(July 19, 2000 – Burbank, CA) - “Annie Get Your Gun” -- the 1950 Academy Award® winning motion picture starring Betty Hutton and Howard Keel -- is one of America’s best loved movie musicals. It has not been seen in theatres or on television since 1973, and it has never been available on home video. “The public has fervently requested this movie ever since home video began,” says George Feltenstein, Senior Vice President marketing, Turner Entertainment Company. “I’ve never actually totaled how many letters we’ve received but its well into the thousands. Fortunately, in recent years, much of the red tape holding back the video release of so many films has been eliminated, with three famous exceptions, ‘The High and the Mighty,’ ‘Porgy & Bess’ and ‘Annie Get Your Gun.’ Now, finally, ‘Annie…’ has been liberated. That's big news and that’s great news.” So, on November 14, in celebration of the musical’s 50th anniversary, Warner Home Video will release “Annie Get Your Gun” on DVD and in a Special Edition VHS, both loaded with extra features. The DVD will sell for the suggested retail price of $24.98 ($19.95 MAP); the collectible clamshell VHS is priced at $19.98 SRP/$13.95 MAP. Orders are due October 17, 2000. With operations in 78 international territories -- more than the video division of any other studio -- Warner Home Video 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 Company, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Video.
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