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State Fair (60th Anniversary Edition)

Stars: Jeanne Craig, Dana Andrews, Dick Haymes, Vivian Blane, Charles 
Directors: Walter Lang
Format: Color, Full screen, Color
Rated: Approved
Studio: Fox Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: November 15, 2005
DVD Features:
• Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
• Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 4.0), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (Dolby Digital 1.0)
• Disc 1:
• Original 1945 movie musical
• 1.37 aspect ratio, English stereo and mono
• Commentary by Richard Barrios and Tom Briggs
• From Page to Screen to Stage: State Fair Featurette
• Theatrical trailer
• Still galleries: Set Design and Wardrobe, Behind the Scenes, Lobby Cards and One Sheets
• Sing-along subtitles
• Disc 2:
• 1962 version of State Fair
• 2.35 aspect ratio, Dolby 4.0 Surround
• Commentary by Pat Boone
• State Fair television pilot
• Vintage stage excerpt: It Might As Well Be Spring performed by Mary Martin

The Oprah Winfrey Show - 20th Anniversary DVD Collection
Actors: Oprah Winfrey  
Format: Color, Box set
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 6
Studio: Paramount Home Video
DVD Release Date: November 15, 2005
Run Time: 1034 minutes
Synopsis: Chicago-based daytime talk-show host Oprah Winfrey invites a guest panel to discuss a topic, in front of a studio audience. The topics are often controversial or sensational.
DVD Features:
• Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
• Oprah Winfrey will donate 100% of Harpo's net profits from the sale of the Oprah Winfrey DVD Collection to Oprah's Angel Network®. A charitable foundation dedicated to helping educate and advance women and children around the world.
• For the first time, Oprah reveals her candid thoughts and feelings about the biggest moments and interviews in 20 years of history-making television.
• Disc One
• THE BEGINNING: look back at Oprah's earliest days; includes rare, never-before-seen footage
• HEARTPRINTS: Some of the guests who touched Oprah's heart forever
• THE STARS, ACT 1: John Travolta, Julia Roberts, Barbara Walters and more!
• Disc Two
• AHA! Twenty years of lessons…Oprah's lightbulb moments!
• SURPRISE! Caught off guard! Birthdays, marriage proposals and other amazing surprises!
• HOME: Private tours of celebrity homes, room makeovers and decorating with Nate Berkus!
• THE STARS, ACT 2: Bill Cosby, The Judds, Madonna and more
• Disc Three
• THE INTERVIEWS: Highlights of Oprah's most fascinating one-on-ones
• OPRAH'S FIRSTS: There's nothing Oprah hasn't tried in 20 years
• THE STARS, ACT 3: Halle Berry, Michael J. Fox, Beyoncé Knowles and more!
• Disc Four
• THE HEADLINES: Oprah opens up about some of the biggest news events of the last 20 years.
• MAKEOVER HALL OF FAME: Oprah's many looks, plus amazing transformations—you won't recognize them
• THE STARS, ACT 4: Chris Rock, Celine Dion, Jim Carrey, Bono and more
• Disc Five
• WEIGHT: Includes highlights from the biggest show in Oprah history
• BOOKS: The inside story on Oprah's Book Club
• ANGELS: See how the Angel Network changes lives worldwide.
• THE STARS, ACT 5: Stars of Sex and the City, Everybody Loves Raymond and more
• WILDEST DREAMS: The cars, the bus and the dreams come true.
• Disc Six
• OPRAH'S 50TH BIRTHDAY BASH! The entire celebration, including Josh Groban's "You Raise Me Up"
• CHRISTMASKINDESSS: Oprah's life-changing trip to Africa
• BEHIND THE SCENES: A day in the life of The Oprah Winfrey Show
• LAUGHS! Hilarious moments caught on camera

Stealth (Two-Disc Widescreen Edition)

Actors: Jamie Foxx, Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, Joe Morton, Richard Roxburgh, & Sam Shepard
Directors: Rob Cohen
Format: Color, Widescreen, Dolby
Rated: PG-13
Studio: Columbia Tristar Home Video
DVD Release Date: November 15, 2005
Run Time: 121 min
Synopsis: In the near future, the Navy develops a fighter jet piloted by an artificial intelligence computer. The jet is placed on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific to learn combat manuevers from the human pilots aboard. But when the computer develops a mind of its own, it's the humans who are charged with stopping it before it incites a war...

Happy Endings
Actors: Lisa Kudrow, Steve Coogan, Jesse Bradford, Bobby Cannavale, Maggie Gyllenhaal 
Directors: Don Roos
Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Dolby
Rated: R (Not for sale to persons under age 18.)
Studio: Lions Gate
DVD Release Date: November 15, 2005
Run Time: 128 min
Synopsis: An ensemble cast telling 10 stories with intertwining characters. One story is about a father and son who are dating the same woman . Another features a woman who long ago gave her baby up for adoption but is now being blackmailed by a documentary filmmaker who claims to know the now-grown child's whereabouts.

