(August 6, 2003 – Burbank, CA) – Lon Chaney -- the great silent film actor whose name evokes grotesque screen images of hunchbacks, gangsters, vampires, man-apes, murderous musicians and circus performers -- will make his debut on DVD October 28 from Warner Home Video (WHV) and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) in a two-disc DVD Collection. Included are three of Chaney’s major works: “The Ace of Hearts,” a tale of murderous intrigue; “Laugh, Clown, Laugh,” with Chaney as a love-smitten circus clown and “The Unknown,” featuring Chaney as an armless knife thrower. Each film has been mastered from its most complete surviving 35mm elements. In addition to the three classic films on this collector’s double-disc are two illuminating extras – “Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces,” the critically acclaimed Kevin Brownlow documentary narrated by Kenneth Branagh, and “London After Midnight,” Rick Schmidlin’s skillful photo reconstruction of this lost 1927 film, arguably one of the most famous of all missing films. The two-disc DVD will be available for $39.98 SRP/$29.95 MAP. With operations in 78 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. Turner Classic Movies®, currently seen in more than 63.4 million homes, is a 24-hour cable network from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., an AOL Time Warner company. TCM presents the greatest motion pictures of all time from the largest film library in the world, the combined Time Warner and Turner film libraries, from the '20s through the '80s, commercial-free and without interruption. For more information, please visit the TCM Web site at www.turnerclassicmovies.com.
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