Little WomenDirector: Gillian Armstrong
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Gillian Armstrong's 1994 adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel is given an attractive presentation in this special edition DVD release. Little Women has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which is also enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The original English-language audio has been remixed for playback in Dolby Digital 5.1; a two-channel Dolby Surround mix is also included, as well as dubbed Dolby Digital Stereo tracks in Spanish and Portuguese. Optional subtitles are featured in English, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, Korean, and Thai. Bonus materials include a commentary track from director Gillian Armstrong, a pair of deleted scenes, two trivia games, a short documentary on the making of the picture, an insolated audio track featuring Thomas Newman's musical score, a gallery of the film's costume and production design sketches, biographies of the film's leading cast and crew, a timeline of events pertaining to the book and its film adaptations, and a copy of Alcott's original novel.
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- Sony Pictures
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Cast & Crew
|Winona Ryder||Jo March|
|Gabriel Byrne||Friedrich Bhaer|
|Trini Alvarado||Meg March|
|Samantha Mathis||Amy March (older)|
|Susan Sarandon||Marmee March|
|Kirsten Dunst||Amy March (Age 10)|
|Claire Danes||Beth March|
|Eric Stoltz||John Brooke|
|John Neville||Grandpa Lawrence|
|Christian Bale||Laurie Laurence|
|Mary Wickes||Aunt March|
|Rebecca Toolan||Mrs Gardiner|
|Janne Mortil||Sally Moffat|
|Ahnee Boyce||Sally's Friend|
|Christine Lippa||Mrs Hummel|
|Matthew Walker||Mr. March|
|Beverley Elliott||Irish Maid|
|Kate Robbins||Opera Singer Leila|
|David Adams||Opera Singer Nadir|
|Donal Logue||Jacob Mayer|
|Scott Bellis||John McCracken|
|John Shaw||Charles Botts|
|Janie Woods-Morris||Boston Matron|
|Marilyn Norry||Mrs Kirk|
|Colleen Atwood||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Eric Batut||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Warren Carr||Associate Producer|
|Denise Di Novi||Producer|
|Jim Erickson||Set Decoration/Design|
|Richard St. John Harrison||Set Decoration/Design|
|Richard Hudolin||Art Director|
|Thomas Newman||Score Composer|
|William H. Orr||Special Effects|
|Jan Roelfs||Production Designer|
|Lee Smith||Set Decoration/Design|
|Mark Turnbull||Asst. Director|
1. Start [3:17]
2. Concord, Massachusetts [1:35]
3. Christmas Eve [9:32]
4. Laurie & Jo [8:52]
5. "Teacher Struck Me" [4:21]
6. Amateur Theatrics [5:41]
7. The Missing Manuscript [1:48]
8. The Ice on Walden Pond [2:39]
9. Preparing for the Ball [2:55]
10. The Coming-Out Party [8:07]
11. The Hummels [1:43]
12. Professional Author [9:12]
13. Father Returns [1:06]
14. Four Years Later [1:53]
15. Laurie Proposes [1:01]
16. New York [:31]
17. Debating the Vote [6:27]
18. Two Stories Published [7:48]
19. Amy & Laurie in France [1:11]
20. "I Find You Changed" [4:38]
21. An Honest Opinion [2:37]
22. Telegram [3:48]
23. With Beth [1:22]
24. Beth's Trunk [1:16]
25. Writing What She Knows [8:04]
26. A Daughter & a Son [1:55]
27. Little Women [2:16]
28. End Credits [4:40]
English 2-Channel (Dolby Surround)
English 5.1 (Dolby Digital)
Director's Commentary: On
Director's Commentary: Off
Director's Commentary: On
Director's Commentary: Off
"Jo Teaches French"
"Marmee Comforts Beth"
All Through the House
A Bygone Era
Costume & Production Design Gallery
Gillian Armstrong (Director)
Denise Di Novi (Producer)
Isolated Music Score: On
Isolated Music Score: Off
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One of my all time favorite movies! Wonderfully made, brilliant performances.
"Little Women" is a book written by Luisa May Alcott in 1868. Most people consider it to be a "girl's book", but I think that everyone can learn some valuable life lessons from this book. The story is about four young girls Meg, Joe, Beth and Amy who live with their mother, and struggle against poverty, while their father is serving as a doctor in the Civil War. At the beginning of the novel they are all young and innocent, unprepared to face the reality, but as the story continues they learn the hard way that life is not a fairy tale. Joe is one the sisters and also the main character of the novel, who has to face many obstacles in life: saying goodbye to her older sister when she gets married, coping with the death of her younger sister Beth and struggling to become someone in this world through writing. She has a unique personality, yet she has many things in common with us. Even though she is the rebel of the family, she has a nice heart and cares about the others. Another important character in the novel is Mrs. March, the mother of the girls. Since Mr. March is not there to support the family, they do not have the money that they had before. Mrs. March knows how her daughters feel about this and she makes sure that even though they are struggling economically the girls do not complain about anything. She is that kind of a person who would sacrifice herself for other people. Mrs. March is a wonderful mother, who provides wisdom and advice for her children and leads then through the narrow path of happiness. This book is not only fun to read but also provides you with words of wisdom about life. I learned a lot by reading "Little Women" and I am really happy that I had the chance to read such a wonderful book. By reading this book I learned to important things: the role of the family in someone's life and no matter how difficult the situation may look you should never give up. The family plays a vital role for everyone, because it is always there to support you or pick you up if you fall. I find it really hard to get through life without the love and the support of my family. Perseverance is also and other important thing if you need to succeed in life, seeing Joe struggling with her writing but succeeding at the end because she never gave up motivates you to do the same thing.
the movie is so good. and so are the book. but the is maybe a little bit to sweet, and that is the movie not at all. i think the movie is best!
