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The romantic fantasy Ella Enchanted debuts on DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that fails to preserve the original theatrical aspect ratio of the film. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by the director as well as star Anne Hathaway and co-star Hugh Dancy. Deleted scenes, extended scenes, an interactive game, a music video, and a featurette about the film's premiere round out this disc. While fine for what it is, the same extras are available on a DVD that boasts a widescreen transfer of the film. That version is preferable to this one.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Music video "It's Not Just Make-Believe" performed by Kari Kimmel; Deleted and extended scenes; Feature commentary with director Tommy O'Haver, Anne Hathaway, and Hugh Dancy; "Prince Charmont's Fan Club" set-top game; "Ella Enchanted Red Carpet Premiere Special"; "The Magical World of Ella Enchanted"; "Happily Ever After" DVD-ROM feature
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Viewers will be forgiven if they get a sense of déjà Shrek with this otherwise enchanting comedy based on Gail Carson Levine's popular young-adult novel. Aggressively hip, this fairy-tale romance is set to contemporary music with anachronistic dialogue and featuring Anne Hathaway (The Princess Diaries) as Ella from Frell. At birth, Ella is given the gift/curse of obedience by a self-absorbed Fairy Godmother (Vivica A. Fox) -- which compels her to literally obey every command like Hymie the robot from Get Smart (she obliges when a mean classmate says, "Bite me"). Ella possesses a good heart and a strong mind, which she will need when she finds herself at the mercy of her wicked stepsisters and embroiled in royal intrigue against medieval teen dream and true love, Prince Charmont (Hugh Dancy). Ella could have benefited with a little help from her costars, including underused Minnie Driver as a bumbling household fairy and Carey Elwes (The Princess Bride) as the good prince's evil uncle. But former Python Eric Idle is always welcome as the film's narrator and muse, and the assorted ogres, giants, elves, talking books, and scheming hench-snakes help the film to cast a whimsical spell. Be sure to check out the deleted scenes included on the DVD, where a satisfying extended ending gives some of the nastier characters their just deserts.
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Ella Enchanted is a surprisingly effective realization of its simple fairy-tale concept. A medieval teenager Anne Hathaway must do whatever anyone tells her, a curse that ranges from mildly annoying to incredibly problematic. Humorously, it also highlights our conversational use of command words, especially their literal interpretation. One such example comes when a castle guard tells a fleeing Ella to freeze, and she's forced to pause mid-leap, legs akimbo. The filmmakers are so true to their premise, even when the prince uses a common argument technique to focus her attention -- "Look, Ella" -- the girl gives a glance back over her shoulder, in deference to the gimmick. The same high level of care applies to the film's terrific-looking storybook world, which employs modern sensibilities such as a medieval mall opening in a charming way. Production designer Norman Garwood brings his Princess Bride pedigree to the project, joining the CG artists to conjure majestic "helicopter shots" of the kingdom's countryside, as well as inventive creatures and other details that go beyond what's usually required of a teen romantic fantasy. But despite its attempts to be more than that, Ella Enchanted's inescapable teen focus may prevent it from fully appealing to other demographics. Prince Char Hugh Dancy is a little too much of an olden-times Backstreet Boy, and Hathaway may be too identified with the Princess Diaries movies for older audiences. Plot-wise, there's also a potentially frustrating, unexploited loophole to Ella's curse -- namely, that Ella's goofy aunt Minnie Driver should be able to save Ella by ordering her to do the opposite of what her various adversaries tell her. But then, as they say, there would be no movie. Ultimately, only a real ogre could stay grumpy at Ella Enchanted for very long.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/2004
