Based on the international best-selling novel by L.M. Montgomery, this Emmy Award-winning production follows the provocative life drama of orphan Anne Shirley (Megan Follows), from her struggles as an adolescent to her triumphs as a young woman. The result is a delicate epic full of wit, style, and emotional power. Presented In Digitally restored Region Free Blu-ray for the first time!
Megan Follows, Tony Award-winner Colleen Dewhurst (A Moon for the Misbegotten, Annie Hall) and Academy Award-nominee Richard Farnsworth (Comes a Horseman, The Grey Fox, The Natural) give unparalleled performances in this critically-acclaimed motion picture, based on the international best-selling novel.
When Anne Shirley arrives at the Cuthbert’s Farm on Prince Edward Island, she is a precocious, romantic child, desperate to be loved, and highly sensitive about her red hair and homely looks. In her own unique, headstrong manner, Anne manages to insult the town matriarch, Rachel Lynde, in a dispute over her looks, smashes her slate over Gilbert Blythe’s head – when he calls her “carrots” during her first day at school – and accidentally dyes her hair green in an effort to turn her red hair black and salvage her wounded pride.
It seems Anne is destined to cultivate disaster. She becomes “bosom” friends with Diana Barry, but accidentally succeeds in getting Diana drunk by unknowingly serving currant wine instead of raspberry cordial at a tea party. Diana’s mother turns on Marilla for making the wine in the first place and forbids her daughter to associate with Anne. From then on, Anne moves from one mishap to another as her wild imagination and far-fetched antics combine to constantly bring trouble upon her shoulders.
One is left with the impression that Gilbert’s and Anne’s lives will henceforth become intertwined. Anne gives up the romance of her youth and prepares to undertake the journey of becoming an adult.
Filmed amidst the spectacular scenery of Prince Edward Island, Canada, this Emmy Award-winning production follows the enchanting life of orphan Anne Shirley, from her struggles as an adolescent to her triumphs as a young woman. A delicate epic full of wit, style, and emotional power.
Sullivan Entertainment offers an amazing line up of features, movies and series. Their most well-known production is now available on Blu-ray – Anne of Green Gables Blu-ray: 30th Anniversary Edition.
Anne of Green Gables is probably one of the most beloved stories there is. I loved reading the novels as a teen and I remember the first time I saw the Kevin Sullivan directed miniseries and being just in awe over Megan Follows as Anne. Her portrayal of Anne is everything I had imagined while reading the novels, and to this day, in my mind, Megan Follows IS Anne (and for that matter Colleen Dewhurt and Richard Farnsorth are forever Marilla and Matthew Cuthburt in my mind,)
Anne of Green Gables Blu-ray: 30th Anniversary Edition features an incredibly well done restoration and transfer. The picture quality is near perfect, especially considering the age of the original recording which makes this edition a must for any Anne of Green Gables fans, even if you already own a different edition.