Newsies: 20th Anniversary [Blu-ray]  [US Import]
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Presented for the first time with an astonishing state-of-the-art digital restoration! Starring Academy Award(R) winners Christian Bale and Robert Duvall and screen favorite Ann-Margaret, "Newsies" tells the true tale of a courageous group of newsboys in a classic musical style. Enjoy incredible dance sequences brilliantly choreographed by Kenny Ortega ("High School Musical") and a riveting story produced by Hollywood legend Alan Menken ("Beauty And The Beast"). Experience this critically acclaimed film - bursting with unforgettable songs.
Audio Commentary, "Newsies, Newsies, See All About It", "The Strike! The True Story", Storyboard to Scene Comparison Sequence with Commentary, Sing Along Feature.
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Watch it and have a great time. It's a fantastic family film.
With live action, it is sometimes hard to choreograph the dance sequences to match the energetic music. Yet Kenny Ortega and Peggy Holmes manage to do just that. The dance routines are a visual feast, very infectious. They manage to capture the right spirit whether there is just one person doing the dance (as in 'Santa Fe') or if there is a huge group ('Seize the Day').
This movie made me notice Christian Bale as an actor for the first time. I found his performance in this film to be winning and earnest. I then saw him in 'Swing Kids' (another movie I would recommend) and it cemented in my mind that someday he would become a very recognised and accomplished actor.
David Moscow (the boy in 'Big') also delivers a fine performance. This is a movie about the boys and it really needed some strong and believable performances from them. I would have a hard time coming up with two other actors who could have given better performances than Christian Bale and David Moscow.
Outside of Bill Pullman, the adult actors were a bit of a letdown. Both Robert Duvall's character and Ann-Margret's were little more than caricatures.Read more ›
Really wish Walt Disney Home Entertainment would consider releasing it to other parts of the world besides the US... Can Amazon.co.uk assist us in this?
But why is no version released that can be played on European BluRay / DVD-Players?? So only one star for that.
The movie is a musical inspired by the newsboy’s, or newsies, strike against all the papers inNew York Cityin 1899. It focuses especially on Jack Kelly (Christian Bale) and David Jacobs (David Moscow) who are the leaders of the movement, at least in this telling of the tale.
Jack and David meet when David joins the newsies who sell for Pulitzer and Jack takes him under his wing to help him figure out how to sell. Despite David’s original reluctance, they quickly become a good team.
However, Pulitzer is looking for more profits, and he decides that the best way to do this is to raise the price on the newsies without raising the cost of the paper. He figured they won’t do anything but roll over and take it. But he’s wrong. Jack, with David reluctantly coaching him, begins organizing the others in a strike that spreads to the other newspapers.
Only one reporter is willing to cover the story, Bryan Denton (Bill Pullman). Their only other real ally is Medda Larkson (Ann-Margaret), who owns and performs in a dance hall. Will they be able to win the strike? Or are the odds too stacked against them?
Honestly, I can see why the movie didn’t do well when it first came out. It’s just a strange proposition. A musical around a strike? And it does have a few fights in it that don’t quite seem to fit the first time through.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Saw the first video years ago named the news boys. It is just as good now as then but clearer in blu RayPublished 16 months ago by rita cleaver
Couldn't watch it due to the wrong region and had to returnPublished 17 months ago by helen louise price
Can't watch it,as it is American and does not play on my DVDs.Published 18 months ago by Eleanor Robertson
So love this musical has a great story & Christian Bale is brilliant...So wanna see it on stage A++Published 18 months ago by JANEASTON
US import DVD works without any problems on our blu ray player. Very entertaining old school Disney musical with Christian Bale singing and dancing. Read morePublished on 14 Oct. 2013 by Thomas
The stage show of this film will be opening in the West End in the spring which may make Disney bring out a Region 2 edition. Read morePublished on 11 Oct. 2013 by Razzamatazz
Came well packaged, the film itself I was singing along to (sad I know) but loved this film from years back and still thoroughly enjoyed.Published on 1 Jun. 2013 by Julie Woolmer