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DVD News

It has been a while since I have had a bunch of Disney DVD info to pass on to you, but recently, Buena Vista Home Entertainment issued a significant press release that outlines a large number of titles that we can expect throughout the rest of 2005. There's a lot here, but I want to highlight the Disneyland 50th anniversary titles, of which one

BUENA VISTA HOME ENTERTAINMENT 2005 UPCOMING TITLES

LOST: THE COMPLETE 1st SEASON

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES: THE COMPLETE 1st SEASON

POOH'S HEFFALUMP HALLOWEEN

CINDERELLA SPECIAL EDITION

DISNEY'S LITTLE EINSTEINS

OUR HUGE ADVENTURE

LILO & STITCH 2

DISNEYLAND 50th ANNIVERSARY DVDS

…AND MUCH MORE!

BURBANK, Calif , March 14, 2005 – Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc., the leader in the home entertainment industry, announces an exceptional array of sure-fire hits for 2005. BVHE once again presents a superb combination of animated entertainment and live-action hits for every family member. BVHE will lead the TV on DVD category in September with the DVD debuts of the top-rated shows DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and LOST . Both of these DVD sets will feature complete season-one episodes and bonus materials. Disney's beloved masterpiece CINDERELLA will be available on DVD for the first time ever in a spectacular 2-disc DVD Special Edition, and all the fun of Disney's animated favorite “Lilo & Stitch” returns with the all-new LILO & STITCH 2 , premiering only on Disney DVD and video. There is more animated magic when POOH'S HEFFALUMP HALLOWEEN comes to Disney DVD, and BVHE's pre-school titles get even better with two new DISNEY PRINCESS COLLECTION titles and the debut of DISNEY'S LITTLE EINSTEINS: OUR HUGE ADVENTURE.

Fans will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the world-famous Disneyland Resort with the DISNEYLAND 50th ANNIVERSARY DVDs : Disneyland – The Secrets, Stories and Magic of The Happiest Place on Earth; Vintage Mickey; The Best of the Original Mickey Mouse Club; and Mickey Mouse Club: The Best of Britney, Justin, and Christina . Plus there are BVHE's superb SPECIAL EDITIONS of FATHER OF THE BRIDE, GONE IN 60 SECONDS, SLING BLADE and much more. Please read on for details!

DISNEY CHANNEL ORIGINAL MOVIES

DISNEY'S KIM POSSIBLE MOVIE: SO THE DRAMA - EXTENDED VERSION

  • Street Date: May 10, 2005
  • $19.99

In her first-ever Disney Channel Original Movie, Kim Possible is back to save the world in this top-secret extended version with all-new additional undercover action. Here's the sitch: Dr. Drakken has an evil new plot for world domination, but his ultimate success depends upon finding out Kim Possible's weakness. Could it have anything to do with a certain new hottie named Eric? Kim is definitely distracted by the prom date drama. Meanwhile, Ron is up to his eyeballs in strange little Diablo Devil toys when his favorite food joint, Buenos Nachos, crosses over to the dark side. Rated “TV-G.” Bonus materials unrated.

Starring Christy Carlson Romano as the voice of Kim Possible, and featuring music by Christy and Jesse McCartney, this never-before-seen extended version is the first to feature “DCOM DVD Extras” – never–before–seen Disney Channel Original Movie bonus features exclusive to the DVD:

  • Extended Version with Added Footage
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Never-Before-Seen Bonus Episode of the Kim Possible series

Additional bonus features:

  • All-New Christy Carlson Romano Music Video “Could It Be”
  • Jesse McCartney Music Video “Get Your Shine On”

GET A CLUE

  • Street Date: May 31 2005
  • $19.99

Rising star Lindsay Lohan (Mean Girls, Freaky Friday, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen”) stars in this Disney Channel Original Movie, available for the first time ever on DVD and video.

Budding journalist and fashion queen Lexy (Lindsay Lohan) discovers something strange at her posh New York school when a teacher goes missing. Soon she's teamed up with a few like-minded classmates who go out for a little sleuthing and a lot of adventure. GET A CLUE also stars Brenda Song (“The Suite Life of Zach and Cody”) and Charles Shaughnessy (TV's “The Nanny”).

