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Reel Talent: First Films by Legendary Directors in August

Fox Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Reel Talent: First Films by Legendary Directors on 21st August 2007 priced at $19.98 SRP. Tracing their roots back to USC film school, at the School of Cinematic Arts, this set treats film enthusiasts to a rare glimpse into the formative early works of 9 directors including George Lucas (Star Wars, THX-1138), Robert Zemeckis (Back To The Future, Forrest Gump), Shawn Levy (Night At The Museum, Cheaper By The Dozen), Stephen Sommers (Van Helsing, The Mummy), Jon Turteltaub (Cool Runnings, National Treasure), James Foley (Glengarry Glen Ross, Who’s That Girl), Kevin Reynolds (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, The Count Of Monte Cristo), Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko, Southland Tales) and Richard Bare (“Green Acres,” “The Twilight Zone”).

Featuring 12 student films from these film and television moguls just as they were beginning their respective careers, Reel Talent: First Films by Legendary Directors showcases the raw themes, motifs and visual flair that would later establish them as cultural trendsetters… as well as some surprising twists and turns. Also included are interviews with Robert Zemeckis and Richard L. Bare as well as an all new exclusive in-depth interview with George Lucas discussing his experiences being a film student.

Presented in full screen format, with English Mono 2.0 sound and subtitles in English and Spanish, the 12 films are:

1:42:08 A Man and His Car -- Directed by George Lucas (TRT 7:20)
A race car driver practices qualifying for an upcoming race.

Broken Record -- Directed by Shawn Levy (TRT 29:12)
A comic love story about a 13 year old boy and a 14 year old girl who are willing to do whatever it takes to get into the Guinness Book of World Records®.

Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB -- Directed by George Lucas (TRT 15:00)
In a futuristic world where people are categorized by numbers and are under constant surveillance, one man decides to risk escape.

Field of Honor -- Directed by Robert Zemeckis (TRT 14:13)
A Vietnam veteran is released from a mental institution only to be barraged by the violent nature of civilian life. Winner of Student Academy Award® in 1975.

Freiheit -- Directed by George Lucas (TRT 2:45)
A young man runs from an unseen pursuer.

The Goodbye Place -- Directed by Richard Kelly (TRT 2:45)
An abused little boy is offered a way out by some mysterious strangers who might explain where missing people really go.

The Lift -- Directed by Robert Zemeckis (TRT 7:22)
The elevator in an old apartment building begins to show a mind of its own.

The Oval Portrait -- Directed by Richard L. Bare (TRT 18:22)
Based on the Edgar Allen Poe story about an artist who is so obsessed with painting his lover’s portrait that he doesn’t notice she is dying with every stroke of his brush until it is too late!

Perfect Alibi -- Directed by Stephen Sommers (TRT 20:02)
A lousy pickpocket is sent into a recurring time loop until he succeeds in carrying out a burglary.

Proof -- Directed by Kevin Reynolds (TRT 23:37)
A timid young man makes the skydiving jump of his life.

Whatever It Takes -- Directed by Jon Turtletaub (TRT 20:16)
A couple moves to Los Angeles to make their dreams of becoming successful in the music business a reality.

Silent Night -- Directed by James Foley (TRT 21:41)
Two mental hospital attendants who disagree with each other’s methods care for a group of eccentric patients on Christmas Eve.

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