Practical Magic/You've Got Mail [2 Discs] [DVD]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Practical Magic: Interactive cauldron game
  • Practical Magic: Unlocking 2 behind-the-scenes documentaries, Making Magic and Casting the Spell
  • Practical Magic: Feature-length audio commentary by Sandra Bullock, director Griffin Dunne, producer Denise Di Novi and composer Alan Silvestri
  • Practical Magic: Interactive menus
  • Practical Magic: Production notes
  • Practical Magic: 11 theatrical trailers
  • Practical Magic: 3 TV spots
  • Practical Magic: Scene access
  • Practical Magic: Languages & subtitles - English & Français
  • You've Got Mail: Behind-the-scenes documentary HBO First Look: A Conversation With Nora Ephron
  • You've Got Mail: Interactive Discover New York's Upper West Side map tour
  • You've Got Mail: Feature-length audio commentary by director/co-writer Nora Ephron and producter Lauren Shuler Donner
  • You've Got Mail: Alternate music-only audio track
  • You've Got Mail: Interactive menus
  • You've Got Mail: Production notes
  • You've Got Mail: 12 theatrical trailers
  • You've Got Mail: Scene access
  • You've Got Mail: Languages & subtitles - English & Français (dubbed in Quebec)
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

You've Got Mail
Sleepless In Seattle director Nora Ephron originally made a name for herself as the writer of romantic comedies such as Heartburn and When Harry Met Sally. She continues the genre with You've Got Mail, marking her second collaboration with actors Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. The story brings romance and courtship into the electronic age of the World Wide Web via e-mail and chat rooms. Joe Fox (Hanks) and Kathleen Kelly (Ryan) live and work blocks from each other on New York City's Upper West Side. Their lives are practically intertwined. They both shop at the same place, frequent the same coffee shop, and even own competing bookstores on the same street. They also both have significant others of their own. Joe has the overly hyper book editor Patricia Eden (Parker Posey), while Kathleen lives with the scholarly newspaper columnist Frank Navasky (Greg Kinnear). Then they meet in a chat room. Though they keep their identities secret (they're known only by screen names "NY152" and "Shopgirl"), they tell each other everything about their lives, including their private feelings, which slowly turn into affection for each other. When Joe decides to open a new branch of his "Foxbooks" chain that risks putting Kathleen's "Shop Around the Corner" out of business, the tension between them escalates. Surely her boutique business will be lost to the conglomerate with a built-in newsstand and coffee bar. When Joe sees Kathleen waiting for him in the restaurant where they agreed to meet up, he puts two and two together, but cannot face her, given their agreement not to reveal each others' names and professions. How can he reveal himself to her now, knowing that he is the cause of her misery? Hopefully, love will conquer all. ~ Chris Gore, Rovi

Practical Magic
Griffin Dunne directed this romantic fantasy adapted from the 1995 Alice Hoffman novel about the Owens family of witches, regarded as outcasts in the town where they live. Aunt Frances (Stockard Channing) and her sister Aunt Jet (Dianne Wiest) tried to pass on practical magic skills to their nieces, subdued Sally (Sandra Bullock) and fiery Gillian (Nicole Kidman), brought up by the two aunts after their parents died. The aunts concoct spells for the lonely and the lovelorn, but the family's use of witchcraft unfortunately invokes a curse that spells doom to the family's menfolk. Denying her powers, Sally attempted to lead a life minus magic. Her marriage to fish merchant Michael (Mark Feuerstein) brought two daughters -- and Michael's death. Moving into the aunt's seaside mansion, the widowed Sally warns the aunts not to influence her daughters. Sally intervenes when Gillian suffers at the hands of her abusive Bulgarian boyfriend Jimmy (Goran Visnic), and Arizona detective Gary Hallet (Aidan Quinn), investigating Jimmy's disappearance, turns up in town, eyeing Gillian and Sally as the leading suspects. Filmed in Washington (San Juan Island, Whidby Island, Coupeville, Friday Harbor). ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Tom Hanks
    Tom Hanks - Joe Fox
  • Meg Ryan
    Meg Ryan - Kathleen Kelly
  • Parker Posey
    Parker Posey - Patricia Eden
  • Greg Kinnear
    Greg Kinnear - Frank Navasky
  • Jean Stapleton
    Jean Stapleton - Birdie
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