(January 27, 2003 – Burbank, CA) – Your “Friends” are more popular than ever before, with more than three million DVDs and VHS copies sold to date, a number that is about to get a whole lot bigger as Warner Home Video (WHV) releases “Friends: The Complete Third Season” on DVD and VHS April 1, 2003. Continuing to wow audiences and critics alike, the 2002/2003 awards season has also seen the top-rated “Friends” showered with accolades from three prestigious organizations. The Emmy Awards acknowledged “Friends” with a trophy for Outstanding Comedy Series for its eighth season and recognized Jennifer Aniston as the Best Actress in a Comedy Series. The People’s Choice Awards likewise honored both the series and Aniston, while just recently, Aniston went home with her first Golden Globe. With the highly-anticipated season finale on the horizon and the spectacular news that “Friends” will be back for a tenth season, WHV plans to release on the same date as the complete third season, “The Best of Friends Season 1” and “The Best of Friends Season 2,” which will contain the five best episodes of each season as chosen by the executive producers. “ Friends: The Complete Third Season” includes 25 episodes, each containing additional, never-before-seen footage. Responding to the strong TV to DVD market, WHV, a leader in this genre, has competitively priced the four-volume boxed-set at an amazingly low $44.98 SRP DVD and $39.98 SRP VHS. “The Best of Friends Season 1” and “The Best of Friends Season 2” will each be available at $14.98 SRP DVD and $14.94 SRP VHS. About Warner Home Video 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. WHV’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 Entertainment.
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