Practical Magic

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Overview

Griffin Dunne directed this romantic fantasy adapted from the 1995 Alice Hoffman novel about the Owens family of witches, regarded as outcasts in the town where they live. Aunt Frances Stockard Channing and her sister Aunt Jet Dianne Wiest tried to pass on practical magic skills to their nieces, subdued Sally Sandra Bullock and fiery Gillian Nicole Kidman, brought up by the two aunts after their parents died. The aunts concoct spells for the lonely and the lovelorn, but the family's use of witchcraft ...
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Overview

Griffin Dunne directed this romantic fantasy adapted from the 1995 Alice Hoffman novel about the Owens family of witches, regarded as outcasts in the town where they live. Aunt Frances Stockard Channing and her sister Aunt Jet Dianne Wiest tried to pass on practical magic skills to their nieces, subdued Sally Sandra Bullock and fiery Gillian Nicole Kidman, brought up by the two aunts after their parents died. The aunts concoct spells for the lonely and the lovelorn, but the family's use of witchcraft unfortunately invokes a curse that spells doom to the family's menfolk. Denying her powers, Sally attempted to lead a life minus magic. Her marriage to fish merchant Michael Mark Feuerstein brought two daughters -- and Michael's death. Moving into the aunt's seaside mansion, the widowed Sally warns the aunts not to influence her daughters. Sally intervenes when Gillian suffers at the hands of her abusive Bulgarian boyfriend Jimmy Goran Visnic, and Arizona detective Gary Hallet Aidan Quinn, investigating Jimmy's disappearance, turns up in town, eyeing Gillian and Sally as the leading suspects. Filmed in Washington San Juan Island, Whidby Island, Coupeville, Friday Harbor.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Interactive cauldron game unlocking 2 behind-the-scenes documentaries - Making Magic and Casting the SPell; A feature length audio commentary by Sandra Bullock, director Griffin Dunne, producer Denise Di Novi and composer Alan Silvestri; 11 theatrical trailers; 3 TV spots
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/3/2009
  • UPC: 883929091270
  • Original Release: 1998
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Repackaged / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:44:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 1,995

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sandra Bullock Sally Owens
Nicole Kidman Gillian Owens
Dianne Wiest Aunt Jet
Stockard Channing Aunt Frances
Aidan Quinn Gary Hallet
Goran Visnjic Jimmy
Evan Rachel Wood Kylie
Alexandra Astrip Antonia
Mark Feuerstein Michael
Technical Credits
Griffin Dunne Director
Bruce Berman Executive Producer
Claire Jenora Bowin Set Decoration/Design
Danny Bramson Musical Direction/Supervision
Adam Brooks Screenwriter
Cinesite Digital Studios Animator, Special Effects
Burt Dalton Special Effects Supervisor
Andrew Dunn Cinematographer
Akiva Goldsman Screenwriter
Richard Bryce Goodman Sound/Sound Designer
CIS Hollywood Special Effects
Amanda Mackey-Johnson Casting
Elizabeth Kling Editor
Aric Lashee Set Decoration/Design
Judianna Makovsky Costumes/Costume Designer
Craig McKay Editor
Mary McLaglen Executive Producer
Josh McLaglen Asst. Director
Denise Di Novi Producer
Jay Riddle Special Effects Supervisor
Cathy Sandrich Casting
John Scheele Special Effects Supervisor
Alan Silvestri Score Composer
Robin Standefer Production Designer
Robin Swicord Co-producer, Screenwriter
Alice Hoffman Source Author
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Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- Practical Magic
1. Maria's Curse [4:16]
2. Love Spells [4:06]
3. Blood Oath [1:35]
4. Two Perfect Lives [4:39]
5. Beetlemania [2:01]
6. Uncastable Spell [2:09]
7. Together Again [6:26]
8. Hurt Feelings [3:16]
9. Blood on the Moon [3:31]
10. Not Prescribed Dose [4:02]
11. Rude Awakening [6:57]
12. Phone Tree Day [4:06]
13. Midnight Margaritas [2:05]
14. Man by the Roses [5:15]
15. Penal Sort / Visitor [3:12]
16. Font of Information [3:49]
17. What Folks Say [3:04]
18. What Love Is Like [3:24]
19. A Couple of Times [2:54]
20. Pancakes / Surprises [3:01]
21. Sisterly Spat [1:55]
22. Gary's Promise [4:10]
23. He's Back [2:59]
24. Wished for You Too [3:25]
25. Convening a Coven [4:08]
26. The Ritual Begins [3:28]
27. Bonded by Magic [1:37]
28. Cleaning House [1:17]
29. For the Right Guy [2:10]
30. Whenever You Can [1:20]
31. End Credits [3:37]
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Menu

