(October 8, 2008 – Burbank, CA) – The movies changed forever on April 24, 1924 when a new studio, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, opened in Hollywood and soon assembled "more stars than there are in the heavens." Patrick Stewart hosts the debut DVD version of “MGM: When the Lion Roars,” an enthralling three-part Emmy Award® winning TV series (Best Informational Series) that tells the story of the legendary “Dream Factory’s” reign as the movies’ class act and entertainment empire. Louis B. Mayer, Joan Crawford, Stanley Donen, Clark Gable, Judy Garland, Jean Harlow, Helen Hayes, Katharine Hepburn, Gene Kelly, Myrna Loy, Mickey Rooney, Dore Schary, Norma Shearer, Elizabeth Taylor, Irving Thalberg, Spencer Tracy and Esther Williams are some of the MGM greats featured in memorable film clips, rare interviews and behind-the-scenes footage. This is a “mother lode” for film fans, profiling perfectionist moguls, glamorous and charismatic actors, innovative filmmakers and landmark movies of drama, romance, sweeping epic adventure and, of course, singing and dancing. The two two-disc DVD set will sell for $29.98 SRP. Order due date is December 16, 2008. 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. *Winner of Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Informational Series (1992).
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