Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Nicholas Sparks Limited Edition DVD Collection - In Stores TODAY! - Review and Reader Giveaway!!! - CLOSED!

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Just in time for Valentine's Day, Warner Brothers has released a wonderful DVD collection of Nicholas Sparks films!  There are 7 great films included in the Nicholas Sparks Limited Edition DVD Collection!  I was thrilled to receive this collection to review!  I have seen most of these movies in the past and have always LOVED The Notebook.  These stories are filled with great love and are perfect for watching with a loved one on Valentine's Day!  I watched "The Lucky One" for the first time the other day and thought it was just precious!  The acting was great and the plot was so great!  I love a good "chick flick" as my husband calls them and this collection is such a great one to have!  If you have a daughter, mother, sister or friend to buy for this Valentine's Day, be sure to give them this wonderful collection of 7 Nicholas Sparks movies!  

DVD Synopsis:

On January 28, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release the Nicholas Sparks Limited Edition DVD Collection. Available for the first time in one collection, the giftset features seven films based on the best-selling author’s novels, including Safe Haven, The Lucky One, Dear John, Nights in Rodanthe, A Walk to Remember, Message in a Bottle and The Notebook. Nicholas Sparks is one of the world’s most renowned storytellers as well as a social media phenomenon whose books, movies and personal pages combine to make him one of the most popular people on all of Facebook. All 17 of his novels have been New York Times bestsellers, published in more than 50 languages, with more than 90 million copies in print worldwide, including more than 60 million copies in the United States alone.

The Nicholas Sparks Limited Edition DVD Collection, which includes a special postcard set with images from each film and a letter from Nicholas Sparks, will sell for $69.97 SRP.

About the Films:

Safe Haven (2013)
This deeply moving romantic thriller tells the story of a young woman's struggle to find love again after she arrives in a small North Carolina town.

When a mysterious young woman (Julianne Hough, Rock of Ages) arrives in Southport, her reluctance to join the tight-knit community raises questions about her past. Slowly, she begins putting down roots and gains the courage to start a relationship with Alex (Josh Duhamel, Transformers franchise), a widowed store owner with two young children. But dark secrets intrude on her new life with such terror that she is forced to rediscover the meaning of sacrifice and finds she must rely on the power of love.

The film is directed by Oscar®-nominated Lasse Hallström[i] (The Cider House Rules), based on the novel by Sparks from a screenplay by Dana Stevens and Gage Lansky. Cobie Smulders (The Avengers) and David Lyons (TV’s “Revolution”) also star.

Special Features:
  • Deleted scenes
  • Alternate ending
The Lucky One (2012)
Zac Efron (17 Again) stars with Taylor Schilling (TV's "Orange is the New Black") and Blythe Danner (Meet the Parents franchise) in this romantic drama directed by Academy Award®-nominated writer/director Scott Hicks (Shine, 1996). U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault (Efron) returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq with the one thing he credits for keeping him alive -- a photograph he found of a woman he doesn't even know. Learning her name is Beth (Schilling) and where she lives, he shows up at her door, and ends up taking a job at her family-run local kennel. Despite her initial mistrust and the complications in her life, a romance develops between them, giving Logan hope that Beth could be much more than his good luck charm.

Special Features:
  • Zac Efron Becomes a Marine 
  • Watch the Sparks Fly -- The Romantic World of ‘The Lucky One’
  • Zac and Taylor’s Amazing Chemistry 
  • Zac and Zeus
Dear John (2010)
Directed by Lasse Halström, Dear John tells the story of John Tyree (Channing Tatum, Magic Mike), a young soldier home on leave, and Savannah Curtis (Amanda Seyfried, Les Miserables), the idealistic college student he falls in love with during her spring vacation. Over the next seven tumultuous years, the couple is separated by John’s increasingly dangerous deployments. While meeting only sporadically, they stay in touch by sending a stream of love letters which eventually triggers fateful consequences.

