Annie [Special Anniversary Edition] [DVD] [1981]

  • SKU: 6174613
  • Release Date: 01/13/2004
  • Rating: PG
  • 4.7 (88)
John Huston's big-screen adaptation of the Broadway smash Annie arrives on DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that fails to preserve the original theatrical aspect ratio of the film. Though fine for what it is, the full-frame transfer cramps the film in a way that will bother film lovers. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while French and Spanish soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Thai, and Korean subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a ten-minute featurette with the now grown Aileen Quinn, who discusses the wonderful time she had making the movie and how difficult the process of getting the part was. Another extra allows youngsters to sing along with the songs in the film. A music video from the Swedish pop band Play performing "It's the Hard-Knock Life," and a selection of trailers rounds out this release.
$7.99
Cardmember Offers

Overview

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
4.7
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (87 out of 88)

Special Features

  • Exclusive musical performance of "It's the Hard-Knock Life" by pop group Play
  • The Age of Annie trivia game
  • Sing along with Annie
  • Act along with Annie
  • My Hollywood Adventure with Aileen Quinn
  • Trailers
  • Newly created DTS Sound
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Annie
This family classic is adapted from the Broadway musical, which was based on the comic strip Little Orphan Annie. During the Great Depression in New York City, a plucky red-haired scrapper named Annie (Aileen Quinn) is the voice of hope for her fellow orphans who live under the supervision of drunken floozy Miss Hannigan (Carol Burnett). Annie's spirit is fueled by the belief that her real parents dropped her off at the orphanage with a half of a locket, promising to return for her with the other half. One day, the dingy orphanage is visited by the sophisticated Grace Farrell (Ann Reinking), personal secretary to conservative politician Oliver Warbucks (Albert Finney). In order to improve his image, Grace brings Annie to the Warbucks estate for a weeklong visit. Annie quickly wins the hearts of servants and politicians alike, eventually even bringing her song of hope, "Tomorrow," to President Roosevelt in Washington. Warbucks and Grace even go so far as to perform a public search for Annie's parents, creating an opportunity for Miss Hannigan, Rooster (Tim Curry), and Lily (Bernadette Peters) to scam their way to the reward money. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Albert Finney
    Albert Finney - Daddy Warbucks
  • Carol Burnett
    Carol Burnett - Miss Hannigan
  • Aileen Quinn
    Aileen Quinn - Annie
  • Ann Reinking
    Ann Reinking - Grace Farrell
  • Bernadette Peters
    Bernadette Peters - Lily

Overall Customer Rating

4.7 out of 54.7
88 Reviews
99%of customers recommend this product.

Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.