Lost Season 3, Muppets, Lookout, Ugly Betty, Grey’s Anatomy, The Jungle Book and a lot more.

     July 6, 2007

Over the past few weeks Disney has announced a number of new DVDs and all the cover art and info is below. The info is provided by the studio and all the images can be clicked on for a high resolution version.

The only shocking thing that you’ll discover is season three of “Lost” doesn’t arrive until December! While this makes sense to some executive on the lot… I’ll say this is one of the stupidest things I’ve heard in a long time. This past season was possibly the best yet and rather than let people get caught up and ready for season four…. they’re going to let the momentum slip away.

Yes, I realize the new season doesn’t start until late January of ‘08. But this set should be coming out in October, or worst case, early November. NOT December 11th. Sorry Disney… bad decision.

I’m going to try and get another cover art article posted tomorrow…but it might be Sunday. I’m playing major catch-up due to the 4th Holiday and I have a lot that has to get done…

Again, I hope you all had a great holiday.

LOST: The Complete Third Season – The Unexplored Experience DVD

December 11, 2007

Examine all 23 one-hour episodes on 7-disc DVD and discover deeper secrets behind the series with over 6 hours of bonus features including never-before-seen “Lost Flashbacks”, “Lost in One Day” that shows 24 hours of production, and a deeper dive into “The World of the Others,” where cast and producers reveal more about the island’s secret inhabitants. Plus, get a behind-the-scenes look at 10 episodes with “Lost on Location,” deleted scenes, bloopers and more.


  • “The World of the Others”
  • The secrets and mysteries of the Others revealed by the cast and producers
  • “Lost Flashbacks”
  • Never-before-seen glimpses into the past lives of the castaways
  • “Lost in One Day”
  • An exclusive behind-the scene look at 24 hours in the life of this series
  • “Lost on Location”
  • A behind-the-scenes look at 10 episodes
  • “The Lost Book Club”
  • Get hints to the significance of the show’s literary references
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Bloopers
  • Audio Commentaries

The Lookout DVD

DVD and Blu-ray Disc® August 14th

Bust open the vault for the August 14th DVD and Blu-ray Disc debut of The

Lookout, Miramax Home Entertainment’s critically-acclaimed bank heist thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jeff Daniels. This “haunting and hypnotic film” (according to Rolling Stone) comes with knockout bonus features including “Behind the Mind of Chris Pratt”.

The Lookout stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt (TV’s “3rd Rock From the Sun,” “Brick”) as Chris Pratt, a once-proud high school hockey standout whose short-term memory fades away following a brutal car crash. With his best days behind him, Chris toils as a nighttime janitor at a local bank until a group of crooks seduce him into carrying out their heist plans.

The Lookout boasts an eclectic cast of characters that highlight the suspenseful story. Veteran film, TV and Broadway star Jeff Daniels (“Good Night, and Good Luck”, “The Squid and the Whale”) plays Chris’ sardonic, blind roommate with a dark past. Up-and-coming starlet Isla Fisher (“Wedding Crashers”) employs her considerable charms to lure Chris into the gang, which is led by Gary, played by Matthew Goode (“Match Point”).

Bonus features include “Behind the Mind of Chris Pratt”, an exploration of Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s intense portrayal of the lead character, the “Sequencing The Lookout“ making-of featurette, and audio commentaries from filmmaker Scott Frank and cinematographer Alar Kivilo (“The Lake House”). The Lookout sees Scott Frank making his directorial debut. Frank garnered a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar®- nomination for Steven Soderbergh’s 1998 caper “Out of Sight.”

The Lookout DVD is priced at $29.99 in and the Blu-ray Disc is priced at $34.99.


  • “Behind the Mind of Chris Pratt”
  • A feature exploring Joseph Gordon Levitt’s critically-acclaimed portrayal of the main character
  • “Sequencing The Lookout“
  • Making-of featurette
  • Audio Commentaries
  • By writer/director Scott Frank and director of photography Alar Kivilo

The Muppet Show The Complete Second Season Special Edition DVD

August 7th

Rarely-Seen “Muppets Valentine Special” and Guest Stars Steve Martin and Elton John Will Make Fans Gonzo

Muppet news flash!—One year after Walt Disney Home Entertainment raised the curtain on The Muppet Show: Season 1 DVD, The Muppet Show: Season 2 – Special Edition will debut on DVD for the first time on August 7, 2007. The 4-disc set features all 24 digitally remastered and restored episodes from season 2.