The DVD includes a never-before-seen alternate ending. Rated “TV-G.” Bonus features not rated.


CADET KELLY

  • Street Date: June 28, 2005
  • $19.99

Fashion-minded and artistic Kelly Collins (Hilary Duff, “Lizzie McGuire”) finds her world turned upside-down when her mom marries the new commandant of a military academy. Kelly packs her bags for boot camp and moves with her family to the academy, only to become the school's newest and clumsiest cadet with the world's meanest Cadet Captain (Christy Carlson Romano). It's up to Kelly to make the best of a bad situation, win over the school and leave her unique mark. Rated “TV-G.” Bonus materials unrated.

Bonus Features:

DCOM DVD EXTRAS:

  • Selected scenes commentary with Christy Carlson Romano and Aimee Garcia.
  • Cadet Captain Stone's Drill Team Challenge
  • Boot Camp DVD-ROM Party Planner

ADDITIONAL DVD BONUS:

  • “Learning The Drills” Featurette with Hilary and Christy

EVEN STEVENS

  • Street Date: June 28, 2005
  • $19.99

When the Stevens family wins an all-expense paid trip to an exclusive island hideaway, they can't believe their luck! However, they don't know that things really are too good to be true! Unbeknownst to them, their week in paradise has been set up by a new “extreme reality” television series, and their dream vacation quickly turns hysterically wrong. Rated “TV-G.” Bonus materials unrated.

Bonus Features:

DCOM DVD EXTRAS:

  • Selected scenes commentary with Shia LaBeouf and Christy Carlson Romano
  • Island Adventure DVD-ROM Party Planner
  • Even Stevens' Survival Challenge

SLING BLADE DIRECTOR'S CUT SPECIAL EDITION

  • Street Date: June 7, 2005
  • $19.99 (2-disc DVD)

Part of the Miramax Collector's Series, SLING BLADE DIRECTOR'S CUT SPECIAL EDITION includes all new bonus material in a 2-disc DVD special edition. This powerful motion picture, applauded by critics and moviegoers alike, is written, directed, and stars Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton (Best Adapted Screenplay, 1996, “Sling Blade”).

Twenty five years after committing an unthinkable crime, a quiet man named Karl ( Thornton ) is finally returning home. Once there, he is befriended by a fatherless boy and his mother. But when his newfound peace is shattered by the mother's abusive boyfriend (Grammy winner Dwight Yoakam), Karl is suddenly placed on a collision course with his past. Also featuring Robert Duvall, John Ritter, and J.T. Walsh, Sling Blade is an unforgettable movie experience from Miramax Home Entertainment. Rated “R” For Strong Language, Including Descriptions Of Violent Behavior. Bonus materials not rated.

SLING BLADE DIRECTOR'S CUT COLLECTOR'S EDITION has the bonus features:

  • Director's Cut
  • Mr. Thornton Goes to Hollywood - The rise of Billy Bob and the evolution of Sling Blade

Round table interviews/discussions with Billy Bob, Dwight Yoakam, Mickey Jones, Daniel Lanois, Larry Meistrich, Harvey Weinstein and Lucas Black

  • Two Commentaries - the original laser disc commentary and new commentary
  • Still Gallery
  • Swingblade
  • The Return of Carl

FATHER OF THE BRIDE 15th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION

  • Street Date: June 7, 2005
  • $19.99

In this hilarious update of the much-loved Hollywood classic, Steve Martin (upcoming “The Pink Panther;” “Cheaper By the Dozen”) turns in a winning performance as George Banks, the befuddled father who has a hard time letting go of his young daughter Kimberly Williams (TV's “According To Jim”) when she unexpectedly announces her plans to wed. Tickling funnybones and touching hearts of critics and audiences alike, this entertaining treat chronicles George's hysterical trials and tribulations leading up to the big event. Diane Keaton (“Something's Gotta Give”) shines as George's patient, level-headed wife, while funnyman Martin Short lights up the screen as the off-the-wall wedding consultant. Father Of The Bride promises to love, honor, and deliver the kind of motion picture fun you'll thoroughly enjoy. Rated “PG.” Bonus materials not rated.

