Little Princess

Directed By: Alfonso Cuaron Starring: Liesel Matthews

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Otstanding Family Flick

by Claws on 11/19/1999

Absolutely stunning photography and cinematography combined with engaging characters filled with emotion and wit make for an excellent addition to any family's video collection. DVD only improves this timeless tale due to superior camera work and a stirring score. A must see. Read More

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Little Princess

by Kelly on 5/23/2002

Little Princess is one of the best films for the whole family that I have seen. I have 5 children ranging in ages from 10 to 18. We saw this film a few years ago, and we all enjoyed it. My husband who usually likes the shoot-em-up types of films, also enjoyed the film. Read More

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Product Overview

About a young girl who must rely on her wits and imagination when she is separated from her soldier father and sent to a strict boarding shcool.


Studio Warner
SKU 40041452
UPC 085391910022
UPC 14 00085391910022
Format DVD
Release Date 12/7/2010
Rating Rating
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Editors Note
Note An engaging version of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic tale of a girl who's sent to a boarding school in New York when her father must serve in World War I. The young girl learns that, despite the treatment she receives from a strict headmistress, she'll always be a princess.
Plot Summary
Summary When Sara Crewe's wealthy father is called upon to fight in the British Army, he enrolls her in Miss Minchin's School For Girls. There, Sara's imagination and gift for storytelling win over the other students -- but not the stern Miss Minchin, who immediately bans all make-believe on campus. However, Sara continues to tell her exotic tales late into the night, when the cranky headmistress is fast asleep.| Then, one day, Miss Minchin coldly informs Sara that her father died in battle, and that the only way she can keep a roof over her head is to work as a servant. Sara loses her beautiful room and her fine possessions and moves into the cold, dark attic. But even as she scrubs the toilets and mops the floors, little Sara Crewe holds firmly to her belief that her father is still alive... and she'll do anything, even risk Miss Minchin's wrath, to discover the truth.
Sight and Sound "...A LITTLE PRINCESS has a striking picture book quality to it..." 02/01/1996 p.47
USA Today "...Stylish....Color-drenched fantasy scenes..." -- 3 out of 4 stars 05/18/1995 p.12D
Entertainment Weekly "...Translated with a wonderful modern verve....The prevailing mood is magical." -- Rating: A 06/02/1995 p.43
Variety "...A children's film that plays equally well to kids and adults....Matthews is a constant delight....Marvelously crafted in every respect..." 05/01/1995
Chicago Sun-Times "...Well-directed and produced: Cuaron's version of magic realism consists of seeing incredibly fanciful sets and situations in precise detail..." 05/19/1995 p.33
Wall Street Journal "Emmanuel Lubezki shot this enchanting film with all the warmth he brings to THE TREE OF LIFE." 05/27/2011
Alfonso Cuaron
Liesel Matthews
Cast & Crew
Eleanor Bron - Actor
Liam Cunningham - Actor
Liesel Matthews - Actor
Vanessa Lee Chester - Actor
Frances Hodgson Burnett - Based On Novel By
Alfonso Cuaron - Director
Emmanuel Lubezki - Director of Photography
Patrick Doyle - Musical Score
Alan C. Bloomquist, et al. - Producer
Richard LaGravenese - Screenplay
Elizabeth Chandler - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1995
Catalog ID 19100
UPC 00085391910022
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 97 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Oscar (1996) Emmanuel Lubezki, Nominee, Best Cinematography
ReviewSource San Francisco Chronicle
Review ...[the movie] is basically a fairy tale--but one rendered with such honesty, such unflinching awareness of a child's infinite capacity for pain and joy, that it touches something deeper than the merely fabulous... It is an affirmation of the human spirit, of the special heroism that can only be found in the very young and pure of heart...
Reviewer Gary Kamiya
ReviewRating 9
Aspect Ratio 1.95:1, DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Widescreen, Film Highlights, Notes, Trailers, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled, Biographies
Product Attributes
Actor Bron,Eleanor
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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