Rediscover the clever writing and irreverent comedy of The Muppet Show with the DVD’s famous and outrageous skits, songs and silliness, and catch your favorite, legendary guest stars: Bob Hope, Elton John, Peter Sellers (The Pink Panther), George Burns (Oh God), Julie Andrews (The Princess Diaries, The Sound of Music) and Steve Martin (Cheaper By the Dozen, Shop Girl).

The Muppet Show: The Complete Second Season – Special Edition includes collectible, flocked “Muppetational” Piggy packaging as well as hours of bonus features, outtakes and exclusive interviews. Having aired only twice in the last 34 years, the extremely rare and collectible “The Muppets Valentine Special” has never been released on DVD or VHS.. “The Muppets on the Muppets” gives fans the real scoop in personal and revealing interviews, Weezer takes on Miss Piggy in their video “Keep Fishin’” and even the brand new menus will keep you laughing!

Muppets creator, the late Jim Henson, lends his incredible voice talents to Kermit and the Swedish Chef. Frank Oz speaks for Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear, with veteran puppet designer Dave Goelz (Fraggle Rock) as the larynx behind the Great Gonzo. The Muppet Show garnered eight Emmy® Awards during its 1976 to 1981 primetime run on ABC-TV and produced a series of Muppet films including The Muppet Movie and The Muppets Take Manhattan. Henson’s creative mind was also responsible for two non-Muppet Show related movies, The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth.

Bonus Features:

  • The Muppets Valentines Special
  • Starring a young Mia Farrow, Kermit, and some Muppets you might not recognize, this extremely collectible special has aired only twice since 1974, and never before been released on DVD.
  • Weezer and the Muppets
  • The music video for “Keep Fishin’” featuring Weezer backstage at The Muppet Show.
  • The Muppets on the Muppets

Ugly Betty: The Complete First Season – The Bettyfied Edition DVD

August 21, 2007

America is cheering for vibrant overachiever Betty Suarez a.k.a. Ugly Betty, played by America Ferrera (“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”). Winner of two Golden Globes , Ugly Betty received statuettes for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy and Best Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy for Ferrera.

Ugly Betty is the ultimate story of a square peg in a universe of round holes. The bespectacled Betty Suarez is the true beauty in the skin-deep world of high fashion, but she toils as the assistant to dashing womanizer Daniel Meade (Eric Mabius), editor-in-chief of fashion industry bible “MODE.” Both are newcomers to the ultra-competitive fashion scene, and need to constantly beat back attacks from their jealous enemies— fashion diva Wilhelmina (former Miss America Vanessa Williams), her toadying assistant Marc (Michael Urie) and conniving receptionist Amanda (Becki Newton). Away from the glitz of Manhattan, Betty lives in Queens with her family—her loving father Ignacio (Tony Plana), spitfire sister Hilda (Ana Ortiz) and fashion-obsessed nephew Justin (Mark Indelicato)—who lend her support whenever she is in need.

Get into the MODE with 23 episodes on this 6-disc DVD. “Must-have” bonus features include “Becoming Ugly”, in which Ferrera and the cast discuss what it means to get Bettyfied. Plus, get the real behind-the-scenes scoop with “A La Mode” and “Green is the New Black,” which explore the fashion, sets and magic that go into creating the show.

The DVD will also feature deleted scenes, audio commentaries, bloopers and a Spanish audio track.


  • “Becoming Ugly”
  • America Ferrera and the cast discuss what it means to get Bettyfied
  • “A La Mode”
  • Behind-the-scenes with production, set and costume designers to discover how the world of MODE was created
  • “Green is the New Black”
  • See the high fashion of Manhattan and coziness of Queens all created on a Hollywood sound stage
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentaries
  • Bloopers

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Desperate Housewives: The Complete Third Season, The Dirty Laundry Edition DVD

September 4, 2007

The sexy Desperate Housewives of Wisteria Lane—Susan Mayer (Teri Hatcher), Gabrielle Solis (Eva Longoria), Bree Van De Kamp (Marcia Cross), Lynette Scavo (Felicity Huffman) and Edie Britt (Nicollette Sheridan)—remain on the prowl for suburban romance in this seductive third season DVD.