FATHER OF THE BRIDE 15th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION has the bonus features:

  • An introduction to Father Of The Bride – A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Father Of The Bride
  • Steve Martin & Martin Short interview with each other – a hilarious interview with the stars
  • Director Audio Commentary

GONE IN 60 SECONDS UNRATED DIRECTOR'S CUT

  • Street Date: June 7, 2005
  • $19.99

Nicolas Cage, Academy Award winner (1996 Best Actor, “Leaving Las Vegas;” “National Treasure”) is Randall "Memphis" Raines, a car thief who thought he'd left the fast lane behind – until he's forced out of retirement in a do-or-die effort to save his kid brother (Giovanni Ribisi) from the wrath of an evil mobster. But with speed to burn and attitude to spare, Memphis hastily reassembles his old crew – a rogues' gallery including Angelina Jolie (Academy Award winner 1999 Best Supporting Actress, “Girl Interrupted;” “Lara Croft Tomb Raider”) and Robert Duvall (Academy Award winner 1983 Best Actor, “Tender Mercies;” “Open Range”).

Together, Randall's team floors it in a full-throttle race to pull off the ultimate car heist: 50 exotic beauties in 24 hours – and the cops are already on to them! From Touchstone Home Entertainment. The director's cut is unrated, and the bonus materials are unrated.

GONE IN 60 SECONDS UNRATED DIRECTOR'S CUT has the bonus features:

  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes featurettes
  • Conversations with Jerry Bruckheimer on the role of the producer
  • “Action Overload” highlight reel featuring spectacular adrenaline pumping scenes - Music video style
  • And more

COYOTE UGLY UNRATED SPECIAL EDITION DVD

  • Street Date: June 7, 2005
  • $19.99

Piper Perabo (“Cheaper By the Dozen”, “The I Inside”); Maria Bello (“Assault on Precinct 13”); John Goodman (“Beyond The Sea”) Bridget Moynahan (“Sex in the City,” “I Robot,”) and Tyra Banks (TV's “America's Next Top Model”) star in hit-making producer Jerry Bruckheimer's (“Gone In 60 Seconds,” “Armageddon”) outrageously sexy comedy COYOTE UGLY, available in a SPECIAL EDITION DVD.

Moving to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a famous songwriter, Violet Sanford (Perabo) finds herself desperate and broke. Through a twist of fate, the shy, innocent Violet lands a job as one of the barmaids at the hottest nightclub in town – the down and dirty, wild and fun Coyote Ugly. Pouring drinks and overflowing with attitude, the "Coyotes" spend more time on top of the bar than behind it, tantalizing the standing-room-only crowd with their outrageous antics! It's one wild adventure for a small-town girl chasing her dream in the big city. From Touchstone Home Entertainment. The director's cut is unrated, and the bonus materials are unrated.

COYOTE UGLY UNRATED SPECIAL EDITION DVD has the bonus features:

  • Additional 7 minutes of never-before-seen footage including adult-related content
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Additional Audio Commentary from “The Coyotes,” producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director David McNally
  • Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
  • LeAnn Rimes Music Video
  • “Action Overload” Reel
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Sneak Peeks

DISNEYLAND 50th ANNIVERSARY DVDs

It's Disneyland Resort's 50th anniversary on July 17, and to celebrate the magic, Buena Vista Home Entertainment introduces four outstanding new DVD releases that capture the spirit of the world-famous “happiest place on earth.”

DISNEYLAND – THE SECRETS, STORIES AND MAGIC OF THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH

  • Street Date: July 12
  • $19.99

Here is a fantastic “behind-the-scenes” look at Disneyland . This never-before-seen, feature-length program is a fun-filled look at the amazing story of this cultural icon, which includes a feature on “the Disneyland That Never Was,” which shows the many amazing alternate park ideas and designs; an all–new trivia game, sing-along songs from Disneyland and much more. Not yet rated.


