Anne of Green Gables Complete Series DVD Box Set
Of all the faults in PBS Anne of Green Gables,¡± these are the most glaring and, well, in your face. The spots stand out in stark contrast to actress Ella Ballentine¡¯s clear complexion, and in each scene the viewer is often caught up marveling at the freckles¡¯ uniformity instead of paying attention to the dialogue or action.
It¡¯s a testament to Ballentine¡¯s talents then that she is able to overcome those distractions and present a very charming, sprightly and chatty Anne Shirley, the literary orphan made famous in Lucy Maud Montgomery¡¯s children¡¯s novels. This ability is in keeping with the heroine herself, who is always melodramatically lamenting her red hair and plain looks but just can¡¯t stop herself from celebrating the beauties of nature and life¡¯s joys. There is no need to remind Anne to be in the moment. She is a sensualist in the truest definition of the word, and the scene below in which she tastes ice cream for the first time is a perfect example of her sunny and grateful nature.
Actors: Megan Follows, Jonathan Crombie, Colleen Dewhurst, Barbara Hershey, Richard Farsnworth
Format: Color, Dolby, Widescreen, PAL
Region: Region 1
Number of discs: 3
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
DVD Release in: 2017