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Annie - 30th Anniversary Sing-Along Edition (Blu-ray + UV Copy) [1982]

Aileen Quinn , Albert Finney , John Huston    Universal, suitable for all   Blu-ray
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (164 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Bernadette Peters, Tim Curry
  • Directors: John Huston
  • Format: Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Hindi, German, French, Finnish, Swedish, Arabic, Italian, Norwegian, Dutch, Danish, English, Turkish, Spanish, Japanese
  • Dubbed: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Ent.
  • DVD Release Date: 26 Nov 2012
  • Run Time: 122 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (164 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005XZR4ZG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,542 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



Though it's not in the same league as the classic screen musicals, Annie's heartwarming rags-to-riches storyline, social comment (shallow as it may be) and catchy songs make for an entertaining and unpretentious 90 minutes' viewing. Aileen Quinn is the irrepressible titular orphan, by no means as irritating as she looks in the cover picture; Albert Finney is Oliver Warbucks, the tyrannical tycoon (with a hidden heart of gold, of course) who adopts her for a week in the interests of good PR. The real show-stopper, though, is Carol Burnett as the gin-soaked harpy Miss Hannigan, ruling with an iron fist over an orphanage full of unruly girls, flirting with every man in sight and eventually scheming with her unscrupulous brother (Tim Curry) to kidnap Annie and reap a fat Warbucks reward cheque. While the songs--including "Tomorrow", "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile" and "It's a Hard Knock Life"--are excellent, the kids' voices are shrill and the production pretty low-rent: Annie is very obviously a stage show brought to screen on a low budget. But while it lacks the polish that make the Rodgers and Hammerstein and Lerner and Loewe musicals so special, it's funny and sweet and has a rough charm all its own.

On the DVD: The film is presented in widescreen, preserving its original 2.35:1 aspect, and is enhanced for 16:9 widescreen TVs; the soundtrack is Dolby surround, though as noted above the music score is relatively rough and ready so top-notch sound isn't actually as important as it would be in other musicals. The extras are pretty disappointing--an uninspired interactive menu features only the obligatory multi-language subtitles, (very) short biographies of the key cast members, a few publicity cards and posters, the theatrical trailer and--most interestingly--an isolated musical score. No commentary from director John Huston, no documentaries, nothing about the 1930s cartoon strip that was, apparently, one of the most popular of its day. There's actually more information in the accompanying booklet than there is on the disc. --Rikki Price

Product Description

Annie, the story of everyone’s favorite plucky, red-haired orphan, finally makes the leap from Broadway to Blu-ray™!

One day Annie (Aileen Quinn) is chosen to stay for a week with the famous billionaire “Daddy” Warbucks (Albert Finney). One week turns into many, and the only person standing in the way of Annie’s fun is Miss Hannigan, the tyrannical ruler of the orphanage (played to hilarious perfection by Carol Burnett). Will Miss Hannigan’s zany attempts to kidnap the irrepressible Annie succeed?

Sing along with the unforgettable songs and experience the beloved musical like never before!

Special Features

• Blu-ray Exclusive Sing-Along with Annie! Sing along to all your favorite songs from the film
• “My Hollywood Adventure with Aileen Quinn” Featurette
• Musical performance of “It’s the Hard-Knock Life” by Play!
• Original trailers and TV spots

Special features include the “My Hollywood Adventure with Aileen Quinn” featurette, in which Aileen Quinn discusses her journey being cast as Annie and her memories on the production. Exclusive to the Blu-ray™ is a Sing-Along with Annie, allowing fans to sing along to all their favorite songs from the film, as well as a musical performance of “It’s the Hard-Knock Life” by pop group Play!, as previously released on DVD. The Blu-ray also includes the original trailers and TV spots from the film.

