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

  • SKU: 6619162
  • Release Date: 08/03/2004
  • Rating: G
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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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (17 out of 17)

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
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Enjoyable film

    Posted
    CKCSWHFFAN
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    I enjoy both of the films. Enjoyable but not perfect films. The reason I saw both in the first place was to watch Julie's performance. She is perfect in her role as Queen Clarisse Renaldi. Hector Elizondo was also god in his Joseph/Joe role in both films. I hated Larry Miller"s character. It was SUPPOSED TO BE FUNNY. I found it hurtful & rude. This special edition is good. You have both the wide screen & full screen viewing options. Extras good. Outtakes, deleted scenes good. The "A New Princess" on disc 2, the "making of" special was good as well BUT MISSING 1 THING. WHERE THE HECK WAS HECTOR ELIZONDO? A staple in Garry's films, why was he not spoken to? That I thought was disappointing not to have that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

    Posted
    janie

    Princess Diaries is a great movie. It stars Anne Hathaway, (who does an excellent job at her role) as this dorky and clumsy teenager in high school. She's often "invisible" to other students, but get's through eveything with her bff at her side. But even though she had many awkward moments throughout her life, she could never imagine anything more crazy. Until her grandmother (JULIE ANDREWS!!), comes and tells her she's a princess. This is a hilarious film that takes us through her princess training and everyday teenage problems in a funny way. Hope you go and see it! It's a great movie, people of all ages should definately enjoy it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of my favorite Disney Princess Movies

    Posted
    Susie
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    Princess Diaries and Princess Diaries the Royal Engagement are two of my favorite Disney Movies. Ann Hathaway and Julie Andrew's are Perfect together. I have watched these 2 movies many times with my daughter. We enjoy them so much.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great movie

    Posted
    Anonymous

    This movie offers great acting with humor and a moral. Ann Hathaway is just getting started with her acting and this is a preview of up coming wonderful things she is to do (and has). The veteran actress Julie Andrews is wonderful and adds greatly to the effect the directer was looking for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Family Fun for All

    Posted
    Choppereed
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    Our entire family enjoyed this movie thoroughly. Although it will not win an Academy award, it is quite an entertaining, charming, modern fairy tale. Don't miss it. Anne Hathaway (Mia) is funny, quirky, and masters the lip curl quite well in this film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING FAIRY TALE

    Posted
    moomerz

    i absolutely love this movie! it is a great choice for girls of every age! my little sister who is 6 loves it, im 17 and i love it and even my mom who is 38 loves it! its a modern day cinderella story for the nerdy girl in school! a true classic!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Enjoying watching, added to my DVD Fav's

    Posted
    Ladybug43
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    I am replacing some VHS with DVD that we watch a lot and that are our Fav's and we have enjoyed watching this movie, another one for a great family movie night. Also get #2 to go with set

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Favorite childhood movie!

    Posted
    Hilda
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    Love this movie still til this day! Glad Best Buy offers it for a good price.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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