Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Heidi...Review & Giveaway

I have a great family DVD to tell you about today.  Over April vacation our family watched the newly released DVD, Heidi.  This story  has LONG been a favorite of mine and my husbands as well.  Actually, according to my mother-in-law, my husband loved it so much he suggested naming his baby sister Heidi (they did!).  I was very much looking forward to see how this beloved tale would brought to life on the screen.  Here is the scoop....



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.

Called "handsomely crafted" (Edmund Lee, South China Morning Post), 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.

Our Thoughts:  As I  mentioned we were already fans of the story which probably makes us even tougher critics!  I can say with certainty that we all loved it!  I was so happy with how the movie stayed true to the original.  The actors really captured the characters and I thought the little girl who portrayed Heidi was exactly as I had imagined her.  The setting was utterly breathtaking with filming actually done in the Swiss Alps. Check it out...


Gorgeous, right?  There are very few movies that are really great for the whole family. I have spent a lot of time watching "kid" movies that are silly, animated and full of gags.  Now, don't get me wrong, those are fun for what they are (sometimes!) but I really appreciated this movie because it was just a great story brought to life with quality characters, a gorgeous setting and plenty of heartwarming moments.  This is the perfect family movie night pick and one that you will turn to for years to come.  You can view the trailer here...

This DVD is currently available exclusively at Walmart.  You can find it HERE.

Giveaway Alert!  I am thrilled to tell you that I have a copy of Heidi up for grabs!  Thanks to the sponsor and good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway

70 comments:

Jackie said...

Yes! I love the story of Heidi. I also enjoyed the movie that starred Shirley Temple. It was one of my favorites.

Arf2-D2 said...

I read the abridged version when I was a little kid (the very abridged version!)

Shelley P said...

I am not familiar with the story of Heidi. It sounds like a great movie I'd love to see.

Ken Ohl said...

Yes I am but that was a long time ago when I was a kid

Elizabeth Miller said...

i loved the story of Heidi when I was little. What an awesome way to share something I loved as a child with my daughter.

Anita Yancey said...

Yes, I watched this story on TV years ago when I was little.

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Anonymous said...

I loved that story as a little girl. My grandmother had a Little Golden book version of Heidi she would read to me.

slb3334 said...

I love the story.

chrissybum said...

Heidi is one of my favorite childhood stories.

Mysharona said...

I know the story.

Liza Plaisted said...

YES I REMEMBER WATCHING MOVIE BEFORE

Diane Therkildsen said...

Yes, I remember watching this movie

Audra said...

I watched it a long time ago

andrea v said...

It was years ago that I watched this. I even had the book.

April Pachuta said...

This was one of my favorite books. I'm not familiar with the movie, so it would be fun to watch!

clc408 said...

I read the book as a child and watched the original movie with Shirley Temple.

Kathy Borgen said...

Yes, I loved the book as a child and have seen several versions of the movie. I haven't seen this version yet though, and I would love to!

Julie Lundstrom said...

Yes I remember this story when I was a kid.

Katie Hyatt said...

I've never heard of this story

Charlene S. said...

Yes, I am familiar with the story of Heidi.

Nancy said...

Of course I know this story. It is one of the classics of children's literature.

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Edye Nicole said...

I read the book as a kid.

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wen budro said...

Yes- I remember watching all the different versions of this story on TV and at the movies. It's a classic for sure.

Danielle said...

Yes, I read the book hundreds of times as a child.

Stacy said...

I remember seeing the Shirley Temple movie but I have not read the book.

LIDARKSIDE said...

Oh, God yes!

Laura Schrillo said...

yes i am

LeAnn Harbert said...

I watched the movie and read the book when I was younger. I think my granddaughters would like this.

Erica C. said...

I'm not familiar.

Susan Smoaks said...

i am not familiar with the story of heidi.

Daniel M said...

nope don't know it

Allison Bahr said...

Yes, I watched the old version growing up! Thanks so much for the chances to win and share it with my daughter.

Lisa Voyce said...

Yes, I remember it from when I was a kid.

Jeremy said...

Yes i know the story.

msrodeobrat said...

I am familiar with it, and remember watching it as a child. .
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robin s. said...

I watch this movie when I was younger. I have not seen it in years.

Gabrielly Margutti said...

I'm not familiar with the story of Heidi but it sounds like a great movie.

Anonymous said...

Yes

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Marilyn said...

Yes, I've read the book many times.

smeltzeramy said...

Had a book when I was a kid. amysmeltzer21521 at yahoo dot com

Dynal Roberson said...

I read the book and watched the movie when I was younger.

rebecca11111 said...

I'm not familiar.

Amber C said...

I am not familiar with this story but I would like to learn more.

Kathy Pease said...

I am not familiar with this story

aperry said...

Yes. I grew up with this story.

Julie Waldron said...

Yes, I am familiar with Heidi.

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shirley said...

I am familiar with the story of Heidi

Elizabeth Mundt said...

I am not familiar with the story!

Alita said...

Loved the book as a kid and plan to read it to my daughter.

kim miller said...

yes, the Shirley Temple movie.

lildevilgirl22 said...

I know a little bit about Heidi not much though

Priya said...

Heidi is one of my favorite childhood stories....

Priya said...

Heidi is one of my favorite childhood stories....

kat said...

Absolutely!! My mom gave me my first book over 50 years ago.

Laura said...

Yes! I loved Heidi growing up!

Rhonda Fuller said...

Ido not know Heidi but thank you for the chance

Birdie Bee said...

Yes, I am familiar with the story of Heidi.

hannah said...

yes I'm familiar with it and have watched several different variations.

Kim N said...

Yes but I haven't seen it for quite some time.

laurasloves said...

I am familiar with it as I saw the movie which had Shirley Temple in it and read the book when I was a little girl.
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John Herman said...

I think I saw this when I was a kid.

Jennifer Herman said...

Seen this when I was young.

Clair Freebie said...

I remember reading this when I was younger!

Richard Brandt said...

Heck, I can remember when Shirley Temple was Heidi!

James Coyne said...

I am familiar with the story of Heidi

dvice12 said...

I am not familiar with the story of Heidi but I'd like to see it