The original, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, is considered a classic in many circles, but it’s hopelessly out of its league against an update blessed by Tim Burton’s imaginative direction and Johnny Depp’s wild turn as Willy Wonka.

The new Factory belongs on a shamefully short list of remakes that surpass their predecessors. Not only does Burton not bastardize the original – almost every important scene is preserved – but the film pays better tribute to Roald Dahl’s book by delving into Wonka’s origins and delivering the story’s proper ending. And of course, you get the requisite visual update. Wonka’s factory looked pretty sweet way back when; this time, it’s a gorgeous, full-blown caloric wonderland. Extras: Dahl feature, Oompa-Loompa Dance game and three other games, seven behind-the-scenes features, five trading cards.

DVD Grade: A