Police Academy!

Landmark Comedy of Law and Disorder Debuts as 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD April 13

Six Sequels and Seven Title Giftset Also Get DVD Debuts from Warner Home Video

Burbank, Calif., December 29, 2003 - Police Academy -- the astoundingly silly, yet hugely popular "tasteless" comedy classic -- cops all the fun with a 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD release on April 13 from Warner Home Video. Considered one of the defining films of '80s comedy, the unforgettable flatfoot farce launched a movie franchise which spanned a full decade, grossed more than $240 million domestically and sold nearly two and a half million videos. Highlights of the Special Edition bonus features include commentaries, a squad reunion documentary and more. It will be available for $19.97 SRP.

The ultimate in motion picture law "enfarcement" follows a motley group of police academy recruits as they bumble their way through training. The six sequels -- Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, Police Academy 3: Back in Training, Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol, Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach, Police Academy 6: City Under Siege and Police Academy: Mission to Moscow -- continue to track the misfits as they start their careers in various situations with very funny consequences.

Each of the six sequels will be available for $14.97 SRP. For hard-core laughter, a Police Academy Giftset, featuring all seven titles, will be offered as well. It will sell for $59.92 SRP.

More on Police Academy Titles

Police Academy 20th Anniversary Special Edition - Building on a nightsticks-and-slapstick tradition going back to the Keystone Cops, Police Academy follows a class of recruits as they bumble their way through training. Now the popular debut film calls for backup, adding 20th anniversary DVD extras. Stars Steve Guttenberg. Kim Cattrall, G.W. Bailey, Bubba Smith, Michael Winslow and George Gaynes are ready to uphold law and disorder and make the world a funnier place.

Available for the first time in widescreen, other special features include:

- All-new digital transfer

- Commentary by Steve Guttenberg, Michael Winslow, Leslie Easterbrook, G.W. Bailey, director Hugh Wilson and producer Paul Maslansky

- Behind Academy Doors: Secret Files Revealed - all-new reunion documentary

- Theatrical trailer

Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment - An anti-social mastermind and his leathered band of pranksters are on the prowl, spray-painting the town red and emptying the pockets of anyone sharing the sidewalk. The newly graduated Police Academy cadets tangle with these pinheaded punkers to save the day. The original cast returns to face Bobcat Goldthwait in the tailor-made role of the Ozzy Osbourne-like gang leader.

Special features include:

- Accidental Heroes: The Best Of - all-new making-of featurette

- Theatrical trailer

Police Academy 3: Back in Training - A budget crisis has decreed that only one of the state's two cop schools can survive, so the race is on to see which academy can avoid the ax by turning out the superior force. The cadets return and "carry on with a lot of good, low humor" (Vincent Canby, The New York Times).

Special features include:

- All Washed Up: Floating Memories - all-new making-of featurette

- Theatrical trailer

Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol - The original cadets sign up for more misadventure as Cmdt. Lassard (George Gaynes) decides to toughen up neighborhood watch groups by training them to be Citizens on Patrol, or COPs. The film features rising stars Sharon Stone as a reporter who strikes sparks with Mahoney (Steve Guttenberg) and David Spade as a loopy skateboarder.

Special features include:

- Remembering a Lofty Investigation - all-new making-of featurette

- Theatrical trailer

Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach - The Police Academy team are in Miami for a convention honoring beloved Cmdt. Lassard. But they soon realize that crime doesn't take a vacation, even if they do, as Lassard is kidnapped and the team must save him.

Special features include:

- Mistaken Identity: Case Reopened - all-new making-of featurette

- Theatrical trailer

Police Academy 6: City Under Siege - A crime spree called Operation Chaos is plaguing the city and the Police Academy alumni are called in to save the city, but Cmdt. Lassard is suspected when it becomes clear that a police department information leak is keeping the bad guys one step ahead.

Special features include:

- Unholy Alliance: A Retrospective - all-new making-of featurette

- Theatrical trailer

Police Academy: Mission to Moscow - The Police Academy squad goes global as they take on the Godfather of the Russian mob (Ron Perlman), whose computer program plays like a video game but can actually steal money and goods planet-wide without a trace.

Special features include:

- Underneath the Mission - all-new making-of featurette

- Theatrical trailer

Police Academy 20th Anniversary Special Edition

STREET DATE: April 13

$19.97 SRP DVD

Rating: R

Run Time: 96 minutes

The film is presented in a "matted" widescreen format preserving the aspect ration of its original theatrical exhibition and the DVD includes Dolby Digital sound. It will also include English and French languages and subtitles in English, French and Spanish.

All 6 sequels will sell for $14.97 SRP

Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

Rating: PG-13

Run Time: 87 minutes

The film is presented in a "matted" widescreen format preserving the aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition and the DVD includes Dolby Digital sound. It will also include English and French languages and subtitles in English, French and Spanish.

Police Academy 3: Back in Training

Rating: PG

Run Time: 83 minutes

The film is presented in a "matted" widescreen format preserving the aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition and the DVD includes Dolby Digital sound. It will also include English and French languages and subtitles in English, French and Spanish.

Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol

Rating: PG

Run Time: 88 minutes

The film has been modified from its original version and formatted to fit home screens. The DVD includes Dolby Digital sound. It will also include English and French languages and subtitles in English, French and Spanish. Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach

Rating: PG

Run Time: 90 minutes

The film has been modified from its original version and formatted to fit home screens. The DVD includes Dolby Digital sound. It will also include English and French (dubbed in Qu