The Right Stuff: Burbank, Calif., March 27, 2003 -- Philip Kaufman’s The Right Stuff -- the inspiring, electrifying epic about the birth of the U.S. space program that won four Academy Awards® and was nominated for Best Picture by both the Academy and Hollywood Foreign Press Association -- will be released by Warner Home Video (WHV) as a deluxe, feature-packed, Two-Disc DVD Special Edition June 10. The DVD will sell for $26.99 SRP.

Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Quaid, Fred Ward and Jeff Goldblum head the stellar ensemble cast of The Right Stuff, which is based on Tom Wolfe’s best-selling book chronicling the exciting early years of the United States’ race to conquer the final frontier, and the daredevil test pilots who ultimately became the first Americans in space. Kaufman also wrote the screenplay for the film which Pauline Kael of The New Yorker called “astonishingly entertaining and great fun.”

Out of This World DVD Extras

The Right Stuff has been remastered with an all-new widescreen digital transfer and enhanced with three new 20th anniversary documentaries.

The DVD has more than three hours of bonus features that include:

* Three soaring new 20th anniversary documentaries featuring the movie’s stars, creators and the real-life heroes, including three of the original Mercury Seven astronauts: Commander Scott Carpenter, USN (Ret.), Colonel L. Gordon Cooper, Jr., (Ret.), and Captain Walter M. Schirra, Jr., USN (Ret.); author Thomas Wolfe, and the film's consulting representative and first man to break the sound barrier, General Chuck Yeager (Ret.).

* PBS’ feature length documentary - John Glenn: American Hero.

* Selected scene commentaries with separate cast and filmmaker tracks.

* Fifteen minutes of never-before-seen footage.

* Interactive space exploration timeline complete with archival NASA footage and events highlighting mankind’s leap to the stars.In addition, the DVD will be offered in widescreen format [16x9 1.85:1] and Dolby Digital sound. It will also include English and French languages and subtitles in English, French and Spanish.

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