Friday, January 26, 2007

Family Films to DVD

Four feature film versions of family classics come to DVD on March 20, 2007 with The Family Favorites 4-Movie Collection from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Based on the unforgettable television series, The Little Rascals, Casper, Flipper, and Leave It to Beaver are perfect fare for parents, children and grandparents alike, as they enjoy hours of wholesome, funny and fun-filled entertainment. Available together for the first time, the four heartwarming films will bring back happy memories for the adults and create new ones for youngsters as they share these cinematic gems again and again. Featuring digitally remastered versions of both The Little Rascals and Leave It to Beaver, this must-own, highly collectible two-disc set is available just in time for the Easter holiday shopping season. The Family Favorites 4-Movie Collection is priced at $16.24 SRP. Preorder close is February 13, 2007.

The Little Rascals

The merriest band of imps in filmdom is back to delight a whole new generation of fans as Spanky, Alfalfa, Buckwheat, Darla, Stymie, Porky, Petey the dog and more star in this hilarious motion picture hit. From an emergency meeting of the “He-Man Woman Haters Club” to a dastardly plot to steal the Rascals’ crackerjack go-cart, The Little Rascals brims with the fun, energy and hilarious high jinks that have made these kids a family favorite for decades.


A haunted house holds more than ghosts in this spirited live-action film. Ghost therapist Dr. James Harvey (Bill Pullman) is hired to rid spooky old Whipstaff Manor of its apparitions so that the new owner (Cathy Moriarty) can cash in on the house’s hidden treasure. Meanwhile, his daughter Kat (Christina Ricci) discovers a kindred soul in Casper, a friendly young ghost, but Casper’s human hating uncles, Stretch, Stinkie and Fatso (The Ghostly Trio), are determined to drive the “fleshies” out of the manor. With dazzling special effects by some of the same artists responsible for Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Jurassic Park, Casper is a comedy-adventure that the whole family can enjoy.


In this captivating, action-packed family adventure, fourteen-year-old Sandy Ricks (Elijah Woods) would rather be back in Chicago than spending the summer with his crusty Uncle Porter (Paul Hogan) in the Florida Keys. The boy dislikes everything about his new environment until he bonds with an orphaned dolphin named Flipper. As the two develop a unique friendship, Sandy is pulled into a series of high-seas escapades that make this a summer like no other.

Leave It to Beaver

Say hello to the Cleaver family again in an affectionately updated film version of the classic television comedy series. When eight-year-old Beaver Cleaver (Cameron Finley) tries to impress his dad by trying out for football, he finds himself in a bit of a pickle. Meanwhile, his teenaged brother Wally gets his first taste of girl trouble. As always, loving parents Ward (Christopher MacDonald) and June (Janine Turner) can be counted to give their boys the kind of heartwarming and wholesome advice that makes Leave It to Beaver a perennial family favorite.