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Director: Andy Tennant     Starring: Jodie Foster Yun-Fat Chow
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Anna and the King (Special Edition-Full Screen) DVD 1 of 1

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Format: DVD
Sku: 40165425
UPC: 024543037552
UPC 14: 00024543037552
Category Keywords: Based On A Novel  Romances  Theatrical Release
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Academy Award winner Jodie Foster and international action star Chow Yun-Fat bring to life the epic true story of a woman who challenged the heart of a king and inspired the destiny of a nation. English schoolteacher Anna Leonowens has traveled to Siam to educate the fifty-eight children of King Mongkut. If she has preconceived notions about the East, the King has similar notions about the West. But amid the danger of growing political unrest, their respect for each other slowly turns into something more.

"...Filled with grandeur, excitement and deep, uplifting romance!  NBC TV
"Magnificent!  New York Daily News
"...lush, lavish and completely captivating.  Rex Reed, New York Oserver

Editor's Note
Based on the diary writings of English widow Anna Leonowens, who journeyed to Siam in 1862 to tutor the children of King Mongkut, this is a grand, epic motion picture that recalls the Hollywood days of yore (see 1946's ANNA AND THE KING OF SIAM and 1956's THE KING AND I for earlier screen adaptations). Chow Yun Fat delivers a heartwarming performance that should finally earn him star status in America, and Jodie Foster is, as always, a magnetic screen presence. Their relationship, which is sparked by a just-beneath-the-surface romantic undercurrent, propels the story forward and provides it with its emotional core. As the film builds to its exciting climax, the relationship between the two is tested even further.


Video Features DVD, Special Edition, Full Picture Aspect Ratio

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 8/2/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 147 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1999
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2003755
Video UPC UPC: 00024543037552
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Pan and Scan (TV Format)  1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Bai Ling
Video Cast Info Chow Yun-Fat
Video Cast Info Jodie Foster
Video Cast Info Tom Felton
Video Cast Info Andy Tennant - Director
Video Cast Info Caleb Deschanel - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Eric Angelson, et al. - Producer
Video Cast Info George Fenton - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Peter Krikes - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Steve Meerson - Screenplay


Golden Globe (2000)
   Video Award Name George Fenton, Nominee, Best Music, Original Score
   Video Award Name Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, et al., Nominee, Best Original Song--Motion Picture

Oscar (2000)
   Video Award Name Jenny Beavan, Nominee, Best Costume Design

Professional Reviews

"...Undeniably gratifying....Foster moves gracefully in period costumes and commands the screen charismatically..." p.83-4

Rolling Stone
"...[Chow Yung-Fat] is a class act - courtly and charming..." 01/20/2000 p.63-4

Box Office
"...Chow and Foster are perfect casting -- stars whose command of their craft and the camera remain all but unmatched anywhere in the world..." 02/01/2000 p.59

USA Today
"...Luxuriant....Pleasant..." 12/17/1999 p.9E

Reel Views 7 of 10
... Chow is an inspired choice for the role--not only does he have an imposing screen presence, but - James Berardinelli

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Foster,Jodie
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
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