(November 21, 2005 - Burbank, CA) – On February 28, Warner Home Video releases two of director Sidney Lumet’s most explosive films from the 1970’s -- "Network" and "Dog Day Afternoon" -- both as Two-Disc Special Editions. Boasting the star power of Al Pacino, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall, John Cazale and more, and tackling the media mania of news and reality TV, thirty years later these films are just as exciting and relevant as they were when they were made. Bonus features include commentaries by Sidney Lumet and new making-of documentaries, including "The Making of Dog Day Afternoon" which features Academy Award® - winner Al Pacino. Also available February 28 will be a special "The Media Pack," a three title, six-disc collection which showcases these ground-breaking films about the power of the media and will include the two featured Lumet films along with the Two-Disc Special Edition of "All the President’s Men" (released February 21). The films will be available individually at $26.99 SRP / $19.95 MAP; the giftset is $59.92 SRP. Orders for all are due January 23. After beginning his career on stage and television, Sidney Lumet made his motion picture directorial debut in 1957 with "12 Angry Men." He directed over 40 films, as well as 17 different actors in Oscar® nominated performances. Highlights of his long and distinguished career include "Long Day’s Journey into Night," "The Pawnbroker," "Fail-Safe," "Serpico," "The Anderson Tapes," "Prince of the City" and "The Verdict." Among the many accolades he’s received, Lumet won the Director's Guild of America Lifetime Achievement Award and this year (2005), an honorary Oscar® from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. With operations in 90 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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