(April 5, 2001 – Burbank, CA) – On June 12, Warner Home Video (WHV) will explore the world of science in a BIG way with the release of several fascinating, science-themed titles, including the IMAX® hits “The Dream Is Alive” and “Blue Planet.” Available for the first time on DVD, these ground-breaking releases offer the extraordinary images and experiences that have become IMAX Corporation’s signature in new, IMAX-branded packaging. Also included in the Science Wave of the Warner Explorations promotion will be high-quality, special interest titles from BBC Video™, HBO and PBS Home Video. Timed to the June 29 release of Steven Spielberg’s “AI” – one of the most anticipated movie events of the summer – the two IMAX titles will be joined by PBS Home Video’s “Tesla: Master Of Lightning” and HBO Home Video’s “The Best Of Autopsy: A Sex Crimes Special.” “The Dream Is Alive” and “Blue Planet” will each be available day-and-date on VHS for $14.95 SRP and DVD for $19.98 SRP. All other titles are available on VHS for only $14.95 SRP. Warner Home Video, moreover, is proud to announce an exciting, year-long program that will bring the subjects of military, science, dinosaurs, history and personal growth together under a new umbrella called Warner Explorations. Warner Explorations will feature top titles from leading video brands such as BBC Video™, HBO, IMAX, National Geographic and PBS. Supporting the program with strong marketing and retail initiatives, WHV is committed to maintaining its position as the #1 provider of special interest video content. In addition to the previous military releases and the current science titles, WHV will continue to explore the world around us with additional promotional waves. On July 3, interest in dinosaur-related home video titles will be satisfied, just as “Jurassic Park 3” roars into theaters. Then, a variety of history titles – available on August 28 – will be on the agenda as millions of students head back to school. Finally, on November 6, consumers will be able to make their New Year’s resolutions with the help of a number of personal development/fitness titles. 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 main 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 at 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 nearly 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. 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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