- Format: NTSC
- Language: English, Spanish
- Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
- Studio: BUENA VISTA HOME ENTERTAINMENT
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00005OCMS
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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 All Movie Guide Robert Duvall And Ann-Margret. PLEASE NOTE: This is a REGION ONE DVD coded for viewing in the U.S. and Canada. It may not be viewable in other countries unless you have a player designed to play REGION ONE or ALL REGIONS. If in doubt check with the manufacturer of your DVD player before ordering.
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Top Customer Reviews
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?
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 on 31 Mar. 2015 by rita cleaver
Couldn't watch it due to the wrong region and had to returnPublished on 26 Feb. 2015 by helen louise price
I have loved this movie since it first came out. Alan Menken is an incredible composer. The movie was either jut ahead or just after its time,may it was released at a time where... Read morePublished on 17 Feb. 2015 by chelynnah
Can't watch it,as it is American and does not play on my DVDs.Published on 13 Jan. 2015 by Eleanor Robertson
So love this musical has a great story & Christian Bale is brilliant...So wanna see it on stage A++Published on 12 Jan. 2015 by JANEASTON
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