Promotional image © Disney.


VINTAGE MICKEY

  • Street Date: July 12
  • $19.99

Discover this feature-length compilation of Mickey's best black & white appearances! Among the historic, classic films featured are “Steamboat Willie” (which introduced Mickey and Minnie), “Mickey's Review” (which introduced Goofy), and many more of Walt Disney's award-winning films. Not yet rated.


Promotional image © Disney.


MICKEY MOUSE CLUB: THE BEST OF BRITNEY, JUSTIN, AND CHRISTINA

  • Street Date: July 12
  • $14.99

This new DVD compiles the most entertaining episodes from the shows that featured the childhood performances of Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera. With concert footage and personal profiles from the stars' home towns, this is the must-have DVD for any fan of these superstar performers. Not yet rated.


Promotional image © Disney.


THE BEST OF THE ORIGINAL MICKEY MOUSE CLUB

  • Street Date: July 12
  • $14.99

This great companion volume to “The Mickey Mouse Club: The Best of Britney, Justin and Christina” features many of the best episodes from one of the highest rated children's shows ever.

Here are the famous Mouseketeers, the mouse-ear hats, the music, the skits, and more. A visionary show that sparked a renaissance in children's programming, the Mickey Mouse Club was a milestone for Walt Disney. THE BEST OF THE ORIGINAL MICKEY MOUSE CLUB features favorite shows from the beloved original series. Not yet rated.


BABY WORDSWORTH

  • Street Date: July 19
  • $19.99

The Baby Einstein Company, parents' number one choice for infant videos, announces the release of Baby Wordsworth, an innovative new title created to expose children to first words and the idea that communication can take various forms. Hosted by classic Baby Einstein puppets, the title includes a special guest appearance by Marlee Matlin, Academy Award–winning actress (Best Actress “Children Of A Lesser God” 1986), who introduces little ones to the concept of language, including verbal, written and sign. Scheduled to launch July 19, 2005 , Baby Wordsworth is the first title in the award-winning Baby Einstein DVD collection to be offered with closed captions, and is an innovative way to explore, discover and communicate with babies and toddlers.

At nine months of age, babies begin exploring ways to communicate and Baby Wordsworth provides interactive and meaningful exposure to multiple forms of communication, including non-verbal communication. Baby Wordsworth introduces little ones to 25 different words from five different rooms of the house. Tapping into a baby's natural curiosity about the everyday objects they see in their home—from the kitchen table and living room window to their favorite teddy bear and ball—Baby Wordsworth takes parents and children on an adventure through the kitchen, yard, living room, playroom and bedroom. In each room, little ones are exposed to various representations of the specific word being introduced—first the written word is shown, followed by Marlee signing the word, then the word is said out loud for little ones to hear. Baby Wordsworth also incorporates the core elements that make the award-winning Baby Einstein video collection so unique, including classical music, realworld images and engaging puppet shows.

In addition to being featured throughout the video, Marlee Matlin hosts the Baby Wordsworth DVD bonus features including Marlee signing the alphabet in American Sign Language, a chapter with common phrases in sign language, and various story telling features. The sign language featured throughout Baby Wordsworth is a combination of American Sign Language and other hand gestures to communicate concepts and words. As with every Baby Einstein DVD, Baby Wordsworth features multi-language viewing options including French, English and Spanish. Not rated. Bonus materials not rated.


TIMELESS TALES VOLUMES 1 & 2

  • Street Date: August 16
  • $19.99 for each volume

Presenting a new collection of favorite stories that every child will enjoy. Each DVD in the TIMELESS TALES series features a collectible DVD storybook and questions about the film for parents to share with their children. Each volume rated “G.” Bonus materials not rated.

VOLUME 1:

The Prince And The Pauper – Mickey, Donald and Goofy star in the classic story of mistaken identities.

The Three Little Pigs – This milestone of Disney animation features the now-famous song “Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?” and won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short, 1933.

The Tortoise And The Hare – Disney's animated version of the famous fable won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short, 1935.

