National Velvet [DVD] [1944]

  • SKU: 3950825
  • Release Date: 07/11/2000
  • Rating: G
The lovely, timeless family film National Velvet gets a good, no-frills DVD release from Warner Home Video. Practically identical to the MGM DVD edition, National Velvet's print has been remastered and the 1940s color cinematography looks great. The print comes in the standard screen format that echoes the original theatrical aspect ratio perfectly. The Dolby Digital 2.0 Monophonic soundtrack is well balanced and clean. It would've been nice for Warner's to add a DVD extra or two, but there is no faulting this budget-priced release on technical merits.
$9.99

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

    Special Features


    • Interactive menus
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Scene access
    • Languages: English & Français
    • Subtitles: English, Français & Español

    Synopsis


    National Velvet
    Although National Velvet was the first starring role for 11-year-old Elizabeth Taylor, the early part of the film belongs to Mickey Rooney in the showier role of Mike Taylor, a headstrong English ex-jockey. Soured on life by a serious accident, Mike plans to steal from the country family that has taken him in, but his resolve is weakened by the kindness of young Velvet (Taylor). The two find a common bond in their love of horses. Velvet wins an "unbreakable" horse in a raffle, and enters the animal in the Grand National Sweepstakes. Though Mike is unable to ride the horse, he aids Velvet in her plan to disguise herself as a jockey; she wins the race...but the story isn't over quite yet. Co-starring as Velvet's mother is Anne Revere, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance. National Velvet is based on the novel by Enid Bagnold. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Elizabeth Taylor
      Elizabeth Taylor - Velvet Brown
    • Mickey Rooney
      Mickey Rooney - Mike Taylor
    • Donald Crisp
      Donald Crisp - Mr. Brown
    • Anne Revere
      Anne Revere - Mrs. Brown
    • Angela Lansbury
      Angela Lansbury - Edwina Brown



    Customer rating

    4.8
    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Silver Screen Legends

      Posted
      HunahunaBear
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      Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Rooney, Angela Lansbury... you can't go wrong with this cast! I honestly sat in awe for the first twenty minutes - Elizabeth Taylor is only 11 in this film! Excellent story line, great family film - solid five stars!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic Movie

      Posted
      Cmmedia
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This is our second copy of the film. First was worn out. Love this movie and Best Buy did a fantastic job getting it to us for the holidays.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Very heartwarming.

      Posted
      AlexE

      This is a classic, heartwarming story that is a must-see for children of all ages. I would most definitely recommend it without any hesitation!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Beautiful Movie

      Posted
      Potterybarnliz
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Taylor and Rooney give such incredible performances and it includes the trailer!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic Movie

      Posted
      Badgerdawg
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Awesome, they just don't make movies like this any more, loved it..

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good movie for young people

      Posted
      pat807
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      Bought this for horse-loving niece. She loved it and has watched it again & again..

      I would recommend this to a friend



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