In season three, get the dish on Susan’s new love Ian (Dougray Scott), Bree’s unsettling marriage to Orson (Kyle MacLachlan), and surprising wedding proposals. Marc Cherry (“The Golden Girls”) is the brainchild behind Desperate Housewives, which took home three Golden Globes® including the 2006 Golden Globe® for Best Musical or Comedy TV Series. The hit show mantled six Emmys® in 2005, including a pair of Best Actress statuettes.

Desperate Housewives: The Complete Third Season, The Dirty Laundry Edition includes 23 one-hour episodes of the hit show on 6-disc DVD with hours of “sudsy” extras including “Here Comes the Bride”, a behind-the-scenes look at the season three finale, “Amas de Casa Desesperadas”, in which viewers can meet the lovely Latinas of Wisteria Lane, “Cherry Picked”, a collection of creator Marc Cherry’s favorite scenes, plus unaired storylines, deleted scenes, and bloopers/outtakes. A first for ABC TV on DVD, Desperate Housewives: The Complete Third Season, The Dirty Laundry Edition also includes a Spanish audio track.


  • “Here Comes the Bride”
  • A behind-the-scenes look at the season three finale
  • “Amas de Casa Desesperadas”
  • Meet the lovely Latinas of Wisteria Lane
  • “Cherry Picked”
  • Creator Marc Cherry’s favorite scenes
  • Unaired Storylines
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Bloopers/Outtakes

Grey’s Anatomy: The Complete Third Season – Seriously Extended DVD

September 18, 2007

Grey’s Anatomy’s Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Grey), Patrick Dempsey (Derek Shepherd), Katherine Heigl (Izzie Stevens), Sandra Oh (Cristina Yang), T.R. Knight (George O’Malley) and Isaiah Washington (Preston Burke) work overtime to keep the romance, drama and, of course, the patients, alive at Seattle Grace Hospital. Critical conditions are plentiful in the not-to-be-missed Grey’s Anatomy: The Complete Third Season – Seriously Extended. They are doctors, lovers and friends. Join the staff of Seattle Grace Hospital as they learn there are no easy cures for life’s challenges and that each choice comes in shades of grey.

Grey’s Anatomy: The Complete Third Season – Seriously Extended includes 25 one-hour episodes on 7-disc DVD plus hours of exclusive bonus features including four extended episodes exclusive to the DVD and “Making Rounds with Patrick Dempsey”, in which viewers join Dempsey on the race track. Cast and crew members share their favorite scenes in “Good Medicine” and “Prescription for Success” introduces how a new character is created and integrated into the show.

Created by Shonda Rhimes (“Introducing Dorothy Dandridge”), Grey’s Anatomy won a Golden Globe® this year for best TV drama and a 2006 Emmy® for outstanding casting.


  • Four Un-cut, Extended Episodes
  • Exclusive to the DVD
  • “Making Rounds with Patrick Dempsey”
  • Join McDreamy on the race track for his favorite hobby
  • “Good Medicine”
  • Cast and crew share their favorite scenes
  • “Prescription for Success”
  • A look at how a new character is created
  • Audio Commentaries

Brothers & Sisters: The Complete First Season DVD

September 18th

The next great family drama, Brothers & Sisters: The Complete First Season, will hit home on a 6-Disc DVD box set from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Just in time to catch up with the Walkers before the season 2 premiere, the set includes a bonus un-aired episode and hours of revealing bonus features plus all the outstanding episodes from season 1 featuring a stellar cast – Oscar® winner Sally Field (Best Actress for 1979’s “Norman Rae” and 1984’s “Places in the Heart”), alongside Golden Globe® nominees Rachel Griffiths (“Six Feet Under”) and Calista Flockhart (“Ally McBeal”).