Disc #1, Side A -- Practical Magic
   Jump to a Scene
   Special Features
      Commentary
      Theatrical Trailer
      Cast & Crew
         Sandra Bullock - Sally Owens
         Nicole Kidman - Gillian Owens
         Aidan Quinn - Gary Hallet
         Stockard CHanning - Aunt Frances
         Dianne Wiest - Aunt Jet
         Screenplay by Robin Swicord
         Akiva Goldsman
         Adam Brooks
         Based on the Novel by Alice Hoffman
         Produced by Denise Di Novi
         Directed by Griffin Dunne
      TV Spots
      Behind the Scenes
   Select Languages
      Soundtracks
         English
         Fran├žais
         Commentary
      Subtitles
         English
         Fran├žais
         Off
   Reel Recs
      Actress
         Sandra Bullock
            Demolition Man 1993
            A Time to Kill 1996
         Nicole Kidman
            Batman Forever 1995
            Dead Calm 1989
      Genre
         Addicted to Love 1997
         Arthur 1981
         The Bodyguard 1992
         The Bridges of Madison County 1995
   Play Movie
Disc #1, Side B -- Practical Magic
   Jump to a Scene
   Special Features
      Commentary
      Theatrical Trailer
      Cast & Crew
         Sandra Bullock - Sally Owens
         Nicole Kidman - Gillian Owens
         Aidan Quinn - Gary Hallet
         Stockard CHanning - Aunt Frances
         Dianne Wiest - Aunt Jet
         Screenplay by Robin Swicord
         Akiva Goldsman
         Adam Brooks
         Based on the Novel by Alice Hoffman
         Produced by Denise Di Novi
         Directed by Griffin Dunne
      TV Spots
         Enchanting
         Sisters
         Supernaturally
      Behind the Scenes
      The Cauldron
   Select Languages
   Reel Recs
      Actress
         Sandra Bullock
            Demolition Man 1993
            A Time to Kill 1996
         Nicole Kidman
            Batman Forever 1995
            Dead Calm 1989
      Genre
         Addicted to Love 1997
         Arthur 1981
         The Bodyguard 1992
         The Bridges of Madison County 1995
   Play Movie
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  • Posted January 8, 2014

    i loved that house!

    i loved that house!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    love it!!

    This movie is so good. I've seen it so many times I can't keep track. It's a really good movie for rainy days or any day for that matter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2005

    Practical Magic

    Practical Magic is a great movie.Nicole Kidman is a great actress and put together with Sandra Bulock was a brill ida.This movie has a great mix of ganre, it has humor,romance,a bit of sciece-fiction and shows that no matter where someone is they will always be with you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2004

    BEST MOVIE EVER!

    In the supernatural world of witches, there are two sisters. A curse is bestowed upon their family's women to never truely love, or their loved one would fall to their grave. This curse was already set in motion sadly for the elder sister, named Sally. Gillian, who was the wild one, never loved a man but of course, had many flings. Sally meets the man that she dreamed up as a little girl. He arrives at their home to investigate the mysterious death of Gillian's abusive boyfriend, Jimmy. Caught in a conspiracy, the girls must convince Sally's dream man that they didn't kill Jimmy, which they did accidentily for the sake of their lives. At the same time, they must work together to escape the haunting possessing spirit of the deceased Jimmy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I WANT THEATRICAL RELEASE!

    Way too much has been left out of this DVD release! I want the movie i saw so many times at the theater! In fact, every DVD/Video i own, has been cut/chopped down from the theater version! PLEASE GIVE ME THE WHOLE MOVIE, UNCUT!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sisters

    I have seen this movie for at least a thousand and a million times, I can't get enough of it! Great cast, great pictures and story, I LOVE it! The bond between the sisters, (Nicole and Sandy made a real good job) that's real. That's what it's all about. In good times and bad times, together.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hang onto your husbands girls!

    This movie is the best I have seen yet its funny, its sad and its even frightening everything you look for in a magical titled movie. It is a great flick good for any age as long as accompanied by an adult.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Practical Magic is a GREAT Movie!!

    The first time we saw this movie my friends and I loved it. At every sleepover it is always a must!! Bullock, Kidman, Wiest, and my favorite Channing, play their roles soo well you would almost believe they were witches!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Truly A Feel Good Movie

    This movie is a must have in the ''chick flick'' collection, for itself is a collection of impressingly strong actresses and female energy. I have seen it a dozen times and every time I cry and laugh and gasp as though it were the first. It reminds us that yes, there's a little witch in all of us.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Practically Magical

    Great flick with Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman! Very, very good! I love the part where Sally casts the ''True Love'' Spell! Amidas Veritas(???)! Really and truly, it casts a spell on you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Practically Magical

    I am a big fan of Nicole Kidman...I think that she and Sandra had great chemistry. It is very cute and magical. Nicole shines and Sandra is excellent!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    i love the movie Practical Magic

    I love the movie Practica Magic I thought Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman were very very smart and funny. I thought they did a very good job of the character's. I love the whole movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not perfect, but it's magickal!

    Based on Alice Hoffman's wonderful Witchy novel, ''Practical Magic'' makes a smooth transition to film with its essential spirit intact. Bullock and Kidman capture the cursed enchanted sisters perfectly...and the gloriously Witchy aunts (Weist and Channing) absolutely steal the movie. The visuals and art direction details are stunning...and any current day Wiccan worth her salt will lust after the Aunts' divinely rambling Victorian, complete with a glorious green~house room to die for! Never mind the exquisite Book of Shadows! *wink* Aidan Quinn is understated and appealing as the solid non~jugdmental soulmate who rides in to town with his own star of protection...drawn by a force he can't quite explain. ;-) Except for the silliness of the ending, Hollywood came pretty close this time, folks. Your local Witch IS more likely to be wearing Sandra's sweaters woven with botanicals and mixing up a batch of herbal soap than flying on a broomstick... Although, what good Witch wouldn't want a pair of those striped stockings? *cackle* BB!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Practical Magic Is a great Movie

    Practical Magic is a great love story, entertwined, with magic, the craft, comedy, and sorrow. If you are into the Craft. I would defintely recommened watching this movie. I've seen it like 4 times, and each time, it gets better.

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