Little Princess
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Little Princess

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Director: Alfonso Cuarón

Cast: Alfonso Cuarón, Eleanor Bron, Liam Cunningham, Liesel Matthews

     
 

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Alfonso Cuaron's stylish adaptation of A Little Princess comes to DVD with a choice of images. The widescreen transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and is preferable in every way to the standard full-frame transfer. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while Spanish and French soundtracks have beenSee more details below

Overview

Alfonso Cuaron's stylish adaptation of A Little Princess comes to DVD with a choice of images. The widescreen transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and is preferable in every way to the standard full-frame transfer. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while Spanish and French soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. Subtitles are accessible in all three of those languages as well. Supplemental materials are limited to theatrical trailers and production notes. This is a fine release from Warner Bros. that does a fine job of presenting the film, but offers little else.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Michael Costello
Alfonso Cuaron's adaptation of the Frances Hodgson Burnett classic, the second film version in the last decade, is a brilliantly stylized reimagining of the well-known children's story. Sarah Crewe (Liesel Matthews) is the ten-year-old daughter of a wealthy businessman who places her in a New York boarding school during WWI, after he's called to fight in India. The girl quickly makes a place for herself in this upscale world through her gift for storytelling, but trouble lurks just around the corner. Cuaron has chosen to lessen the realism and harshness of the story, using elaborately designed sets to create an otherworldly atmosphere, while remaining faithful to its overall meaning. Liesel Matthews makes a plucky and intelligent heroine, and comedy veteran Eleanor Bron is suitably chilling as the school's snobbish headmistress. While writers Richard LaGravenese and Elizabeth Chandler have rendered the characters with considerable subtlety, there's nothing here that couldn't be understood by a child.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/19/1997
UPC:
0085391910022
Original Release:
1995
Rating:
G
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:37:00
Sales rank:
17,669

Special Features

Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1; Interactive menus; Production notes; Scene access; Three theatrical trailers; Languages and subtitles: English, Français, Español

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eleanor Bron Miss Minchin
Liam Cunningham Captain Crewe/Prince Rama
Liesel Matthews Sara Crewe
Rusty Schwimmer Amelia Minchin
Arthur Malet Charles Randolph
Vanessa Lee Chester Becky
Heather DeLoach Ermengarde
Taylor Fry Lavinia
Alison Moir Princess Sita
Tim Winters Frances, Milkman
Lomax Study Monsieur Dufarge
Vincent Schiavelli Mr Barrow
Nathaniel Merrill Doctor in Hospital
Peggy Miley Mabel, Cook
Robert P. Cohen Ermengarde's Father
David Fresco Begger Man in Fantasy Forest
Judith Drake Bakery Woman
Chris Ellis Policeman
Kelsey Mulrooney Lottie
Kaitlin Cullum Ruth
Camilla Belle Jane

Technical Credits
Alfonso Cuarón Director
Alan C. Blomquist Executive Producer
Cheryl Carasik Set Decoration/Design
John Dexter Set Decoration/Design
Patrick Doyle Score Composer,Songwriter
Thomas A. Duffield Art Director
Stephen P. Dunn Asst. Director
Jose Antonio Garcia Musical Direction/Supervision
Julie Hewett Makeup
Lawrence Hubbs Set Decoration/Design
Mark Johnson Producer
Richard LaGravenese Screenwriter
Alan E. Lorimer Special Effects
Emmanuel Lubezki Cinematographer
Judianna Makovsky Costumes/Costume Designer
Charles Minsky Cinematographer
Robert Norin Makeup
Jill Greenberg Sands Casting
Steve Weisberg Editor
Robert W. Welch Production Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1
0. Jump to a Scene
1. A Woman's Right [3:03]
2. My Little Princess [1:22]
3. A Gift for Sara [2:07]
4. Miss Minchin's Seminary for Girls [4:09]
5. Known by Heart [3:46]
6. First Day: Too Many Rules [4:54]
7. Whistling for Angels [3:13]
8. A Gift for Becky [2:00]
9. No More Make-Believe [3:21]
10. Parents Day Blues [3:48]
11. Poison from the Sky [1:30]
12. Unhappy Birthday [5:14]
13. A Circle of Safety [3:09]
14. Ram Dass-and Randolph's Bad News [2:46]
15. No Magic [2:55]
16. Others in Need [3:09]
17. An Indian Fantasy [3:19]
18. The Dirt on Miss Minchin [2:35]
19. Lavinia's Curse [1:15]
20. A Soldier Requiring Care [3:46]
21. Rescue Mission; Romantic Advice [5:05]
22. All Girls Are [5:23]
23. Make-Believe Menu; Prince Rama's Victory [2:56]
24. A Real Feast [2:43]
25. An Elopement [1:48]
26. A Risky Escape [5:01]
27. Inside Randolph's House [1:22]
28. "You've Got to Know Me!" [2:09]
29. A Princess Again [1:12]
30. Goodbyes and Just Desserts [2:58]
31. End Credits [5:06]
Side #2
0. Jump to a Scene
1. A Woman's Right [3:03]
2. My Little Princess [1:22]
3. A Gift for Sara [2:07]
4. Miss Minchin's Seminary for Girls [4:09]
5. Known by Heart [3:46]
6. First Day: Too Many Rules [4:54]
7. Whistling for Angels [3:13]
8. A Gift for Becky [2:00]
9. No More Make-Believe [3:21]
10. Parents Day Blues [3:48]
11. Poison from the Sky [1:30]
12. Unhappy Birthday [5:14]
13. A Circle of Safety [3:09]
14. Ram Dass-and Randolph's Bad News [2:46]
15. No Magic [2:55]
16. Others in Need [3:09]
17. An Indian Fantasy [3:19]
18. The Dirt on Miss Minchin [2:35]
19. Lavinia's Curse [1:15]
20. A Soldier Requiring Care [3:46]
21. Rescue Mission; Romantic Advice [5:05]
22. All Girls Are [5:23]
23. Make-Believe Menu; Prince Rama's Victory [2:56]
24. A Real Feast [2:43]
25. An Elopement [1:48]
26. A Risky Escape [5:01]
27. Inside Randolph's House [1:22]
28. "You've Got to Know Me!" [2:09]
29. A Princess Again [1:12]
30. Goodbyes and Just Desserts [2:58]
31. End Credits [5:06]

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