The Brothers & Sisters: The Complete First Season DVD bonus features offer a ticket to the hidden heart of the top-rated ABC primetime drama. View an exclusive un-aired episode of the hit show, and explore the “Family Tree” feature, which leaves no Walker family stone unturned, with a backstage peek into the soul of this acclaimed ensemble series. “Set Tour with Dave, Balt and Matt” grants access to the real-life homes of Walker brothers Tommy (Balthazar Getty), Justin (Dave Annable), and Kevin, (Matthew Rhys). “Family Business” introduces fans to Ken Olin’s family, the real family story behind the show’s success. Other special features include bloopers, deleted scenes and commentary by the producers.

The 6-DVD box set relives the laughs, tears and frustrations of this quintessential post-modern American family, the Walkers. The popular primetime drama explores the difficulties of 21st century family relationships, which can be simultaneously delicate and strong, dynamic and tedious, trustworthy and deceptive. Emmy® winner Tom Skerritt (“Picket Fences”) is family patriarch William, with Field as his strong-willed wife Nora and mother to the five Walker children.

Kitty (Flockhart) portrays a political pundit who’s always been daddy’s little girl, while Sarah (Griffiths) balances motherhood with managing the struggling family business. The loyal son and logical heir to the Walker firm is Tommy. Kevin is a gay lawyer struggling to find love, while Justin, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, deals with drug addiction. Ron Rifkin (“Alias”) does a turn as Nora’s brother Saul, second in command of the Walker family business. “The West Wing’s” Rob Lowe plays Kitty’s boyfriend Robert.


  • Bonus Un-Aired Episode
  • Walker Family Tree”
  • The story behind the making of the compelling new series
  • “Set Tour with Dave, Balt and Matt”
  • Get the inside look with Balthazar Getty, Dave Annable and Matthew Rhys
  • “Family Business”
  • Meet the Olins, the real family behind the success of the popular TV family
  • Bloopers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentaries

What About Brian: The Complete Series DVD

September 25

From the producers of LOST and Alias (J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk),

and starring Barry Watson (“7th Heaven”) as consummate bachelor Brian Davis, What About Brian is a charming emotional ensemble drama that critics called “breezy, bittersweet and infectious” – The Chicago Tribune

A tight knit group of friends living in Los Angeles embrace the web of relationships with humor and hope while navigating through life. Brian, the only unattached member of his clique, must navigate the tricky and sometimes cruel dating world while trying to nail down a stable career. In Season 1, Brian holds out for true love, but there’s one problem: his crush on best friend Adam’s fiancé Marjorie. Season 2 finds Brian heading down an altogether different road: in the dating fast-lane. Matthew Davis plays Adam, with Sarah Lancaster as Marjorie. Rounding out the cast are stars Rick Gomez (Dave), Amanda Detmer (Deena), Tiffani Thiessen (Natasha), Jason George (Jimmy), Amanda Foreman (Ivy), Jessica Szohr (Laura) and Rosanna Arquette (Nicole).

What About Brian: The Complete Series contains 24 one-hour episodes from seasons one and two on 5-disc DVD set, plus cast interviews and behind the scenes bonus features that invite viewers into the clique.Barry Watson returns to ABC this fall as supportive boyfriend Todd to Samantha (Christina Applegate) in Sam I Am, a comedy about a young woman who tries to start her life over after a head injury leaves her with amnesia.

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The Jungle Book 2-Disc Platinum Edition DVD

Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of this Jumpin’ Jungle Classic Spectacular Restoration with Enhanced Picture and Sound On DVD October 2 For A Limited Time Only

On October 2nd, Walt Disney Home Entertainment will celebrate The Jungle Book’s 40th anniversary with the 2-Disc Platinum Edition DVD. In addition to enhanced picture and sound, this jumpin’ jungle Disney classic was the last animated film Walt personally touched.

