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Anne of Green Gables
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When Anne Shirley arrives at the Cuthbert’s Farm on Prince Edward Island, she is a precocious, romantic child, desperate to be loved, and highly sensitive about her red hair and homely looks. In her own unique, headstrong manner, Anne manages to insult the town matriarch, Rachel Lynde, in a dispute over her looks, smashes her slate over Gilbert Blythe’s head – when he calls her “carrots” during her first day at school – and accidentally dyes her hair green in an effort to turn her red hair black and salvage her wounded pride.
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- Megan Follows audition
- Behind-the-scenes special
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Absolutely a low quality, bare bones DVD of a modern classic.
No captions available.
No bonus features (other than a commentary)
Picture quality looks like it was transferred from a VHS tape to DVD, then back to VHS, then back to DVD.
The audio is probably the worst I have ever heard on a modern DVD release, not exaggerating. It sounds like ti goes from stereo to mono to stereo in many places.
Cheap cheap cheap - shame on Sullivan for corrupting the delightful world of Anne with this half-hearted money grab.
I, like many others, love the movies (1 and 2 only) and will "hold our nose and continue to watch them" since there's no other option.
Kevin Sullivan will have many sins to answer for in the next life, though! A pox on you sir!
Megan Follows is superb as the redhaired Anne, a spirited and imaginative young orphan who comes to live with a middle-aged bachelor farmer and his spinster sister (in spot-on performances by Richard Farnsworth and Colleen Dewhurst). Jonathan Crombie is entirely credible as Gilbert Blythe, Anne's childhood rival and patient would-be sweetheart. This three-hour production works in screen appearences by most of the characters from "Anne of Green Gables", including Mrs. Rachel Lynde, Diana Barrett, Josie Pye, the teacher Miss Stacey, among others.
Authentic sets and lushly beautiful location shooting in Prince Edward Island and Ontario, Canada, add immensely to the visual appeal of the film. Green Gables farm itself, Avonlea's one-room schoolhouse, and the White Sands Hotel seem just as described in the novel.
Even die-hard Anne fans should appreciate the remarkably seamless translation of novel to screen. Inevitably, the storyline has been compressed, and the order of a few events have been changed, but many scenes and whole swaths of dialogue are reproduced. Some scenes have been redone, but the changes seem faithful to the author's intent. For example, the episode in which an embarrassed Matthew purchases Anne's first pretty dress is now staged entirely at the store, with the aid of store clerk Alice Lawson. The priceless closing scene, in which Anne finally acknowledges her friendship with Gilbert, allows the actors to show the feelings implied in the original text.
The "Anne of Green Gables" DVD is very highly recommended to fans of the "Anne-girl" of all ages.
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follows. No one else can play the part like her. I don't know why they even try.