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Director: Griffin Dunne     Starring: Nicole Kidman Sandra Bullock
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40102823
UPC: 085391632221
UPC 14: 00085391632221
Category Keywords: Theatrical Release
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There's a little witch in every woman.
Sandra bullock and nicole kidman provide plenty of hex appeal in this screen enchantment about modern-day sisters and witches vexed by a centuries-old family cures: men they fall in love with are doomed to an untimely death.

"Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman are terrific together.  Jeffrey Lyons, WNBC-TV, New York
"...spirited performances...  Christine James, Boxoffice Magazine
"A terrific brew of fun and fantasy.  Bonnie Churchill, National News Syndicate
"...a clever mixture...  Mick La Salle, San Francisco Chronicle

Editor's Note
This romantic comedy, which is based on Alice Hoffman's best-selling novel, introduces the Owens sisters (Bullock and Kidman), who try to use their hereditary gift of witchcraft to help them find love. Collector's Edition includes documentary featuring behind the scenes interviews with the filmmakers and stars.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, French, Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 9/28/2010
Video Play Time Running Time: 104 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1998
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 16322
Video UPC UPC: 00085391632221
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 2.35:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Aidan Quinn
Video Cast Info Alexandra Artrip
Video Cast Info Dianne Wiest
Video Cast Info Evan Rachel Wood
Video Cast Info Goran Visnjic
Video Cast Info Nicole Kidman
Video Cast Info Sandra Bullock
Video Cast Info Alice Hoffman - Based on Novel By
Video Cast Info Griffin Dunne - Director
Video Cast Info Andrew Dunn - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Alan Silvestri - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Denise Di Novi - Producer
Video Cast Info Akiva Goldsman - Writer
Video Cast Info Adam Brooks - Writer
Video Cast Info Robin Swicord - Writer


American Comedy Awards, USA (1999)
   Video Award Name Dianne Wiest, Nominee, Funniest Supporting Actress In A Motion Picture

Young Artist Awards (1999)
   Video Award Name Camilla Belle, Nominee, Best Performance In A Feature Film-Supporting Young Actress
   Video Award Name Evan Rachel Wood, Nominee, Best Performance In A Feature Film-Supporting Young Actress

Professional Reviews

New York Times
"...The stars are svelte and charming....And they have delightful comic support in Dianne Wiest and Stockard Channing..." 10/16/1998 p.E10

Box Office
"...Spirited performances....Enjoyable results..." 12/01/1998 p.45

Apollo Guide 8 of 10
Practical Magic stars Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman as Sally and Gillian Owens, sisters in a family of witches. Unfortunately for the two girls, an old curse prevents them from really loving any man--if they do, he will die. Their spinster aunts, Frances (Stockard Channing) and Jet (Dianne Wiest) explain the curse to the sisters when they are left in the aunts' care. Practical Magic got more than its share of bad press when it was first released theatrically, most of which was not deserved. True, it does flip-flop from genre to genre--at times black comedy, at times chick-flick, at times melodrama--but the director and editor deserve credit for keeping the transitions smooth. Credit is also due to the stars: they work well together and put in solid performances... Filmed partly in Washington State's San Juan Islands, the small harbor setting gives Practical Magic its storybook feel. The make-believe is enhanced with quirky and innovative special effects. Practical Magic is sweet, sassy, sexy and smart. At its heart, it is a love story -- Sally and Gary (Aidan Quinn) are meant to be together but forced to be apart -- and everything else is window dressing. It follows a clever script that is full of little moments that truly sparkle. Above all, it entertains. - Cheryl DeWolfe

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