The Jungle Book 2-Disc Platinum Edition DVD is overflowing with not only memorable characters like the wise panther Bagheera, happy-go-lucky bear Baloo, and the menacing tiger Shere Khan, but amazing special features that both new adventurers and seasoned explorers are sure to enjoy. The all-new bonus features include a new member of The Jungle Book family, the long lost character created for the original film and discovered for the first time – Rocky, a near-sighted and short tempered, but hilarious rhinoceros. “The Bare Necessities: The Making of The Jungle Book” featurette takes a look at Walt Disney’s contributions to his animated swan song and also examines how director Woolie Reitherman filled the legend’s shoes when putting the final touches on the production. “Disney’s Kipling” examines Walt’s interpretation of the Rudyard Kipling’s “Mowgli Stories,” and a film commentary from original animators Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston and director Woolie Reitherman is presented alongside commentary from current top animated filmmakers including Brad Bird (“The Incredibles”), Glen Keane (Disney’s “The Little Mermaid), and Andreas Deja (Disney’s “Beauty and The Beast,” and “The Lion King”).

In “Mowgli’s Return to the Jungle”, Bruce Reitherman, the voice of Mowgli and the son of Woolie, shares his memories of making the film and how the experiences influenced his current job as a wildlife filmmaker. The swinging jungle fun continues with an all-new suite of games: “Baloo’s Virtual Swingin’ Jungle Cruise,” and

much, much more!

The Jungle Book: Platinum Edition DVD is available only for a limited time, with a suggested retail price of $29.99 in the U.S. ($36.99 in Canada) before making the safari back into the vault.

Bonus Features:

· The Lost Character: Rocky The Rhino

· For the first time ever, the near-sighted, short-tempered rhinoceros named Rocky is brought to the

· screen using original storyboards and original voice recordings by Frank Fontaine.

· The Bare Necessities: The Making of The Jungle Book

· A comprehensive look at the last animated film that Walt Disney produced using existing archival

· footage in addition to new interviews with Richard Sherman, Brad Bird, Glen Keane, Eric Goldberg,

· James Baxter, Will Fi’nn, Andreas Deja, Burny Mattinson Ted Thomas, Bruce Reitherman, John

· Culhane, John Canemaker and Neal Gabler—plus a never-before-seen collection of artwork and

· treatments from the film

· Disney’s Kipling: Walt’s Magic Touch on A Literary Classic

· A discarded film treatment from 1963 includes scenes from Kipling’s “Mowgli Stories” and more are

· used to illustrate Walt’s interpretation of the literary masterpiece

· The Lure of The Jungle Book

· Many of today’s biggest names in animation were inspired to pursue their careers after seeing The

· Jungle Book; this feature examines this phenomenon and features new interviews with Brad Bird,

· Andreas Deja, Sergio Pablo, Will Finn and Eric Goldberg.

· Mowgli’s Return to the Jungle

· Learn about nature filmmaking and the experience of making The Jungle Book firsthand from Bruce

· Reitherman, the voice of Mowgli.

· Baloo’s Virtual Swingin’ Jungle Cruise

· Join everyone’s favorite bear in this set-top and DVD-ROM game on an adventure through the jungle:

· enjoy fun activities and musical challenges, but keep an eye out because there’s no telling what’s on

· the other side of the river bend!

· (more)

· Audio Commentary

· Combines comments from current animators with audio from the original creative team who made the

· film

· English Learning Feature

· Still Frame Art Gallery

Meet the Robinsons DVD

October 23

Journey to the future and meet the wildest assortment of characters imaginable in Meet the Robinsons, on DVD and Blu-ray Disc® October 23rd from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

This hilarious animated adventure for the whole family includes space age bonus features and games that will surely send you out of this world! Join a brilliant young inventor named Lewis as he sets off on a time-traveling journey to find the family he never knew. In the fantastical world of 2037, hip-hoppin frogs and dogs that wear glasses are as common as talking dinosaurs. In an amazing twist, Lewis discovers that the fate of the future rests in his hands, but he can’t save it alone, he’ll need every bit of help he can get from the wonderfully wacky Robinson family, who help him learn to keep moving forward and never stop believing in himself.

Meet the Robinsons’ space age DVD bonus features include deleted scenes, “Keep Moving Forward: Inventions that Shaped the World”, Grammy Award winner Rob Thomas’s “Little Wonders” music video, “Kids of the Future” music video by the Jonas Brothers, “Family Function 5000: Family Tree Game”, “Inventing the Robinsons” and director Stephen Anderson’s audio commentary.

