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Being There 30th AE (R2/UK BD) in February

Warner Home Video have announced the UK DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of Being There 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition on 23rd February 2009. Director Hal Ashby and writer Jerzy Kosinski's tour-de-force satirical fable that takes on politics, celebrity and the media stars Peter Sellers, Melvyn Douglas, Shirley MacLaine and Jack Warden.

The Blu-ray Disc release boasts special bonus content including 10 minutes of never-before-seen additional footage consisting of deleted scenes, a gag takes, and an alternate ending. Both versions are restored and remastered with 5.1 Dolby Digital audio and include a revealing new retrospective featurette with Melvyn Douglas’ actress-granddaughter Ileana Douglas.

“I’m very proud to have participated in this beautiful new DVD version of Being There,” said Ms. Douglas. “My grandfather and Peter Sellers had a very warm and special relationship that started years before the movie and is definitely reflected throughout in their scenes together,” she continued. In the featurette, Ms. Douglas, who visited the set as a young girl, speaks revealingly about the movie, her bond with her grandfather and his encouragement and support in her choice to become an actress.

Priced at £15.99 RRP on DVD and £19.99 RRP on Blu-ray Disc, extras are detailed below…


  • Featurette: Memories from Being There with Illeana Douglas (15:38)
  • Theatrical trailer (2:30)

Blu-ray Disc - As above plus the following exclusive content:
  • Additional Scenes (4:00)
  • Alternate Ending (2:30)
  • Gag take (3:00)

Last updated: 28/05/2018 03:13:50

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