The Sound of Music (40th Anniversary Edition)
Actors: Julie Andrws, Christopher Plummer, Richard Haydn, Peggy Wood,& Anna
Directors: Robert Wise
Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen
    Aspect Ratio: 2.20:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: G
Studio: Fox Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: November 15, 2005
Run Time: 174 minutes
Synopsis: Maria had longed to be a nun since she was a young girl, yet when she became old enough discovered that it wasn't at all what she thought. Often in trouble and doing the wrong things, Maria is sent to the house of a retired naval captain, named Captain Von Trapp, to care for his children. Von Trapp was widowed several years before and was left to care for seven 'rowdy' children. The children have run off countless governesses. Maria soon learns that all these children need is a little love to change their attitudes. Maria teaches the children to sing, and through her, music is brought back into the hearts and home of the Von Trapp family. Unknowingly, Maria and Captain Von Trapp are falling helplessly in love, except there are two problems, the Captain is engaged, and Maria is a postulant!
DVD Features:
• Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
• Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.0), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Spanish (Dolby Digital 1.0)
• Commentary by: director Robert Wise and isolated score (Unknown Format)
• Commentary by: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Charmian Carr, choreographer Dee Dee Wood, and Johannes Von Trapp (Unknown Format)
• Introduction by Julie Andrews on both discs
• Separate chapter list for songs only with Play All feature
• English, French, and Spanish sing-a-long subtitles
• A Few of My Favorite Things: A retrospective documentary
• Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer: A Reminiscence
• Charmian Carr on location with The Sound of Music
• From Liesl to Gretl: A 40th Anniversary Reunion
• When You Know the Notes to Sing: A Sing-Along Phenomenon
• Biography: The Von Trapp Family--Harmony and Discord
• Restoration comparison
• Storyboard gallery
• Behind-the-scenes stills
• Lobby cards and one-sheets
• Screen test: Mia Farrow
• Trailers and TV spots: Theatrical teaser, Theatrical trailer, 1st Anniversary trailer, Academy Award trailer, 1973 reissue trailer, testimonial trailer, TV trailer


Actors: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer, Sacha Baron "Ali G" Cohen, Cedric "The Entertainer", Gwen Stefani
Directors: Eric Darnell & Tom McGrath
Format: Animated, Color, Widescreen, Dolby
Rated: G
Studio: Universal Studios
DVD Release Date: November 15, 2005
Run Time: 86 minutes
Synopsis: Synopsis: Ben Stiller (“Meet the Parents”), Chris Rock (“Chris Rock Never Scared”), David Schwimmer (TV’s “Friends”) and Jada Pinkett Smith (“Collateral”) star as the voices of four zoo animals who hang up when they hear the call of the wild. Alex the Lion (Stiller) is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends Marty the Zebra (Rock), Melman the Giraffe (Schwimmer) and Gloria the Hippo (Pinkett Smith) have lived their entire lives in blissful captivity, with regular meals provided and an admiring public to adore them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty allows his curiosity to get the better of him and, with the help of some prodigious penguins, makes his escape to explore the world he’s been missing. Alex, Melman and Gloria go after him, but before they can go wild in the streets, they are captured, crated and put on a ship to Africa…to be ultimately set free. When those plotting penguins sabotage the ship, Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria find themselves washed ashore on the exotic island of Madagascar. Now, these native New Yorkers have to figure out how to survive in the wild and discover the true meaning of the phrase “It’s a jungle out there.”
DVD Features:
• Hear the very first-ever Penguin Commentary as they give you their unique take on the film!
• Escape with untamed games and jungle activities for the whole family!
• Get the inside scoop with "Behind the Crates,""The Tech of Madagascar," and "Mad Mishaps"
• Help the Penguins "Crack the Code" for a special surprise!

The Skeleton Key

Actors: Kate Hudson, Gena Rowlands, Peter Sarsgaard, John Hurt, Joy Bryant
Directors: Iain Softley
Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen
Rated: R (Not for sale to persons under age 18.)
Studio: Universal Studios Ho
DVD Release Date: November 15, 2005
Run Time: 104 min
Synopsis: Set largely in the dark atmospheric backwoods just outside of New Orleans, The Skeleton Key stars Hudson as Caroline, a live-in nurse hired to care for an elderly woman's (Rowlands) ailing husband (Hurt) in their home...a foreboding and decrepit mansion in the Louisiana delta. Intrigued by the enigmatic couple, their mysterious and secretive ways and their rambling house, Caroline beings to explore the old mansion. Armed with a skeleton key that unlocks every door, she discovers a hidden attic room that holds a deadly and terrifying secret. Peter Sarsgaard portrays Luke, the local attorney working on the couple's estate, and Joy Bryant plays Jill, Caroline's best friend.

Oklahoma! (50th Anniversary Edition)

Actors: Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson, Shirley Jones
Directors: Fred Zinnerman
Format: Color, Special edition, Widescreen
Aspect Ratio: 2.55:1
Rated: G
Studio: Fox Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: November 15, 2005
Run Time: 145 min
Synopsis: A couple of young cowboys win the hearts of their sweethearts in the Oklahoma territory at the turn of the century. Despite the interference of an evil ranch hand and a roaming peddler.DVD Features:
• Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
• Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.0), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
• Disc 1
• 1955 Cinemascope feature (2.55 aspect ratio)
• Commentary by Ted Chapin and Hugh Fordin
• Theatrical teaser
• Sing-along subtitles
• Separate chapter list for songs only with Play All feature
• Disc 2
• 1955 Todd AO Version (2.20 aspect ratio)
• Commentary by Shirley Jones and Nick Redman
• Sing-along subtitles
• Separate chapter list for songs only with Play All feature
• Cinemascope vs. Todd AO featurette
• Vintage stage excerpts: Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' performed by Gordon MacRae, People Will Say We're in Love performed by Gordon MacRae & Florence Henderson
• Theatrical teaser and theatrical trailer
• Still galleries: Behind the Scenes
• Lobby cards and one-sheets
• The Miracle of Todd-AO
• The March of Todd-AO

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