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City Lights to Distribute 'Kiss of the Spider Woman'

12 May, 2008 By: Ruby Cardenas

City Lights Home Entertainment has attained DVD, digital and TV distribution rights to Kiss of the Spider Woman, available at a future date for the first time in North America on DVD and Blu-ray Disc.

The Academy Award-winning classic stars William Hurt, Raul Julia and Sonia Braga. The disc will feature “Tangled Web: Making Kiss of the Spider Woman,” a never-before-seen documentary.

The deal was negotiated by Sal Scamardo, president of the company; Mark Ragone, EVP, business affairs; and Chase Mellen III on behalf of David Weisman, the film's producer.

The film, adapted from Manuel Puig's novel, is the first independent film to ever receive the top four Oscar nominations and explores gender and politics within the story of two men trapped in a South American prison.

“‘Kiss of the Spider Woman' is the award-winning feature film that changed the industry against all odds and symbolizes the pure spirit of independent filmmaking,” said Scamardo.

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