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After the Sunset

• Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek, Woody Harrelson, Don Cheadle, Naomie Harris
• Director: Brett Ratner
• Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen
• Rated:
• Studio: Warner Home Video
• DVD Release Date: March 29, 2005
• Run Time: 91 min
• Summary: After a successful last score, a master thief (Brosnan) retires to an island paradise. His lifelong nemesis, a crafty FBI agent, washes ashore to ensure he's making good on his promise. The pair soon enters into a new game of cat-and-mouse.
• DVD Features:
- Available subtitles: English, Spanish
- Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
- Commentary by director Brett Ratner
- Deleted/alternate scenes with optional director commentary
- Blooper reel
- "Before, During, and After the Sunset" documentary
- "Interview with a Jewel Thief" featurette

Being Julia
Director: István Szabó • Cast: Annette Bening, Catherine Charlton, Jeremy Irons, Michael Gambon, Bruce Greenwood
• Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen, Dolby
• Rated: Not for sale to persons under age 18.
• Studio: Columbia Tristar Home Video
• DVD Release Date: March 22, 2005
• Run Time: 104 min
• Summary: Concerned that her fading youth and beauty will being to affect her career, estranged from her only son and pretending to be ignorant of her husband's philandering, Julia is adrift in the world, searching for some way in which to regain the spark of passion. She seems to find that renewed fervor when she meets Tom, a young American admirer who also happens to be her son's best friend. Tom sweeps Julia off her feet, and the aging celebrity embarks on an illicit affair which, if discovered, would create a social scandal that could ruin her already-waning career and destroy her rocky marriage. But Julia soon discovers that her exciting new passion is but the latest facet of her life to be based upon a lie, when she learns her ardent young paramour is more interested in what she can do for his career than in her, and that his real affection is actually devoted to an ambitious young starlet. This revelation leads Julia to plot an elaborate revenge to satisfy her wounded pride and get back some of the dignity that has been gradually eroded by the various compromises she has been forced to make.
• DVD Features:
- Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
- Commentary by director István Szabó, actors Annette Bening and Jeremy Irons
- Making of featurette
- Behind the scenes featurette
- Deleted scenes

Bridget Jones - The Edge of Reason

• Director: Beeban Kidron
• Cast: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Jacinda Barrett, Jim Broadbent
• Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen, Dolby
• Rated: Not for sale to persons under age 18.
• Studio: Universal Studios
• DVD Release Date: March 22, 2005
• Run Time: 107 min
• Summary: In this follow-up to the worldwide hit, we find Bridget (Renée Zellweger) where we left her: blissful and besotted in the arms of gorgeous lawyer Mark Darcy (Colin Firth). Mark is accomplished, supportive and tolerant of (nearly) all of Bridget's tiny jealousies; why wouldn't every woman in London, including Mark's new long-legged, drop-dead-gorgeous, I-always-say-the-right-thing-at-all-times intern, want to lure him away from the plumpish, opinionated, sometimes inappropriate Bridget- With the entry of the leggy threat, Bridget's pink clouds begin to turn grey as her attacks of self-doubt sorely test her relationship with Darcy. And just when it seems that the waters couldn't get any more choppy, Bridget's former boss, womanizing heartthrob Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) sails into view.
• DVD Features:
- Available subtitles: Spanish, French, German
- Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
- Commentary by director Beeban Kidron
- Deleted Scenes with Introductions; Mark & Bridget: Forever-
- Bridget Jones Interviews Colin Firth
- Lonely London
- The Big Fight
- "Who's Your Man-" Quiz
- Cast and Filmmakers

Closer

• Starring: Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Clive Owen
• Director: Mike Nichols
• Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound
• Rated: Not for sale to persons under age 18.
• Studio: Columbia Tristar Home Video
• DVD Release Date: March 29, 2005
• Run Time: 104 min
• Summary: An story of passion, drama, love, and abandonment involving two couples, which only gets more complicated when the man from the first couple gets acquainted with the woman from the second coupling.
• DVD Features:
- Available subtitles: English, French
- Available Audio Tracks: English (DTS 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
- Damien Rice music video: "The Blower's Daughter"

