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New Video and DVD Releases
Part 1: This Week's New Releases on Video/DVD

by Ivana Redwine

The new DVD releases slated for February 8, 2005, include "The Notebook" and "Shark Tale." In addition, we'll take a sneak peek at next week's movies on video/DVD.

February 8, 2005 - Video and DVD Releases

"The Notebook"


Tagline: "Behind every great love is a great story."

Length: 123 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexuality

Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner, and Gena Rowlands star in this romantic drama adapted from Nicholas Sparks' best-selling novel. The central story is set in the 1940s and is about two young people (Gosling and McAdams) who have a romance, but get separated. However, this central story is shown in flashback as it is read from a notebook decades later by an old man (Garner) to an old woman (Rowlands) suffering from Alzheimer's.

Selected Special DVD Features:

• Feature-Length Commentary by Director Nick Cassavetes
• Feature-Length Commentary by Novelist Nicholas Sparks
• Deleted Scenes With Otional Director's Commentary


Formats Available: The above information on special features refers to the DVD. Check for availability on VHS.

"Shark Tale"


Tagline: "A new school's gonna rule..."

Length: 90 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG for some mild language and crude humor

This animated comedy features several celebrity voices, including those of Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Angelina Jolie, Renée Zellweger, Martin Scorsese, Jack Black, Michael Imperioli, Katie Couric, Peter Falk, and Vincent Pastore. The story takes place in an imaginary undersea world inspired by "The Godfather." The hero is a little fish (voice of Will Smith) who, while dealing with jellyfish thugs, runs afoul of shark mobsters.

Selected Special DVD Features:

• Widescreen

Formats Available: The above information on special features refers to the DVD. Check for availability on VHS.



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