The Bodyguard -- starring Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner (Dances With Wolves, Field of Dreams, Tin Cup, JFK) and multi-Grammy® award winning singer/actress Whitney Houston (The Preacher’s Wife, Waiting to Exhale, Cinderella) -- will arrive for the first time in widescreen on February 1 from Warner Home Video (WHV). In plenty of time for Valentine’s Day gift-giving and loaded with previously unavailable bonus content, including Whitney Houston’s music video I Will Always Love You, The Bodyguard Special Edition DVD will be available for $19.96 SRP.
The Bodyguard scored approximately $122 million at the domestic box-office with its combination of passionate romance, suspense and high-wattage star chemistry and has sold more than four million videos to date. Whitney Houston, unequaled for her run of seven consecutive #1 records in the ‘80s, not only made a spectacular screen debut in The Bodyguard, she also held the #1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 for 14 weeks with this film rendition of Dolly Parton’s "I Will Always Love You." Two songs from the film -- “I Have Nothing” and “Run to You” -- were nominated for Best Original Song Oscars®.
Written by Lawrence Kasdan (The Big Chill, Silverado, The Accidental Tourist, Empire Strikes Back), and directed by Mick Jackson (L.A. Story, Volcano)
The Bodyguard stars Houston as a pop-music diva and Costner as the ultra-serious bodyguard assigned to protect her in the aftermath of several death threats. Initially repelled by each other like water and oil, a passion ignites between them as the danger increases, transforming them as everything around them explodes.
In addition to featuring a new digital transfer in Dolby 5.1 and debuting on DVD in widescreen, bonus materials for The Bodyguard Special Edition include:
- New making-of documentary Memories of The Bodyguard with the stars and
- I Will Always Love You Whitney Houston music video
- Theatrical trailer
On The Jamie Foxx Show, multi-talented sensation Jamie Foxx stars as “Jamie King,” a young man striving for stardom. While he dreams of the limelight, he works at his family's venerable Los Angeles hotel. Jamie hones his stand-up skills before a captive audience in the hotel's once-celebrated cocktail lounge.
Foxx won the NAACP Image Award® for Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance in the series. He has gone on to appear in Any Given Sunday, Collateral and the critically-acclaimed Ray. Foxx has received three 2005 Golden Globe nominations: Best Musical or Comedy Actor for Ray; Best Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries for Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story; and Best Supporting Actor for Collateral. The Jamie Foxx Show: The Complete First Season features all 22 episodes of season one plus a 15-minute gag reel. An on-pack bonus disc, included on specially marked packages, will feature never-before-released on DVD episodes of “Living Single” and “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” TV shows.
THE WAYANS BROS
Before the wild success of White Chicks and Scary Movie, comedians Shawn and Marlon Wayans starred in The Wayans Bros as two brothers with little more in common than their family name, the one-bedroom brownstone they share in New York City and an innate ability to disagree, disrupt and dis'. The Wayans Bros: The Complete First Season features all 13 hilarious half-hour episodes of season one and, on specially marked packages, an on-pack bonus disc containing episodes from “Hanging With Mr. Cooper” and “Redd Foxx Show.”
Warner Home Video celebrates 50 years of television history from Warner Bros. Television with a year-long promotion branded as “50 Years of Quality Television.” This studio-wide campaign will feature DVD debuts of series from every decade of Warner Bros. Television’s history beginning in the 1950’s and continuing through current hits. “50 Years of Quality Television” will include special promotions for consumers.
Break out the coconut cream pie! Warner Home Video (WHV) is bringing television’s favorite seven stranded castaways back on DVD when Gilligan’s Island: The Complete Second Season washes ashore into retail outlets January 11th. The 3-disc collectible box set will be available for $39.98 SRP.
Now in full color and digitally remastered, Gilligan’s Island: The Complete Second Season picks up where Season One left off, with 32 episodes of the wildly popular series topped off with engaging bonus features. Season Two, which aired from 1965 to 1966 on CBS, features many memorable episodes including guest appearances by legendary film and television actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, starring as Erika Tiffany Smith, a woman who lands on the island looking to start a new resort and 60’s folk trio The Wellingtons, portraying a band of mop-top rock & roll musicians called the Mosquitos. These unforgettable episodes make it a joy for viewers to be stranded time and again on Gilligan’s Isle.
Smooth-sailing DVD special features include:
- J Introduction by Sherwood Schwartz (Series Creator) and Russell Johnson (Professor)
- J Audio Commentary by Sherwood Schwartz on “The Little Dictator”
“We were delighted with the overwhelming response we received from consumers when we released the first season of Gilligan’s Island on DVD last year,” said Christine Martinez, WHV Vice President, Non-theatrical Franchise Marketing. “We think viewers will welcome the second season of this beloved classic to their DVD collections. Gilligan’s Island is just as entertaining to watch now as it was 40 years ago. The series will always hold its charm and appeal; it’s a timeless comedy that can be enjoyed by the entire family.”
Starring Bob Denver (Gilligan), Alan Hale (Skipper), Jim Backus (Thurston Howell III), Natalie Schaefer (Lovey), Tina Louise (Ginger), Russell Johnson (Professor) and Dawn Wells (Mary Ann), Gilligan’s Island centers around a colorful group of castaways who are shipwrecked on an uncharted desert island after their small charter boat, the SS Minnow, is caught in a terrible storm.
Warner Home Video presents a story of infidelity, betrayal and temptation in We Don’t Live Here Anymore debuting on DVD on December 14th. Directed by John Curran (Down Rusty Down, Praise), the film stars Academy Award®-nominee Laura Dern (I Am Sam, Rambling Rose), Mark Ruffalo (Collateral, You Can Count On Me), Academy Award®-nominee Naomi Watts (21 Grams, Mulholland Drive) and Emmy and Golden Globe-nominee Peter Krause (“Six Feet Under”). Based on the short stories of the late author Andre Dubus (In The Bedroom), the captivating drama paints an honest picture of adultery and the damaging effect it has on two marriages.
We Don’t Live Here Anymore will be available for $27.95 SRP in widescreen DVD format. The VHS will be priced for rental.
We Don’t Live Here Anymore, a Warner Independent Pictures film, received critical acclaim at the 2004 Sundance® Film Festival, winning the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. Director John Curran has been described as “a whiz” (David Denby, The New Yorker) for his direction of this “stunning actor’s showcase” (John Curran, Philadelphia Weekly). “The four principals are spectacular” (Jean Lowerison, San Diego Metropolitan) in this “spellbinding” (J. Hoberman, The Village Voice) drama that is “certainly one of the finest films to come out this year.” (F.X. Feeney, L.A. Weekly).
Jack and Terry. Hank and Edith. They’re married couples and best friends with much in common. Jack and Hank are professors at Cedar County College. Terry and Edith are stay-at-home moms. And Jack and Edith are secret lovers.
Mark Ruffalo, Laura Dern, Peter Krause and Naomi Watts play the interlocked foursome, pushing their characters into uncharted realms of anger, confrontation and lust – and making decisions that may or may not let love slip away.
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