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CHOICE RELEASES

PINOCCHIO: The Signature Collection - Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD edition, Rated G, Running Time: Approx. 88 min. *****
Pinocchio, a puppet created by woodcarver Geppetto, goes on a quest to become a real boy with the help of Jiminy Cricket. This 1940 Disney animated classic returns in a new Blu-ray edition. While it has been released on Blu-ray before, this is the first presentation on Digital HD. Per usual, the video and audio are nothing short of perfection. For those who already own this treasure, the only reasons to purchase this latest edition are the Digital HD and a few new bonus features. The most notable is a restored Oswald The Lucky Rabbit cartoon. "Poor Papa" was the first Oswald short created by Walt Disney in 1927. Any true Disney collector should add this delightful cartoon to their collection. Also included are featurettes on story meetings for Pleasure Island, Walt's reminiscences of the making of "Pinocchio", a new music video/making-of segmen…

Rog's ALL-TIME FAVORITES

FORBIDDEN PLANET -  Fullscreen and Widescreen, Rated G, Running Time:  Approx. 98 min., *****
A rescue mission to planet Altair-IV spells danger for the crew.  Stars:  Walter Pidgeon, Leslie Nielsen, and Anne Francis.  EXTRA FEATURES:  theatrical trailer and French and Spanish subtitles.

THE LONE RANGER -  Fullscreen and Widescreen, Not Rated, Running Time:  Approx. 87 min., *****
The Lone Ranger and Tonto try to stop an Indian war. The first big screen version of the TV series.  Stars:  Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels.  EXTRA FEATURES:  Interviews with Dawn Moore (Clayton's daughter) and Michael Ansara, theatrical trailers, bios, photo gallery, 2 disc set.

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN - Widescreen Edition, Not Rated, Running Time:  Approx. 128 min., *****
Seven gunmen are hired to protect a Mexican village from bandits.  Stars:  Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen.  EXTRA FEATURES:  Documentary, theatrical trailers, photo gallery, and audio commentary from James Coburn, Eli Wallach, produce…

Older DVD Releases M-Z

MALEFICENT - Widescreen, Rated PG, Running Time: Approx. 97 min.***
The story behind Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) and the curse she put upon Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning). See full review here.

THE MANY ADVENTURES OF WINNIE THE POOH - Fullscreen Edition, Rated G, Running Time:  Approx. 74 min., ****
Captivating feature-length compilation of the first three theatrical Pooh shorts.  This is the 25th Anniversary Edition.  EXTRA FEATURES:  Featurettes, games, sing-along song, Carly Simon music video, animated short "A Day For Eeyore" and much more.

MONSTERS, INC. - Widescreen and Fullscreen, Rated G, Running Time:  Approx. 93 min.,*****
A little girl invades the monster world, causing havoc.  A monster hit and deserving of it.  Stars voices of :  John Goodman and Billy Crystal.EXTRA FEATURES:  2 disc collectors' edition, all-new animated "Mike's New Car", the award-winning short "For The Birds", commentaries, featurettes, outtakes, games and much more.

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Older DVD Releases A-L

101 DALMATIANS - Diamond Edition, Rated G, Running Time: Approx. 79 min.****
Dalmatians Pongo and Perdita race to save their puppies from the clutches of Cruella De Vil. See full review here.

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA - Widescreen, Rated G, Running Time:  Approx. 127 min.*****
Jules Verne's classic tale of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus.  There are many screen versions, this is absolutely the best!  Disney has come up with a fantastic 2-disc, special edition DVD.  Stars: Kirk Douglas and James Mason.  EXTRA FEATURES:  featurettes, audio commentaries, rare archival footage, animated short "Grand Canyonscope" - the short that accompanied the film's original theatrical release and much, much more.

BAMBI - Fullscreen (Original Aspect Ratio) Special Edition, Rated G, Running Time:  Approx. 70 min.*****
The story of the life of a young deer.  Brilliant restoration of a timeless classic.  The Prince Of The Forest becomes the new King Of Home Video.  EXTRA FEATURES:  …

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