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Outstanding Version of All Time Classic!,
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This review is from: Anne Of Green Gables - The Collection [DVD] (DVD)
I doubt if a better version of the much loved Anne of Green Gables books has ever or will ever be made. The casting is sublime - Megan Follows is Anne in spirit and looks and the early episodes bring the books to vivid, colourful life. The Canadian countryside is stunning and with excellent portrayals of Matthew & Marilla, Gilbert Blythe, Diana and the other favourites, this is a DVD to curl up and enjoy again and again.
The story is faithfull to the books for the first DVD and the sequel, however the continuing story is written independently but is still enjoyable as Anne and Gilbert live through the horrors of WW1, and Diana and her husband as well as catty Josie Pye are on hand to draw us into the next tales.
The actual DVD does have some glaring faults. To offer no subtitles in this day and age is unforgiveable - the lack of chapter selection means that re-watching your favourite (weepy!)scenes is a fiddly process, but I am pleased to report that unlike one reviewer of the individual DVD's I found that there were no problems whatever with the speech and the picture going out of sync.
Every household should have a copy of this classic. It is one to watch again and again with family and friends of all ages!
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Initial post: 28 Dec 2007 22:01:24 GMT
Last edited by the author on 28 Dec 2007 22:13:37 GMT
Suzanne Edie says:
While I did enjoy it, I have to contradict the comment about "Anne of Green Gables - The Sequel" being faithful to the books. It is partly faithful, but big chunks are completely different (what happened to the Redmond years, for example?). It even takes a scene from a book by a completely different author ("Good Wives", by Louisa May Alcott, from the "Little Women" series), in its depiction of Gilbert's first marriage proposal to Anne! Check out the wording of Laurie's proposal to Jo in said book, and then compare with this DVD if you don't believe me! (Gilbert's actual proposal, which takes place in Anne's second year at Redmond in "Anne of the Island", is completely different).
Similarly, the scene where Anne is telling Gilbert about sending a manuscript to a women's magazine is taken from "Little Women" where Jo is telling Laurie the same thing. Obviously one of the scriptwriters had read both series!
Posted on 21 Aug 2011 18:15:28 BDT
I have this on vhs video box sets and was actually thinking of buying it on dvd for subtitles and chapter selection but since there is neither I will now record the videos I already have onto disc. I agree that to offer no subtitles on dvds is unforgiveable. Thank you for pointing this glaring fault out, I have saved myself a lot of money!
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Posted on 18 Apr 2014 22:44:40 BDT
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Loved the book, owned it on VHS and now have the DVD box set. Watched and re watched. Cry every time.
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