The Diary of Anne Frank: 50th Anniversary Edition

by | Jun 16, 2009 | Culture

frankAnne Frank’s story of her experiences as a Jewish girl during the Holocaust is continually inspiring. Her diary has sold more than 31 million copies, been translated into 67 languages and is still taught in schools worldwide.

The 1959 film The Diary of Anne Frank tells the story of two Jewish families during World War II, from 1942 to 1944, who are hiding from the Nazis. Living in a small Amsterdam attic for two years, Frank and seven others try to survive, as the threat of Hitler’s army is always near. Frank’s remarkable account of their lives, their growing fear of discovery, their deplorable living conditions and even the blooming of her first love are intimately portrayed in this extraordinary portrait of humanity.

Coinciding with what would have been Frank’s 80th birthday is a special 50th anniversary edition of The Diary of Anne Frank on DVD and Blu-ray. This film featured an all-star cast, including Shelley Winters, Ed Wynn, Richard Beymer and Lou Jacobi. It was nominated for eight Oscars and won three awards for Best Supporting Actress (Winters), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White, and Best Cinematography, Black-and-White.

This special edition release includes a look at the making of the film with audio commentary, seven exclusive featurettes, photo galleries and much more.

Click here to purchase The Diary of Anne Frank: 50th Anniversary Edition.

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