(May 8, 2000 – Burbank, CA) - Academy Award®-winning director Barry Levinson (“Rain Man,” “Good Morning Vietnam”) travels to “Liberty Heights” with the VHS rental and DVD release on June 20. Heralded as “brilliant” by the New York Daily News and proclaimed “a very rich movie” by Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times, Liberty Heights is the fourth of Levinson’s classic Baltimore-based films, which included the widely-praised “Diner,” “Tin Men” and “Avalon.” The powerful and moving film stars Joe Mantegna (“Bugsy”, “Up Close & Personal”), two-time Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth (“Cheers,” "The Faculty”), Adrien Brody ("The Thin Red Line,” “Summer of Sam”), and Ben Foster (NBC’s “Freaks and Geeks”). Available for sale on DVD at $24.98 SRP, “Liberty Heights” will contain special bonus features including a deleted scene with a special introduction by director Barry Levinson, “On the Set” behind-the-scenes footage on location, interviews with the director and cast, music-only track featuring classic 1950s songs, and theatrical trailers (including “Diner”). The film will also be available on VHS with Spanish subtitles. 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 Video.
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