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January 2005

Angel's Crest

Friday Night Lights Street date: January 18, 2005. Named as one of the "Top 10 Films of the Year" by the American Film Institute and Newsweek, and hailed by the sports press for its uncompromising depiction of the tough competitive world of high school football and the electrifying action sequences of the game plays, "Friday Night Lights" is ideal entertainment for film fans and sports enthusiasts alike.


(Rated: TV-PG-L) Street date 1/11/05 This is a real insider’s look at auteur filmmaker and “master of chills” M. Night Shyamalan, director of “Signs” and “The Sixth Sense.” The creative secrets of this master filmmaker are revealed through exclusive interviews with childhood friends, neighbors, and Hollywood stars including “The Village” cast member and Oscar® winner Adrien Brody, and superstar Johnny Depp (“Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”). Through this unique DVD, fans can look in on the set of “The Village” and find the website that only true M. Night fans know. THE BURIED SECRET OF M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN is directed by Nathanial Khan, director of the Oscar®-nominated film “My Architect: A Son’s Journey.”


Street Date: 1/11/05 (Rated: PG-13) From M. Night Shyamalan, the Academy® Award-nominated* filmmaker who brought you “Signs” and “The Sixth Sense” comes THE VILLAGE. Shyamalan has assembled an all-star cast, including Joaquin Phoenix (“Ladder 49,” “Signs”), Adrien Brody (Academy® Award-winner, Best Actor, “The Pianist,” 2002), Bryce Dallas Howard (“Apollo 13”), William Hurt (Academy® Award-winner, Best Actor, “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” 1985) and Sigourney Weaver (“Holes,” “Alien Resurrection”), to tell the thrilling tale of an isolated village confronting the mysterious danger that lies just outside its borders.


(Not Rated) 1/11/05 Here is a collection of hilarious, laugh-filled animated gems, with each volume showcasing Walt’s world-famous characters in the pristine DVD digital format. These full-color animated classics, vibrant in sparkling color and sound, are presented as crisp and clear as when audiences first saw them in theaters. All of the short films included in this collection were made during the Disney Studio’s first ‘golden age’ of animation, when Walt and his team of artists first brought character animation to new heights.

Aladdin: The Return of Jafar

Street Date: 1/18/05 (Rated: G) Aladdin’s adventure picks up where the original movie left off. Jafar returns as the world’s most powerful genie, and Aladdin and his friends must battle against huge odds to save the kingdom from Jafar’s evil plot! THE RETURN OF JAFAR features five show-stopping tunes. Trapped inside the magic lamp at the end of “Aladdin,” the wily Jafar (Jonathan Freeman) and his cantankerous parrot sidekick Iago (Gilbert Gottfried) find a way out of their prison. Back in Agrabah the Genie (Dan Castellaneta, “The Simpsons”), Aladdin (Scott Weinger), Jasmine (Linda Larkin), Abu (Frank Welker) and their friends are enjoying a whole new world – but Jafar is ready to take his revenge! The adventure that follows goes from the depths of a fiery lava pit to the heights of the kingdom.

Aladdin and the King of Thieves

Street Date: 1/18/05 (Rated: G) ALADDIN and the KING OF THIEVES completes the Aladdin trilogy in grand style – with Aladdin and Jasmine’s wedding celebration. And the wedding planner is none other than the “big blue guy” himself, the Genie! But just as the happy couple prepares to say “I do,” the legendary Forty Thieves break up the party as they ransack the royal palace in search of the fabled Hand of Midas. When Aladdin learns that his long-lost dad may be trapped in the Forty Thieves’ lair, he sets out on a fantastic quest, with Jasmine and the Genie by his side.

Mulan II

Street Date: 2/1/05 (Rated: G) All the action and excitement of Disney’s epic film “Mulan” return in a sweeping new animated adventure, MULAN II, premiering only on Disney DVD and VHS. MULAN II reunites the hero of China with Mushu her hilarious guardian dragon, her “gang of three” best buddies Yao, Ling and Chien-Po, and her beloved Shang. This time they journey on a special mission – one that tests the honor of all, while the fate of the empire hangs in the balance. MULAN II reunites cast members Ming-Na as Mulan, B.D. Wong as Shang, Pat Morita as the Emperor, Harvey Fierstein as Yao, Gedde Watanabe as Ling, Jerry Tondo as Chien-Po and Soon-Tek Oh as Fa Zhou. This new adventure introduces Lucy Lui (“Charley’s Angels”) and Olympic skating champion Michelle Kwan to the cast. MULAN II features great original songs performed by popular artists. Lea Salonga, the original singing voice of Mulan, returns for more sensational musical performances, alongside chart-topping girl band Atomic Kitten and rising star Hayley Westenra.

Mr 3000

Street Date: 2/1/05 (Rated: PG-13) Stan Ross (Bernie Mac) has been trading on his 3000 major league hits for years, parlaying the title Mr. 3000 into a sports bar and a larger-than-life ego. But on the eve of Stan’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, his world comes crashing down when a fact check reveals that he’s still a few hits short – he’s merely Mr. 2,997. In order to score his remaining three hits, the forty-seven year old Stan has to get back in shape and back to the big leagues. Stan’s hilarious trip back to the baseball diamond, however, turns out to be anything but easy. The DVD comes with a line-up of bonus features including outtakes, deleted and extended scenes, the movie extras’ journey through spring training, director audio commentary, and more.

