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Natalie Wood Collection (R1) in February

Warner Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of a Natalie Wood Collection on 3rd February 2009. This collection honouring the actress features six films (4 new to R1 DVD) – Splendor in the Grass, Inside Daisy Clover, Sex and the Single Girl, Bombers B-52, Gypsy and Cash McCall - and will be priced at $59.92 SRP. Splendor in the Grass and Sex and the Single Girl will also be available separately priced at $19.97 SRP each.

Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Directed by Elia Kazan (Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront), and written by William Inge (Come Back Little Sheba, Picnic) Splendor in the Grass stars Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty (in his feature film debut) as teenage lovers full of angst and lust, ripped apart by the repressive small-town mentality of 1920s’ Kansas, with dire consequences. The film won an Academy Award® for Best Original Screenplay, and Ms. Wood received her second Best Actress nomination.

DVD Special Features:

  • Newly remastered
  • Beep Prepared (1961 WB cartoon)
  • Theatrical trailer

Gypsy (1962)
Everything’s coming up roses when Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood and Karl Malden entertain you in the lavish movie musical of the Broadway hit about the infamous stripper, Gypsy Rose Lee and her formidable mother Rose. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy, Gypsy was nominated for three Oscars®. The musical score by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim is among the most celebrated ever, with such hummable hits as “Let Me Entertain You,” “Everything’s Coming up Roses” and “Together Wherever we Go”

DVD Special Features:
  • Newly remastered
  • The Pied Piper of Guadalupe (1961 WB cartoon)
  • Together Wherever We Go (deleted musical)
  • You’ll Never Get Away From Me (deleted musical)
  • Theatrical trailer

Sex and the Single Girl (1964)
Helen Gurley Brown’s famous book title provides the jumping off point for this romantic comedy about tabloid magazine editor Tony Curtis, who goes looking for dirt by pretending to woo a young famous sex researcher played by Wood. Needless to say, he gets more than he bargained for. Supporting roles are played by the Henry Fonda and Lauren Bacall.

DVD Special Features:
  • Nelly's Folly (1961WB cartoon)
  • Theatrical trailer

Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
Daisy Clover (Wood) is a 15-year old tomboy who dreams of being a Hollywood star, and in the vein of “be careful what you wish for,” she finds herself becoming the toast of TInseltown in the 1930s. Daisy is thrust headlong into this strange new life with all the pressure and artifice that goes with the territory and must quickly manage or be driven mad. Christopher Plummer is the studio head who gives her her big chance and Robert Redford plays the man with whom she has a one-day marriage. Film buffs will enjoy seeing the various areas and departments of Warner Bros. Studios, where the film was shot.

DVD Special Features:
  • Theatrical trailer

Bombers B-52 (1957)
U.S. Air Force pilot Jim Herlihy (Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.) is in love with Lois Brennan (Wood), much to the disapproval of her sergeant father (Karl Malden). There is romance and action in this flight film set against the backdrop of riveting aerial footage of jet plane manoeuvres.

DVD Special Features:
  • Boyhood Dayz (1957 WB cartoon)
  • Theatrical trailer

Cash McCall (1960)
In this drama of high finance and high romance, James Garner ("Maverick," "The Rockford Files") plays the title role of a dashing and daring tycoon in the business of buying and selling companies for profit. However McCall’s acquisition plans for Grant Austen’s (Dean Jagger) company gets more complicated when he realizes Austen’s daughter Lory (Wood) is the same girl with whom he once had a summer fling.

DVD Special Features:
  • Theatrical trailer
  • High Note (1961 WB cartoon)



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