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Anne of Green Gables: Collector's Edition (2008)

Megan Follows , Colleen Dewhurst , Kevin Sullivan , Stefan Scaini  |  PG |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (580 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Farnsworth, Patricia Hamilton, Marilyn Lightstone
  • Directors: Kevin Sullivan, Stefan Scaini
  • Format: Box set, Color, NTSC, Closed-captioned
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Japanese
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Sullivan Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: February 5, 2008
  • Run Time: 612 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (580 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000XSKDH4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,626 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Anne of Green Gables: Collector's Edition" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Additional Footage
  • Deleted Scenes
  • L.M. Montgomery Island (New Documentary)
  • Kevin Sullivan's Classic (New Documentary)
  • Featurette - WWI Historical Commentary by Kevin Sullivan
  • Missing Epidode - Marilla Cuthbert's Death
  • Audio Commentary - Kevin Sullivan - Writer/Director/Producer; Stefan Scaini - Director on all four films.

  • Editorial Reviews

    Canadian novelist Lucy Maud Montgomery has her Anne of Green Gables novel brought to the screen in this three-part production. The first part of the story finds young Anne Shirley settling into her new life after arriving at the farm of her adoptive parents Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert. The second part of the tale finds Anne transforming from a bright young adolescent to a well-established teacher. The third and final part of the story sees Anne moving to New York with her husband Gilbert, and then back to Avonlea, where Gilbert becomes a soldier and goes missing during wartime.

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    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    510 of 521 people found the following review helpful
    By stryper
    Before I purchased this set I spent some time on the Internet looking for any kind of review for this item, to see whether or not, since I already owned the individual remastered special editions, this was worth the upgrade.

    But, there was nothing.

    So I took the plunge (it helped that the Costco here in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, had the set on sale for $47.99 Canadian, cheaper then even the official site was selling it for) and now, here's what you need to know.

    First off, the video presentation of the films is the exact same as the individual remastered special edition DVD from years back.

    Meaning it's watchable, but not the best picture quality out there.

    One of the reasons for this is that the first two mini series where filmed on 16mm film stock, thus creating a slightly grainy picture.

    I had hoped that since the extras on the discs where transported onto the fifth disc, that the freed up space would have allowed for better compression, and thus, better picture quality, but that is not the case.
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    257 of 265 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Viewing for Fathers September 17, 2007
    I watched these on VHS with my family years ago. Back then my daughter, about ten or so, same age as Anne when we first see her, was reading the novels; renting the videos was a natural thing. I was reluctant to watch the first story--my tastes tend more toward gritty crime and action stuff--but I watched them with my wife, daughter, and 8-yr. old son. It did not take me long to get caught up in the enthralling story. Canadian actress Megan Follows with her flaming red hair, which she is initially so ashamed of, is absolutely perfect as Anne Shirley. I would say she was born to play that role. All of the characters and portrayals are so wonderful that you will be thoroughly entertained. The late and indescribably great Richard Farnsworth is his typical screen self: stoic, quiet, restrained, shy, honest, fun-loving, humble, self-sacrificing, hard-working, strong, venerable. And gents: isn't that a list of very admirable traits? What man would not want to be remembered in such a way? So there you have one reason why you, as a man and father, should watch this series: if you pattern yourself after Mr. Farnsworth in this film, you will be on the right track. I absolutely defy anyone, even the most macho guy in the world, to not gush with tears upon viewing the scene where Farnworth's character buys, and then presents the beautiful party dress to Anne.

    Another reason to watch this: you and your children will be seeing a solid and dignified life being put together before your eyes. Anne is an intelligent girl, but she understands the value of hard work. She loves to have fun, can be a bit contrary and capricious, but when the job needs to be done, she will do whatever it takes.
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    136 of 146 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Among the Ten Best Ever Films! April 2, 2007
    Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
    There was nothing like sitting with my children, and now with my grandchildren, and watching them become enraptured by the wonders of what I consider to be collectively "one" of the ten best films ever made. Yes, in terms of overall quality, the Anne of Green Gables Trilogy ranks up there with Ben Hur, Dances With Wolves, The Sound of Music, and the other classics. In fact, even at 69 years old, whenever I feel as if I need some inspiration, or I feel others I love do as well, into the DVD player goes Anne! As others have attested, one will never feel embarrassed by watching or having others watch these wonderful, wholly inspirational films.
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    98 of 106 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Poor Quality Video/Great Movies July 22, 2008
    Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
    First of all, the actual movies and the actors are great. The series is very entertaining and tells a good story. It is suitable for the whole family.

