Anne of Green Gables DVD : The Continuing Story customer’s review

Friday, 23. October 2009 7:44 | Author:

AoGG dvd, The Continuing Story : B-
This last movie was not horribly bad as other people said, but it does pale greatly in comparison with the first two. The continuing story was made in 2000 and people had extremely high expectations. I would have to say that out of the three movies (AoGG, Anne of Avonlea, The continuing story), AoGG:The continuing story is far the movie I liked the least. I would not say that it was a total flop , but my expectations were way higher. The quality of the story certainly does not compare with the first two movies. First, the movie does not follow any story from the books. I believe was based after Rilla of Ingleside, but certainly doesn’t reflect the book at all. Second, The Continuing Story doesn’t have that romantic/dreamy/poetic side the first two movies have. Third, the movie takes place in a totally different setting, during World War One, which is the setting of Rilla of Ingleside. The story does fall a little bit flat and the writers seem to have lost the essence of who is Anne Shirley. I would say that out of AoGG context, this is an okay movie, but taking in account that this movie is supposed to be the continuing story, it really takes out a lot of what made us love Anne. While I would give both AoGG and Anne of Avonlea A++++, I give the last DVD a B-, because, despite of the story being not great, we still love Megan Follows. The first two movies left me with a warm feeling in my heart, and the last dvd, I’m afraid, left me somewhat cold.

Conclusion : Anne of Green Gables DVD, big yes to the first ones, the third one only for the ones who can keep their expectations low!

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Anne of Green Gables : The Collection

Sunday, 11. October 2009 18:20 | Author:

Anne of Green Gables DVD

Anne of Green Gables : The 20th Anniversary Collection

Description

Starring: Megan Follows as Anne Shirley, Colleen Dewhurst as Marilla Cuthbert, Richard Farnsworth as Matthew Cuthbert, Jonathan Crombie as Gilbert Blythe and Schuyler Grant as Diana Barry.

Synopsis:

This special compilation of the 3 Anne of Green Gables produced by Kevin Sullivan were released for the 20th anniversary of the series. You will find Megan Follows (Anne Shirley), Tony Award-winner Colleen Dewhurst (Marilla Cuthbert), Academy Award-nominee Richard Farnsworth (Matthew Cuthbert), Jonathan Crombie (Gilbert Blythe) and Schuyler Grant (Diana Barrie) who give unparalleled performances in this critically-acclaimed motion picture. AoGG, The Sequel and The Continuing Story, an Emmy Award-winning trilogy based on the international best-selling novel AoGG by Canadian writer Lucy Maud Montgomery. The movie was filmed amidst the splendid scenery of Prince Edward Island in Canada. This production follows the exciting life of orphan Anne Shirley beautifully played by Megan Follows), following her struggles as a teenager to her accomplishments as a young woman. A delicate tale full of wit, style, nostalgia and emotional power.

This Anne of Green Gables DVD features :

  • digitally restored picture
  • 2 Documentaries of 75 minutes long about Lucy Maud Montgomery and PEI
  • fun missing scenes
  • Megan Follows’ audition
  • the bios of all the cast and the crew
  • the director’s commentary
  • never seen behind-the-scenes!
  • lost footage
  • a missing Green Gables episode called “Marilla Cuthbert’s Death”
  • a Souvenir Brochure – The Anne Trilogy – filled with insider information and amazing behind-the-scenes and production photography.

Number of discs:

5 discs

Released:

1983,1988,2000

Genre:

Family,Rated G

Languages:

English, French, Spanish

Reviews

5 stars (397 reviewers)

Beth 06 September 2009
Why should you pick the AoGG DVD set? First because of the quality of the image. Forget your old VHS version, these DVD are of an incredible quality and the pictures from PEI are just amazing. Second, for the behind-the-scenes, the cast and crew interviews and all the comments. I rate both the first and second movie 5 stars, although I do not care too much for the last one. But for the price you pay through this website, the nice box and the additional comments and interviews, I find worth buying the whole collector’s package. And also, I like the idea of owning the full trilogy. Highly recommended to anyone who liked AoGG and highly recommended for anyone who never saw AoGG!
Zack Walsch 29 September 2009
Anne of Green Gables is a remarkable movie (series). Although I never read the books from Lucy Maud Montgomery, I watched the series with my fiancee, whom I got this collector’s series for. This is not my typical type of movie, but I really enjoyed it. The cast chosen to play in this series is noteworthy. And it is hard to believe, after watching the first movie, that Richard Farnsworth (Matthew Cuthbert) was actually a stuntman for 30 years! I got this collector’s dvd set because it came with the extras, which I found very valuable (my fiancee was just crazy over those extras!) as they added another dimension to the tale. I’m happy I got to watch this series and a tip for all guys, I can certify that you will become the luckiest man in the world if you get your gf/fiancee/wife this as a b-day present or Christmas present.
GG 12 July 2009
Anne of Green Gables is definitely one of my favorite movie. It stars Megan Follows as Anne Shirley. Megan Follows and all the cast do a wonderful job. The storyline is wonderful (although it does not always follow the storyline from our beloved books from Lucy Maud Montgomery). I decided to buy the Collection, because of the discount you get through this website, it comes up cheaper than buying each DVD individually. The comments and extras are a wonderful addition to this already so great 5 stars movie! Love it!

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