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'Spider Woman' Gets Disc and VOD Debut

25 Jun, 2008 By: Stephanie Prange

The 1985 Oscar-lauded Kiss of the Spider Woman, from City Lights Home Entertainment, is available now for the first time since its theatrical release as a download exclusively on Amazon.com's Unbox. Digital consumers can rent the film for $2.99 for 30 days or buy it outright for $9.99.

The film also will be available for the first time on standard DVD ($25.99) and Blu-ray Disc ($27.95), again exclusively on Amazon.com, beginning July 22.

The documentary, Tangled Web: Making Kiss of the Spider Woman also is available through disc-on-demand or Unbox.

Kiss of the Spider Woman is one of the top three films for which customers have requested release info, said Peter Farici, VP of movies and music at Amazon.

Kiss of the Spider Woman “symbolizes the pure spirit of independent filmmaking,” said Sal Scamardo, president of City Lights Home Entertainment. “As an emerging major independent …, we're excited to preserve and promote that spirit.”

Producer David Weisman said Blu-ray's format victory factored into his decision that it was the right time to release the film.

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