(June 14, 2001 – Burbank, CA) – On August 28, Warner Home Video (WHV) presents Warner Explorations’ History Wave, which features dramatic documentaries about some of the fascinating people and events that have shaped our world. Included in this historical Fourth Wave of the Warner Explorations promotion will be the 2000 Academy Award®-winner for Best Documentary Feature, “Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport,” the breathtaking IMAX® film, “Fires of Kuwait,” the National Geographic titles “Across The Atlantic: Behind the Lindbergh Legend” and “Air Force One” and definitive looks at “Lewis and Clark,” “Frank Lloyd Wright” and “Thomas Jefferson” from acclaimed historian Ken Burns and PBS Home Video. Warner Explorations’ History Wave will combine sensational event documentaries with exciting special interest titles from BBC Home Video, HBO Home Video, IMAX, National Geographic and PBS Home Video. “Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport” will be available on VHS for $19.98 SRP ($13.95 MAP) and on a loaded DVD for $24.98 SRP ($19.95 MAP). The Ken Burns documentaries will be available for the first time ever on DVD for $29.98 SRP, and are available on VHS for a limited time with a temporary discount at $24.98 each. “Fires of Kuwait” will be available on VHS for $14.95 SRP ($9.95 MAP) and on DVD for $19.98 SRP ($14.95 MAP). All other titles in the History Wave will be available on VHS only, priced at $14.95 SRP (with the exception of “Secrets of the Titanic,” which will also be available on DVD for the new, low price of $19.98 SRP). Single unit order due date is July 31; merchandiser order due date is July 24. Other exciting history titles to be promoted and re-priced (all at $14.95 SRP) on August 28 include “Who Was Moses?,” from BBC Home Video, “Schindler,” from HBO Home Video, “Secrets of Titanic: Collector’s Edition” (also available on DVD at a new, $19.98 SRP), “Mysteries of Egypt” and “Egypt: Secrets of the Pharaohs” from National Geographic. The BBC Video™ label is brought to the United States and Canada by BBC Worldwide Americas (BBCWA) and Warner Home Video. BBCWA is a wholly owned subsidiary of BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The BBCWA consumer products division incorporates publishing, audio, music, video and licensed merchandise developed from a host of BBC properties marketed in the US and Canada. Visit BBC Worldwide Americas’ video website www.bbcamericashop.com or call 1-800-216-1BBC. Launched in October 1984, HBO Home Video markets an extensive variety of theatrical features and HBO original programming ranging from multiple Emmy Award winner “A Lesson Before Dying” to the hit series “Sex and the City” and “The Sopranos” to the groundbreaking miniseries “From the Earth to the Moon.” IMAX Corporation and its subsidiaries comprise one of the world’s leading entertainment technology companies, with particular emphasis on film and digital imaging technologies, including giant-screen images, 3D presentations, digital post-production and digital projection. There were more than 220 IMAX theatres operating in 28 countries around the world as of September 30, 2000. More information on the Company can be found at www.imax.com. IMAX® and The IMAX Experience® are registered trademarks of IMAX Corporation. PBS Home Video furthers PBS’s mission of lifelong learning by expanding the availability of PBS’s top-quality programs. PBS, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is a private, nonprofit media enterprise owned and operated by the nation’s 347 public television stations. Serving more than 90 million people each week, PBS enriches the lives of all Americans through quality programs and education services on noncommercial television, the Internet and other media. More information about PBS is available at PBS.org. Building on its reputation for remarkable visual and compelling stories, National Geographic Television (NGT) augments its award-winning documentary production (winner of over 100 Emmys and more than 800 other industry awards) with new prime- time drama, large-format and feature-film programming, as well as international broadcast and video distribution. At present, NGT’s programming can be seen in the U.S. on CNBC and PBS as well as through syndication and home video, and internationally through video distribution and broadcast syndication in more than 100 different outlets in some 90 territories. The National Geographic Channel in the U.S., a business enterprise of National Geographic Television and Fox Entertainment, launched in January 2001. Abroad, those partners are joined by NBC, and the channel reaches 129 countries and over 100 million households in 18 languages. More information about NGT is available on www.nationalgeographic.com. 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 Entertainment Company, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Video.
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