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Review: The 5,000 Fingers of DR.T (Mill Creek Entertainment)

The 5,000 Fingers of DR.T
The 5,000 Fingers of DR.T
3.5 stars
Starring: Tommy Rettig, Mary Healy, Hans Conried, Peter Lind Hayes, Jack Heasley

Directed: Roy Rowland

Release Date: June 7, 2016

Run Time: 89 Minutes

Format: Blu-Ray Color: Color

Audio: English Subtitles:

Distributor: Mill Creek Entertainment


The Classic Live-Action Feature Film!

The imagination of a nine-year-old boy comes vividly to life in this fun-filled fantasy from Dr. Seuss.Young Bart Collins, lulled to sleep by the monotony of his piano lessons, dreams of a castle ruled by his piano teacher the eccentric Dr. Terwilliker. Dr. T is determined to prove that his Happy Fingers Method of teaching piano is the best method in the world. Having banished all other musical instruments to the dungeon, Dr. T lures 500 reluctant little boys to perform in a colossal concert on the grandest grand piano ever built. In his effort to escape, Bart comes in contact with some of the strangest characters imaginable. Siamese twins on roller skates, a human drum and the most memorable villain since the Grinch.

Filled with surreal landscapes and tongue-twisting rhymes for which Dr. Seuss is famous, this is a movie children and their parents will love to watch again and again. The 5,000 Fingers Of Dr. T is family entertainment at its best.

Filmed in Wonderama!



Audio Language: English

The Sound Quality is OK For Blu-Ray as it is 2.0 and clarity a little low.

Rating: 3 stars


Picture Quality

Disc Format: Blu-Ray

The Picture Quality is Good but does still have that Old Film look. Close ups look sharp and colors pop.

Rating: 3.5 stars

Note: Equipment used to watch the film can be found below

Theatrical release Date: July 1, 1953 (USA)
Disc release Date: June 7, 2016 (USA)
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My Thoughts


The 5,000 Fingers of DR.T is a Dr. Seuss Story come to Life in Live Action as we Journey in side a Child’s Dream or Should I say Nightmare. The Story Is like Watching Metropolis or The Cabinet of DR. Caligari due to the way the set is. Trippy and Huge set pieces cloud the TV screen are Child lead runs from an Evil Piano Teacher who is set to make tones of money of the Parents who send their child to him.

The Story was fun acting was good and like I said The overall way it looks was trippy but fun with its set pieces. The film does show its age but for those who have seen the film in the past will enjoy it even more than me as its my first viewing. The film does have a few dance scenes and Musical moments but even as a not so big Musical fan I did still enjoy the film.

Overall the film was fun but I feel viewers who have seen this film when it first release will have a more nostalgic feel to it. Pop it in and have a go, check the background and look at the set because that’s what stands out the most for me. Definitely give this a check if you like Bizarre crazy looking movies

With that said I give The 5,000 Fingers of DR.T a 3.5 out of 5 and its worth the view or even pick up on Blu-Ray at this price point.


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