(March 31, 2003 – Burbank, CA) – On June 10, Warner Home Video (WHV) celebrates the DVD debut of the larger-than-life classic “Giant” with a two-disc special edition release. Produced and directed by the legendary George Stevens (“A Place in the Sun,” “Gunga Din”), this sprawling epic received ten Academy Award® nominations and earned director George Stevens an Oscar®. Based on Edna Ferber's best-selling family saga about a Texas family of ranchers and oilmen, “Giant” stars Academy Award®-winner Elizabeth Taylor and Academy Award®-nominees James Dean, Rock Hudson and Dennis Hopper and held its place as Warner Bros.’ top-grossing feature film for more than twenty years following its initial, 1956 release. Digitally remastered and featuring multiple commentaries as well as hours of new and vintage documentaries, “Giant” is presented in a 1.66 aspect ratio (as seen in its original theatrical exhibition) with Dolby Surround Stereo 2.0 and is available on DVD for $26.99 SRP. It will also include English and French languages (dubbed in Québécois) and subtitles in English, French and Spanish. The Credits 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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