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    Unique ID Code: 0000028220
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 29/12/2001 10:01
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    Princess Diaries, The (US)

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    She rocks. She rules. She reigns
    Certificate: G
    Running Time: 115 mins
    Retail Price: $29.99
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    Academy Award® Winner Julie Andrews, enchanting newcomer Anne Hathaway and Hector Elizondo (Pretty Woman) lead a charmed cast in Disney`s The Princess Diaries, a hilarious, hip and heartwarming modern day Cinderella story. Mia Thermopolis (Hathaway) is a bright but terribly shy and gawky teenager whose goal in life is to survive each school day with a minimum of attention and embarrassment.

    Unfortunately her wish to be invisible is thwarted when her estranged grandmother arrives and delivers the shocking news that she`s a real-life princess - heir to the throne of Genovia! Furious and incredulous, the reluctant royal agrees to take "princess lessons" and make the biggest decision of her life - in three weeks. And so begins a comical transformation towards poise and princess-ness when she finds herself in the middle of a media storm, jealous schoolmates and a plot to take over her country. Funny, uplifting and affirming - your entire family will thoroughly enjoy this crown jewel.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    "A New Princess" Behind-The-Scenes Featurette
    8 Deleted Scenes Introduced by Director Garry Marshall
    "The Ultimate Tea Party" Audio Commentary with Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway
    Audio Commentary with Director Garry Marshall
    Myra Music Video "Miracles Happen"
    Krystal Music Video "Super Girl"

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 French

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Garry Marshall

    Written By:

    Caroline Goodall
    Mandy Moore
    Heather Matarazzo
    Hector Elizondo
    Anne Hathaway
    Julie Andrews

    Casting By:
    Marcia Ross
    Donna Morong
    Gail Goldberg

    Soundtrack By:
    John Debney

    Director of Photography:
    Karl Walter Lindenlaub

    Bruce Green

    Costume Designer:
    Gary Jones

    Production Designer:
    Mayne Schuyler Berke

    Ellen H. Schwartz
    Mario Iscovich
    Whitney Houston
    Debra Martin Chase

    Disney Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    This is your typical Disney teenage romantic comedy that means nothing for itself, but Andrews` role as a queen serves her right so much.
    The video transfer is very good. There are no compression signs nor scratches and the picture is crystal clear.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good. Most of the movie`s dialog is nicely centered and the surrounds kick in occasionally.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The extras include 2 commentaries, a behind the scenes look, 8 deleted scenes and 2 music videos.
    Bottom line - your ordinary teenage movie (with a definite touch of Disney) that is elevated a bit by Andrews` performance.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 29/12/2001 10:05