Customer Reviews

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the proper version!! 15 Nov 2008
After reading other reviews slating this film for a less exciting ending and having missing songs.... please read up on the history of this musical. It is a stage production and this Disney version stays very true to the stage musical and score. There are still omissions, in particular the Herbert Hoover song by the homeless people and also the Tomorrow song in the White House. But in the main it is a much more realistic adaptation than the Aileen Quinn 1981 film which just changed huge chunks and added songs (like the hideous Let's Go to the Movies sequence instead of the much more captivating NYC). How anyone can prefer the 1981 version is beyond me, the characters of Annie, Grace and Warbucks are so much more likeable in this one and Kathy Bates is believable as Miss Hannigan (although I do feel that Carol Burnett's MH was the saving grace of the 1981 film). Where Grace sings Tomorrow to Annie to comfort her after her "parents" have turned up for her is extremely touching and it is easy to engage with the characters. Definitely give this movie a try, it is lovely.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Much More Like The Show 24 Sep 2003
Format:VHS Tape
For anyone who's been in or seen the stage version of this show you'll really appreciate this production. Directed by Rob Marshall (also responsible for Chicago) it is a much better representation of the original show than the 1981 film. Songs like "Something was missing" and "NYC" have been included plus the song "Tomorrow" has been put back in the right place which makes much more sense. There is also a special guest appearance from Andrea McArdle who played the original Annie on Broadway. Speaking of the lead, the girl who plays it is very impressive as is alot of the choreography. Yeah, it gets a bit Disney at times and has a rather strange ending, but after all it is a kids film and my 6 year old cousin was gripped, amused and walking around for a week saying "i love you miss hannigan".
Overall i prefer it to the original as it captures the sense of the show much better and cuts out alot of the Hollywood rubbish.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Childhood 6 Sep 2002
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Annie was a film that I had enjoyed right throughout my young years, to the extent that I had worn out three VHS tapes of the show. I love this film to to this day and always felt it emanated a feeling of warmth and security into a childs heart, with the unknowing contrast of a child who is comfortable in a well off society to that of the lives of little Annie, Molly and Duffy. This production allowed me as a child to see the poorer side of life, not in a frightened manner but one which could be filled with ones own happiness.
A truly delightful film for all to watch, it touched my heart then and continues to. The songs are great too, my favorite being Maybe, the thoughts of an orphans dream of meeting her parents. I love it!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the early 80's version (by a mile) 22 Feb 2009
Totally superior to the bloated, hammy (Tim Curry/Albert Finney!)1981 version.

It has better casting, singing, acting, choreography, storytelling, sets.

The 1981 version pales in comparison
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
With songs such as Hard Knock Life, You're Never Fully Dressed (without a smile) and Let's Go to the Movies, 'Annie' is sure to put a smile on your face. The story is well known... little orphan Annie is living in a 1920's orphanage in New York, run by the drunken tyrant Miss Hannigan. Local millionaire Oliver Warbucks invites an orphan to stay at his mansion for a week as a humanitarian gesture (in other words to get good publicity) and yes, our friend Annie is the lucky thing that stays there and proceeds to win his heart. However Annie's heart lies with finding her real parents, which prompts Miss Hannigan and her brother Rooster into forming a dastardly plan which is set to tear Annie and Daddy Warbucks apart...

This is an uplifting and heart-warming film which should delight children and adults alike. A worthy addition to any DVD collection, should this kind of film be your cup of tea.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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Format:VHS Tape
This has been my most favourite film ever since I first watched it at the age of about four. It's great for children and adults and I can guarantee you will soon be humming along to the tunes! Most suited to children from the ages of 4-10. Don't delay buy this video today!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars US Blu-ray Review...Same as UK release 1 Nov 2012
By Pantheon TOP 500 REVIEWER
As my title suggests this is a review of the US Import Blu-ray release.
First, and most importantly, for UK buyers....this disc is REGION FREE!!! The back of the box states this and my region-locked player plays it fine.
There are lots of review for the actual film, so in this review I'm only going to focus on the blu-ray release.

The biggest question: Is this worth replacing on Blu-ray. Answer: A resounding YES!!
The picture on the DVD is pretty bad, and, while the image on the blu-ray isn't perfect it's a dramatic leap up from the DVD.
Overall, if you're a fan this is a must-own and I'm very please I bought it.

You're probably wondering why I'm reviewing an American release on the UK profile...well, it's because they're the same. This disc has been out in the States for a while and it worked out 3 cheaper than buying the UK release later this month. The ONLY benefit to buying the UK version is the Digital Copy and, as I didn't care about that, I bought the US version.

Technical specs:
2.40.1 Widescreen.
Audio: English DTS-HD Master 5.1, Italian Dolby Digital 4.0, Japanese DD 5.1, and the following in Dolby Digital Stereo German, Spanish, French
Subtitles: Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedith, Turkish.
Extras: Sing Along, Featurette with Aileen Quinn, Digital Copy (only availble to US), Music Video, Trailers.
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Great film! Great storyline and great stars and great scenery!
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5.0 out of 5 stars We watched an 'updated show' in my son's Performing Art ...
We watched an 'updated show' in my son's Performing Art College and I bought this for my daughter who watched this 'ancient DVD' countless times and now she can sing all the... Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this as a child
Loved this as a child.. recently introduced my 3 & 5 year old to it and they loved it. I was crying with them!!
Published 11 days ago by Louise Doyle
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Goods arrived as described, fast delivery
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5.0 out of 5 stars voice of an angel
I realy enjoyed watching Annie, I was in tears whilst doing so, it is a good thing that I was on my own at the time
Published 1 month ago by jenny/petite
5.0 out of 5 stars Grandchildren love it
Both my Granddaughters, who are proper fidgets, sat down to watch and didn't move for the duration. They were spellbound. Read more
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