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From the producers of This Is Spinal Tap comes TWENTY BUCKS, a "movie loaded with heart, soul and wit" (Jeff Craig, SIXTY SECOND PREVIEW), available on DVD July 5, 2005, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. This multi-character comedy follows the path of a single twenty dollar bill in a city neighborhood, focusing on various holders and their intertwining stories, including two convenience store robbers, an estranged father and daughter and a young newlywed couple. TWENTY BUCKS features performances by Linda Hunt (Academy Award® winner 1982, Year of Living Dangerously, Silverado), Elisabeth Shue (Academy Award® nominee Leaving Las Vegas, Cocktail), Brendan Fraser (The Mummy, George of the Jungle), Steve Buscemi (TV's "The Sopranos," Big Fish), Christopher Lloyd (TV's "Taxi", three-time Emmy Award winner), Spalding Gray, and recording artist Gladys Knight.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
Specs: Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS / Spanish & French: Dolby Surround.
Language: Dubbed: English, Spanish & French, Subtitled: English & Spanish.
Theatrical Aspect Ratio:
Pan & Scan: 1.33:1
New Release Sizzle.
4 Seamlessly Branched Alternate Endings with optional Commentary by Director John Polson, Screenwriter Ari Schlossberg and Editor Jeffrey Ward (Happy Drawing, Life with Katherine, One Final Game, Emily's Fate).
14 Deleted/Extended Scenes with optional commentary by Director John Polson, Screenwriter Ari Schlossberg and Editor Jeffrey Ward.
3 Pre-Vis Sequences: (Charlie Chases Emily, Katherine Confronts Charlie, Final Moments between David and Emily).
Alternate Endings from menus: (Happy Drawing, Life with Katherine, One Final Game, Emily's Fate).
Making of Featurette (10:17).
Dawn Anna, starring Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated actress Debra Winger (Terms of Endearment, An Officer and a Gentleman) tells the heartfelt, true story of single mom Dawn Anna, who faces great adversity just when she thought things were finally looking up in her life. She has four loving children, a new man in her life, and an ideal job teaching math and coaching volleyball. One day her life takes a sudden, dramatic turn -- Dawn is struck with an illness, which not only threatens her new, steady way of life but life itself. Following harrowing brain surgery, Dawn must learn to speak and walk all over again. Helping her heal is an around-the-clock job, but Dawn triumphs with the devoted support of an around-the-clock family. Then life deals her an even more staggering blow. Can Dawn summon the courage to overcome one more heartbreak? Dawn Anna also stars Alex Van (Selma, Lord Selma and Mama Flora's Family) and was directed by Arliss Howard (Big Bad Love).
As a bonus feature, the DVD release of Dawn Anna will include interviews with the cast and crew. Lifetime and Lifetime Movie Network will re-broadcast Dawn Anna close to the release date of the DVD.
Synopsis: "I DON'T TRAIN GIRLS", trainer Frankie Dunn growls. But something's different about the spirited boxing hopeful who shows up daily at Dunn's gym. All she wants is a fighting chance. Clint Eastwood plays Dunn and directs, produces and composes music for this acclaimed, multi-award-winning tale of heart, hope and family. Hilary Swank plays resilient Maggie, determined not to abandon her one dream. And Morgan Freeman is Scrap, gym caretaker and counterpoint to Dunn's crustiness. Grab your dreams and come out swinging.
Documentaries : Born to Fight
Featurette : Behind the scenes: Producers Round 15
Interviews : Roundtable with Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman hosted by James Lipton ("Inside the Actor's Studio")
Aspect Ratio: Original Aspect Ratio - 2.40, Widescreen [16:9 Transfer]
Subtitles: Francais, Espanol
English: Dolby Surround 5.1
Francais (Quebec): Dolby Surround 5.1
Robert Taylor portrays an American officer on the front lines of the massive Allied landing, whose special commando unit must destroy a key German gun position. But for Capt. Parker (Taylor), the mission is also fraught with personal complications because he and his commander (Richard Todd) are in love with the same woman (Dana Wynter). Featuring Edmond O'Brien, and building to a stirring climax on the beaches of Normandy, D-Day The Sixth Of June is a moving story of courage and sacrifice both on and off the battlefield.
