Movie Picture Based on the acclaimed best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks (A Walk To Remember, Message in a Bottle), the hit romantic drama The Notebook arrives on a Platinum Series © DVD from New Line Home Entertainment on February 8. This touching, nostalgic story of true love and destiny stars breakout talents Ryan Gosling (Murder by Numbers, The Believer) and Rachel McAdams (Mean Girls, The Hot Chick) and features an ensemble of Academy Award®-nominated co-stars including James Garner (Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, TV’s 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter), Gena Rowlands (Taking Lives, Hope Floats), Sam Shepherd (Black Hawk Down, Swordfish) and Joan Allen (The Bourne Supremacy, Pleasantville) as well as James Marsden (X-Men, Sugar & Spice). Directed by Nick Cassavetes (John Q.), The Notebook will offer deleted scenes, four in-depth featurettes, Rachel McAdams’ screen test, separate commentaries from the director and novelist Nicholas Sparks, as well as a DVD-ROM enabled script-to-screen program and more. The Notebook will be available for rental on Platinum Series™ DVD and VHS, and for sale on Platinum Series™ DVD at the suggested retail price of $27.95. The pre-order due date is January 11, 2005.

“A timeless romantic drama with a box-office success of more than $80 million, The Notebook was the sleeper hit of the summer,” said Matt Lasorsa, New Line Home Entertainment’s executive vice president of marketing. “The Platinum Series DVD – packed with extras and featuring the outstanding cast – is poised to be the must-own movie this Valentine’s Day. ”

As teenagers, Allie (Rachel McAdams) and Noah (Ryan Gosling) begin a whirlwind courtship that soon blossoms into tender intimacy. The young couple is quickly separated by Allie's upper-class parents who insist that Noah isn't right for her. Several years pass, and, when they meet again, their passion is rekindled, forcing Allie to choose between her soul mate and class order. This beautiful tale has a particularly special meaning to an older gentleman (James Garner) who regularly reads the timeless love story to his aging companion (Gena Rowlands).

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

· 12 deleted scenes with optional director commentary

· All in the Family: Nick Cassavetes Profile featurette

· Nicholas Sparks: A Simple Story Well Told featurette

· Southern Exposure: Locating THE NOTEBOOK featurette

· Casting Rachel and Ryan featurette

· Feature-length commentary by director Nick Cassavetes

· Feature-length commentary by novelist Nicholas Sparks

· Rachel McAdams’ screen test

· Theatrical trailer

· DVD-ROM enabled “Script-to-Screen” program

· 16 x 9 Widescreen (2.35:1) version of the film

· 4 x 3 Fullscreen version

· 5.1 Surround Sound (English)

· Stereo Surround Sound (English)

· English subtitles and closed captions

· Spanish subtitles

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