(February 28, 2003 – Burbank, CA) - “Too Darn Hot,” “All of You,” “Begin the Beguine,” “Now You Has Jazz” are just a few of the hit Cole Porter songs consumers will be singing when Warner Home Video (WHV) raises the curtain on its new “Classic Musicals Collection” with the release of five, must-see favorites featuring the songs of this legendary composer. Available for the first time ever on DVD, these five spectacular musicals, including “High Society,” “Kiss Me Kate,” “Silk Stockings,” “Broadway Melody of 1940” and “Les Girls,” have been newly remastered with four of them also featuring a new Dolby Digital 5.1 remixed soundtrack. All five include a new documentary on the making of the film hosted by Hollywood’s legendary musical stars such as Cyd Charisse, Celeste Holm and Ann Miller. Along with the “Classic Musicals Collection” Warner Home Video is proud to present “The Great American Songbook,” a brand-new, three-hour panoramic history of American popular music told through the stories of our nation’s most prolific songwriters and hosted by entertainer Michael Feinstein. All titles have a street date of April 22, with the Cole Porter titles priced at $19.98 SRP/$14.95 MAP and “The Great American Songbook” priced at $24.98 SRP. The five Cole Porter titles are also available in a gift set priced at $89.92 SRP/$69.95 MAP. 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 Co., Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
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