We're giving our readers a chance to take home Anne Hathaway in Ella Enchanted! Coming to DVD on August 24th, Ella Enchanted is set in a fantasy world filled with ogres, giants and wicked stepsisters, this is the story of Ella of Frell (Hathaway), a young woman who is given the "gift of obediance" by a fairy. She soon learns that it's more of a curse when she is often left at the mercy of unscrupulous people. Ella goes on a quest to free herself from the curse that threatens to separate her from her true love, Prince Charmont (Dancy). Can Ella break the curse in time to live happily ever after?
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In the winning tradition of “The Princess Diaries,” Miramax Home Entertainment presents ELLA ENCHANTED, the hip fairytale about love and adventure, available on DVD and VHS on August 24. Starring Anne Hathaway (“The Princess Diaries”), this enchanting film boasts a fun, colorful cast of characters and a great soundtrack. Based on the award-winning novel by Gail Carson Levine, ELLA ENCHANTED’S cast includes Hugh Dancy (“The Princess Diaries”), Cary Elwes (“Liar, Liar,”), Vivica A. Fox (“Kill Bill Volume 1”), Joanna Lumley (TV’s “Absolutely Fabulous”) with Minnie Driver (“Good Will Hunting”) and Eric Idle (TV’s “Suddenly Susan,” “Monty Python”) as the Narrator. The film’s hot soundtrack includes music from Jesse McCartney, Kelly Clarkson and Raven.
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On DVD, ELLA ENCHANTED boasts loads of bonus materials including the “It’s Not Just Make Believe” Music Video performed by Kari Kimmel; Prince Charmont’s Fan Club set top game; a Red Carpet Premiere Special; “The Magical World of Ella Enchanted” program; deleted and extended scenes, audio commentary with Anne Hathaway, Hugh Dancy and director Tommy O’Haver; and the “Happily Ever After – Create Your Own Story” DVD Rom feature. Available on DVD for $29.99 (S.R.P.) and for $24.99 (S.R.P.) on VHS from Miramax Home Entertainment.
Screenplay by Laurie Craig and Karen McCullah Lutz & Kirsten Smith and Jennifer Heath & Michele J. Wolff. Based on the book by Gail Carson Levine. Directed by Tommy O’Haver. ELLA ENCHANTED
In ELLA ENCHANTED, Ella (Anne Hathaway) lives in a fanciful and magical world where all children are given a “gift” from a fairy Godmother at the moment of their birth. Little Ella’s birthright is the gift – and curse – of obedience. As a result of this unfortunate circumstance, Ella cannot refuse any command, and is often left at the mercy of unscrupulous personalities. In a bid to regain control of her life, Ella goes on a quest to free herself from this mysterious curse. Ella must outwit a kingdom filled with ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, talking books and evil plots. And if she’s lucky, she may find love along the way.
STREET DATE: AUGUST 24, 2004
Suggested retail price: $29.99 (DVD). VHS $24.99.
Feature running time: Approximately 95 minutes
Rated: “PG” For Some Crude Humor And Language
Bonus DVD materials not rated and subject to change.
DVD aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (widescreen) enhanced for 16x9 tv screens or, separately: 1.33:1 formatted 4x3
DVD Sound: Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
French language track: Available on DVD
French subtitles: Available on DVD
Spanish subtitles: Available on DVD
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