AHHHHH!!!! If you were a kid of the 80's you couldn't escape ANNIE on TV on any given holiday and who would want to? It's one of those amazing Classics that puts smiles on faces around the world.
As the movie says "You're never fully dressed without a smile". Annie is that story of rags to riches, the luck of the draw, where being tough and independent can get you anywhere if you have a dream. Annie's dream was to be any place but the Orphanage under Miss Hannigan's care.
This is a timeless piece of cinema with instantly recognisable songs and a whole host of drama to boot. Annie comes from an era when the majority of films had heart, they had a purpose, they had a message, they had that fanciful innocence that said "Hey World, Here I Am!"
This one is not to be missed but for a 30th Anniversary Edition has Sony Pictures really done their best when it comes to sourcing special features? This is a classic, a hit, one to watch before you die!
Sing-A-Long is not a feature, it's the film with SUBTITLES!!!!
I'm looking forward to it anyway but I do feel they could have tried harder especially with Annie's history on the Broadway stage and on film!.North American readers can pick up the ANNIE 30th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray now whilst UK readers will have to wait until November 26th. *shakes fist and readies the surround sound*
Adapted from the Tony Award®-Winning Musical Comedy Starring Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Aileen Quinn, Bernadette Peters, Ann Reinking and Tim Curry
ANNIE Debuting on Blu-ray™ November 26th
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Film
The sun will come out on November 26th when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the beloved musical classic ANNIE with its Blu-ray™ debut. This charming motion picture was adapted from the smash Tony Award®-winning musical comedy based on the “Little Orphan Annie” comic strip about a young, red-haired orphan, Annie, and her dreams of a better life outside the orphanage walls.
Filled with musical numbers that have become Broadway classics, such as “Tomorrow,” “Easy Street” and “It’s the Hard-Knock Life,” ANNIE features an ensemble cast: five-time Academy Award® nominated Albert Finney (Best Supporting Actor, Erin Brockovich, 2000) plays billionaire Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks; Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Carol Burnett (TV’s “The Carol Burnett Show”) plays Miss Hannigan, the orphanage’s cruel headmistress. It also stars Aileen Quinn in her feature film debut, as well as Bernadette Peters (TV’s “Smash”), Ann Reinking (All That Jazz) and Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show).
ANNIE was directed by Academy Award® winner John Huston (Best Director, Prizzi’s Honor, 1985) and written by Academy Award® nominated Carol Sobieski (Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published, Fried Green Tomatoes, 1991). The film was executive produced by two-time Tony Award® winner Joe Layton (“No Strings,” “George M!”).
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.
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!
Blu-ray™ Special Features Include:
- 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