(January 24, 2003 – Burbank, CA) – The mysteries of ancient Egypt have long captured the imaginations of people around the world. Now, on March 4, 2003, Warner Home Video (WHV) brings those mysteries to life with the stunning CGI virtual tour from the BBC, “Building The Great Pyramid,” set to broadcast on the Discovery Channel March 2; one of Fox network's highest rated 2002 summer specials, “Into The Great Pyramid” from National Geographic; the National Geographic exclusive, “Egypt Eternal: Quest For Lost Tombs;” the ground-breaking “Empires: Egypt's Golden Empire” from PBS and an array of catalog titles from National Geographic. Interest in Egypt is at an all-time high with the theatrical and home video successes of “The Mummy,” “The Mummy Returns” and “The Scorpion King.” In addition, “The Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt,” an unprecedented exhibition of antiquities illustrating the ancient Egyptian concept of the afterlife is traveling to museums in the United States through 2007 and is currently at Boston’s Museum of Science through March 2003. To meet this heightened interest, WHV is releasing “Building The Great Pyramid” (VHS $9.95 SRP, DVD $14.98 SRP); “Into The Great Pyramid” (VHS $19.98 SRP, DVD $24.98 SRP); “Egypt Eternal: Quest For Lost Tombs” (VHS $14.95 SRP, DVD $19.98 SRP) and “Empires: Egypt's Golden Empire” (Double VHS $24.98 SRP, DVD $24.98 SRP). 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 consumer 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. PBS, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is a private, nonprofit media enterprise owned and operated by the nation’s 350 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 global reputation for remarkable visuals and compelling stories, National Geographic Television & Film augments its award-winning documentary productions (116 Emmy Awards and more than 800 other industry awards) with feature films, large-format films and long-form television drama programming. Worldwide, National Geographic’s television programming can be seen on the National Geographic Channel, MSNBC, and PBS, home video and DVD, and through international broadcast syndication. The National Geographic Channel is received by more than 200 million households in 25 languages in 144 countries, including the United States. For more information about National Geographic Television & Film, log on to nationalgeographic.com, AOL Keyword: NatGeo. 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 Entertainment.
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