I guess it is my fault for reading the book so narrow mindedly. But, I loved jo's character so much that I was sure and so longed for she and laurie to fall in love and get married. Other than that, the book was remarkable. The family values portrayed in this book should be what we all strive for in our own homes.
I absolutely love this movie! I've read the book and it stays pretty faithful. Although, they leave out the last chapter, which I would have liked to have seen. And it also bugs me that they credit Jo for writing 'Little Women' in the movie, when that NEVER happened in the book. I realize Jo sort of came from Louisa May Alcott, but they still shouldn't have done it. Great acting! I can see why Winona Ryder got an Oscar nomination for this role, not that the others didn't deserve it. I'm glad they didn't make the men as described in the book. I don't think Professor Bhaer would have been as appealing if he had a long gray beard and hair. Please watch this movie and read the book!
It's such a great movie!It's also so sad in the part when Beth dies.I started to cry all over.Mostly I like the music, because it really brings out the movie scenes, especially during the sad scenes.
This book is one of my favorite classic stories. Also, this movie version staring Winnona Rider is my favorite rendition. I strongly recommend buying the combo of the movie and book. What a great buy for your money!
I completely love Little Women. There are a lot of life changes that you can relate to in this movie. The acting in this movie is great too. And I love the characters Jo, Beth, Amy, and Laurie. I have watched this movie every Christmas eve since I was five and it never gets old.
This is a great movie. I love it more each time I see it...it could easily become a classic. The stories of all these young sisters making the transition from child into woman. If you have a sentimental heart you will enjoy this film.
I LOVE this movie, I love the book, and I think L.M.A. is my idol. *****
LITTLE WOMEN is the greatest movie ever! My sister gave it to me a few years back and I never really watched it, but one day I did and I loved it! And I still love it! The actors and actresses did an amazing job. Jo (Wionna Ryder) is beautiful! The story is great, i think i should read the book! I highly recommend this book. It is touching and uplifting.
the movie Little Women sparks compassion for war time while bringing families closer together. The piece will enudre the test of time and live in the viewers heart forever.
What can I say? I actually cried at the end of this movie. I always wanted to grow up in a house with many sisters as my mother did and this film gave me all the feelings and emotions of a household full of women. There was joy, anger, happiness, etc. There was pain and sadness as well as laughter! Winona Ryder was excellent as was all the other sisters! Watch this on a rainy day with some popcorn and tissue! A great movie and an absolutely greater cast! Bravo to you all!
I love this movie so, so, so much. i've been watching this movie since i was 4 and even when i was 4 i loved it so much i wore my mom's copy of the tape out and my grandma's copy of the tape out. 8 years later i still love this movie SO MUCH. it's one of my VERY favorite movies(along with Ever After and Sense and Senseability) and i almost cry everytime i watch it.
Okay, 1 month after reading the book and I watch this version. Not bad. It has a lot of gaps in it, though, and parts were jumped around. (Meg's twins were born long before Beth died.) Also, I found that the love affair between John and Meg came up a little too quickly. (First she's on his arm and then they're engaged.) Ryder did a good portrayal of Jo, even though there was something missing in the character in parts that I could not put my finger on. I'm slightly disappointed that this version did not focus on all of the sisters, as the book did. It focused some on Beth, some on Amy, some on Jo, but Meg pretty much left the picture for a while when she was married, until she had her twins. I liked Kirsten Dunst as the younger Amy. There were very boring parts in the book, I will admit, that were very slow reading. This is the only version I've seen so far, for the 2nd time. (1st doesn't count, I was only about 3 years old.) The movie did not leave me satisfied, even though it was not bad. The acting was acceptable, but overall I found the movie a little lacking. The movie could have gone a little further beyond the umbrella scene, that bugged me a little. I don't think the message Little Women was supposed to give came out completely in this movie.
I loved it!
This movie is one of those feel good dramas that make you all warm inside. It's a nice movie to a good book and Winona Ryder does a good job portraying Jo March, one of the March sisters. Her mother and sisters go through some events but learn something from it. Entertaining film none the less.
I LOVE!!!!!This Movie I could watch it everyday!!!Its the BEST!!!So is the Book.I think ALL THE ACTORS!!!did Wonderful!!This is My Favorite Movie of alltime!!I really recommend this movie to all!!!
This version seemed more real than the older versions. I found it highly entertaining.