Stand By Me: Deluxe Edition

Street Date: 3/22/05

MSRP: $19.99

On March 22, 2005, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the film as a special Deluxe Edition DVD, which includes a 32-page movie book filled with production facts, actors' bios, photos and artwork from the movie along with a bonus CD songtrack sampler featuring many of the classic 1950s hits from Buddy Holly, Ben E. King, Jerry Lee Lewis and others that helped make the film such a remarkable and enduring slice of Americana.

From acclaimed, Oscar®-nominated director Rob Reiner (A Few Good Men, When Harry Met Sally, The Princess Bride), STAND BY ME is simultaneously a coming of age story, a thriller and a tear-jerker drama, the film won wide acclaim for its performances which include the earliest roles for young actors who would later go on to define a particular group of "Generation X" performers (in much the same way that the earlier St. Elmo's Fire and The Breakfast Club would define the slightly older "Brat Pack" set), including Kiefer Sutherland (TV's "24", Dark City), Wil Wheaton (TV's "Star Trek: The Next Generation"), John Cusack (High Fidelity, Being John Malkovich), Corey Feldman (Goonies, The Lost Boys), Jerry O'Connell (TV's "Sliders", Jerry Maguire) and the late River Phoenix (My Own Private Idaho, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) in his star-making role.

Based on the novella "The Body" by Stephen King, STAND BY ME received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium and was declared, "Absolutely wonderful... a film I may never forget!" by Jeffrey Lyons, SNEAK PREVIEWS INDEPENDENT NETWORK NEWS.

Synopsis In a small woodsy Oregon town, a group of friends -- sensitive Gordie (Wil Wheaton), tough guy Chris (River Phoenix), flamboyant Teddy (Corey Feldman), and scaredy-cat Vern (Jerry O'Connell) -- are in search of a missing teenager's body. Wanting to be heroes in each other's and their hometown's eyes, they set out on an unforgettable two-day trek that turns into an odyssey of self discovery. They sneak smokes, tell tall tales, cuss 'cause it's cool and band together when the going gets tough. When they encounter the town's knife-welding hoods who are also after the body, the boys discover a strength they never knew they had. STAND BY ME is a rare and special film about friendship and the indelible experiences of growing up.

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:

- Digitally Mastered Audio and 16x9 Anamorphic Video Audio: English (Dolby Digital), French (Dolby Digital), Spanish, Portuguese Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai Featurette "Walking the Tracks": The Summer of STAND BY ME including interviews with Stephen King and Rob Reiner Director Rob Reiner's Commentary Stand By Me Music Video Isolated Music Score Bonus Trailers Talent Files Interactive Menus Scene Selections CD Soundtrack Sampler Exclusive Movie Collector's Book.

Movie Picture

Street Date: 4/05/05

MSRP: Unknown

Movie Picture

Street Date: 3/08/05

MSRP: $19.95

- Full and Widescreen Presentation

- Languages: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French

- Subtitles: English, French

Synopsis

When their only daughter Blair leaves the family nest, Luther and Nora Krank (Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis) decide to book an island cruise to beat the yuletide blues and just skip the holidays. But their decision to boycott tradition has the whole neighborhood in an uproar, and when Blair calls on Christmas Eve to announce a surprise visit with her new fiancée, the Kranks have just twelve hours to perform a miracle and pull themselves and their neighbors together to throw the best celebration ever! With fast-paced energy and support from Dan Aykroyd, Cheech Marin, Jake Busey and M. Emmet Walsh, this hilarious adaptation of John Grisham's best-selling novel, "Skipping Christmas" has become "an instant family classic!" (Gorman Woodfin, CBN)

Movie Picture

Street Date: 3/15/05

MSRP: $24.95

- Sneak Peak at Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous

- Do You Have What it Takes to be a Beauty Queen? Quiz hosted by William Shatner

- Three Missing Scenes

- Two Documentaries

- Preparing for the Pageant

- The Pageant

Two Commentaries:

- Sandra Bullock and Co-screenwriter Marc Lawrence

- Director Donald Petrie

- Theatrical Trailer

- Languages: English, French & Spanish

- Subtitles: English, French & Spanish

When a terrorist threatens to bomb the Miss United States pageant, the FBI rushes to find a female agent to go undercover as a contestant. Unfortunately, Gracie Hart (Bullock) is the only female agent who can "look the part" despite her complete lack of refinement and femininity. Gracie prides herself in being "just one of the boys" and is horrified at the idea of becoming a girly girl. To assist her with the emergency assignment, the bureau enlists the help of Victor Melling (Caine), an obsessive and pompous pageant consultant, to transform Gracie from “Dirty Harriet” to a glamorous beauty queen. Transformation complete, Gracie must get comfortable with the mercilessly driven and perfectly coifed contestants, infiltrate the pageant and thwart the terrorists.