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DVD Review: The Notebook (Limited Edition Gift Set)

DVD Review: The Notebook (Limited Edition Gift Set)

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On January 20, Warner Home Video will release the romantic love story The Notebook in a Limited Edition Giftset, filled with exclusive collectible premiums, making this the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day. Collectibles include a photo album and scrapbook with images from the movie plus space for your own photos; scrapbook accessories such as stickers and photo corners; a stationery set with letterhead and envelopes and collectible bookmarks.

Based on the bestselling novel by Nicholas Sparks (Nights in Rodanthe, A Walk to Remember), The Notebook is a story of lost chances, growing up, and the power of enduring love. Spanning six decades, the romantic story focuses on two teenagers from opposite sides of the tracks (Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams) who fall in love during one summer together but are tragically forced apart. When they reunite seven years later, their passionate romance is rekindled, forcing one of them to choose between true love and class order.

Own it on DVD January 20th!

Review:
I was a happy camper when I heard that The Notebook was being released on Blu-ray. This new release is a limited edition gift set and comes complete with numerous collectible items that will surely delight any fan of the film.

For those of you that aren’t familiar with The Notebook, it’s based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The story revolves around Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling) and Allie Hamilton (Rachel McAdams), two teenagers from different worlds who find themselves falling in love during one unforgettable summer. As the summer comes to the end, and as Allie’s parents deem Noah unfit for Allie, the young lovers are tragically forced apart. As the years pass, Noah tries to move on with his life, but Allie’s absence in his heart is never filled. Allie moves on with her life as well, and becomes engaged to Lon Hammond Jr. (James Marsden), who is in all appearances, a decent guy. Seven years in total pass before Allie and Noah reunite; the old flame that was once between them has clearly not been forgotten and is passionately burning yet again. Allie is forced to choose between Noah, her true love, and Lon, her family’s dream match for her.

The most exciting part of this release for me (since I already owned the first version on DVD) was the packaging. It’s absolutely brilliant. From the beautiful case to its contents, it’s reminiscent of an old stationary set filled with notecards, envelopes, bookmarks, decorative stickers, and an amazing 46 page photo book with highlights from the film and even a blank area at the end for you to write your own story.

Guys, listen up. Rarely does a product so perfect surface for Valentine’s Day. Here’s what you do: buy this gift set, personalize the last few pages of the book with your own story of you and your lady, wrap it up nice… and WALA! It’s the perfect present! I recommend the Blu-ray version just because everything is better in Blu-ray, but if she doesn’t have a Blu-ray player (keep in mind, you could also add this to the present), this is also available on regular DVD as well.

Girls love The Notebook. I’ve never met a girl who hasn’t considered this among the top romance movies, and a guy who acknowledges this guilty pleasure is a pretty good companion.

Review by Emma Loggins

Grade: A
Official site: http://www.thenotebookmovie.com
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Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. She updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002!

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