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The Blu-ray Disc edition of the film has even more amazing features: extra deleted scenes and an additional game “Bowler Hat Barrage!” Watch Out! The Bowler Hats are trying to take over! Navigate Lewis’ time machine through armies of bowler hats to save the city of the future, and fire through the ranks to reach the big boss hat at the end of each level.

Space Age DVD Bonus Features Include:

· Deleted Scenes – Find out what scenes got cut and why with fascinating on-camera explanations by the director.

· Arriving in the Future

· Meeting Carl

· Bowler Hat Guy’s Redemption

· Keep Moving Forward: Inventions that Shaped the World – Meet real life inventors and visionary thinkers (including Walt Disney, himself) who changed the world and our lives forever.

· Music Videos:

· “Little Wonders” Rob Thomas music video

· “Kids of the Future” Jonas Brothers music video

· Family Function 5000: Family Tree Game – Lewis’ new invention organizes his enormous family tree so he can keep track of his family to be. Unfortunately, like most prototypes there are some bugs that haven’t been worked out and it may self-destruct! Help him before his family is erased forever.

· Inventing the Robinsons – Follow the development of the film from William Joyce’s original creations through the animation process and production.

· Audio Commentary by Director Stephen Anderson (with a special guest appearance)

Blu-ray Disc® Bonus Features:

· All the bonus features available on DVD plus:

· Even More Deleted Scenes

· Bowler Hat Barrage! Game – Watch out! The Bowler Hats are trying to take over! Navigate Lewis’ time machine through armies of bowler hats to save the city of the future and fire through the ranks to reach the big boss hat at the end of each level.

Wild Hogs DVD

Rolling to DVD and Blu-ray Disc August 14th

“A lot can happen on the road to nowhere,” especially when four middle-aged guys who wanna shake up their suburban lives are at the wheel. So be sure to reserve your laughs for the August 14th DVD and Blu-ray disc release of Wild Hogs from Touchstone Home Entertainment.

The star-studded cast of this hit comedy includes Tim Allen (“Doug”), John Travolta (“Woody”), Martin Lawrence (“Bobby”) and William H. Macy (“Dudley”) as four suburban couch jockeys who suffer from mid-life crises and take motorcycles to the American asphalt expecting nothing but fun and adventure. But being an easy rider isn’t so easy, especially after a chance encounter with the real-life Del Fuegos biker gang proves just how lame and tame the Hogs really are.

Packaged with both the DVD and Blu-ray Disc release is a Harley Davidson Sweepstakes insert that gives couch jockeys a chance to win a Harley Davidson motorcycle.

The Wild Hogs DVD and Blu-ray Disc have a topped-off tank full of bonus features for the armchair biker including

· “Bikes, Brawls and Burning Bars: The Making of Wild Hogs,” a making-of featurette led by director Walt Becker and featuring interviews with the superstar cast. The Wild Hogs alternate ending shows the originally planned final scenes with a character the gang never wanted to see again. Additional features include deleted scenes, an easter egg, outtakes and an audio commentary with Walt Becker and writer Adam Copeland.

Bonus Features

· Bikes, Brawls and Burning Bars: The Making of Wild Hogs

· Director Walt Becker leads viewers through the process of putting together the A-list cast and describes the difficulty of shooting a road movie involving over 100 motorcycles! Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy talk about working together to form the least-threatening biker gang in history. Also, see interviews with the stunt and special effects crews.

· Alternate Ending

· The Highway Patrolman (John C. McGinley) has one last run-in with the guys in the original ending to the film.

· Deleted Scenes

· “Molar Abscess” features John Travolta’s sister, and “Chili Pepper,” a feature which shows a hilarious run-in with the Del Fuegos at the Chili Cook-off.

· Audio Commentary

· Feature-length commentary by director Walt Becker and writer Brad Copeland.

· How to Get Your Wife to Let You Buy a Motorcycle

· A funny featurette about the virtues of motorcycle ownership.

· Outtakes

· Easter Egg

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