(November 13, 2000 – Burbank, CA) – Warner Home Video (WHV) salutes the acclaim, genius and controversy that is Oliver Stone with the arrival of the “Oliver Stone Collection” on VHS and DVD on January 16. A tribute to the multiple Academy-Award® winning director, the “Collection” includes enhanced versions of many of Stone’s most popular and critically acclaimed films and an all-new, never-before-seen career retrospective, “Oliver Stone’s America,” featured on a separate cassette/disc in every gift pack. Acknowledged as one of Hollywood’s most controversial and respected directors, Stone’s films have consistently proved to be thought-provoking, visually compelling works of art that have earned him three Academy-Awards®, three Golden Globes and numerous other awards including the Directors Guild of America and Independent Spirit. The Museum of Modern Art in New York recently honored Stone with a weeklong, mid-career retrospective titled “Oliver Stone, Filmmaker.” All of Stone’s 14 feature-length films were screened (35mm prints) including the premiere of the director’s cut of “Any Given Sunday.” Stone’s esteem as a pioneer in visionary filmmaking merited his being honored with a collection that details his creative genius. “The Oliver Stone Collection” includes: “Any Given Sunday Special Edition Director’s Cut” (a new DVD double-disc set), “JFK Special Edition Director’s Cut,” (a new DVD double-disc set), "Heaven and Earth” (new to DVD) and “Natural Born Killers,” plus Universal’s “Talk Radio” and “Born on the Fourth of July” (Academy-Award® winner for Best Director), “Wall Street” (Fox), “Nixon” (a new DVD double-disc set from Hollywood Pictures), “U-Turn” (Columbia/TriStar), “The Doors” (a new DVD double-disc set from Artisan) and the bonus documentary “Oliver Stone’s America.” Prebook date for The “Oliver Stone Collection” is December 12. The documentary “Oliver Stone’s America” gives an in-depth look at the award-winning writer/producer/director’s movie legacy and includes film clips, interviews with colleagues and behind-the-scenes footage of his numerous titles. This career retrospective is only available as part of the “Oliver Stone Collection.” "This rare, inside look at Oliver Stone’s artistic innovation and vision will provide film fans with a collection that will last a lifetime," said Mark Horak, WHV senior vice president, marketing. "We are proud to be at the helm of such a distinguished collaboration.” Individual titles in “The Oliver Stone Collection” will be available for purchase (excluding the “Any Given Sunday Special Edition Director’s Cut” DVD), and most of the “Collection’s” DVD titles include new, special added features such as commentaries, rare documentaries, outtakes and extended scenes. The four Warner VHS titles in the collection, “Any Given Sunday,” “JFK,” “Natural Born Killers” and “Heaven and Earth,” will include new digital transfers and original theatrical trailers. The “Any Given Sunday” double-disc DVD can be found only in the “Oliver Stone Collection” and includes added features such as two full-length commentaries and more than 12 deleted/extended scenes in addition to those features found on the single DVD now available. For the first time ever, the DVD version of “JFK” will have extra features not available on the current DVD. “Natural Born Killers” includes an added interview between Oliver Stone and Charlie Rose not available on the current version. And, for the first time ever, “Heaven and Earth” is available on DVD with audio commentary by Stone as well as deleted/extended scenes. 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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