(September 12, 2007 - Burbank, CA) – Warner Home Video (WHV) brings the life and music of legendary musical performer Tony Bennett to consumers this fall with the release of "Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends," an inspiring documentary executive produced by Clint Eastwood for PBS’ "American Masters" series. The documentary will be available to consumers November 13, 2007 in a two-disc set which will retail for $24.98 SRP. Order due date has been set for October 9, 2007. Academy Award®-winning director and actor Clint Eastwood presents viewers with a compelling new documentary that chronicles the extraordinary career of one of music’s best, Tony Bennett, who is considered one of the greatest living singers in American popular music. A story of integrity winning over adversity and of art triumphing over all, this 90-minute film showcases the singer’s illustrious musical career, which spans more than half a century, against the backdrop of a changing America. "Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends" features an in-depth on-camera interview of the performer, conducted by Eastwood himself. Rare archival footage and contemporary clips of Bennett performing live throughout his career are interwoven throughout the documentary, as are interviews with celebrities who reminisce about their favorite moments with the singer. Aside from Eastwood, featured celebrities include Harry Belafonte, Alex Baldwin, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Christina Aguilera and many others. Performances include his famous hits, “I left My Heart in San Francisco” and “For Once in My Life.” The DVD set includes a bonus disc featuring Bennett’s full concert performance at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 2005. “This is a remarkable documentary, superbly crafted by Mr. Eastwood, which definitively chronicles the rich and extraordinary life of one of America’s most beloved musical performers,” commented Rosemary Markson, WHV Vice President, TV and Special Interest Marketing. She added, “We are delighted to bring this exceptional film, part of PBS’ distinguished "American Masters" series, to consumers everywhere. We anticipate a great variety of audiences embracing this film, from music and documentary film lovers to Tony Bennett fans, to viewers who appreciate great television. "Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends" is educational as well as entertaining and makes a wonderful addition to anyone’s home entertainment library.” PBS will broadcast the documentary on September 12, 2007 as part of "American Masters," PBS’ ongoing series of award-winning primetime specials that examine the lives, works and creative processes of our most outstanding cultural artists. Created in 1984 for national public television, the series is both a celebration and an exploration of creativity in America. "American Masters’" growing film library documents the role that important individuals, groups and movements have played in the formation of our cultural identity. The Credits 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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