Special Features:
  • Deleted & alternate scenes
  • Alternate ending
  • Outtakes
  • A Conversation with Channing, Amanda and Lasse Hallstrom
  • Transforming Charleston featurette
  • Military in Movies: ‘Dear John's’ Military Advisors featurette
  • Mr. Tyree, The Mule and Benny Dietz featurette
  • The Story of Braeden Reed
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
This rich tale of hearts awakening stars Richard Gere (Arbitrage) and Diane Lane (Secretariat). Gere is Paul, a surgeon who long ago unwittingly traded family for career. Lane is Adrienne, a devoted mother trying to move on after her husband's infidelity and struggling with his desire to return to their marriage. At a remote inn on the Outer Banks, both separately expect to do some serious soul-searching. But an approaching storm forces each to turn to the other for strength, setting the stage for a life-resonating romance.

Special Features:
  • Alternate scenes with director commentary
  • The Nature of Love: Richard Gere; Diane Lane and director George C. Wolfe Recall
  • A Time for Love: Keeping Up with Nicholas Sparks
  • An Intimate Look atNights In Rodanthe’ with singer/songwriter Emmylou Harris
  • Love Remains the Same -- Gavin Rossdale’s music video
The Notebook (2004)
The Notebook is a story of lost chances, growing up, and the power of enduring love. Spanning six decades, the romantic story focuses on two teenagers from opposite sides of the tracks (Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams) who fall in love during one summer but are tragically forced apart. When they reunite seven years later, their passionate romance is rekindled, forcing one of them to choose between true love and class order.

Directed by Nick Cassavetes, the film stars Rachel McAdams (Midnight in Paris) and Academy Award® nominees Ryan Gosling (Half Nelson, 2006), James Garner (TV’s “The Rockford Files”), Gena Rowlands (Taking Lives), Sam Shepard (The Right Stuff) and Joan Allen (The Bourne Legacy). James Marsden (X-Men series) and Kevin Connolly (TV’s “Entourage”) also star.

Special Features:
  • Audio commentary by director Nick Cassavetes
  • Audio commentary by The Notebook novelist Nicholas Sparks
  • All in the Family: Nick Cassavetes featurette
  • Nicholas Sparks: A Simple Story, Well Told featurette 
  • Southern Exposure: Locating 'The Notebook' featurette 
  • Casting Ryan and Rachel featurette  
  • Rachel McAdams Screen Test featurette
  • Deleted scenes with optional audio commentary by editor Alan Heim
A Walk to Remember (2002)
The inspiring coming-of-age story about first love, A Walk to Remember is about two very different North Carolina teenagers: Landon Carter (Shane West, TV’s “ER”), a troubled, unmotivated but very popular student, and Jamie Sullivan (Mandy Moore, Tangled), the serious and conservative daughter of a preacher. As love pulls them closer, peer pressure and lifestyles seek to break them apart. Directed by Adam Shankman (Rock of Ages), A Walk to Remember co-stars Peter Coyote (Erin Brockovich) and Daryl Hannah (Kill Bill Vols. 1 + 2).

Special Features:
  • Audio commentary by director Adam Shankman, Mandy Moore and Shane West
  • Audio commentary by author Nicholas Sparks and screenwriter Karen Janszen
  • Cry -- Mandy Moore music video
Message in a Bottle (1999)
In this tale of love lost and found, grieving widower Garret Blake (Kevin Costner, Dances with Wolves) may know how to build boats, but cannot rebuild his life. Theresa (Robin Wright, TV’s “House of Cards”), a lonely divorcee and researcher for the Chicago Tribune, comes to his North Carolina village to find him, knowing that Garret is the author of the message she found inside a bottle on a Cape Cod beach. And she knows the message spoke to her in a way that profoundly touched her heart. Directed by Luis Mandoki (When a Man Loves a Woman), the film co-stars Paul Newman as Garret’s father.

Special Features:
  • Audio commentary by director Luis Mandoki and producer Denise Di Novi
  • Deleted scenes with optional commentary
  • Five hidden special effects scenes

Street Date: January 28, 2014
Order Due Date: December 24, 2013
Catalog #/UPC: 1000439663/883929379897
Pricing: $69.97 SRP

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees, as well as directly to consumers through WBShop.com and WB Ultra.