  • UPC: 786936252606
  • Original Release: 2004
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  • Source: Miramax
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:36:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anne Hathaway Ella of Frell
Hugh Dancy Prince Charmont
Cary Elwes Prince Regent Edgar
Patrick Bergin Sir Peter
Vivica A. Fox Lucinda Perriweather
Steve Coogan Voice Only
Jennifer Higham Olive
Eric Idle Voice Only
Minnie Driver Mandy
Joanna Lumley Dame Olga
Aidan McArdle Slannen the Elf
Jimi Mistry Benny
Parminder Nagra Areida
Lucy Punch Hattie
Technical Credits
Tommy O'Haver Director
Su Armstrong Executive Producer
Angus Bickerton Special Effects Supervisor
Laurie Craig Screenwriter
David Daniels [countertenor] Asst. Director
Shaun Davey Score Composer
John DeBorman Cinematographer
Susie Figgis Casting
Norman Garwood Production Designer
Nick Glennie-Smith Score Composer
Julie Goldstein Executive Producer
Jennifer Heath Screenwriter
Masahiro Hirakubo Editor
Kieran Horgan Sound/Sound Designer
Susan Miller Lazar Co-producer
Karen McCullah Lutz Screenwriter
Ruth Myers Costumes/Costume Designer
Anna Rackard Art Director
Kirsten Smith Screenwriter
Jane Startz Producer
Bruno Tonioli Choreography
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Michele J. Wolff Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. "The Perfect Child" [5:10]
2. Mother's Gift [2:21]
3. Ella's New Family [3:22]
4. "Hold Your Tongue" [1:55]
5. "Image Is Everything" [3:02]
6. "Call Me Char" [4:11]
7. Under Arrest [4:34]
8. Off to Find Lucinda [3:17]
9. An Origami Master [2:18]
10. Dancing for the Man [4:41]
11. "How Do You Like to Be Eaten?" [5:08]
12. Making a Good Argument [3:24]
13. A Giant Wedding Party [4:22]
14. Somebody to Love [7:16]
15. At the Castle [4:28]
16. Edgar's Evil Plans [6:15]
17. The Hardest Thing... [2:18]
18. The Coronation Ball [4:56]
19. Deadly Obedience [4:49]
20. "We Got a Coronation to Crash" [2:06]
21. "It's Payback Time" [:32]
22. Don't Go Breakin' My Heart [6:18]
23. End Credits [3:21]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Sneak Peeks
      Play All
      The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
      Bionicle 2: Legends of Metru Nui
      Around the World in 80 Days
      The Cheetah Girls
   Scene Selection
   Set Up
      Spoken Languages
         English
         French
      Subtitles
         English Captions for the Hearing Impaired
         Spanish Subtitles
         No Subtitles
   Special Features
      Feature Commentary
         Commentary for Feature With Director Tommy O'Haver and Actors Anne Hathaway and Hugh Dancy On
         Commentary for Feature With Director Tommy O'Haver and Actors Anne Hathaway and Hugh Dancy Off
      Deleted Scenes
         This Is Frell?
         So Last Century
         A Serious Situation
         A Squirrel
         Poisoning the Crown
         Montage
         End Scene
         Play All
         Optional Deleted Scenes Commentary
            With Director Tommy O'Haver and Actor Hugh Dancy On
               Proceed
            With Director Tommy O'Haver and Actor Hugh Dancy Off
      Extended Scenes
         Invitation to the Ball
         Dear Char
         Be Happy for Hattie
         Which Way?
         Play All
         Optional Extended Scenes Commentary
            With Director Tommy O'Haver and Actor Hugh Dancy On
               Proceed
            With Director Tommy O'Haver and Actor Hugh Dancy Off
      Prince Charmont's Fan Club
      The Magical World of Ella Enchanted
      Ella Enchanted Red Carpet Premiere Special
      Music Video
         Music Video: "It's Not Just Make Believe" by Kari Kimmel
      Happily Ever After - Create Your Own Story (DVD-ROM Feature)
   Play Movie
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted March 4, 2011

