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Warner New-to-DVD Catalogue Titles in April

Warner Home Video have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of six new-to-DVD titles for April. Priced at £15.99 each are…

3rd April 2006:

Little Women (1933) - Academy Award® winner Katharine Hepburn stars in Academy Award®-winning director George Cukor’s adaptation of the enduring classic American novel LITTLE WOMEN.

The Nun’s Story (1959) - Based on Kathryn C. Hulme’s best selling novel, THE NUN’S STORY, is an unforgettable revelation of the seldom-seen world behind convent walls. Audrey Hepburn portrays Sister Luke, a nun whose life journey leads her to a much desired position as a surgical nurse in a Belgian Congo missionary hospital but who is tortured by self-doubt. After she returns to her native Belgium, World War II breaks out and she finds her commitment seriously tested; torn between the pull of the Resistance and the church’s neutrality. Directed by four-time Academy Award® winner Fred Zinnemann, THE NUN’S STORY earned eight Oscar® nominations including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress.

10th April 2006:

Diner (1982) - Written and directed by Barry Levinson (Rain Man), DINER is a nostalgic and hilarious rites-of-passage film with an unforgettable ensemble cast that includes Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Paul Reiser and Ellen Barkin. A college student returning home for Christmas in Baltimore in 1959 meets up with his old friends and together they try to avoid fast approaching adult responsibilities by hanging out at the local diner to discuss women, music, football and cars.

The Mosquito Coast (1986) - Harrison Ford stars in director Peter Weir’s (Master and Commander) MOSQUITO COAST based on Paul Theroux’s harrowing novel, which was adapted into a screenplay by Paul Schrader. Embittered by the blighted landscape of the contemporary United States, inventor Allie Fox (Harrison Ford) moves his wife (Helen Mirren) and children (River Phoenix) to the rain forest of Central America, where he plans to create a new civilization starting with his own nuclear family. Although they go along with Allie's scheme to build a free society, his family begin to notice that Allie's single-minded obsession and driving egomania have turned him into a tyrant who demands total subservience from them.

Superfly (1972) -
One of the most successful blaxploitation films ever made, with a blistering soundtrack by Soul legend Curtis Mayfield, SUPERFLY follows charismatic, big-time Harlem cocaine dealer Youngblood Priest (Ron O'Neal) who drives expensive cars, keeps a downtown white woman, and plans one last big score to escape his life of violence. But when corrupt cops working for the Mob learn of his plan, they try to make Priest a partner rather than arrest him. Now, can Priest outwit the street, the mob and the cops to win his freedom?

Director Gordon Parks Jr, was the son of Gordon Parks who directed the other legendary blaxploitation film Shaft. SUPERFLY was the first of only four films to be directed by Gordon Parks Jr before his untimely death in a plane crash in 1979.

Meteor (1979) - Sean Connery and Natalie Wood star in this tense science fiction disaster film about an asteroid on a collision course with earth. The only hope for survival depends on the United States and the Soviet Union overcoming their mutual mistrust and working together to destroy the METEOR and save the future of mankind.

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