Disney's The Princess Diaries [Special Edition] [2 Discs] [DVD] [2001]

  • SKU: 6619162
  • Release Date: 08/03/2004
  • Rating: G
  • 4.9 (15)
The hit comedy The Princess Diaries gets the royal treatment in this special two-disc DVD release. The Princess Diaries appears in two transfers, a widescreen version letterboxed in the aspect ratio of 1.85:1 (and enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors), and a full-screen transfer pan-and-scanned to the 1.33:1 ratio. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1, and viewers may choose between the original English-language audio and a dubbed track in French. Optional subtitles in English, French, and Spanish are also included. The disc which features the letterboxed transfer of the film also includes two alternate commentary tracks, one featuring leading ladies Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway, and the other with director Garry Marshall. Other bonus materials on the widescreen disc include a collection of trailers for other Walt Disney Home Entertainment releases, a look at the making of the movie, a preview of the sequel The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement , outtakes and bloopers, and more. The full-screen disc includes a different set of extras, including eight deleted scenes (with introduction from director Marshall), and music videos for the songs "Supergirl" by Krystal Harris and "Miracles Happen" by Myra.
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Overall Customer Rating:
4.9
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (15 out of 15)

Special Features

  • Choice of full-screen and widescreen viewing presentations
  • 8 deleted scenes introduced by Garry Marshall
  • Never-before-seen outtakes & bloopers
  • Exclusive sneak peek at The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
  • "A New Princess" behind-the-scenes featurette
  • "Livin' Like a Princess" featurette
  • Enhanced computer features for DVD-ROM - printable room accessories and much more
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

The Princess Diaries
This teen comedy from Disney is based on a popular novel by Meg Cabot and directed by Garry Marshall. Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) is a teenage klutz who's openly mocked by the popular Lana Thomas (pop singer Mandy Moore). In fact, Mia's only friend at her exclusive prep school is the socially outcast Lilly (Heather Matarazzo). Mia's life takes a dramatic turn, however, when her mom announces that her late biological father was in actuality the crown prince of a small European nation, Genovia. Now Mia is the sole heir to the throne, and her grandmother, Queen Clarisse Renaldi (Julie Andrews) wants to tutor the awkward teen in royal behavior. It's a daunting task given Mia's lax table manners, poise, and hair care, but the girl perseveres with some makeover help from her grandmother's security chief Hector Elizondo) and a style expert (Larry Miller). In the meantime, Mia's romantic affections are torn between the handsome, popular Josh (Erik Von Detten) and the more appropriate Michael (Robert Schwartzman), who also happens to be Lilly's brother. The Princess Diaries is the second film from Whitney Houston's production shingle after the television version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (1997). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Anne Hathaway
    Anne Hathaway - Mia Thermopolis
  • Julie Andrews
    Julie Andrews - Queen Clarisse Renaldi
  • Hector Elizondo
    Hector Elizondo - Joseph
  • Heather Matarazzo
    Heather Matarazzo - Lilly Moscovitz
  • Mandy Moore
    Mandy Moore - Lana Thomas

Overall Customer Rating

4.9 out of 54.9
15 Reviews
100%of customers recommend this product.

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