Newsies [WS] [DVD] [1992]

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.
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Special Features

  • 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
  • Singalong feature
  • Dolby Digital Surround Sound
  • Widescreen [2.35:1] enhanced for 16x9 televisions
  • Spanish-language track
  • French and Spanish subtitles

Synopsis

Newsies
A failed effort to revive the big-budget movie musical, Newsies attempted to create toe-tapping, song-and-dance excitement out of the true story of an 1899 strike by newspaper boys against publishing magnate Joseph Pulitzer. The "newsies" band together to protest a pay cut by Pulitzer (Robert Duvall), organizing a union to protect their rights and ensure fair wages. They are helped along the way by Medda (Ann-Margret), a local dance-hall performer who befriends the boys and provides an opportunity for an additional song or two. Director Kenny Ortega had previously choreographed Dirty Dancing, and composer Alan Menken had provided the acclaimed scores for Beauty and the Beast and Little Shop of Horrors, but their work here failed to capture the spark of their popular successes. Unable to connect with older or younger viewers, Newsies gained a reputation as a major bomb that cut short an attempt to bring back the live-action musical, though in the intervening years it has gained a small but appreciative cult. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Christian Bale
    Christian Bale - Jack Kelly
  • David Moscow
    David Moscow - David Jacobs
  • Luke Edwards
    Luke Edwards - Les Jacobs
  • Ann-Margret
    Ann-Margret - Medda Larkson
  • Max Casella
    Max Casella - Racetrack

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