(February 1, 2005 - Burbank, CA) – On May 10, Warner Home Video will debut DVDs of seven groundbreaking motion pictures, released in America over three decades from the ‘30s to the ‘60s that had dramatic social impact, changed attitudes and brought important political and social reforms. WHV’s The Controversial Classics Collection will include "A Face in the Crowd," "Blackboard Jungle," "Fury," "Bad Day at Black Rock," "Advise and Consent," "The Americanization of Emily" and "I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang." All seven new-to-DVD titles will be available individually for $19.97 SRP or in a Gift Set for $79.92 SRP. These films, which all took on hot button -- some even taboo -- topics such as prison injustice, racial tension, juvenile delinquency, homosexuality, mob violence as well as political corruption in Washington, the military and the media, caused America to take notice and do something about the issues the movies raised. Each film features either a commentary or documentary examining the film’s historical context and political impact. 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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