The Grasshopper and the Ants – In this animated treat, a lazy grasshopper prefers to sing and dance rather than forage like his friends the ants. When winter comes, the ants save the grasshopper in return for musical entertainment. The film introduced the now-classic song “The World Owes Me A Living.”

The Pied Piper – An animated version of the legendary fable. When the Pied Piper lures the rats from Hamelin Town but is not paid in gold, he leads the children of the town away to the magical Garden of Happiness .

VOLUME 2:

The Wind In The Willows – Mr. Toad's mania for motorcars lands him in jail, and drives his dear friends Moley, Rat and Angus MacBadger into a panic. This delightful fantasy, one of the most famous in children's literature, is set in storybook England . It features outstanding animation from the first “Golden Age” of the Disney Studio.

The Ugly Duckling – A little duckling is initially shunned by his family but wins out in the end, in this animated version of the famous story by Hans Christian Andersen.

Ferdinand The Bull – Ferdinand is a fearsome-looking bull who actually just wants to take time to smell the flowers. Not even a matador and the bullring can make him change his mind. This film won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short, 1938. Walt Disney himself is caricatured among the characters at the bullfight.

The Country Cousin – When Abner, a mouse from Podunk, visits his big city cousin Monty, he learns that the city may not be the best place for him. This film won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short, 1936.


NEW TO DVD AUGUST '05

The World's Greatest Athlete

Johnny Tremain

Toby Tyler

The Boatnicks

  • Street Date: August 16
  • $19.99 each

THE WORLD'S GREATEST ATHLETE –Tim Conway, Jan-Michael Vincent and John Amos star in a fastpaced comedy about a great athlete who must overcome big odds—including voodoo magic! Rated “G.”

JOHNNY TREMAIN – Discover Walt Disney's exciting film about the patriots of the American Revolution. History comes alive as Johnny goes on adventures from the Boston Tea Party to battles with the British army. Directed by legendary filmmaker Robert Stevenson (“Mary Poppins,” “Old Yeller” and many more). Rated “G.”

TOBY TYLER – Run away to the circus with Toby Tyler, a fun-loving kid who finds adventure under the big top. Rated “G.”

THE BOATNIKS – This exciting film follows an adventurous Coast Guard officer, Thomas Garland, who investigates the activities of “the boatniks,” a group of mysterious sailors. The trail leads to action and romance. Rated “G.”


DISNEY'S LITTLE EINSTEINS: OUR HUGE ADVENTURE

  • Street Date: August 23, 2005
  • $19.99

The next big thing in preschool fun is DISNEY'S LITTLE EINSTEINS, a brand new DVD and video series that takes kids on thrilling musical adventures to exciting real-world destinations and encourages them to participate in solving important missions. The first full-length “Little Einsteins” movie is DISNEY'S LITTLE EINSTEINS: OUR HUGE ADVENTURE. Led by four animated preschool heroes, DISNEY'S LITTLE EINSTEINS: OUR HUGE ADVENTURE is presented via a revolutionary mixed media of animation, real-world footage and art, making it the most exciting new entry into the preschool home entertainment market.

The development of the DISNEY'S LITTLE EINSTEINS series is led by executive producer Eric Weiner, who is best known for his work as the co-creator of “Dora the Explorer.” DISNEY'S LITTLE EINSTEINS was created with child development experts and musicians to ensure that the storyline, curriculum and pacing are age appropriate.

Created specifically for preschoolers, DISNEY'S LITTLE EINSTEINS builds on the experiences of the “Baby Einstein” DVD series and is also supported by a television series that will air on Disney Channel in the Playhouse Disney block beginning in fall 2005. Not yet rated.


MY SCENE GOES HOLLYWOOD

  • Street Date: August 30
  • $19.99

It's “Lights! Camera! Action!” for the My Scene girls when Barbie, Madison, Chelsea, Nolee and Delancey get a taste of the glamorous life in their first-ever feature film.

