Pretty Woman [15th Anniversary Special Edition] [DVD] [1990]

  • SKU: 7212367
  • Release Date: 08/30/2005
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (291 out of 294)

Special Features


  • Blooper reel
  • "Live from the wrap party"
  • "LA: The Pretty Woman Tour"
  • All-new audio commentary with director Garry Marshall
  • 1990 production featurette
  • "Wild Women Do" performed by Natalie Cole
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
  • Widescreen (1.85:1)-enhanced for 16x9 television
  • French Language track
  • French and Spanish Subtitles

Synopsis


Pretty Woman
Self-involved corporate raider Edward Lewis (Richard Gere) has recently split up with his girlfriend. Seeking directions to the Beverly Hills Hotel, he makes the acquaintance of free-spirited hooker Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts) and decides to put her on a 3,000-dollar retainer as his "date." He Cinderellarizes her by bankrolling a full wardrobe and cosmetic makeover. Of course, the setup will be strictly platonic. A disarming modern-day fairy tale, Pretty Woman was the picture that made Julia Roberts a superstar. As charming as she is in her "giggling" sequences, Roberts' best scene is her triumphant return to a posh Rodeo Drive shop where she'd been previously snubbed. Keeping Pretty Woman afloat throughout is the buoyant direction of Garry Marshall and the always welcome presence of Marshall's stock company of actors, including Hector Elizondo as a stuffy but golden-hearted concierge. Pretty Woman began its life as a much darker story of prostitutes and homicidal drug dealers, but more box-office-savvy heads ultimately prevailed. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Richard Gere
    Richard Gere - Edward Lewis
  • Julia Roberts
    Julia Roberts - Vivian Ward
  • Ralph Bellamy
    Ralph Bellamy - James Morse
  • Jason Alexander
    Jason Alexander - Philip Stuckey
  • Laura San Giacomo
    Laura San Giacomo - Kit De Luca



Customer rating

4.8
99%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally- the original film Version on Blu-Ray

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    AandJ091108
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    The film "pretty woman" is a modern classic. It became a huge box office hit in the early 90s and made a superstar out of Julia Roberts. The film's release on DVD has been a muddled affair as a special edition version of the film that added all sorts of deleted scenes was the only version available. These scenes in my opinion took away from the original film which was perfect in it's original form. Sadly, the original theatrical version had been unavailable unless you owned a VHS copy. The Blu-Ray version here thankfully IS THE ORIGINAL THEATRICAL VERSION. The picture quality is clear and you can enjoy Pretty Woman without having to suffer through those awful scenes that the director frankly didn't feel worked either. The blu ray menu is gorgeous with a multipanel layout showing Vivienne's scene from the movie and the corresponding preliminary costume design artwork in another panel. James Newton Howard's amazing (and sadly still unreleased) orchestral scores plays in the background. There are loads of extras that have been offered on previous edition. On this version the main draw is the original film. I'm very happy to have this version back in my collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A tall tale...

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    Rettner

    A lot of people think right off that this is a "girly" movie. However, if they would take the time to sit down and actually watch it, it would touch your heart. Sure it's about a hooker, but that is not the main point. You also have Richard Gere who is incapable of love. A man who lost his way, and it took a special person, Julia Roberts to remind him just exactly how beautiful life really is. Julia is equivalent to an innocent child who sees black and white. There is no such thing as gray areas. Together they pave the way to overcome pretenses and remember what it was to be alive but most importantly what life is truly all about.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    NOT THE TRUE MOVIE

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    LaRou2u

    I love, love, love this movie. However this version is terrible! All the deleted scenes that they had the common sense to 'delete' 15 years ago are IN this movie. It ruins the original movie we all loved. When I first put it in, I thought I had hit something on the main menu to get this new version. I went back to the menu, searched and found out that the original movie is not on here! I now have to reorder it and get my favorite movie.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of my favorites!

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    TMAN
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    From my first viewing of Pretty Woman I knew it would be a movie I would always love! A new twist on the classic Cinderella story, Julia Roberts and Richard Gere are great as the would be couple. Also interesting to see Jason Alexander in a very non-George kind of role. For me, this one never loses its charm...plus it looks so much better on Blu-ray than it did on VHS all those years ago!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Julia Roberts Shines!

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    Joylu
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    This is Julia Roberts career launching movie and with good reason. Its just got the right mix of romance and comedy. Keep in mind the subject matter does not make it family friendly. But definetley has a Cinderella type story line and enough humor and romance to make this a wonderful addition to any movie lovers collection!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love Story For Males

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    LarryD
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    Pretty Woman is a love story guys can actually get into. It has an outstanding musical score that mimics the details of Julia Roberts being lifted in her life by Richard Gere. Supporting cast members such as Ralph Bellamy, and Hector Elizondo as the hotel manager, bring some humanity back to a cut-throat business world.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Woman

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    JohnnyDeppfan

    I liked Runaway Bride a lot better than Pretty Woman. I first saw Runaway Bride then I watched this one and it's not as good. I thought in some parts Pretty Woman was a little boring it seemed like a very long movie. Runaway Bride has more stars than this one. I thought it was funnier to. If you are looking for a good movie to buy don't put this one on the top of your list.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Love this movie.

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    VETTEBB
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    I took a trip back in time. I watched this movie and remembered why I loved it when it first came out. The picture on this version leaves something to be desired in some parties. Like part of it is Blu-ray and part in DVD. The picture gets grainy but only in a couple of parts. It doesn't detract from the movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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