All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small

Director: Claude Whatham

Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Simon Ward, Lisa Harrow

     
 

Claude Whatham's 1974 drama All Creatures Great and Small comes to DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Presented with a standard full-frame transfer and Dolby Digital Stereo Sound. The only special feature is the original theatrical trailer.See more details below

Overview

Claude Whatham's 1974 drama All Creatures Great and Small comes to DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Presented with a standard full-frame transfer and Dolby Digital Stereo Sound. The only special feature is the original theatrical trailer.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
A lovely, gentle and totally captivating film, All Creatures Great and Small is a joy. While those who are exposed to the film only after having seen the long running British TV series that followed it may have to adjust to different actors in the roles, they will be well rewarded for doing so. Creatures succeeds at something that many pictures attempt but rarely do so well -- capturing a specific place and a specific period on film. The strength of Creatures isn't in its plot, although the one it has is certainly sturdy enough. Rather, its strength lies in the way in which it uses details and small moments to tell the viewer great amounts of information, where the way in which one character looks at another conveys not just that character's opinion but the opinion of the entire town. Credit for this goes not just to the excellent cast but to the beautifully sensitive and telling direction of Claude Whatham and the intelligent and incisive screenplay by Hugh Whitemore.Simon Ward is aces as James Herriot, and Lisa Harrow is his match as his eventual love interest, but its Anthony Hopkins -- of course -- who ends up stealing scene after scene. Hopkins mines his character's eccentricity in that unique manner of his, creating an indelible portrait of a fascinating, if often irritating, country doctor.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/14/2000
UPC:
0013131153491
Original Release:
1974
Rating:
NR
Source:
Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
1:31:00

Special Features

Full-frame presentation; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anthony Hopkins Siegfried Farnon
Simon Ward James Herriot
Lisa Harrow Helen Alderson
Brian Stirner Tristan Farnon
Christine Buckley Mrs. Hall
John Collin Alderson
Jane Collins Connie
Peter Davison Actor
Harold Goodwin Uncle
T.P. McKenna Soames
Daphne Oxenford Actor
Brenda Bruce Miss Harbottle
Glynne Geldart Joyce
Fred Jones Cranford
Doreen Mantle Actor
John Nettleton Actor
Bert Palmer Mr. Dean
John Rees Actor
Jenny Runacre Pamela

Technical Credits
Claude Whatham Director
Yvonne Blake Costumes/Costume Designer
Duane Bogle Producer
Geoffrey Drake Production Designer
Wilfred Josephs Score Composer
Ralph Sheldon Editor
Peter Suschitzky Cinematographer
David Susskind Producer
Hugh Whitemore Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Chapter Selections
0. Chapter Selections
1. Program Start/Main Titles. [2:19]
2. A New Job. [1:48]
3. The Lame Horse. [3:37]
4. Family Practice. [1:02]
5. Foaling. [3:46]
6. One Fundamental Rule. [2:20]
7. Tristen. [2:50]
8. A Sensible Diet. [2:41]
9. Helen. [6:17]
10. The Market. [2:33]
11. Seaton's Place. [3:59]
12. The Secretary. [1:34]
13. Mr. Dee's Dog. [5:17]
14. Guest Of Honor. [3:27]
15. Music Lovers. [2:25]
16. First Date. [6:48]
17. Four On The Town. [4:58]
18. Mr. Cranford's Cow. [5:44]
19. A Matter Of Opinion. [8:06]
20. Second Chance. [2:23]
21. The Movies. [5:55]
22. Helen's Hand. [8:07]
23. Wives And Partners. [1:22]
24. End Credits. [1:34]

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