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Annie [Blu-ray] (1982)

Albert Finney , Carol Burnett , John Huston  |  PG |  Blu-ray
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (986 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters
  • Directors: John Huston
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
  • Dubbed: French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: October 2, 2012
  • Run Time: 127 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (986 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,454 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

ANNIE, the story of everyone’s favorite plucky, red-haired orphan, finally makes the leap from Broadway to Blu-ray™! One day Annie (Aileen Quinn) is chosen to stay for a week with the famous billionaire “Daddy” Warbucks (Albert Finney). One week turns into many, and the only person standing in the way of Annie’s fun is Miss Hannigan, the tyrannical ruler of the orphanage (played to hilarious perfection by Carol Burnett). Will Miss Hannigan’s zany attempts to kidnap the irrepressible Annie succeed? Sing along with the unforgettable songs and experience the beloved musical like never before!

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208 of 230 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Leapin' lizards! January 5, 2005
Well, I think this is a really swell movie. Albert Finney and Carol Burnett crack me up, Aileen Quinn is exactly what Annie should be, and Sandy is perfect.

But WHY OH WHY is this not being offered in a widescreen format? I have yet to see all of "It's a Hard Knock Life" and I know those girls are knocking themselves out offscreen. I've seen this movie on three different media. All were pan and scan, and all three showed different parts of the picture! The worst was a VHS release. (...)

I don't know which is more frustrating about this anniversary dvd, the fact that it doesn't offer widescreen, or the fact that the dvd menu and the special features show the movie clips in widescreen, teasing me with those brief glimpses.

There is no reason that dvd manufacturers shouldn't at least OFFER a widescreen version. Let's get with the 21st century already!
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92 of 102 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best version because of the great cast September 26, 2004
By Kelli
You cannot beat the cast in this movie. It has some of the greats, like Carol Burnett, Bernadette Peters and Tim Curry. That is part of the reason why the Disney version could never compare to this one. Also, Aileen Quinn makes such a great Annie. She really looks spunky. She can look really sweet, but also tomboyish. She can look threatening, like all the times she raises her fists. The girl in the Disney "Annie" looks too sweet. She isn't as convincing when she tries to fight. If you want to watch Annie, this is the version to get.
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96 of 115 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Still No Widescreen! July 1, 2005
I can't help but wonder if ALL the widescreen prints of this movie were destroyed in a warehouse fire. Why would you bother to master another "Special Anniversary Edition" with a new DTS soundtrack and not include a Wide screen version? Especially with more and more widescreen TVs on the market. It is going to look pretty silly in a few years showing this pan and scanned musical on your widescreen TV. While not my favorite movie musical, I would still buy it if they ever have the sense to release it in it's original format! Until then...forget it!
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60 of 74 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful new telling of the musical legend! November 2, 2000
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Many people pass off ANNIE as a children's musical, when in actuality it has one of the most sophisticated scores and the book is of a higher standard than of many other shows. It still holds a record of something like the 8th or 9th longest running show on Broadway, and it is a delight among theatre-goers.
This new Disney version stays faithful to the stage score and script, not like John Huston's rambling version back in 1981 (refer to my review for this), and it is a delight to watch. It has that 'theatrical-style' feel to it.
The esteemed cast, the bulk of which are seasoned Broadway performers, include Kathy Bates as Miss Hannigan, Alan Cumming as Rooster, Audra McDonald as Grace Farrell, Kristin Chenoweth as Lily St Regis, Victor Garber as Daddy Warbucks and the lovely Alicia Morton as Annie. Making a cameo in the 'NYC' number as ''Star To Be'' is (oh happy day) the original Broadway Annie - Andrea McArdle.
The cast is sensational, and while I will not bring down the 1981 performers of Carol Burnett, Bernadette Peters and Ann Reinking, they are far more believable in their interpretations.
You must buy this new version of the Broadway smash ANNIE!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great movie, bad dvd April 24, 2006
So much for special edition. Enough complaints have been made about the lack of widescreen format - unforgiveable in any musical since the dance numbers nearly always take up the whole screen.

My biggest complaint is that there are actually lines REMOVED from songs - in "The Hard Knock Life", Molly's orders to "Strip those beds! Scrub that floor!" have been erased, although there is still a camera close-up that clearly shows her mouthing the words. In "We've Got Annie," a whole series of servants' exclamations are similarly gone. There are several other omissions that slip my mind currently. Why on earth would the editing team take out these lines? If they were going to remove anything, it might at least have been the two exclamations of "g-dd-mn" at the end, which are the only occasions of this movie turning un-kid-friendly and were entirely unnecessary. What were you thinking, Columbia?

Get this movie by all means, but get the widescreen version. I don't know whether it shares the problem of ommitted lines, however, and until I do, I'll stick with my old much-loved VHS.
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32 of 40 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars FULL SCREEN ONLY DVD MAKES ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE! December 21, 2003
By Nix Pix
"Annie" is the original movie based on the highly successful Broadway musical, based on the highly popular comic strip character - little orphan Annie. I'm going to refrain from reiterating the story herein, because I have already reviewed the previously issued DVD. Herein, I am taking the opportunity to lambast Columbia Home Video.
TRANSFER: IT'S NOT WIDESCREEN. Enough said! You can't squeeze a 2:35:1 aspect ratio image into a 1:33:1 t.v. screen so you get what film buffs, such as myself, have been screaming about for years - a chopped up version of the movie (affectionately known as pan and scan)that in no way captures either the scope of the image or the director's original intent. This short coming alone leads me to fail this DVD on all accounts. That the cropped image is quite often blurry, at times hopelessly out of focus, and truly a weak transfer for its color balancing, contrast and black levels, is inexcusable. I'd really like to know why Columbia decided to re-release this movie on DVD. Certainly, no updates to the image quality have been made and worse still - the film is missing 50% of its picture. Misguided doesn't even begin to sum up Columbia's blunders on this disc. Also, the audio remains the same strident mix as before. No audio clean up or noise reduction leads to dialogue sounding way too forward and unnatural, while the songs screech, rather than sing, across your speakers.
EXTRAS: Some, but not enough to make you forget that "Annie" is just about the most miserable looking DVD experience you've seen in a long while.
BOTTOM LINE: To Columbia executives: get a clue! Get a 'really big' clue. To the consumer - save your money!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars That Good Ol' Story
Annie has always been a favorite of mine. I've always wanted a "hard knock life" so I could sing my blues away. Read more
Published 19 hours ago by Phylicia McDonald
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I love the story and the music, but the misuse of God's Name stops me from purchasing the movie.
Published 2 days ago by Barbara
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
its a wonderful movie
Published 2 days ago by denomom
1.0 out of 5 stars worse than a boot leg quality MOVIE!!!!
the movie was worse than a boot leg quality movie!
lines on the screen, voices did not match lip movement! some scenes it was split screen. terrible! Read more
Published 3 days ago by LaLa
5.0 out of 5 stars seeking region 2
Seeking this movie in region 2 for Germany. Ready to buy.
Published 3 days ago by Gabie
1.0 out of 5 stars We thought this was a sweet little kids movie
We thought this was a sweet little kids movie. at the end they take God's name in vain! It was a shocker and so sad. Not family friendly.
Published 4 days ago by Angela Bockmon
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
It's Annie! Perfect
Published 4 days ago by Stephanie F.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome transaction. A+
Published 4 days ago by Karl K.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Always entertaining. Well casted and well performed
Published 5 days ago by David C. Kelder
3.0 out of 5 stars We enjoy witching even my grandkids liked the show and song's
We enjoy witching even my grandkids liked the show and song's, good family movie.
Published 6 days ago by josie franco
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