(March 18, 2005 - Burbank, CA) – The critically acclaimed and visually spectacular epic, "The Aviator," debuts May 24 on a two-disc DVD and VHS from Warner Home Video. From five-time Academy Award® nominated director Martin Scorsese ("Gangs of New York," "Goodfellas"), two-time Academy Award nominated writer John Logan ("Gladiator," "Last Samurai") and featuring a stellar ensemble cast including two-time Academy Award nominee Leonardo DiCaprio ("Gangs of New York," "Catch Me If You Can"), Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett ("The Lord of the Rings" films, "Elizabeth"), Kate Beckinsale ("Pearl Harbor," "Van Helsing"), John C. Reilly ("The Hours," "Chicago," "Gangs of New York"), Alan Alda ("What Women Want"), and Alec Baldwin ("The Cooler," "Along Came Polly"), "The Aviator" is "Brilliantly entertaining.,” says The New Yorker’s David Denby. Recognized on 32 Critics’ Top Ten Film lists, "The Aviator" was the most recognized film of the year with 11 Academy Award® nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor, and 5 Academy Award wins including Best Supporting Actress. The film was also honored with three Golden Globe Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Score and is one of the AFI and National Board of Review’s Top Ten Movies of the Year. "The Aviator" will be available at $29.95 SRP on a 2-disc DVD in both widescreen and full screen formats. The VHS will be priced for rental. CREDITS With operations in 89 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
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