AnnieDirector: John Huston,
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John Huston's big-screen adaptation of the smash Broadway musical Annie comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1, and is preferable in every way to the standard full-frame image. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, and a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. Subtitles are accessible in both of those languages as well. Supplemental materials include trailers, biographies of the cast, production notes, and some of the original advertising materials. This is a solid disc from Columbia/TriStar.
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- Original Release:
- Sony Pictures
- Region Code:
- [Full Frame, Wide Screen]
- [Dolby Digital]
Cast & Crew
|Albert Finney||Daddy Warbucks|
|Carol Burnett||Miss Hannigan|
|Ann Reinking||Grace Farrell|
|Tim Curry||Rooster Hannigan|
|Edward Herrmann||Franklin D. Roosevelt|
|Toni Ann Gisondi||Molly|
|Lois de Banzie||Eleanor Roosevelt|
|Larry Hankin||Pound Man|
|Kurtis Epper Sanders||Spike|
|Peter Marshall||Bert Healy|
|Loni Ackerman||Boylan Sister|
|Murphy Cross||Boylan Sister|
|Lu Leonard||Mrs. Pugh|
|Theoni V. Aldredge||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Ralph Burns||Score Composer|
|Gene S. Cantamessa||Sound Mixer|
|Robert Guerra||Art Director|
|Dale Hennesy||Production Designer|
|Joe Layton||Executive Producer|
|Carol Sobieski||Associate Producer,Screenwriter|
|Michael A. Stevenson||Editor|
|Charles Strouse||Score Composer,Songwriter|
|Dianne I. Wager||Art Director|
|Jerry Ziesmer||Asst. Director|
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [2:12]
2. "Maybe" [4:02]
3. Miss Hannigan [1:28]
4. "It's A Hard-Knock Life" [7:07]
5. Rescuing Sandy [1:46]
6. "Dumb Dog" [3:30]
7. "Sandy" [2:55]
8. Grace Farrell [9:27]
9. "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here" [4:33]
10. Oliver Warbucks [2:56]
11. "Little Girls" [3:29]
12. Rooster & Lily [2:17]
13. "Maybe" (reprise) [:44]
14. A Bolshevik [4:34]
15. "Let's Go To The Movies" [:19]
16. "We Got Annie" [14:00]
17. Warbucks Meets Miss Hannigan [3:18]
18. "Sign" [:53]
19. Annie's Locket [6:01]
20. "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile" [2:11]
21. With F.D.R. [6:50]
22. "Tomorrow" (White House Version) [2:50]
23. "Easy Street" [5:27]
24. Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Mudge [9:19]
25. "Maybe" (reprise) [3:35]
26. The B & O Bridge [1:17]
27. Finale [7:15]
28. End credits ("Tomorrow") [5:25]
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Menu Group #1 with 28 chapter(s) covering 02:07:15
John Huston (Director)
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Annie (1982) is based on a Broadway stage musical which was based on a comic strip and though the Broadway musical is better I still liked this movie even though it wasn't entirely faithful to the stage musical. The whole cast is great but especially Carol Burnette, Albert Finney, Aileen Quinn, Tim Curry, and Bernadette Peters. I'm however disappointed that the new special edition DVD is pan and scan only and that they didn't put out a widescreen version. I have the old DVD that has both widescreen and pan and san fullscreen on the same DVD and I can tell you that you see more of the movie in the widescreen format. So to me I'm glad I kept my old DVD even though the only extra features are the original trailer and bios of some cast members. I would give the movie 4 stars but I drop points because of the pan and scan DVD which is the only version in print now. The DVD that included widescreen is no longer being made!
I work at Monmouth University where this was filmed. It's a great story for children regarding faith and love. Enjoy.
it has such possesion and its a hit
If you are ever feeling sad or blue, watch 'Annie' and you will sure perk up your day! This film is awesome! Albert Finney steals the show as Daddy Warbucks! The singing and dancing is excellent, the choreagraphy is outstanding, and the acting is superb. Musicals do not get much better than this. If you are interested in the Depression and the 1930s, this film will not disappoint in terms of conveying the sense of hopelessness and hope that co-existed during the decade.
Pleasure to watch so much talent...leaves you with good feeling!!
i recomend annie to kids and adults. i first saw it i was 9 and i watch it over and over again
pretty good, but could be better
I love this movie it is my favorite children and adults alike will love it.
My five year old granddaughter loves ''Annie''. Saw it once recently on stage & has seen video hundreds of times. She knows/sings/dances to every part of script, and has us doing same when she stays overnight. However, in this VHS version, Carol Burnett (one of my all-time favorite comedy actresses) plays the Ms.Hannigan role as an alcoholic. She's funny, but maybe this portrayal would be sensitive image/issue for some family viewers despite all the other wonderful actors, songs, etc. I know & have seen another earlier version of ''Annie'' by Disney in which Kathy Bates is Ms. Hannigan, and it's terrific, but where available to purchase?
Annie is a great movie. My 2 year old daughter sings all the songs on Annies movie. I highly recommend it.
i think that Annie is the best film ever,i used to live in a childrens home so i know how she feels in the orphanage. my favorite characters are Sandy the dog, Annie and Pepper. i know the words to all the songs in the film and i played Annie in a school play because i have red frizzy hair like hers.
Annie is a wonderful movie its my favorite i know the words to all the songs and my favorite character is Molly.
Annie is a great movie...Ilove it.I watcheder that movie all my life...the one with Alicia Morton,Victor Garber,and Kathy Bates well...that really sucked.I only liked Sandy.I am an Aileen Quinn my self...
While "Annie" was a fantastic Broadway musical, this early 1980's screen incarnation is one of the worst moovie musicals of all time. The main reason? The film rewrites the play, and drops some of the best songs in the show. It also adds characters not in the show. John Huston was a legendary director, but who in the devil imagined that he had any idea whatsoever about directing a musical? The only redeeming features are Bernadetee Peters in the smallest of the supporting roles, and, of course, Carol Burnette. still the directing, the TV-style photography, and the film editing that undermines all musicality--all of these negatives distract from these two performances.
A MUCH BETTER VERSION is the wonderful made-for-TV film version produced by Disney and directed by the amazing musical film director Rob Marshall (who directed the Oscar winning "Chicago.") Kathy Bates, who takes on the role performed by Carol Burnett, is no where near as good as Burnett--but that has to do with the only real flaw in that film version: the deleting of all comedic references to the character's drinking problem.