Kenny Ortega's musical Newsies comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. An English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, while a Spanish soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible, and the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by Ortega, a pair of featurettes, a short documentary about the real-life incident on which the film is based, storyboards, and a karaoke section. Whatever one thinks of this infamous turkey, Disney/Buena Vista has done a spectacular job with this disc.
Audio commentary with filmmakers
"Newsies, Newsies, See All About It"
"Newsies: The Inside Story"
"The Strike: The True Story"
Storyboard-to-scene comparison sequence with audio commentary
Newsies is a movie from the early 90s. It was widely panned at the start but now has a very big cult following. As a fan of the movie and the musical I can say this is the best musical movie out there. The music and the story is absolutely amazing and you will leave the movie singing every single song in the movie!! Alan Menken wrote all of the music with his true style of music. In every song you can go from listening about a rebellion to hearing about a girl one of the guys likes. It is a very powerful and uplifting movie. Definitely a MUST BUY! It looks great on Blu-ray!
I've been obsessed with this movie musical since 6th grade. It's really a fantastic show, and bonus- baby faced Christian Bale being adorable as a teenager...its pretty hilarious. It just doesn't get old.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Show the play, wanted to see the movie. Just as good as the show! Just wished it came with a digital copy
Newsies is perfect, not in spite of, but because of its imperfection. Great music and dancing, incredible energy and enthusiasm from a cast with raw talent, and an uplifting story. I have loved this film for 20 years and every time I watch it I remember why. Watching Newsies will always make you feel better and inspire you to go out and pursue your dreams, while fighting for your rights. The number of people who love Newsies is not small - two generations of dreamers already. Finally a Blu-Ray so Newsies can return to its big-screen glory. Carryin' the banner!