Business Wire, April 26, 2000

Entertainment Editors & Film/Video/DVD Writers

BURBANK, Calif.--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--April 26, 2000

"Dirty Dozen Special Edition" VHS Available May 16

Newly enhanced DVD & VHS versions of "Interview with the Vampire" and "Twister" plus DVD Director's Cut premieres from the "Lethal Weapon" series, along with a new VHS Special Edition of "Interview with the Vampire" are featured in the Warner Home Video (WHV) "Big Action" line-up debuting June 6.

VHS titles will be priced at $19.98 SRP and the DVDs at $24.98.

"Interview with the Vampire" -- the spellbinding screen adaptation of Anne Rice's best-seller starring Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas, Stephen Rea and Kirsten Dunst and directed by Neil Jordan ("The Crying Game") -- debuts in new digitally transferred Special Edition VHS and DVD versions.

The VHS contains an all-new introduction by novelist Anne Rice, director Neil Jordan and Antonio Banderas; an exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary "In The Shadow of the Vampire" featuring new interviews from Christian Slater, Antonio Banderas, Stephen Rea, Kirsten Dunst, Anne Rice, Neil Jordan and more; the original theatrical trailer; and a limited edition collector's card.

The "Interview with the Vampire" DVD will be newly enhanced with all the above VHS Special Edition features, plus feature-length audio commentary by director Neil Jordan; production notes and filmographies; subtitles and Dolby Digital 5.1 sound.

The DVD "Director's Cut" editions of the first three "Lethal Weapon" films starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover will each feature an all-new Dolby Digital 5.1 remix; several minutes of previously unavailable footage; widescreen presentation; subtitles; and original theatrical trailer.

"Twister" will also debut in an enhanced version on DVD. Special features include: new behind-the-scenes documentaries "The Making of Twister" and "Anatomy of the Twister"; Van Halen's music video, "Humans Being"; feature-length audio commentary by director Jan De Bont and Visual Effects Supervisor Stefen Fangmeier; production notes and filmographies; two original theatrical trailers; expanded motion menu; subtitles and Dolby Digital 5.1 sound.

"Twister" is currently available on VHS at the special price of $14.95.

"The Dirty Dozen Special Edition" VHS -- with a rugged all-star cast headed by Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, Jim Brown, Telly Savalas and Donald Sutherland, debuts on May 16. The classic World War II action drama contains the following bonus features: an all-new introduction by co-star Ernest Borgnine, a special behind-the-scenes documentary "Operation Dirty Dozen," the original theatrical trailer, and a limited edition collector's card.

"The Dirty Dozen," also offered in a special widescreen VHS edition is currently available on DVD.

"Big Action" Offers & Savings

Discounts and free offers are also included with the purchase of "Interview With The Vampire," "The Dirty Dozen," "Lethal Weapon -- Director's Cut" series and "Twister" or any other video or DVD from "Big Action," which is part of Century 2000, WHV's special collection of all-time best sellers:



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