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DVD to Reveal 'An Inconvenient Truth'

7 Sep, 2006 By: Thomas K. Arnold

An Inconvenient Truth

Former Vice President Al Gore is hyped about the upcoming DVD release of his controversial movie An Inconvenient Truth, the surprise summer theatrical hit about the potential deadly effects of global warming.

Paramount Home Entertainment will release it on DVD Nov. 21, in environmentally friendly packaging. An Inconvenient Truth grossed $22.7 million in U.S. theaters, a huge amount for a documentary.

“I'm excited about the documentary's release on DVD,” Gore said. “The DVD is a vital way for us to continue the conversation about global warming with even more Americans. As more and more people understand what's at stake, they become a part of the solution, and share both in the challenges and opportunities presented by the climate crises.”

The DVD packaging, made by Ivy Hill, consists entirely of waste products that have been recycled, including paper, inks and coatings formulated to emit virtually no volatile organic compounds into the atmosphere. That means no plastics and no laminates.

The back of the DVD urges teachers to visit www.climatecrisis.org, where they can download a free educational guide that can be used in the classroom.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each DVD will be donated to Alliance for Climate Protection, a bipartisan environmental group.

“It's not often that we can say that a film has the potential to change people's lives, but that's exactly what we're hoping for with An Inconvenient Truth,” said Kelley Avery, president of Paramount Worldwide Home Entertainment. “We're very proud to be playing a part in bringing this documentary's critical message to people everywhere.”

The DVD itself features a new introduction by Gore, with updates on global temperatures, population, hurricanes, projections of soil moisture and more. Also included: the Melissa Etheridge music video “I Need to Wake Up,” and audio commentaries from director Davis Guggenheim and producers Lawrence Bender, Scott Burns, Laurie David and Lesley Chilcott.

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