Fox Flix: A Yank in the RAF, Between Heaven and Hell, Blue Max, Crash Drive, To the Shores of Tripoli.
Gilligan's Island: The Complete Third Season
It's time to crack open a champagne bottle and bid a fun farewell to the passengers of the S.S. Minnow as Warner Home Video (WHV) releases the final season of Gilligan's Island on DVD. Gilligan's Island: The Complete Third Season sets sail for stores on July 26th as a three-disc collectible box set and will be available for $39.98.
Fans can complete their collection by owning all 30 Season 3 episodes of this classic hit TV series. In full color and digitally re-mastered, Gilligan's Island: The Complete Third Season features such classic episodes as Gilligan vs. Gilligan, The Producer featuring Phil Silvers, Voodoo, The Kidnapper with guest-star Don Rickles, and Splashdown featuring the voice of the late, Los Angeles Lakers play-by-play announcer Chick Hearn as the radio broadcaster. These and many more unforgettable episodes make it a joy for viewers to be stranded time and time again on Gilligan's Isle.
Smooth-sailing DVD special features include:
- Introduction by Sherwood Schwartz, Creator/Producer
- Commentary by Sherwood Schwartz on the episode The Producer
- Gilligan's Island A Pop Culture Phenomenon –
Documentary focusing on the sensational success of the show that ran for only three seasons, and yet has been on the air around the world for over forty years. Includes interview with Robert J. Thompson, Director of The Center for the Study of Popular Television at Syracuse University.
Specs: Audio: English: Dolby Surround 5.1 / Spanish & French: Dolby Suround.
Language: Dubbed: English, Spanish, & French / Subtitled: English & Spanish.
Theatrical Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1.
Comedy Montage / Widescreen Feature / New Joke Commentary: Feature-lenth commentary by writer/director Rawson Marshall Thurber and Actors Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn / Easter Egg Commentary: Feature-lenth commentary by writer/director Rawson Marshall Thurber and Actors Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn / Easter Egg Commentary: Feature-lenth commentary by writer/director Rawson Marshall Thurber
Deleted/Extended Scenes with optional commentary Writer/Director Rawson Marshall Thurber:
Cardio Cowboy / Gordon asks for a divorce/White Goodman's Metaphor Speech / Justin and Amber see Derek before cheerleading finals / The Dirty Sanchez / Fran and Owen in bed
Kate's Porch / Shame Triangle / Three Way Kiss / Different ending with fat White Goodman (pizza bagels are burning) / Alternate Ending with optional Commentary by Writer/Director Rawson Marshall Thurber / Bloopers/Gag Reel / "Justin Long: A Study in Ham & Cheese" / Featurette:"Dodgeball Boot Camp: Training for Dodgeball / Featurette: "The Anatomy of a Hit" / Dodgeball: Go for the Gold / More with the Dodgeball Dancers (with video introduction by Writer/Director Rawson Marshall Thurber) : In Pink, In Blue, In Black
Trailers -Theatrical Trailer A / Theatrical Trailer B / The Ringer Teaser Trailer / Trailer: Arrested Development (TBD) / DVD-ROM: Screenplay
Oliver Stone recreates the towering, true story of Alexander the Great (Colin Farrell), who in the 4th Century BC conquered Greece, Persia, Afghanistan and India- 90% of the known world. Against massive armies of chariots and elephants, he never lost a battle. Visionary, explorer, dreamer- he was also a tender son, torn by his mother's (Angelina Jolie) burning love and ambition and desperate for his father's (Val Kilmer) approval. His dream shaped the world we live in today
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