NATALIE WOOD COLLECTION Remastered 6-Film Box Set now on DVD

NATALIE WOOD – the girl who grew up with the movies.


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NATALIE WOOD – the girl who grew up with the movies.

Newly Remastered Editions of several Wood classics, including a separate release of her final film "Brainstorm"

NATALIE WOOD COLLECTION 6-film DVD Box Set »
-includes Splendor in the Grass, Inside Daisy Clover, Sex and the Single Girl, Gypsy, Bombers B-52, and Cash McCall (all are in Color)

Also released individually:
Sex and the Single Girl, and Splendor in the Grass
(see Cover Art and various links further below)

Burbank, CA. – Actress Natalie Wood was a brunette beauty with sparkling brown eyes who became one of Hollywood's brightest stars and a legend both on and off the silver screen. Warner Home Video now honors her with the new Natalie Wood Collection on DVD – featuring a selection of the actress's best known films co-starring some of the most popular leading men of their time. Splendor in the Grass and Gypsy are offered as newly remastered releases, while Inside Daisy Clover, Sex and the Single Girl, Bombers B-52 and Cash McCall are making their DVD debuts now for the first time.

All titles except for Splendor in the Grass and Sex and the Single Girl are available in the collection only! Ms. Wood's last film, Brainstorm, has also been remastered and is available separately, newly packaged in Amaray. The six-disc Natalie Wood Collection has a suggested retail price of $59.92, with Sex and the Single Girl and Splendor in the Grass offered at $19.97. Brainstorm also sells for $19.97.

About the Star
Natalie Wood, born Natalia Zakharenko on July 20, 1938 in San Francisco, was a brunette beauty who first appeared on screen at age five and then won acclaim for Miracle on 34th Street when she was just nine. She transitioned seamlessly into teenage and adult leading roles, beginning with Rebel Without a Cause, followed by a total of 56 film and television roles including (in addition to the films in this collection) West Side Story, Love with the Proper Stranger, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, This Property is Condemned and the TV mini-series From Here to Eternity. During her career, Ms. Wood was nominated for three Academy Awards® (including Splendor in the Grass) and seven Golden Globes,® winning three of the latter.

Wood's personal life included two marriages to the actor Robert Wagner, and two daughters. Her last film, the science fiction drama Brainstorm (co-starring Christopher Walken), was completed just before she drowned in a tragic boating accident near Santa Catalina Island, California in 1981, (the film was released in 1983) - she was just 43. After her death, Time magazine noted that although critical praise for Wood had been sparse throughout her career, "she always had work".

About the Films
Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Directed by Elia Kazan (A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront), and written by William Inge (Come Back Little Sheba, Picnic) SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS stars Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty (in his feature film debut) as teenage lovers full of angst and lust, ripped apart by the repressive small-town mentality of 1920s' Kansas, with dire consequences. The film won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and Ms. Wood received her second Best Actress nomination.

SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS - DVD Special Features:
• Beep Prepared (1961 WB cartoon)
• Theatrical trailer
Run Time: 124 Minutes

Gypsy (1962)
Everything's coming up roses when Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood and Karl Malden entertain you in the lavish movie musical of the Broadway hit about the infamous stripper, Gypsy Rose Lee and her formidable mother Rose. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy, Gypsy was nominated for three Oscars. The musical score by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim is among the most celebrated ever, with such hummable hits as "Let Me Entertain You," "Everything's Coming up Roses" and "Together Wherever we Go".

GYPSY - DVD Special Features:
• The Pied Piper of Guadalupe (1961 WB cartoon)
• Together Wherever We Go (deleted musical)
• You'll Never Get Away From Me (deleted musical)
• Theatrical trailer
Run Time: 101 minutes

Sex and the Single Girl (1964)
Helen Gurley Brown's famous book title provides the jumping off point for this romantic comedy about tabloid magazine editor Tony Curtis, who's after dirt when he pretends to woo a young famous sex researcher played by Wood. Needless to say, he gets more than he came looking for. Supporting roles are played by the Henry Fonda and Lauren Bacall.

SEX AND THE SINGLE GIRL - DVD Special Features:
• Nelly's Folly (1961 WB cartoon)
• Theatrical trailer
Run Time: 110 Minutes

* Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
Daisy Clover (Wood) is a 15-year old tomboy who dreams of being a Hollywood star, and in the vein of "be careful what you wish for," she finds herself becoming the toast of Tinseltown in the 1930s. Daisy is thrust headlong into this strange new life with all the pressure and artifice that goes with the territory and must quickly manage or be driven mad. Christopher Plummer is the studio head who gives her her big chance and Robert Redford plays the man with whom she has a one-day marriage. Film buffs will enjoy seeing the various areas and departments of Warner Bros. Studios, where the film was shot.

INSIDE DAISY CLOVER - DVD Special Features:
• War and Pieces (WB cartoon)
• Theatrical trailer
Run Time: 128 minutes

* Bombers B-52 (1957)
U.S. Air Force pilot Jim Herlihy (Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.) is in love with Lois Brennan (Wood), much to the disapproval of her sergeant father (Karl Malden). There is romance and action in this flight film set against the backdrop of riveting aerial footage of jet plane maneuvers.

BOMBERS B-52 - DVD Special Features:
• Boyhood Dayz (1957 WB cartoon)
• Theatrical trailer
Run Time: 106 minutes

* Cash McCall (1960)
In this drama of high finance and high romance, James Garner ("Maverick," "The Rockford Files") plays the title role of a dashing and daring tycoon in the business of buying and selling companies for profit. However McCall's acquisition plans for Grant Austen's (Dean Jagger) company gets more complicated when he realizes Austen's daughter Lory (Wood) is the same girl with whom he once had a summer fling.

CASH MCCALL - DVD Special Features:
• Theatrical trailer
• High Note (1961 WB cartoon)
Run Time: 114 minutes

* Exclusive to this collection! Not available separately.

Brainstorm (1983)
Natalie Wood's last film is a sci-fi thriller, directed by Douglas Trumbull (Blade Runner). The film tells the story of two brilliant research scientists, Lillian Reynolds (Louise Fletcher, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) and Michael Brace (Christopher Walken, The Deer Hunter) who, after inventing a machine that can record sensory experiences, find the application being abused not only for personal reasons but also by the government for their own secret agenda. Eventually the results are devastating. Michael Brace's estranged wife Karen is played by Ms. Wood.

BRAINSTORM - DVD Special Features:
• Remastered Edition (Anamorphic Enhanced)
• Soundtrack Remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1
• Theatrical Trailer
Run Time: 92 Minutes