Little Women [Special Edition] [DVD] [1994]

This special edition of Gillian Armstrong's Little Women truly is special. In addition to the very nice anamorphic widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, English soundtracks are offered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround. Spanish and Portuguese soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo, while English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Thai subtitles are also available. The bountiful supplemental materials include a commentary track by the director, deleted scenes (also with director's commentary), a "making of" featurette, two different trivia games, a historical timeline, an isolated musical score, a costume and set design gallery with commentary by the film's fashion designer Colleen Atwood, theatrical trailers, talent files, and production notes. The wealth of material on this disc makes it an interesting buy for any DVD lover, but close to a must-have for any fan of the film itself.
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Special Features

  • Digitally mastered audio and anamorphic video
  • Widescreen presentation
  • Audio: English 5.1 (Dolby Digital) and 2-Channel (Dolby Surround), Spanish, Portuguese
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai
  • Director Gillian Armstrong's audio commentary
  • Deleted scenes with director's commentary
  • "Making-of" featurette
  • Two trivia games
  • Historical timeline
  • Isolated music score
  • Costume and set design gallery with Colleen Atwood's commentary
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Talent files
  • Production notes
  • Scene selections with motion images

Synopsis

Little Women
Louisa May Alcott's classic novel about a family of women in Civil War-era New England is again brought to the screen in this adaptation. The focus is on the March sisters, four young girls raised by their mother (Susan Sarandon) after their father leaves for battle as part of the Union Army. At the center is Jo March (Winona Ryder), an idiosyncratic would-be writer said to be based on Alcott herself, but the film also focuses on the stories of her sisters -- the more conventional Meg (Trini Alvarado), the innocent Beth (Claire Danes), and the precocious Amy (Kirsten Dunst and Samantha Mathis, who represent Amy at different ages.) The film spans years, following the girls' struggles with life's challenges and illustrating how their family connection remains strong in the face of tragedies large and small. Australian director Gillian Armstrong emphasizes the story's feminist elements, particularly in Jo's journey to independence. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Winona Ryder
    Winona Ryder - Jo March
  • Gabriel Byrne
    Gabriel Byrne - Friedrich Bhaer
  • Trini Alvarado
    Trini Alvarado - Meg March
  • Samantha Mathis
    Samantha Mathis - Amy March (older)
  • Susan Sarandon
    Susan Sarandon - Marmee March

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