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    Not bad for a fairytale

    it was actually cute i like Anne Hathaway this was a nice movie i never read the book though

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Its a good movie

    I think Ella Enchanted is a good movie
    but that dose not mean its like the book.
    I have only read less than half the book
    and I can tell its nothing like the movie.
    It has a hole different plot. But its still a
    good movie.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    It's a fairy tale movie...similiar to that of Cinderella.

    The movie was very entertaining. It was a funny movie, with a "fairy tale" ending.. I recommend the movie if you're into funny movies with plots that show that even in bad situations, good still prevails.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome

    It was a well preformed movie in which all of the scenes complimented each other beautifully. I was caught in suspense!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the best movies I've ever seen

    This is a great movie. The cast was great, the songs were awesome, storyline superb. It had the right blend of humour, seriousness and irony in fact it had a little of everything. in conclusion it was GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great

    this movie was great. i read the book and it is completly different but i really liked it. it has great actors in it and i recommend this movie to everyone

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    very good

    Ok so I am a BIG reader and when ever a movie comes out that is based on a book I want to see it immediately to see if it is anything like the book. I have to say that if I based my ratings on whether the movie was based on the book or not, well there isn't a low enough one. But the movie itself was outstanding, I absolutely LOVE Anne Hathaway, I try to see all of her movies. All of the other actors were very talented and the singing was phenomenal. The only reason that i didn't give it 5 stars was because the movie wasn't based on the book. I reccomend this movie to anyone who wants to stray away from the orthodox fairy tales.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWsome

    i really enjoyed this movie, when i saw it i was like omg its awsome, i haven't read the book, but the movie was awsome, we musn't get carried away with "IT was nothing like the book". For Movies based on books i tend to look at them as if they were seperate stories rather than the same. Then you should have no problem enjoying it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What were they thinking?

    I fell in love with the book that Gail Carson Levine created. When I saw this movie a watched on in horror as one of my favorite books was blatenly butchered. If they had changed the movie title and the charecters names you would never have been able to tell they based it off of the Ella Enchanted book. The casting was horrendous and you didnt grow close to the charecters like in the book. The plot was just wierd and I just wanted to spit on the screen when the plot was twisted into Ella being told to kill Char. I also thought I was going to fall down on the ground in a fit of laughter when they began singing! All I want to say is dont waist your time with this movie, read the book instead. The acting in terrible and the plot is even worse, so just step away from this movie and run for the book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    RELAX!!!!

    a book is a book. a movie is a movie. the movie is only BASED on the book. had you not read the book, i am sure you would have loved the movie. SEPERATE the two. sit back and enjoy. very seldom do the movies match the book. sometimes it stinks, sometimes better. but just because it does not duplicate the other does not men it was bad. open your mind, expand horizons. i loved both.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ella Enchanted

    I HATE THIS MOVIE! It was so LAME! I wait for a year for my favorite book to become a movie and then I'm at the theatre. The movie begins. And then I want to tear the screen apart at the end. So I went home and made a list. The differences between the book and the movie. You want to know how many differences there were (and only the ones I could find)? THERE WERE 106 DIFFERENCES!!!! I HATE THIS MOVIE! NONE of the casting was right, the script was UNWORTHY compared to the novel, I DIDN'T fall in love with Char the way I did when I read the book, Char was the BIGGEST JERK in the movie and yet still Ella DOESN'T see his stupidity, I HATED the political statement it was making, I HATE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS STUPID MOVIE! Read the book. Ditch the movie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Come on!

    Give this movie a break. Personally, I loved it. Seriously! One of my favorites, by far! I mean, yeah, it sort of veered off from the plot of the book, but that's sort of why I like it so much. You can watch the movie and not judge it by whether it followed the book or not, but if you just, you know, liked it. Which I did. But don't get me wrong, the book is so unbelievably better than the movie. The movie just isn't as bad as everyone else says. The movie was really really really good, but the book was perfect.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ella Enchanted

    I cried in this movie. And not because I was touched. Because I was sorely disappointed. My favorite book, ripped into pieces by Hollywood! My favorite characters, killed by the actors and actresses that played them! And even as a movie it was lame (okay, I am a little prejudice, but if I hadn't read the book I still would have thought the the plot was okay, but the actual movie with the script and acting and stuff would have been bad). It wasn't the same thing as reading the book. I only pity poor Gail Carson Levine, her brilliant award-winning book being slaughtered like that. So please, just read the book if you want to know the story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    not like the book at all!

    It was an okay movie for people who have never read the book, but the book is so much better! why change something so good into something so bad?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!

