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Freaky Friday [DVD] [1976]

  • SKU: 6504188
  • Release Date: 06/01/2004
  • Rating: G
The success of Mark Waters' remake of Freaky Friday certainly helped the decision to release this fine DVD of the original. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and will be a treat for anyone who has only seen this movie on television. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. A French soundtrack is available as well. Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a featurette hosted by Jodie Foster in which she reminisces about the making of the film, and a memory game. Disney has also made a two-pack featuring both versions of the film available for purchase.

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

    Special Features

    • "A Look Back With Jodie Foster"
    • Freaky Friday interactive memory game
    • Closed Captioned


    Freaky Friday
    Prolific television director Gary Nelson made the Walt Disney live-action comedy Freaky Friday, based on the novel by Mary Rodgers. Barbara Harris stars as suburban housewife Ellen Andrews, the wife of Bill (John Astin) and the mother of Annabel (Jodie Foster) and Ben (Sparky Marcus). Ellen just can't understand what's going on with teenaged Annabel, who hangs around the house making snappy remarks, eating ice cream for breakfast, and calling her brother Apeface. They each make a separate wish to be in the other's place, and they get their wish on Friday 13th. Ellen has to go through the day as a kid, playing on the field hockey team and dealing with typing class. Annabel has to deal with grown-up problems like getting appliances fixed and preparing a banquet. The whole silly story ends with a wacky car-chase/water skiing/hang-gliding conclusion in keeping with other Disney movies of the day. Freaky Friday was remade twice with the same title, and spawned a whole subgenre of body-switching movies in the 1980s. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Barbara Harris
      Barbara Harris - Ellen Andrews
    • Jodie Foster
      Jodie Foster - Annabel Andrews
    • John Astin
      John Astin - Bill Andrews
    • Patsy Kelly
      Patsy Kelly - Mrs. Schmauss
    • Dick Van Patten
      Dick Van Patten - Harold Jennings

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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

      much better than the remake! way better!!!


      oh man freaky friady the orginal movie from 1976 starring Jodie Foster and Barbrerah Harris i rather this one cause its much cooler to me besides doing a remake on a flim is sorta hard it easy very easy the 1976 movie starts as mother and daughter switching places on friday the 13th the mom is at her house in the kitchen and the teenage daughter is at a diner eating icecream meanwhile while the mother is smoking a ciguarte they both say at the exact say time i wish i could trade places with her for just one day" and suddleny mom is daughter while daughter is the mom which is known as vise versa movies with body swapping are the coolest movies ever made example in 1987 there was Like father Like son same as freaky friday olny with son and father then there was wish upon a star from 96 2 sisters traded places in each others bodies and there was the 93 version of freaky friday with Shelly Long and Gaby Hoofman but the best has to be the orginal Freaky Friday from 1976 i mean the 2003 movie was good but not as good as this one i personaly recomend this freaky friday besides its 70's cool hair grovy clothes and words like far out!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars



      The headline should say it all. This is about as good as it gets when it comes to Disney's live action films. Yes parts and the story may seem sappy but its still a good laugh. Barbara Harris is a delight as Ellen, doing everything from playing baseball to hanggliding. It also lets you see a young Jodie Foster (soon after her Taxi Driver success) in a self-professed awckward period as Annabel in the opposites shoes. Great co-stars (John Astin, Ruth Buzzi, and Kaye Ballard) complement this film. While the story seems outdated (in comparison to the 03 Lohan/Lee Curtis remake), its still charming. Jodie offers a wonderful look back at her days as a Disney "kid" and offers her perspective. See it once...just to see what inspired the 03 hit remake.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Had to add to collection

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I had to add this to our collection and the price was right. I really loved this movie when I was younger

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good kids movie

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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Good kids movie. My daughter asked if I'd watch it with her, so I did.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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