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Warner Frank Sinatra DVDs in May

Warner Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of various Frank Sinatra titles and collections on 13th May 2008. Released to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the passing of “The Chairman of the Board” are a total of 22 of his films in five new collections, with 11 titles brand new to Region 1 DVD.

The new DVD collections and their titles are Frank Sinatra: The Golden Years with Sinatra’s Oscar® -nominated performance in The Man with the Golden Arm, along with None but the Brave, Some Came Running, The Tender Trap and Marriage on the Rocks. Frank Sinatra: The Early Years features Double Dynamite, Higher and Higher, Step Lively, It Happened in Brooklyn and The Kissing Bandit. SRP is $39.92 for the collections and $12.97 for individual titles.

Frank and his boys get the high-end treatment with The Rat Pack Ultimate Collector’s Edition containing Robin and the Seven Hoods, Ocean’s Eleven, 4 For Texas and the first ever home video release of MGM’s Sergeants 3. The UCE will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes photo cards; rare correspondence from the Warner Bros. Archives; cool Rat Pack playing cards available only in the collection; a 24-page reproduction of the original 1960’s Ocean’s Eleven press book. The UCE includes a free movie poster offer for all four films. SRP is $59.92 for the UCE set and $12.97 for the individual titles (except Sergeants 3 which is only available as part of the collection).

Also debuting is a two-disc DVD of Sinatra, the CBS-TV mini-series which was critically acclaimed as a ratings hit and won the 1993 Golden Globe for “Best Made-for-TV Movie.” Executive produced by Tina Sinatra and starring Phillip Casnoff (in a Golden Globe® nominated performance) with Frank’s original tracks, the two-disc edition covers 20-years of Sinatra’s life beginning with his Hoboken, New Jersey boyhood through his 1974 return from retirement. SRP is $19.98.

The celebration continues with the newly-designed box set The Frank Sinatra & Gene Kelly Collection which features ‘the Crooner’ and ‘the Hoofer’ in such hit films as On the Town, Take Me Out To The Ballgame and Anchors Aweigh. Special features include interviews with William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, outtakes and When the Lion Roars documentary. SRP is $24.98 for the collection and $12.97 for the individual titles.

Additional titles with new packaging will be Never So Few, High Society, Till the Clouds Roll By and The First Deadly Sin. SRP is $12.97 each.


Ocean’s 11
Danny Ocean with his 10 partners in crime devise a scheme to knock out power to the Vegas strip and electronically rig five big casino vaults to raid them all in the same instant. This original version of Ocean’s 11 is an entertaining best bet.

Special Features:
  • Commentary by Frank Sinatra Jr. and Angie Dickinson
  • Interactive Las Vegas Then and Now Map Casino Vignettes
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson excerpt featuring guest host Frank Sinatra and guest Angie Dickinson
  • Cast/filmmaker profiles
  • Theatrical trailers
4 For Texas
Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin play wily business rivals in this Wild West lark of gambling and romance. The film features appearances by Anita Ekberg, Ursula Andress, The Three Stooges, Victor Buono and Charles Bronson.

Special Features:
  • Vintage making-of featurette
  • Cast/filmmaker profiles
  • Theatrical trailer
Robin and the Seven Hoods
What’s yours is mine. This mirthful adaptation gives the Robin Hood legend a Depression-era, mob town Chicago setting. And the jazzy Sammy Cahn/James Van Heusen score is the perfect match for this all-star cast.

Special Features:
  • Commentary by Frank Sinatra Jr.
  • Vintage featurette What They Did to Robin Hood
  • Cast/filmmaker profiles
  • Theatrical trailers
Sergeants 3
Produced by Frank Sinatra, this second Rat Pack movie has Sinatra and gang (including Dean Martin, Peter Lawford and Sammy Davis Jr.) playing the wildest characters in the west, sure to be an entertaining ride.

Special Features:
  • Audio commentary by Frank Sinatra Jr.

None but the Brave
There are two sides to every war. Making his directorial debut, Frank Sinatra also stars in this suspenseful World War II saga about mistaken identity, unexpected heroism and the unsteady peace that ensues.

Special Features:
  • Theatrical trailer
The Man with the Golden Arm
Drummer Frankie Machine is out of detox and eager to get on with a big band career. Sinatra’s piercing, Academy AwardÒ-nominated portrayal is one of his best in this film, known for its landmark on-screen depictions of drug abuse.

Special Features:
  • New Featurette: Shoot Up/Shoot Out: The Story Behind The Man with the Golden Arm
  • Theatrical trailer
Some Came Running
Frank Sinatra plays World War II veteran Dave Hirsh, whose arrival back in his hometown brings small-town hypocrisy to the unforgiving light of day. Costar Shirley MacLaine was nominated for her performance.

Special Features:
  • New Featurette: The Story of Some Came Running – an exclusive ‘making-of’ retrospective
  • Theatrical Trailer
The Tender Trap
Debbie Reynolds sets her marital sights on Manhattan talent agent Sinatra, who is dedicated to life, liberty and the happiness of pursuit. Love is indeed The Tender Trap.

Special Features:
  • New Featurette: Frank’s Way
  • Soundtrack remastered in 5.1 audio
  • Theatrical Trailer
Marriage on the Rocks
A bored wife (Deborah Kerr) swaps her fuddy-duddy hubby Dan (Sinatra) for his swinging bachelor best friend Ernie (Martin) – and sparks fly.

Special Features:
  • Theatrical Trailer

Double Dynamite
Frank Sinatra is underpaid bank teller Johnny Dalton, who comes across big money – and big trouble – in this frothy comedy.

It Happened in Brooklyn
Times aren’t easy for returning GIs in the years after World War II. But falling in love, that’s easy.

Step Lively
As a playwright whose real talent is his singing voice, Frank Sinatra steps into his first top billing in this antic backstage musical based on the Broadway/Marx Brothers movie hit Room Service.

Higher and Higher
Making his acting debut in this merry musical comedy about a get-rich scheme with comic complications, Sinatra plays the boy next door who definitely knows his way around a song.

The Kissing Bandit
Timid Ricardo haplessly continues his father’s bandito tradition, and so The Kissing Bandit rides again – if he can somehow manage to stay on horseback.

Special Features for all titles:
  • Theatrical Trailer

Take Me Out To The Ball Game
Combining baseball with that other all-American pastime of romance, Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly play a pair of 1900s vaudevillians who spend the winter performing onstage and the summer performing on the field.

Special Features:
  • Deleted Musical Numbers Baby Doll and Boys and Girls Like You and Me
  • Notes on Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly
  • 3 Theatrical Trailers
On The Town
New York, New York, it’s a wonderful town – especially when sailors Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin have a 24-hour shore leave to see the sights – sights that include Ann Miller, Betty Garrett and Vera-Ellen.

Special Features:
  • Theatrical Trailer
Anchors Aweigh
A wartime tale of two sailors on leave in Hollywood, this milestone of movie fantasy includes live-action fancy footwork with animated Jerry (of Tom and JerryÔ).

Special Features:
  • Archival interview with animation legends William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
  • Excerpt from the MGM: When the Lion Roars Documentary Series
  • 3 Theatrical trailers

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