(November 6, 2001 – Burbank, CA) – On December 18, Warner Home Video (WHV) will release a double-disc DVD and double-cassette VHS of NBC’s miniseries “Uprising,” the heroic true stories of Jewish resistance fighters who battled the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II. The action-filled epic, drawn from accounts of survivors, stars Emmy nominee Leelee Sobieski (“Joan of Arc,” “Eyes Wide Shut”), three-time Emmy Award winner Hank Azaria (“Tuesdays with Morrie,” “The Simpsons”), Emmy Award nominee David Schwimmer (“Friends,” “Band of Brothers”), Oscar winner Jon Voight (“Coming Home,” “Pearl Harbor”), Emmy Award winner Donald Sutherland (“Space Cowboys”) and Cary Elwes (“Twister”). The miniseries was also directed and executive-produced by Jon Avnet (“Fried Green Tomatoes,” “Up Close and Persona”l), written by Paul Brickman (“Risky Business”) and Jon Avnet and filmed in Bratislava, Slovakia. The miniseries is augmented for DVD and VHS with “Breaking Down the Walls: The Road to Recreating the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising,” a documentary offering a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film. In addition, the DVD includes a historical background documentary entitled “Resistance,” about actual survivors of the Warsaw uprising, audio commentary with Avnet, and a second audio commentary with cast members Leelee Sobieski, Hank Azaria, David Schwimmer and Jon Voight. The “Uprising” DVD is available for $24.98 SRP and the VHS will be sold for $19.98 SRP. 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 Home Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Video.
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