    OK, I admit, the first time I saw this movie I thought it was "cool" becasue it has Anne Hathaway in it and I was a big fan of Princess Diaries. The I read the book, Ella Enchanted, and I found out that the movie is totally screwed up! There are so many things that they got wrong in the film that it would take about 4 pages to fill up but it was just really messed up! I mean, basically the only thing that was true to the book was that there was a girl names Ella and she had the gift of obidiance. That's it! So, please don't waste your money on this one. Read the book instead. It's a WHOLE lot better then the movie!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Can Anybody Find Me... Somebody That Will Keep The Movie Faithful With The Book?

    Now please, don't take me wrong. I love this movie soooooooooooo much, and I love the book just as much too. But, the only thing that disappointed me was that this movie was nothing like the book. EVERYTHING (I mean, literally, EVERYTHING) changed, all except for the fact that most of the characters names and personalities are the same, and that Ella has the gift of obedience. Yes, it's very disappointing, but it has a good plot line as well. Like in the book, Ella recieves the gift of obedience when she is just a few hours old, and through out the movie she tries to fight the curse. When she is in college, her mother dies (in the book, she was only 15) and her father re-marries Dame Olga and her highly annoying daughters, Hattie and Olive. Okay, that's the stuff faithful to the book. Now here's the changed stuff: Obnoxious Hattie soon discovers that Ella will do everything she is told to do, so she "commands" Ella to steal a pair of glass slippers at the new mall. When Ella reluctanly does and gets caught by the guards, her stepmother is outraged and demands to know who told her to do this. Hattie makes her say that Areida (Ella's best friend) told her to steal, and who Olga finds out... yikes!! She orders Ella to stop being friends with Areida!!!! Tearfully, Ella decides once and for all to find Lucinda and to get her to take back the dreadful gift. This story was very suspenseful, adventurous, and surprising, and it's one of my favorite movies. But I seriously would have given this movie a 5 star rating if it was more faithful to the book. I mean, the book was so good and it was an instant classic! Why change it for crying out loud? But don't get me wrong, everything about the movie (other than that little fact that it's not true to the book) is wonderful: I love the acting in it. Anne Hathaway ("Ella") is extremely good in her role, and I love her solo "Somebody To Love". Hugh Dancy ("Prince Charmont") is also very good and he looks just the way I pictured the prince did in the book. He also had the same personality too (dashing, kind, slightly serious, etc.). Now Lucy Punch ("Hattie") and Jennifer Higham ("Olive") did an excellent job playing the dim-witted and annoying stepsisters. And I also thought Cary Elwes, Aidan McArdle, Joanna Lumley, Steve Coogan, and Vivica A. Fox did a great job as well!! :-) I just hope 10 years from now they make a re-make that is more faithful to the original work by Gail Carson Levine. She must have felt terrible to have the book she worked so hard on to be changed so drastically!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great!!!

    Omg!! I literally just finished watching this movie and I love it!! It is a lot different from the book but I love all of the music and Char!!! Both the movie and book are awsome!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    disappointing

    I saw this movie after reading the book and i have to say i was disappointed that they had changed so much. Why?! I do think though that you'd like the movie if you HAVENT read the book, but if you HAVE its a big let down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Terrible Adaptation

    This movie was such a major disappointment. Ella Enchanted was such a fantastic book by Gail Carson Levine, and this movie showed nothing but arrogance. The book is tasteful, bewitching, romantic, humourous, and just plain all-around enjoyable. The movie, however was nothing like the book. I would compare and contrast, but I feel I need some sleep this week. The only things similar was the title (which just brings shame to the book) and the fact that Ella is cursed. However, I think kids aged 5-11 would enjoy this. Anne Hathaway does fantastic with what role is left of Ella and the song and dance numbers are sure to get kids moving. But, please, if you must watch this movie, watch it, but don't let it shape your opinion on the book. If you want something your children can enjoy, Ella Enchanted, the book, is so much more enchanting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Come on Hollywood!

    Hollywood can do sooooo much better then this! It was incrediably stupid! The only way it coincided with the book was due to the characters names! there was nothing from the book in it except their names! the shoes, the whole entire thing was wack!

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