Tuesday, April 11, 2017

DVD Review and Giveaway: "Heidi" ~ a New, Award-Winning Film for the Whole Family!

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An international box-office smash, filmed on location in the Swiss Alps, this Dove Foundation "Family Approved" live-action feature based on one of the best-selling children's novels of all time makes its U.S. debut on DVD and Digital April 4, 2017.


With more than 50 million copies in print, Swiss author Johanna Spyri's beloved 1880s novel, Heidi, is one of the all-time classics of children's literature, which has also spawned numerous adaptations. This April, Omnibus Entertainment invites families everywhere to head for the hills with HEIDI, a new, lavishly produced adaptation starring Bruno Ganz and marking the big screen debut of Anuk Steffen as the titular Swiss mountain girl.


Orphan girl Heidi spends the happiest days of her childhood with her eccentric grandfather, Alpöhi (Ganz), cut off from the outside world in a simple cabin in the breathtaking Swiss mountains. Together with her friend Peter, she tends to grandfather's goats and enjoys freedom in the mountains to the fullest. But these carefree times come to an abrupt end when Heidi is whisked to Frankfurt by her Aunt Dete. The idea is for her to stay with the wealthy Sesemann family and be a playmate for his wheelchair-bound daughter Klara, under the supervision of the strict nanny, Fräulein Rottenmeier. Although the two girls soon become close friends and Klara's grandmother awakes a passion for books in Heidi while teaching her to read and write, young Heidi's longing for her beloved mountains and her grandfather grows ever stronger.


This most recent adaptation, an international box office smash that has played at top children's film festivals across the U.S., also captured the award for "Best Children's Film" at last year's German Film Awards. Omnibus Entertainment's DVD features both the original German language version with English subtitles, as well as a dubbed version.


My thoughts:
I really enjoyed this movie! I haven't read the book, so I couldn't compare it to the movie, but this spectacular adaptation is sure to please everyone! The mountain scenery is breathtaking, and the story moves along at a pace to keep even little ones entertained. Although Heidi enjoys the friendship of Klara, she learns that it is important to listen to her heart, which was calling her back to the mountains she loves. Heidi is a film about friendship, family and figuring out where we belong. It is a wonderful choice for Family Movie Night!

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Watch this scene from the movie:


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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this DVD to facilitate my honest review. The sponsor is generously providing a second copy for this giveaway.

60 comments:

  1. My favorite Classic Childrens book is The Wizard of Oz. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  2. Love all the Judy BLume books.

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  3. My favorite was the original Grimm's Fairy Tales. They were dark but interesting.

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  4. My favorite childrens book was The Old Man and the Sea.

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  5. My Favorite classic children's book is not sure if it is a classic but it's Annie

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  6. Little Red Riding Hood is one of my favorites.

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  7. My favorite book was Heidi. I read it several times.

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  8. My favorite classic children's book is Anne of Green Gables.

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  9. My favorite classic children's book is Grimm's Fairy Tales.

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  10. My favorite childrens book was Alice in Wonderland

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  11. love the Cat in the Hat

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  12. We like Little House on the Prairie

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  13. My favorite classic children's book was Cinderella.

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  14. I like Black Beauty

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  15. The wizard of oz.

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  16. Wizard of Oz, a real classic!

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  17. Anne of Green Gables was a favorite of mine!

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  18. my favorite classic would be The little engine that could-also like Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel

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  19. My favorite is The Giving Tree.

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  20. Too many to list. Charlotte's Web? Where The Red Fern Grows? White Ruff?

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  21. I loved reading "The Hobbit".

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  22. One of my favorite classics is Little Women.
    Thank you!

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  23. My favorite childhood classic is Alice in Wonderland

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  24. A favorite children's book from my youth is 'Where the Wild Things Are'!

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  25. My favorite childhood classic is Harry Potter

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  26. I love the hobbit. I used to read it all the time.

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  27. I loved Charlotte's Web!

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  28. the lion the witch and the wardrobe

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  29. Anne of Green Gables is definitely my favorite.

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  30. My favorite childhood books are the Little House on the Prairie series. I used to read those over and over.

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  31. Love Little red Riding Hood!

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  32. Daniel M8:46 PM

    horton hears a who

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  33. Little Red Riding Hood

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  34. One of my favorites is Charlotte's Web.

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  35. Anne of green gables

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  36. Love for this movie as a kid. Would be great for my daughter to watcg

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  37. Love this movie. I loved the book Tom Sawyer

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  38. my favorite classic children's book is the giving tree

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  39. Pokey Little Puppy

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  40. My favorite is Where the Wild Things Are.

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  41. I love the Beatrix Potter stories. I actually have the collection on my Kindle for my grandson to enjoy when we are out on the road.

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  42. stephanie scales campbell9:34 PM

    My favorite classic book is The adventures of Tom Sawyer

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  43. Aaron B.8:15 AM

    My favorite is Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH.

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  44. 'Children of the New Forest.' I was completely fascinated by it as a kid.

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  45. Anonymous3:59 PM

    "The Polar Express'!

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  46. Alice in Wonderland

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  47. Peter Pan is my favorite classic children's book. I always loved that story.

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  48. My favorite "classic" children's book is The Cat in the Hat.

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  49. My fave is Treasure Island

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  50. Miss Suzy....its about a little squirrel and the soliders who try to invade her tree home. really super sweet book

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  51. I always liked Little House on the Prairie.

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  52. I love the 101 Dalmations.

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  53. Peter Pan was one of my favorite books growing up.

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  54. My favorite has always been The Sound of Music. I do love Heidi though.

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  55. I like Winnie the Pooh.

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  56. I love all Roald Dahl books.

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  57. I love Charlottes Web

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  58. My favorite is Little Women.

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