About Warner Home Video
With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc., commands the largest home entertainment distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Video and New Line Cinema.

[i] 1987 (60th) Directing, My Life as a Dog
                        Writing, My Life as a Dog
  1989 (72nd) Directing, Cider House Rules                      

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peg42 said...

I haven't seen all the movies, but out of the ones that I've seen, my favorite is Safe Haven.
Thanks so much.

Kris said...

The Notebook is my favorite movie!!

Michelle said...

I like The Notebook. Thanks for the chance to win!
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debijackson said...

I love the notebook best

Ann Fantom said...

I like The Notebook the most

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crankyyanky1 said...

My favorite is The Notebook

sweepmom said...

I love The Notebook.

momo said...

My favorite movie of the collection is The Note Book.

heymissvirginia said...

My favorite is Message in a Bottle. It is sweet and sad (they all are, aren't they!).
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Michelle Fosnaugh said...

My favorite is The Notebook

Shelley P said...

The Notebook is my favorite.

Deb K said...

The Notebook is my favorite.

Linda Peavy said...

My favorite is The Notebook

Jen R. said...

A walk to remember is my favorite movie.

carolwegs said...

The notebook is my favorite. Thanks

Renee Walters said...

The Notebook is my favorite movie! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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Michelle said...

I really like the Last Song and Safe Haven.

Amy Orvin said...

I love The Notebook the best!

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susan1215 said...

The Notebook is my favorite movie

Tammy S said...

I love the movie The Notebook. The book was also great.

jenmalonee said...

The Notebook is my favorite.

Jennifer Marie

lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

Katie Klein said...

The notebook hands down.

mahnrafjtb said...

I love A Walk to Remember. I want to see the Noteboook.

janetfaye said...

I like The Notebook.

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akronugurl said...

i loved the notebook


Emma said...

A Walk to Remember.Thanks for the chance to win!

Valerie S said...

The Notebook is my favorite. Love James Garner.

Daniel M said...

the notebook is my fav - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

LaurKnotter said...

The Notebook is my all time favorite movie! It is such a great love story, I have probably watched it a million times!

Becca said...

The Lucky One is my favorite! I love the story but I also love Taylor Schilling! sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

Cinderella10383 said...

A walk to remember is my favorite movie in this collection as are the rest of the movies.

Jamie Brigham
PrettyInPinkWife @ aol dot com

cowboyswife said...

I love The Notebook. It is such a great story, Makes me cry every time I watch it.

laurasloves said...

My favorite is The Notebook.
Laurie Emerson
lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

Mya Murphy said...

The Notebook is the best!! myawinz@mail.com

Jovan said...

The Notebook.

ellie said...

The Notebook is my favorite

Janice Crespo said...

I love Message in a Bottle - but they are all fantastic

tina reynolds said...

My favorite is Dear John I love that movie

Atreau said...

I like A Walk to Remember.

Neha Sharma said...

Some love stories are never meant to end... They are just eternal. They leave a lasting impression on your mind.. And more than anything else they inspire you. The Notebook is one such novel.

Though I am not a very big fan of romance and romantic novels, this is one book that I will never regret reading. This book was recommended to me by one of my friends. He challenged me that my aversion to love stories would change once I read this book. Though skeptical in the beginning, I brought this book and trust me I just fell in love with this book.

There are some stories that just touch your heart... Stories that will stay with you forever ... Stories that you never forget... And more than anything else they inspire you... The Notebook is one such story... A story of true love winning over all obstacles... A story of not giving up and trying you best. A story of believing in yourself.

To the author's credit, he has kept the book short (Around 189 pages to be exact). The story telling is simple. Simple words that manage to grab your attention. He has not gone overboard. You get a feeling that you know the characters in the story. Its as if the story has happened to you or someone near you.

This is my first book of Nicholas Sparks. Now I'm eagerly awaiting to read his other books.

I recommend this book to all those who are in love or who plan to fall in love. To all the people who believe in true and unconditional love. Love in the purest form.h