Conversations about shopping, fashions and friends are briefly interrupted when they stumble upon a big Hollywood production in New York City óand get cast as extras in the film! Sure they look totally amazing, but things really heat up when Madison gets picked from the crowd to fill in for one of the actresses! Now she's up there in the spotlight with a hot Hollywood “It” boy and a majorly big mega-movie-star. Will fame go to her head, or will she see through all the glitz and glamour and remember who her best friends really are? Join the My Scene girls on the red carpet for the ultra-fabulous fun, sweet styles and behind-the-scenes thrills in My Scene Goes Hollywood. Not yet rated.


LILO & STITCH 2

  • Street Date: August 30
  • $29.99

Presenting an all-new animated movie starring Lilo and Stitch! LILO & STITCH 2 features Dakota Fanning (“Hide and Seek”) as Lilo, and welcomes back returning voice talents Chris Sanders as Stitch, Tia Carrere as Nani, David Ogden Stiers as Dr. Jumba, Kevin McDonald as agent Pleakly, and Jason Scott Lee as David.

Before all 626 experiments landed in Hawaii , Stitch was enjoying his new “Ohana” with Lilo and Nani. It may have seemed like paradise, but little did they know something strange was about to happen… Stitch has a glitch! It appears his molecular make-up is out of whack, bringing out his bad behavior. Pleakley, Jumba, Nani and Lilo must find a way to restore his goodness level before he ruins everything! Filled with hysterical laughs and new music, plus some classic Elvis tunes, LILO & STITCH 2 is a treat for the entire family. Not yet rated.


LOST: THE COMPLETE 1st SEASON

  • Street Date: September 6
  • $59.99 (Six-disc set)

Touchstone Television's runaway hit LOST crashes onto DVD with a superb six-disc box set that includes the complete first season. Broadcast on ABC and one of the hottest shows on television, LOST features an excellent ensemble cast and an island full of mystery and adventure. Now, with LOST: THE COMPLETE 1st SEASON, fans of the show and new viewers alike can catch up on the many gripping plotlines that make this show the incredibly popular phenomenon it has become.

LOST: THE COMPLETE 1st SEASON includes over five hours of exclusive bonus programming. Bonus features include the extended uncut version of the original pilot; exclusive, in-depth behind-the-scenes looks at the making of the show; rare deleted scenes; original casting tapes; blooper reel; audio commentaries; expert panel roundtable discussions; Matthew Fox photography featurette; and more. The September 6 release date is timed to give new and existing fans an opportunity to catch up with all 24 episodes (plus the five hours of exclusive bonus programming that includes the pilot), before the next season airs on ABC TV.

LOST: THE COMPLETE 1st SEASON is presented with theatrical style specifications – widescreen with a Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Soundtrack—for an optimal viewing experience.

From Touchstone Television and Buena Vista Home Entertainment. Touchstone Television has established itself as one of Hollywood 's leading production companies, supplying critically acclaimed quality entertainment to the television industry. Rated:TV-14. Bonus materials not rated.


PRINCESS COLLECTION 3

  • Street Date: September 6
  • $19.99

Disney's PRINCESS COLLECTION has been a royal success! Now every little girl can enter the world of Disney Princessess—a kingdom of fantasy where dreams begin, where enchantment never ends, and 'happily-everafters' happen every day. Each title combines the magic of storytelling with the wonder of 'let's pretend.” As each story unfolds, your child will meet her favorite Disney Princesses, and take part in wonderful adventures. In September there are two enchanting new titles to treasure, Princess Stories Volume Three: Beauty Shines From Within, and Sing Along Songs: Disney Princess Enchanted Tea Party Volume Two.

Princess Stories Volume Three: Beauty Shines From Within features a new story starring Cinderella. And Sing Along Songs: Disney Princess Enchanted Tea Party Volume Two features a sparkling new collection of 12 princess-themed songs from Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Beauty And The Beast, The Little Mermaid, Snow White and more. In addition, each title features games, activities and more. Both titles not rated. Bonus materials not rated.


