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Warner, Turner to Bow ‘DVD Decision' Winners

21 Oct, 2004 By: Erik Gruenwedel

With the outcome of the presidential election less than two weeks away, Warner Home Video and cable TV station Turner Classic Movies (TCM) have announced the winners to DVD Decision 2004, an online poll that saw movie fans cast more than 140,000 votes to determine which five of 20 classic catalog films from Warner Bros. Studios — aired in July on TCM — would be released on DVD for the first time.

The DVDs, which include such extras as original theatrical trailers and alternate endings, will be released separately at retail Jan. 11, 2005 (prebook Dec. 14) for $19.97 ($14.95 MAP).

Leading the vote tally was The Letter, a 1940 film noir nominated for seven Academy Awards, including best picture and best actress for Bette Davis; two-time Academy Award-winning film King Solomon's Mines (1950), starring Stewart Granger and Deborah Kerr; the cold-war thriller Ice Station Zebra (1968), starring Rock Hudson, Jim Brown and Ernest Borgnine; Ivanhoe (1952), an Elizabeth Taylor starrer based on Sir Walter Scott's 1819 medieval-period novel; and the wartime romance Random Harvest (1942), featuring MGM's then-top female star, Greer Garson.Rounding out the top 10 most popular TCM films not yet on DVD were Test Pilot (1938), Lust for Life (1956), I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932), Greed (1924) and The Search (1948).

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