Because of Winn Dixie / the Man from Snowy River

Overview

Inspired by an epic poem by A.B. "Banjo" Patterson, The Man From Snowy River was a major step forward for the regenerated Australian film industry of the early '80s. This "down-under Western" spotlights Tom Burlinson as Jim Craig, a headstrong young man who goes to work for a powerful cattle baron. Burlinson falls in love with Jessica Sigrid Thornton, his boss' daughter, and becomes enmeshed in a bitter land feud. Kirk Douglas has a high old time in the dual role of hard-hearted landowner Harrison and grizzled, ...
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Overview

Inspired by an epic poem by A.B. "Banjo" Patterson, The Man From Snowy River was a major step forward for the regenerated Australian film industry of the early '80s. This "down-under Western" spotlights Tom Burlinson as Jim Craig, a headstrong young man who goes to work for a powerful cattle baron. Burlinson falls in love with Jessica Sigrid Thornton, his boss' daughter, and becomes enmeshed in a bitter land feud. Kirk Douglas has a high old time in the dual role of hard-hearted landowner Harrison and grizzled, one-legged old prospector Spur. Previously filmed in 1920, The Man From Snowy River was directed by the other George Miller, not the director of the same name who helmed Mad Max 1979. A monumental moneymaker, the film inspired a 1988 sequel, confusingly titled Return to Snowy River, Part II.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Because of Winn-Dixie:; Full-length audio commentary by Jeff Daniels and producer Trevor Albert; Scene-specific audio commentary by Annasophia Robb; Gag reel; Behind-the-scenes featurette; "Diamond in the Ruff" dog training featurette; ; The Man From Snowy River:; Theatrical trailer
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
There’s a ready audience for Because of Winn-Dixie, specifically because of Kate DiCamillo’s Newberry Award-winning coming-of-age novel, on which it’s based. And director Wayne Wang, whose resume includes the adaptation of Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club, mostly succeeds in mining the books humane and quirky charms, aside from a few heavy-handed departures into slapstick. Ten year-old Opal (the adorable AnnaSophia Robb) is struggling to adjust to her new home in a small Florida town. Her distant father (Jeff Daniels), a preacher, conducts his services in a convenience store. Opal hasn’t made any friends. And she still laments her absent mother, who abandoned the family when she was a baby and about whom her father refuses to talk. Her luck changes when she encounters a scruffy mutt at the local Winn-Dixie grocery and adopts him, naming him for the store. And so, as Opal narrates, she meets and befriends a gallery of colorful local characters, all because of Winn-Dixie. These include: Miss Franny (Eva Marie Saint), a librarian who tells fanciful stories about a bear she fought off with a copy of War and Peace; Gloria (Cicely Tyson), a blind woman thought by the town's kids to be a witch; and the guitar-strumming pet-store caretaker Otis (Dave Matthews), who shares a dark secret from his past through song. As in the book, Because of Winn-Dixie makes references to the town’s defunct Litmus Lozenge Co., where each sweet drop contained a measure of “sorrow.” This metaphoric conceit worked better on the page, yet this Winn-Dixie still has complex charms all its own.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/13/2005
  • UPC: 024543219569
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1), Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Surround, Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Français, Español
  • Time: 3:30:00
  • Format: DVD

Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- Because of Winn Dixie
1. Main Titles/Naomi [:24]
2. Something Big [:16]
3. Temporary Situation [3:24]
4. Splish Splash [2:11]
5. Friends [:42]
6. Gainful Employment [3:30]
7. No Pets! [:03]
8. War and Peace [1:34]
9. Magic Man [1:47]
10. Ratcatcher [:07]
11. The Witch's House [:36]
12. Pathological Fear [1:22]
13. Nine Things [3:24]
14. Jailbird [:50]
15. Bottle Tree [2:05]
16. Sweetness and Sorrow [3:40]
17. Not a Bad Man [1:53]
18. Just Playing [4:14]
19. The Tenth Thing [:01]
20. Planning a Party [3:04]
21. Sharing the Joy [1:01]
22. The Search [:18]
23. Blessed [6:14]
24. Hallelujah/End Titles [:04]
Disc #1, Side B -- Because of Winn Dixie
1. Main Titles/Naomi [:24]
2. Something Big [:16]
3. Temporary Situation [3:24]
4. Splish Splash [2:11]
5. Friends [:42]
6. Gainful Employment [3:30]
7. No Pets! [:03]
8. War and Peace [1:34]
9. Magic Man [1:47]
10. Ratcatcher [:07]
11. The Witch's House [:36]
12. Pathological Fear [1:22]
13. Nine Things [3:24]
14. Jailbird [:50]
15. Bottle Tree [2:05]
16. Sweetness and Sorrow [3:40]
17. Not a Bad Man [1:53]
18. Just Playing [4:14]
19. The Tenth Thing [:01]
20. Planning a Party [3:04]
21. Sharing the Joy [1:01]
22. The Search [:18]
23. Blessed [6:14]
24. Hallelujah/End Titles [:04]
Disc #2, Side A -- The Man from Snowy River
1. The Old Thoroughbred [3:22]
2. Main Titles [2:16]
3. The Accident [2:24]
4. Hard Country [1:48]
5. Spur's Gift [:36]
6. The Thousand-Pound Colt [2:10]
7. Clancy [2:55]
8. The New Kid [1:45]
9. The Legend [2:16]
10. Two Romantics [4:12]
11. Staying Behind [3:17]
12. A Butler and a Lady [:42]
13. Breaking the Colt [3:02]
14. A Foolish Boy [1:53]
15. Twenty Strays [3:47]
16. Harrison's Anger [1:09]
17. Lost in the Mountains [3:41]
18. Rescued [2:44]
19. To Be With You [3:42]
20. Gold [:53]
21. Uncle Spur [1:49]
22. A Tale of Two Brothers [5:09]
23. One Impetuous Act [:56]
24. Bunkhouse Brawl [:50]
25. Curly's Revenge [5:27]
26. Clancy's Offer [1:38]
27. Going After the Colt [3:09]
28. The Stallions [1:59]
29. Jim's Big Leap [2:57]
30. A True Horseman [6:29]
31. The Man From Snowy River [1:44]
32. End Titles [:25]
Disc #2, Side B -- The Man from Snowy River
1. The Old Thoroughbred [3:22]
2. Main Titles [2:16]
3. The Accident [2:24]
4. Hard Country [1:48]
5. Spur's Gift [:36]
6. The Thousand-Pound Colt [2:10]
7. Clancy [2:55]
8. The New Kid [1:45]
10. Two Romantics [4:12]
9. The Legend [2:16]
11. Staying Behind [3:17]
12. A Butler and a Lady [:42]
13. Breaking the Colt [3:02]
14. A Foolish Boy [1:53]
15. Twenty Strays [3:47]
16. Harrison's Anger [1:09]
17. Lost in the Mountains [3:41]
18. Rescued [2:44]
19. To Be With You [3:42]
20. Gold [:53]
21. Uncle Spur [1:49]
22. A Tale of Two Brothers [5:09]
23. One Impetuous Act [:56]
24. Bunkhouse Brawl [:50]
25. Curly's Revenge [5:27]
26. Clancy's Offer [1:38]
27. Going After the Colt [3:09]
28. The Stallions [1:59]
29. Jim's Big Leap [2:57]
30. A True Horseman [6:29]
31. The Man From Snowy River [1:44]
32. End Titles [:25]
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Menu

Disc #1, Side A -- Because of Winn Dixie
   Play
   Language Selection
      English 5.1 Digital
      Spanish Dolby Surround
      French Dolby Surround
      Subtitles
         English
         Spanish
         None
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Scene Specific Commentary by Actor AnnaSophia Robb
         Play All
         Meet Winn-Dixie
         Splish Splash
         Pet Store Pandemonium
         Don't Panic
         The Search Ends
      Behind the Scenes With Winn-Dixie
      Music Soundtrack Promo
Disc #1, Side B -- Because of Winn Dixie
   Play
   Language Selection
      English 5.1 Digital
      Spanish Dolby Surround
      French Dolby Surround
      Subtitles
         English
         Spanish
         None
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Commentary By Actor Jeff Daniels and Producer Trevor Albert: On
      Commentary By Actor Jeff Daniels and Producer Trevor Albert: Off
      Gag Reel
      Diamond in the Ruff
   Inside Look
Disc #2, Side A -- The Man from Snowy River
   Play
   Language Selection
      English Dolby Surround
      French Mono
      Spanish Mono
      Captions & Subtitles
         English
         Spanish
         None
   Scene Selection
   Trailers
      The Man From Snowy River
      Dunston Checks In
      My Bodyguard
      The Pagemaster
Disc #2, Side B -- The Man from Snowy River
   Play
   Language Selection
      English Dolby Surround
      French Mono
      Spanish Mono
      Captions & Subtitles
         English
         Spanish
         None
   Scene Selection
   Trailers
      The Man From Snowy River
      Dunston Checks In
      My Bodyguard
      The Pagemaster
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