HALLOWEEN 2005

HALLOWEENTOWN MOVIES – THREE MOVIES ON TWO DVDS

Halloweentown

Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge

Halloweentown High

  • Street Date: September 13, 2005
  • $19.99

Halloweentown: On her 13th birthday, Marnie Pipper (Kimberly J. Brown) learns that she is a descendent of the Cromwell witch family and that she too is a witch. This comedy-adventure follow Marnie and her younger siglings as they return with their estranged grandmother (Debbie Reynolds), to her home in Halloweentown, where witches, goblins, vampires and the like lead very normal and peaceful lives. She also discovers that an evil force is plotting to take over Halloweentown and she must help her mother and grandmother save the day. Not yet rated.

Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge: There are strange happenings in Halloweentown! Marnie (Kimberly J. Brown) and her sister, Sophie (Emily Roeske) return to Halloweentown only to find the vibrant community has lost its magic, the citizens are gray and boring, and back on Earth, humans are turning into monsters. It isn't long before their grandmother (Debby Reynolds) discovers a thief has stolen her spell book and is wreaking havoc on Halloweentown and Earth. Not yet rated. Bonus materials not rated.

DCOM DVD EXTRA:

  • Behind the scenes featurette

Halloweentown High:The portals between Earth and Halloweentown have opened! Now with free travel between worlds, Marie decides to set up an exchange program with the students from Halloweentown to attend her human school. Not yet rated.

DCOM DVD EXTRA:

  • DVD-ROM Party Planner
  • Behind-the-Scenes

POOH'S HEFFALUMP HALLOWEEN

  • Street Date: September 13
  • $19.99

Your favorite friends from The Hundred Acre Wood are back to celebrate Lumpy's First Halloween in a new adventure! Celebrate the bumpity and spookable Halloween season with Pooh and his pals in this all–new original movie, only on Disney DVD and video. Not yet rated.


DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON

  • Street Date: September 20
  • $59.99

The most talked about, sexy and fun show of the year comes to DVD for the first time in a sizzling box set, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON. Winner of two 2004 Golden Globe awards for Best Television Series (Musical or Comedy) and Best Actress—Teri Hatcher (Musical or Comedy), DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES is nothing less than a cultural phenomenon. The release date of September 20 is timed for fans to collect and enjoy the entire first season just before the hotly anticipated premiere of Season 2 on ABC TV.

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON includes the Season One finale's alternate ending; unrated and exclusive extended episodes; the 'Making-of' the Season One finale; cast commentaries on favorite episodes; creator Marc Cherry's favorite episodes with audio commentary; a short documentary on the Housewives' phenomenon worldwide; Wisteria Lane Fashion show; and more.

From Touchstone Television and Buena Vista Home Entertainment. Touchstone Television has established itself as one of Hollywood 's leading production companies, supplying critically acclaimed quality entertainment to the television industry. Rated:TV-14. Bonus materials not rated.


CINDERELLA SPECIAL EDITION

  • Street Date: October 4
  • $29.99
  • $49.99 Collector's Set

The glass slipper finally fits … on October 4, Buena Vista Home Entertainment (BVHE) proudly debuts Walt Disney's original beloved classic, CINDERELLA, on DVD for the first time ever, fully restored and loaded with bonus features, in an exciting two-disc Special Edition. Rated “G.” Bonus materials not rated.

The clock strikes midnight as one of Disney's most popular princesses makes her long-awaited debut on DVD, accompanied by an unparalleled Consumer Products/Licensing partnership, which will see the release of dozens of new products in all major retail categories, including toys, apparel, electronics, fast moving consumer goods, stationery, home furnishings and much more. A major company-wide “Cinderellabration” and initiative across The Walt Disney Company, CINDERELLA activity will span far beyond home entertainment and consumer products, beginning in third quarter, throughout 2005, into the holidays and well into 2006.

Unavailable in any form in almost 10 years, CINDERELLA's grand DVD debut comes as the sixth release in BHVE's celebrated “Platinum” Series. An exciting retail event, the spectacular DVD contains some of Disney's most magical all-new bonus features, including music, games, features and fun for literally all ages.



ABOUT THE EDITOR

Kevin “Doc” Krock is been a long-time animation buff and home theater fan. He's been following the rise of the DVD format in the home market since its introduction, and he hopes to help you make the most of your family's home theater viewing time and video collections.

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