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Freaky Friday

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Overview

The success of Mark Waters' remake of Freaky Friday certainly helped the decision to release this fine DVD of the original. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and will be a treat for anyone who has only seen this movie on television. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. A French soundtrack is available as well. Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a featurette hosted by Jodie Foster in which she reminisces ...
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Overview

The success of Mark Waters' remake of Freaky Friday certainly helped the decision to release this fine DVD of the original. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and will be a treat for anyone who has only seen this movie on television. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. A French soundtrack is available as well. Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a featurette hosted by Jodie Foster in which she reminisces about the making of the film, and a memory game. Disney has also made a two-pack featuring both versions of the film available for purchase.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; "A Look Back With Jodie Foster"; Freaky Friday interactive memory game
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Thank god it's the original Friday! For everyone quite happy with the wildly popular 2003 remake, Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis are a hard act to follow. But this 1976 comedy, based on Mary Rogers's book, boasts a no-less-distinguished pairing of future Oscar winner Jodie Foster and the incomparable Barbara Harris, who got her start with Chicago's legendary Second City improvisational troupe. Comparisons between the two versions are moot. Both have their charms. The remake is longer on audience-pleasing comic set pieces, while the original is more faithful to the book (Rogers herself wrote the screenplay). It is also more deliberately paced, requiring more patience from viewers. They will be well rewarded. Foster and Harris have a field day as the 13-year-old and her mother, clueless about each other's lives and constantly bickering as a result. One fateful Friday the 13th, their wish to change places for one day magically comes true, leaving Ellen, in her daughter's body, to face the hassles of school, and young Annabel, similarly transformed, to cope with the never-ending demands of being a housewife. The slapstick aqua-show finale aside, this version rings truer than the remake, even if it feels a tad dated. One interesting difference is that in this version, it is a two-parent household, and John Astin (Gomez from The Addams Family) makes a fittingly flummoxed dad, double-taking at his skateboarding wife and a daughter who suddenly calls him by his first name. Both versions are also available in a two-DVD set that will really let you get your Freaky on.
All Movie Guide - Andrea LeVasseur
Based on the book by Mary Rodgers, this Walt Disney family comedy showcases a young Jodie Foster doing what she does best: convincingly behaving like an adult. One of the few girl-centric body-switching movies, Freaky Friday works well due to the performances of Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster as the mother and daughter who don't get along until they trade bodies. They both received nominations for Best Actress at the 1976 Golden Globes. The supporting cast of '70s TV stars does pretty well too, with appearances by John Astin, Dick Van Patten, Ruth Buzzi, and even Sorrell Booke (Boss Hogg from The Dukes of Hazzard). Though it's still valid as a family-oriented feature with a moral lesson, this corny comedy is mostly entertaining as a lighthearted glimpse at the style and attitude of the '70s. As a nostalgia piece, it's fondly remembered along with other Walt Disney live-action classics of the time like The Love Bug and Herbie Rides Again. Freaky Friday was remade for TV in 1995 with Shelley Long and Gaby Hoffmann, and significantly updated for a theatrical release in 2003 with Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/1/2004
  • UPC: 786936222654
  • Original Release: 1976
  • Rating:

  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:38:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 11,595

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Barbara Harris Ellen Andrews
Jodie Foster Annabel Andrews
John Astin Bill Andrews
Patsy Kelly Mrs. Schmauss
Dick Van Patten Harold Jennings
Vicki Schreck Virginia
Sorrell Booke Mr. Dilk
Alan Oppenheimer Mr. Joffert
Ruth Buzzi Opposing Coach
Kaye Ballard Coach Betsy
Marie Windsor Mrs. Murphy
Sparky Marcus Ben Andrews
Ceil Cabot Miss McGuirk
Brooke Mills Mrs. Gibbons
Karen Smith Mary Kay Gilbert
Marvin Kaplan Carpet Cleaner
Al Molinaro Drapery Man
Iris Adrian Bus Passenger
Barbara Walden Mrs. Benson
James Van Patten Cashier
Marc McClure Boris Harris
Charlene Tilton Bambi
Jack Sheldon Lloyd
Laurie Main Mr. Mills
Don Carter Delivery Boy
Fritz Feld Jackman
Dermott Downs Harvey Manager
Fuddly Bagley Bus Driver
Technical Credits
Gary Nelson Director
Robert R. Benton Set Decoration/Design
Art Cruickshank Special Effects
Ronald R. Grow Asst. Director
Joel Hirschhorn Score Composer, Songwriter
Al Kasha Score Composer, Songwriter
Chuck Keehne Costumes/Costume Designer
Evelyn Kennedy Costumes/Costume Designer
Danny Lee Special Effects
Tom Leetch Producer
Eustace Lycett Special Effects
Johnny Mandel Score Composer
Louis Mann Production Designer
John Mansbridge Art Director
Ron Miller Producer
Mary Rodgers Screenwriter
Robert J. Schiffer Makeup
Jack Senter Art Director
Emily Sundby Costumes/Costume Designer
Herb Taylor Sound/Sound Designer
Cotton Warburton Editor
Charles Wheeler Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits [3:27]
2. A Story to Tell [5:04]
3. The Switch [10:01]
4. In Each Other's Shoes [10:17]
5. "I Think We Goofed" [4:57]
6. "How Different Can It Be?" [12:08]
7. A "Date" With Boris [7:30]
8. Sports Spectacular [12:28]
9. Annabel's Makeover [5:40]
10. Parent/Student-Teacher Conferences [2:49]
11. Freaky Finale [5:48]
12. Back to Normal and Better for It [14:00]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Bonus Features
      A Look Back With Jodie Foster
      Freaky Friday Memory Game
      Register Your DVD
   Scene Selection
   Sneak Peeks
      Play All
      Aladdin Special Edition
      Walt Disney Classic Family
      Walt Disney Contemporary Classics
      Mulan Special Edition
   Set Up
      Audio Options
         English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
         French
      Captions & Subtitles
         English for the Hearing Impaired
         Spanish
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Funny

    Remains one of my favorite movies!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    i rather this one than the 2003 version

    Okay so this is the orginal Freaky Friday from 1976 with Jodie Foster i rather this one cause when you remake a film the first one is always the best one i have the 2003 version on dvd i like it its cool but this one is better well to me that is i wish i had this movie but its impossible to find at the store i even go to blockbuster video and they don't have it to buy it must be one of those movies where its hard find they probably would have it at a Best Buy or Circuit City or an Fye at the mall those are all good videos stores that you can find it at even though this is an old movie i still like it anyway i rather older movies there way cooler than the newer ones even this movie is great but hard to find at a store much better than the 2003 version!!!! way better!!!

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