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Little Women: Collector's Edition

Columbia TriStar's Collector's Edition DVD of Gillian Armstrong's Little Women brings one of the loveliest costume dramas in recent memory to your living room on a feature-packed disc that will please even the most ardent fans. This poignant adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's beloved 1868 novel chronicles the adventures of the March family over the course of the Civil War, a time in which the country, like the Marchs, experienced both triumph and hardship in staggering quantities. Although Winona Ryder received an Oscar nomination for her impressive portrayal of Jo March, the real stars of the film are the elegant costumes, courtesy of designer Colleen Atwood (who also received -- and certainly deserved -- an Oscar nomination). The disc includes a stunningly beautiful anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) transfer, a making-of featurette, multiple theatrical trailers, an audio commentary track with director Gillian Armstrong, several deleted scenes (with optional director commentary), an isolated musical score, a historical timeline of the film's events, a costume/set design photo gallery (with commentary by Colleen Atwood), and two trivia games.
—Joe Barlow

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