Anna and the King (Special Edition-Full Screen)

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Product Overview

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.

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40165425
UPC 024543037552
UPC 14 00024543037552
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Based On A Novel
Romances
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
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.
Reviews
Variety "...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
Directors
Andy Tennant
Actors
Jodie Foster
Yun-Fat Chow
Cast & Crew
Andy Tennant - Director
Bai Ling - Actor
Caleb Deschanel - Director of Photography
Chow Yun-Fat - Actor
Eric Angelson, et al. - Producer
George Fenton - Musical Score
Jodie Foster - Actor
Peter Krikes - Screenplay
Steve Meerson - Screenplay
Tom Felton - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1999
Catalog ID 2003755
UPC 00024543037552
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 147 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Pan and Scan (TV Format)  1.33:1 [4:3]
Awards
Golden Globe (2000) George Fenton, Nominee, Best Music, Original Score,Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, et al., Nominee, Best Original Song--Motion Picture
Oscar (2000) Jenny Beavan, Nominee, Best Costume Design
Reviews
ReviewSource Reel Views
Review ... Chow is an inspired choice for the role--not only does he have an imposing screen presence, but
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 7
Features
DVD, Special Edition, Full Picture Aspect Ratio
Product Attributes
Actor Foster,Jodie
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Quotes
NBC TV ...Filled with grandeur, excitement and deep, uplifting romance!
New York Daily News Magnificent!
Rex Reed, New York Oserver ...lush, lavish and completely captivating.
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