(November 16, 2004 – Burbank, CA) – The 77th Annual Academy Awards will be held in Los Angeles on February 27, 2005. On February 1, Warner Home Video will celebrate its 18 Oscar®-winning Best Pictures on DVD – more than any other studio – with three new releases and a million-dollar national marketing promotion. Leading the way will be a brand new “Chariots of Fire Two Disc Special Edition.” Highly anticipated since its September 2003 hiatus and now available for the first time in widescreen, “Chariots of Fire” features more than three-and-a-half hours of extras including commentary by director Hugh Hudson, new making-of and cast/crew documentaries, twenty minutes of additional scenes and actor screen tests. The DVD will be priced at $26.99 SRP/ $19.95 MAP. Orders are due January 4. Also in the promotion are two Oscar® Best Picture titles making their DVD debut: 1938’s “The Life of Emile Zola” and 1930’s “The Broadway Melody” -- with special features including radio productions, musical and dramatic shorts, cartoons, trailers and more. “The Life of Emile Zola” and “The Broadway Melody” will both be available for $19.97 SRP/ 14.95 MAP. Orders are due January 4. 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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