Crimson Rivers - Angels of the Apocalypse (Special Edition)
Director: Olivier Dahan • Cast: Jean Reno, Christopher Lee
• Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen, Dolby
• Rated: Not for sale to persons under age 18.
• Studio: Columbia Tristar Home Video
• DVD Release Date: March 29, 2005
• Run Time: 99 min
• Summary: French filmmaker Olivier Dahan directs this sequel to international hit CRIMSON RIVERS; the script, based on a novel by Jean-Christophe Grange, was adapted by Luc Besson (THE FIFTH ELEMENT). The creepy, fast-paced narrative follows police detective Pierre Niemans (Jean Reno), who this time undertakes an investigation of a monastery in the Lorraine. His team uncovers a corpse hidden in the wall, and this raises suspicions of ritual murders. Meanwhile, police captain Reda (Benoît Magimel) has picked up a mysterious and confused man who has the same DNA as Jesus Christ. Niemans and Reda team up, and soon their path leads them to the dark organization known as the "Angels of the Apokalypse," where the evidence is mounting that the end of the world is nigh.
• DVD Features:
- Deleted Scene
- Making-of Featurette
- 5 behind-the-scenes featurettes


Fat Albert
Director: Joel Zwick •
• Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen, Dolby
• Rated:
• Studio: Twentieth Century Fox Home Video
• DVD Release Date: March 22, 2005
• Run Time: 90 min
• Summary: Bill Cosby's character, "Fat Albert," comes to the big screen as a live action/animated feature film. The movie is based on Cosby's stand-up comedy monologues about his childhood, centered around a group of urban adolescents growing up in a Philadelphia neighborhood.
• DVD Features:
- Available subtitles: English, Spanish
- Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
- Commentary by director Joel Zwick and producer Jon Davis
- Widescreen & full-screen editions on one disc
- Extended scenes
- Fat Albert: Behind the Band featurette
- Theatrical trailer

Finding Neverland
• Starring: Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Radha Mitchell, Dustin Hoffman
• Director: Marc Forster
• Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen
• Rated:
• Studio: Miramax
• DVD Release Date: March 22, 2005
• Summary: Set in London in 1904, the film follows J.M. Barrie's creative journey to bring Peter Pan to life, from his first inspiration for the story up until the play's premiere at the Duke of York's Theatre - a night that will change not only Barrie's own life, but the lives of everyone close to him. David Magee's screenplay is based on the play "The Man Who Was Peter Pan," written by Allen Knee.
• DVD Features:
- Available subtitles: Spanish, French
- Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
- Commentary by director Marc Forster, producer Richard Gladstein and writer David Magee
- Commentary by
- Deleted scenes with optional commentary by director, producer, and writer
- "The Magic of Finding Neverland"
- "Creating Neverland" on making the film
- Outtakes from the film
- "On the Red Carpet" from the film's Hollywood premiere

The Lone Gunmen - The Complete Series • Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen
• Rated: NR
• Studio: Fox Home Entertainme
• DVD Release Date: March 29, 2005
• Run Time: 559
• DVD Features:
- Available subtitles: English, Spanish
- Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
- All 13 episodes on three double-sided discs, plus the X-Files episode "Jump the Shark"
- Commentary by director Rob Bowman, cinematographer Robert McLachlan, and writers Frank Spotnitz, Vince Gilligan, and John Shiban on the pilot
- Commentary by Frank Spotnitz, Vince Gilligan, and John Shiban on two episodes
- Commentary by actors Dean Haglund, Tom Braidwood, Bruce Harwood, Stephen Snedden, and Zuleikha Robinson, director Bryan Spicer, and others on one episode
- "Making of The Lone Gunmen" retrospective featurette
- Four TV spots

The Pretender - The Complete First Season

• Starring: Patrick Bauchau, Jon Gries, Ryan Merriman, Andrea Parker, Michael T. Weiss
• Format: Color, Closed-captioned
• Rated: NR
• Studio: Fox Home Entertainment
• DVD Release Date: March 22, 2005
• Summary: Michael T. Weiss stars as Jarod Russell in this popular TV drama from the late 1990s. Discovered to be a genius as a small child, Jarod was kidnapped and brought up, along with many other children like him, at the enigmatic facility known only as "The Centre." There, they were trained to use their capacities for brilliance to adopt personas and jobs as fit their purposes. The children could assume the identities of doctors, lawyers, police officers, or pilots, virtually adopting any occupation at will and with chameleon-like ease. Eventually, however, Jarod discovered the fact that his simulations were not necessarily being used for good, but were being sold to the highest bidder; disturbed, he made his escape. A grown man now, he searches for his parents while using his talents to right the wrongs that he encounters along the way. He also works hard to elude those from The Centre who pursue him doggedly. These include Sydney (Patrick Bauchau, SECRETARY), Jarod's mentor, who knows him so well he can anticipate his course of thought and action, as well as Miss Parker (Andrea Parker), Jarod's childhood friend.
• DVD Features:
- Available subtitles: English, Spanish
- Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
- 21 episodes on four discs, including the double-length season finale
- Commentary on selected episodes
- Making-of featurette and TV spots
- Number of discs: 4

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