Anne of Green Gables: The Kevin Sullivan Restoration [8 Discs] [DVD] [1985]

This box set presents the restored version of what is arguably producer-director Kevin Sullivan's best-known and most acclaimed creation: the Anne series, adapted from Lucy Maud Montgomery's beloved books. Included here are Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story and Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning. The cast includes Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Barbara Hershey and Shirley MacLaine. The now-familiar epic saga dramatizes events from the life of Anne Shirley (Follows) who spends her childhood as a struggling orphan but ultimately matures into a promising and gifted young teacher who searches for her missing husband on European battlefields. In the fourth and last installment, Hershey turns up as the adult Anne, who has become a famous author and a mother, and waits for her son to return from World War II, meanwhile attempting to reconcile herself with painful memories from childhood. All of the said films appear here in full, and in their original widescreen ratios.
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Special Features

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Synopsis

Anne of Green Gables
Lucy Maud Montgomery's novel Anne of Green Gables, previously filmed in 1934, was afforded a TV-movie treatment in 1985. Megan Follows stars as 13-year-old Anne Shirley, an orphan girl sent to live with a foster family on Canada's Prince Edward Island. Though she has great difficulty controlling her temper, impulsiveness and vivid imagination, Anne eventually wins over her new guardians, domineering Marilla Cuthbert (Colleen Dewhurst) and Marilla's shy brother Matthew (Richard Farnsworth). Anne's secondary adventures concern her "bosom friend" Diana (Schuyler Grant) and her supposed enemy Gilbert Blythe (Jonathan Crombie). Anne of Green Gables was offered on American television as a 3-part presentation on PBS' Wonderworks; it aired from February 17 through March 3, 1986. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Megan Follows
    Megan Follows - Anne Shirley
  • Colleen Dewhurst
    Colleen Dewhurst - Marilla Cuthbert
  • Richard Farnsworth
    Richard Farnsworth - Mathew Cuthbert
  • Jonathan Crombie
    Jonathan Crombie - Gilbert Blythe
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    Schuyler Grant - Diana Barry

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