    Now for the bad news, Sullivan Home Entertainment should be absolutely ashamed to sell such poor quality DVDs. I could have done better myself by copying video tapes and burning them to DVD. The video is very grainy like they made no attempt at all to remaster it. At times the audio does not match the video. Also, there is only a rudimentary menu system. You cannot jump to a particular scene like you can with almost all other DVDs on the market. In addition, the set I received had two of the three disks bad.

    The price of $59.99 is extremely high for what you get. Given the quality and other problems, it should be in the $5 bin at wal-mart!

    My advice is to rent the videos if you can and save a ton of money by not buying this junk.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
    I saw Anne when I was just a youngster, and fell in lover with her, her story and of course GIL! the quality of these DVD's is wonderful, and I enjoyed every minute of it
    Published 23 hours ago by paloma
    5.0 out of 5 stars the best movie ever
    I love everything about this movie wish I could seen the most pretty place in Canada.This movie shows me this love of a girl who only want the best out of life wish there was more... Read more
    Published 1 day ago by Ryan Rabesca
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great viewing!
    This is truly a classic! It has great morals and lessons to be learned and the acting is great! We loved viewing this on VHS and just had to get it on DVD so we could see it... Read more
    Published 7 days ago by C. W. R.
    5.0 out of 5 stars granddaughter had a set but stopped working. i did not see
    the box set was for a granddaughter, bday.she asked for this her other set stopped working. she and her mother love it
    Published 12 days ago by Shirley Lawrence
    5.0 out of 5 stars love it
    loved this movie since it first came out, but have'nt seen the third installment. if it is as good as the first two then ok
    Published 13 days ago by Claudette
    5.0 out of 5 stars Anne of Green Gables
    Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, and Richard Farnsworth come across brilliantly. This is a family classic that never fails to bring a grin, or shed a few tears. Read more
    Published 17 days ago by James Douglas Olson
    5.0 out of 5 stars Anne girl......I love this movie sooooo much! Highly recommend it!
    I have the VHS series and updated to DVD's. These are such wonderful movies- timeless. Anne girl will charm her way right into your heart.
    Published 17 days ago by Tamara Duckworth
    5.0 out of 5 stars All Time Favorite!
    This is an all time favorite of mine. I have it on VHS (a little warped after so much use) and it's such a collector's item, I had to get it on DVD because I watch it so much. Read more
    Published 18 days ago by Schiria W.
    5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!!
    I loved Anne of Green Gables when I was growing up! I was happy to find a "box set." I got my 14 year old daughter to watch it with me. :)
    Published 19 days ago by Lisa K.
    5.0 out of 5 stars Anne (with an 'e')
    I love, love, love these videos. Such a wonderful story. I had put off buying these for a long time & just decided it was time. Thanks so much!!
    Published 23 days ago by C. Hall
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    Is Anne Of Avonlea included in this Collection?
    Good question, as the description does not say what is on the 5 discs. I too would like to know if Anne of Avonlea is included before ordering.
    Jan 9, 2013 by CV |  See all 4 posts
    Closed-captions for the newly released DVD set?
    From what I read on Kevin Sullivan's ( own site, these copies are closed captioned. The description says "fully" which hints the captions are in all 3 audio languages (English, Spanish and French). However since most American and Canadian DVDs are... Read more
    Oct 16, 2009 by Eric Pregosin |  See all 8 posts
    closed caption and english subtitle???
    I bought VHS set of Anne of Green gables 1 and Anne of Green gables 2 (the sequel) several years ago (4 VHS tapes) and none of them have English subtitles or close captions.
    Jun 30, 2011 by Mary |  See all 5 posts
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