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It is 1824 and one of history's greatest composers - the notoriously volatile Ludwig van Beethoven - urgently requires help finishing his masterpiece in time for its first performance. But for the young student selected for the daunting task of transcribing the demanding taskmaster's score notes, Copying Beethoven proves to be far more than just a job. Playing onto DVD April 3 from MGM Home Entertainment, the fictionalized account of Beethoven's final year features romance and moving drama set against a backdrop of the creation of Beethoven's crowning achievement, his Ninth symphony. It stars four-time Academy Award® nominee Ed Harris (1996, Apollo 13, Best Supporting Actor; 1999, The Truman Show, Best Supporting Actor; 2000, Pollack, Best Actor; 2002, The Hours, Best Supporting Actor) and Diane Kruger (Troy).

Presented in both full screen and widescreen on a flipper disc, the Copying Beethoven DVD also features feature-length commentary by Harris and director Agnieszka Holland (Europa, Europa), as well as a featurette entitled The Making Of Copying Beethoven and deleted scenes with optional commentary by Harris and Holland. Copying Beethoven is available for the suggested retail price of $27.98 U.S. Prebook is March 7.

Ed Harris's performance as Beethoven is pure, raw music" (Us Weekly) in this captivating drama filled with "beauty and intensity most other films can't match" (Chicago Tribune) When young Anna Holz (Diane Kruger), a Viennese music student is asked to transcribe scoring notes for the great Ludwig van Beethoven (Harris), she eagerly accepts, despite warnings about his volatile behavior. Part maestro, part mentor and part madman, Beethoven reluctantly relies on Anna to help him realize the crowning achievement of a lifetime-his illustrious Ninth Symphony.

DVD Features:

- Commentary by director Agnieszka Holland and actor Ed Harris

- Deleted scenes with optional commentary by Holland and Harris

- The Making of Copying Beethoven featurette

- Soundtrack spot

Technical Specs:

- U.S. Rating: PG-13

- Run Time: 104 minutes

- CC: Yes

- Aspect Ratio: Both full screen and widescreen on a flipper disc

- Audio: English Dolby Surround 5.1 and Spanish and French Dolby Surround 2.0

- Subtitles: English and Spanish

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