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Buena Vista Unveils Blue-Ribbon Summer Slate

2 Apr, 2002 By: Hive News

Buena Vista Home Entertainment has announced a slate of five upcoming video releases, including some of this year's Oscar winners.

Home audiences will get a look at Miramax Home Entertainment's Golden Globe and five-time Academy Award nominee Amelie July 16.

The film stars newcomer Audrey Tautou in a charming tale of a young Parisian woman looking for love and perhaps for the meaning of life in general. Told in French with English subtitles, Amelie features special DVD bonus materials and is priced at $29.99 (SRP).

The movie was nominated for five Academy Awards this year, including best foreign language film, best cinematography, best sound, best original screenplay (co-written by the film's director Jean-Pierre Jeunet) and best art direction. It was also nominated for a Golden Globe for best foreign language film.

Bonus DVD materials include The Amelie Effect (English) Featurette, The Look of Amelie (English) Featurette; Fantasies of Audrey Tautou (French with English subtitles); a Q & A with director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (English); a Q & A with director and cast (French with English subtitles); auditions for Audrey Tautou, Urbain Cancelier and Yolande Moreau (French with English subtitles); a storyboard comparison; An Intimate Chat With Jean-Pierre Jeunet (French with English subtitles; home movies presented as Inside the Making of Amelie (French with English subtitles); an A Quai music video; French and U.S. trailers and TV spots; cast and crew filmographies in still pages; The Amelie scrapbook -- Behind the Scenes; French poster concepts, The Garden Gnome's Travels and storyboards.

Streeting Aug. 13 is In the Bedroom, which cinched a best actress Golden Globe Award and Oscar nomination for Sissy Spacek. The thriller, which also stars Tom Wilkinson, Nick Stahl, William Mapother, William Wise, Celia Weston and Marisa Tomei, was nominated for four other Academy Awards and two more Golden Globes. In the Bedroom is sellthrough priced at $29.99 (SRP) and also available on a rental-priced VHS Aug. 13.

The DVD is in widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio) enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions and has a double-viewing option offering the film in its original form along with a version dubbed with a French language track, though DVD features subject to change, the studio noted.

Due Aug. 20 is Iris. The Academy and Golden Globe award winner for best supporting actor Jim Broadbent also stars Dame Judi Dench and Kate Winslet. Iris is priced at $29.99 (SRP) and rental-priced on VHS.

The DVD is in widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio) enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions, includes a French Language track and a behind-the-scenes featurette A Look at Iris, with additional bonus materials to be announced.

The Wilson brothers' The Royal Tenenbaums joins the family July 9. The ensemble cast Includes Danny Glover, Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson and Owen Wilson

The Touchstone Home Entertainment title is priced at $29.99 (SRP). Co-writers Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson were nominated for an Academy Award for best original screenplay and veteran actor Gene Hackman won the Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture -- musical or comedy for his role as wayward family patriarch Royal Tenenbaum. Royal is the father of a dysfunctional family he abandoned years earlier and now is trying to reconcile with his quirky offspring, who became young prodigies under the aegis of their supportive, if removed, mother, Etheline (Huston).

The Shipping News is available June 18 day-and-date on VHS (rental) and DVD for $29.99 SRP. It features bonus footage including a Dive Beneath the Surface of The Shipping News featurette; a Shipping News photo archive; and feature commentary with the filmmakers. Prebook date is May 7. The critically acclaimed film stars Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, Dench, Scott Glenn and Cate Blanchett. The story about second chances in life and a man's journey of self discovery is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name.

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