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Calendar Girls [DVD] [2003]

Release Date:05/04/2004
Nigel Cole directs two of the most respected British actresses of their generation, Helen Mirren and Julie Walters, in the comedy Calendar Girls. That film makes its debut on DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. A French soundtrack is accessible, as are Spanish subtitles. The film's story is based on actual events, and a featurette about the real-life people depicted in the film is included, along with a making-of featurette and deleted scenes. This is a solid release from Touchstone Home Entertainment.

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    75% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 4)

    Special Features

    • "The Naked Truth" documentary
    • "Creating the Calendar" documentary
    • Deleted scenes
    • Closed Captioned


    Calendar Girls
    Nigel Cole directs the feel-good comedy Calendar Girls, based on the true story of a group of working-class British housewives who became overnight celebrities by posing for a nude calendar in order to raise more than $500,000 pounds for a new leukemia unit. The film follows the adventures of best friends Chris Harper (Helen Mirren) and Annie Clarke (Julie Walters), both members of the charitable Rylstone Women's Institute in North Yorkshire. After Annie's husband John (John Alderton) succumbs to leukemia, the friends are motivated to take some action. They convince the group to craft a tastefully nude calendar featuring the usual ladies' activities of gardening and baking, as photographed by the young amateur Lawrence (Philip Glenister). Despite the disapproval of the Institute's leader Marie (Geraldine James), the calendar quickly becomes a best-seller and leads the group to Hollywood. Ciaran Hinds appears as Chris' husband Rod Harper. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Helen Mirren
      Helen Mirren - Chris Harper; AKA Miss October
    • Julie Walters
      Julie Walters - Annie Clarke; AKA Miss February
    • John Alderton
      John Alderton - John Clarke
    • Linda Bassett
      Linda Bassett - Cora
    • Annette Crosbie
      Annette Crosbie - Jessie

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