Youtube has this one online, with embedding disabled. Here are links to the individual sections: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9, part 10, part 11, part 12, part 13
The New York Times has a mixed review. Roger Ebert calls it
one of the nice surprises of 1984 -- an exciting, sweet-tempered, heart-warming story with one of the most interesting friendships in a long time.
6/17/2009: The House Next Door has fond memories.