(April 21, 2004 – Burbank, CA) – Steve Martin (“Father of the Bride,” “Roxanne”) and Bernadette Peters (Broadway’s “Annie Get Your Gun”) star in the musical “Pennies From Heaven,” which Warner Home Video (WHV) will debut on DVD July 27. In widescreen and Dolby Digital 5.1, the DVD will sell for $19.97 SRP/ $14.95 MAP. Highlights of the extra content include commentary by film critic Peter Rainer and a special cast and crew reunion featurette with Steve Martin, executive producer Rick McCallum and costume designer Bob Mackie. Also on July 27, WHV will release for the first time on DVD the Dennis Potter (“The Singing Detective”) BBC mini-series on which the movie was based. “Pennies From Heaven” was nominated for three Academy Awards® (Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Sound and Best Costume Design) and two Golden Globes® (Best Actor and Actress). Set during The Great Depression of the 1930s, the film stars Martin as a sheet-music salesman who passionately believes in the sunny lyrics of the songs he sells despite the dreary reality of his existence. When he falls in love with another woman (Peters), he uses the cheery tunes to imagine a better life for himself. Herbert Ross (“Steel Magnolias,” “The Turning Point”) directed from a script adapted by Potter. Christopher Walken (“Deer Hunter,” “Catch Me If You Can”), Jessica Harper (“Stardust Memories,” “My Favorite Year”) and John McMartin (“All the President’s Men,” TV’s “Falcon Crest”) co-star. With operations in 89 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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