February 2005

Shall We Dance? (1997) -- Street Date: 2/1/05 (Rated: PG) The original, beloved Japanese film SHALL WE DANCE? is available for the first time ever on DVD. This truly outstanding comedy about a bored businessman and the dance teacher who changes his life became a fan favorite upon its Theatrical release. So good that it inspired the Hollywood version starring Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez, SHALL WE DANCE? can now be enjoyed in its original version in a superb DVD format, with the original soundtrack and English subtitles. Written and directed by Masayuki Suo.

Shall We Dance? (2004) (Rated: PG-13)

For longer than he can remember, a middle-aged workaholic named John Clark (Richard Gere) has led an incredibly dull existence - the mundane accounting job, the mind-numbing commute, the family he rarely sees. But one night he catches a glimpse of a beautiful dance instructor (Jennifer Lopez) in the window of a shabby ball room dancing school. When finally the painfully shy and awkward man muscles up the nerve to sign up for dance lessons, he is assigned to an eccentric group class taught by an older woman. Nevertheless, the seemingly predictable man sticks with his new hobby hoping to catch the attention of the young beauty, while avoiding the ridicule of his co-workers and family. On DVD this wonderful film features all-new bonus material including deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes featurette, director audio commentary, film music featurette and more.

CAROLINA -- Street Date: 2/1/05 (Rated: PG-13) Julia Stiles, Academy Award® winner Shirley MacLaine and Alessandro Nivola star in an endearing story of a young woman (Stiles) trying to escape the eccentric ways of her wacky Southern family to meet the man of her dreams – a nice, normal, available guy. Finding him appears easier said than done until she meets a handsome and debonair Englishman – but complications hilariously arise when she introduces her perfect guy to her less-than perfect family. And that doesn’t even start to mention what her best friend Albert has to say about the situation. As funny and charming as “Sweet Home Alabama,” CAROLINA is a southern belle whom is sure to sweep you off your ever-loving feet.

3 Steps to Heaven (Rated: TBD) 2/2/05 In 3 STEPS TO HEAVEN, a young woman becomes obsessed with the death of her boyfriend and decides to do her own detective work to find out what really happened. The authorities write off his death as a drowning but she knows there’s something more to it. When she discovers that her boyfriend’s trail leads to three celebrities, she confronts them and their secrets. 3 STEPS TO HEAVEN is a riveting drama of one woman’s relentless search for the truth... no matter the cost. Written and directed by Constantine Giannaris.


DISNEY PRINCESS COLLECTION 2005 (Not Rated) When Disney’s fairest stars come together, the magic begins! Presenting three new titles in the delightful DISNEY PRINCESS COLLECTION: Disney Princess Stories Volume Two: Tales of Friendship; Disney Princess Party Volume Two; and Disney Princess Sing Along Songs: Volume Two. Disney brings together the beloved Princesses from Disney’s classic animated films in a collection of DVDs and videos that will be a must-have for every little princess. These delightful titles join little Princesses everywhere with Disney heroines including Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Cinderella, Mulan, Snow White, and more.

NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND -- Street Date: 2/22/05 (Rated: PG) Hayao Miyazaki’s epic masterpiece! A thousand years after a great war, a seaside kingdom known as the Valley of the Wind is one of the only areas that remains populated. Led by the courageous Princess Nausicaä, the people of the Valley are engaged in a constant struggle with powerful insects called ohmu, who guard a poisonous jungle that is spreading across the Earth. Nausicaä and her brave companions, together with the people of the Valley, strive to restore the bond between humanity and the earth. The English language version of the film includes the voice talents of Alison Lohman (“Matchstick Men”), Patrick Stewart (“X-Men;” “Star Trek: The Next Generation”), Uma Thurman (“Kill Bill” series) and Edward James Olmos (TV’s “American Family”).

PORCO ROSSO -- Street Date: 2/22/05 (Rated: PG) Take flight with “Porco Rosso,” a valiant World War I flying ace! From tropical Adriatic settings to dazzling aerial maneuvers, this action-adventure from world-renowned animator Hayao Miyazaki is full of humor, courage and chivalry. When “Porco” – whose face has been transformed into that of a pig by a mysterious spell – infuriates a band of sky pirates with his aerial heroics, the pirates hire Curtis, a comical rival pilot, to “get rid” of him. On the ground, the two pilots compete over the affections of Gina, a beautiful cabaret singer. But it is in the air, with Fio, a young and talented airplane engineer/designer, where Porco’s true battles are waged. From its Mediterranean Sea settings to its dazzling aerial dogfights of amazing sweep and grace, PORCO ROSSO is an exhilarating ride you’ll never forget.

The Cat Returns (PG) 2/1/05 Haru, a schoolgirl bored by her ordinary routine, saves the life of an unusual cat, and suddenly her world is transformed beyond anything she’s ever imagined. Her good deed is rewarded with a flurry of presents, including gift-wrapped mice, and one very shocking proposal of marriage - to the Cat’s King’s son! Haru embarks on an unexpected journey to the Kingdom of Cats where her eyes are opened to a whole other world and her destiny is uncertain. To change her fate she’ll need to learn to believe in herself, and in the process she will learn to appreciate her everyday life. THE CAT RETURNS is a magical animated adventure that will delight and inspire everyone.

BAMBI: PLATINUM EDITION -- Street Date: 3/1/05 (Rated: G) One of Walt Disney’s greatest triumphs and all-time most requested Disney classics, BAMBI is one of the most celebrated and endearing films of all time. Telling the coming-of-age story of life in the forest, BAMBI is a film experience so strong that neither heart nor mind can ever forget it. Not available in any form for over eight years, this exciting addition to Disney’s celebrated PLATINUM Series is the perfect Easter gift and will be available for a limited time only.

THE LAST SHOT -- Street Date: 2005 (Rated: R)

LADDER 49 -- Street Date: 2005 (Rated: PG-13)

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