 4 copies of The B.F.G. to giveaway.
To enter the giveaway, leave a comment telling me:

Which film do you remember watching and loving, when you were a child?

I had a few favourites and remember sitting with my sister to watch: The Wizard of Oz, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Sound of Music.

*** If you do not have a blogger account, you can enter the giveaway by sending your answer  to with “The B.F.G.” in the subject line. ***

Terms and Conditions
1. Open to Australian residents only.
2. Giveaway will close at Midday on Friday 8 June 2012.
3. The judge’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered upon.
4. Samelia’s Mum will take no responsibility for any delay, loss or damage to prizes sent to winners.
5. Winner/s will be contacted by email Samelia’s Mum.


  1. I watched "The Labyrinth" so much that I wore out the copy at my local video rental (he ended up giving it to me). I was watching The Labyrinth when I was 10 and my Mum was in hospital having my baby brother, when Dad came to pick me up to meet my one and only sibling..I asked him if he could just wait until the movie finished (even though I knew the ending by heart). That is love!

  2. Firstly, I have to say, I read the BFG to my Year 4 class (1995) and we watched the video; one of my favourite Roald Dahl stories.

    When I was a child, home video was a dream of the future. Heck, TV was only one year old when I was born; and we didn't have a TV set until I was five. So I don't remember any movies form my childhood except when I was taken to see "Mary Poppins" (1966) after having a hepatitis injection and "Fantasia" after my great aunt flew back to England (1969).

    That being said, I adored Disneyland (which showed every Sunday night) and The Mickey Mouse Club which showed on weekday afternoons (you can go to this web page to see the people I knew as Mouseketeers

  3. I remember watching national velvet when i was a kid and Lassie i loved those animal shows.xx

  4. as a child i loved Annie that much the man at the video shop told my mum that i could keep it i also loved sherrly temple was my favioute also

    1. sorry could put my name to coment didnt know how its clare

    2. Clare fleming

  5. Oh wow, I had so many favourites as a kid and most involved music or 'prince charming'. I think my ultimate favourite would be either Snow White.

  6. I always remember my first visit to the cinema (MANY years ago now, lol), it was to see Mary Poppins. The occasion was so memorable, that even to this day if I see it's on TV I just have to watch it to bring back those special memories.

    I know that my grandkids and my daughter would be thrilled to have a copy of The BFG as it was one of my daughter's favourite books when she was a kid. Here's hoping!!


  7. Absolutely loved "The Wind in the Willows" the original version with the claymation figures not the actors.
    Then there was "Mary Poppins", "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", "Annie" and "Oliver".

  8. Oh I love Roald Dahl! I read so many of his books when I was younger. The one film that I used to watch over and over was Disney's Sleeping Beauty :)

  9. Loved Mary Poppins but my true favourite was Bambi

  10. The BFG was one of my favourite novels to read when I was growing up! The first movie that I ever saw in a cinema was Disney's "Cinderella". I remember my eyes growing wide by the size of the screen and the smell of freshly popped popcorn. It was my favourite fairytale and a Disney Classic.

  11. For me I always loved it when 'The Wizard of Oz' would screen on TV. There's those first scenes in Kansas with the tornadoes approaching and then the house being swept up into it...then when Dorothy opens the door in Oz, the colour floods in. Such a magical moment and Judy Garland was absolutely enchanting.

  12. My absolute favorite movie as a kid was Clarence the Cross Eyed Lion. They used to show it a couple of times a year on tv and I always to seemed to be watching every time it was on. It was probably a standard Sunday arvo movie in 1970's, I thought it was so funny and laughed just as hard the fifth time I saw it as the first.

  13. I loved Jurassic Park -great special effects

  14. Basil the Mouse Detective- this tale touched me and was not so soppy sweet as most children films of the time. Ronald Dahl's books are favourites of mine even now, and Georges Marvelous Medicine still makes me chuckle!

  15. When I was younger, our favourite Disney movie was Robin Hood. Apparently we watched it so many times it drove my mother to distraction! (I felt that way about my son & Hi-5's Travelling Circus!) It still rates as my sister's all-time favourite Disney movie. We also loved The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, and would you believe Calamity Jane? Ahhh Doris Day!

  16. I watched this movie at school and I really loved it. I've been able to get hole of James & the Giant Peach but not this one. As a kid I LOVED Annie! I Still have my copy that I taped off the tv, but have upgraded to a DVD copy too :) its such a great movie.

  17. Home video was way in the future when I was a kid. My favorite (and first) movie ever was Fantasia. I was enthralled! Still am. As an adult I've purchased a copy of the original and also have a copy of the updated version Disney put out. These are not even DVD, They are video tape. Maybe I need to get them copied to DVD before tape players are completely a thing of the past.

  18. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory way back in the 80s, goes to say when I first heard that Johnny Depp was doing a more recent version I was one of the first to see it.

  19. Not a lot of people had TV when I was a child...gee, I feel old!!! I did love watching Willie Wonka with my kids.


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