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Anne of Green Gables (1985-87) 5-Disc Set Collector’s Edition Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst and Richard Farnsworth. Based on the beloved novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery.

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Anne of Green Gables (1985-87) 5-Disc Set Collector’s Edition Includes all 3 “Anne of Green Gables” films and Special Bonus Materials for approx. 13 hours of family viewing. Digitally restored picture, optional English subtitles. Playable on all North American (US, Canada, etc.) standard DVD players.

Starring: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Farnsworth, Patricia Hamilton, Marilyn Lightstone, Schuyler Grant and Jonathan Crombie. Written by Kevin Sullivan and Joe Wiesenfeld, based on the novel “Anne of Green Gables” by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Directed by Kevin Sullivan.

At the turn of the 20th century on Prince Edward Island, Matthew Cuthbert (Richard Farnsworth) and his sister Marilla (the always wonderful Colleen Dewhurst) decide to take on an orphan boy as help for their farm. But they get an unexpected jolt when they’re mistakenly sent a girl instead: Anne Shirley (Megan Follows). Anne’s a dreamer with an unusual point of view, far removed from Marilla’s pragmatic ways, and it’s only on trial that Marilla agrees to keep Anne… if Anne can keep out of trouble, only Anne has a positive genius for it. As Anne falls into a series of scrapes (and off a roof), makes a bosom friend, searches (and finds) several kindred spirits, Matthew and Marilla discover that their lives have become a great deal richer, now that Anne is at Green Gables.

The film swept the 1986 Gemini Awards, winning the following:

    Best Dramatic Miniseries
    Best Actress in a Single Dramatic Program or Miniseries: Megan Follows
    Best Supporting Actor: Richard Farnsworth
    Best Supporting Actress: Colleen Dewhurst
    Best Writing (TV Adaptation): Kevin Sullivan and Joe Wiesenfeld
    Best Music Composition: Hagood Hardy
    Best Costume Design: Martha Mann
    Best Photography: René Ohashi
    Best Production Design/Art Direction: Carol Spier
    Most Popular Program

The series also won:

    Emmy Award in 1986, for Outstanding Children's Program
    Peabody Award – to Kevin Sullivan for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting 
    Prix Jeunesse: Best Drama, 1988 (Germany)
    TV Guide Award: Most Popular Program, 1986
    Grand Award – International Film and Television, New York
    Emily Award – American Film and Video Festival, 1986
    Macleans Medal of Merit – Maclean's Magazine, 1986
    Chris Award – Columbus International Film Festival, 1986
    Silver Hugo Award – Chicago International Film Festival, 1986
    International TV Movie Festival: Nomination for Movie of the Year, 1986
    American TV Critics Award: Best Drama, 1986
    Grant Award: Best TV Program, Houston International Film Festival, 1987
    Golden Gate Award – San Francisco Film Festival, 1986
    CRTA Award: Outstanding Personal Achievement in TV, 1986
    Ohio State Award – Performing Arts and Humanities Award, 1987
    First Prize – Odyssey Institute Media Award, 1987
    The Ruby Slipper: Best Television Special, 1987
    Parents Choice Award – Parents Choice for TV Programmings, 1987
    Excellence in Programming – Association of Catholic Communications in Canada, 1987
    Golden Apple Award – Best of National Educational Film and Video Festival, 1987