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Warner's Directors' Showcase in February

Warner Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of four films by four renowned directors on 13th February 2006. Warner will showcase a group of four films from some of the world’s most renowned directors with first-time Region 1 DVD releases of The Butcher Boy, Ginger and Fred, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner and Performance. Directed by Neil Jordan, Federico Fellini, Tony Richardson and Nicolas Roeg, the notable films represent the first of two collections WHV is releasing that represent the work of some of cinema’s most acclaimed directors. All films have new transfers and will include bonus features such as commentaries, featurettes and vintage interviews. Each title will sell individually for $19.97 SRP.

The Butcher Boy (1998)
The tale of how Irish lad Francie Brady (Eamonn Owens) copes with cruel fate and a dysfunctional home life, The Butcher Boy is directed by Academy Award-winning director Neil Jordan (The Crying Game and Interview with the Vampire) who casts Stephen Rea, Fiona Shaw and Sinead O’Connor as adults inhabiting Francie’s real or imagined worlds. The film is based on an original best-selling novel by Pat McCabe.

DVD Features:

  • Commentary by director/co-screenwriter Neil Jordan
  • Additional scenes
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Subtitles: English (feature film only)

Ginger and Fred (1985)
The legendary Federico Fellini, Oscar®-nominated 12 times for such films as La Dolce Vita and 8 ½, skewers society in general and TV in particular with this nostalgic tribute to the past that won a Golden Globe® as Best Foreign Language Film. Starring Giulietta Masina (Mrs. Fellini) and frequent Fellini leading man Marcello Mastroianni, the film tells the story of two retired performers, Amelia and Pippo, who once wowed crowds with their dance recreations of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and are now reuniting for a nationwide TV special.

DVD Features:
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Subtitles: English (feature film only)

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)
Tom Courtenay (The Dresser, Doctor Zhivago) made a blazing screen debut as Colin, a promising distance runner and working class reform school inmate. Oscar® winning director Tony Richardson (Tom Jones) and writer Alan Sillitoe (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning) give the film an edgy intensity specific to its era, yet timeless in its outcry against injustice. Sir Michael Redgrave stings as the smug school governor with his own motives for using Colin’s running prowess.

DVD Features:
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Subtitles: English (feature film only)

Performance (1970)
This 1970 British film is now being released in its original uncut theatrical version. It marked the directorial debut of Nicolas Roeg (Walkabout, The Witches), who co-directed with Donald Cammell. James Fox plays Chaz Devlin, a gangster with a talent for violence and intimidation, who in underworld terms, is a “performer.” Mick Jagger is Turner, a reclusive rock superstar in whose home Chas hides. In this spellbinder of illusion and reality, decadence and decay their worlds collide - and the impact is both exotic and explosive. It has become a modern movie legend, with the original soundtrack featuring music from The Rolling Stones, Ry Cooder, Randy Newman, The Last Poets and more.

DVD Features:
  • New featurette Influence and Controversy
  • Vintage featurette Memo Song from Turner
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Languages: English & Français
  • Subtitles: English (feature film only)





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