What A Girl Wants and The Kid Stays In The Picture this August

Warner Home Video

have announced the Region 1 DVD release of What A Girl Wants for August 5th 2003. Arriving in separate Anamorphic Widescreen and Full Screen editions you will find the following features present on both...

  • English and French DD5.1 Audio
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Audio Commentary with Director Dennie Gordon
  • Two Making Of Featurettes
  • Theatrical Trailer

Retail is $27.95 each.

Arriving two weeks later on August 19th is The Kid Stays In The Picture, a critically-acclaimed documentary film of the life and career of famed Hollywood producer and studio executive, Robert Evans. For the retail price of $27.95 you will find the following features on the disc...

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen transfer
  • English and French DD5.1 Audio
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • The Truth According to Bob
    • Various in-depth interviews with Evans over the years including an appearance on “The Mike Douglas Show”
    • The Film That Saved Paramount - The complete 1970 pitch (briefly seen in the film) Evans made to the Gulf + Western board
    • The Kid Speaks – Individually selectable speeches by Evans including “On The Red Carpet,” “Up Close With The Kid,” Receiving The Spirit of Life Award and Honored With The Lifetime Achievement Award at the Producers Guild Awards
  • The Truth According to Others
    • Commentary with Directors Brett Morgan and Nannette Burstein
    • Show Girls on Evans (clip from the David Susskind TV show)
    • Evans gag reel: The star of Marathon Man parodies “the boss”
    • “On The Red Carpet” interviews about Evans with stars and filmmakers including Larry King, Craig Kilborn, Matthew McConaughey, Brett Ratner, Jack Valenti, Peter Bart, Richard Zanuck, Leeza Gibbons and others
  • Theatrical Trailer

Here is a look at the artwork and an indepth synopsis taken from the press release...

Heralded as “one of the funniest and most telling films of the year” (New York Times), “a must-see film” (Washington Post) and “compulsively watchable” (Rolling Stone), The Kid Stays in the Picture is “one of the most honest films ever made about Hollywood” raves Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times. The film has also been featured on Entertainment Weekly’s Top Ten list of Best Movies of 2002.

“Robert Evans is one of the most iconic figures in Hollywood and his life story is the stuff of legend,” says Mike Saksa, WHV VP of U.S. marketing. “The Kid Stays in the Picture is a brilliant inside look into the ups and downs of his life and career – and we are delighted that the film received such acclaimed praise and enormous recognition as one of the best documentaries produced this past year.”

Adapted from his tell-all autobiography into a show-all movie, The Kid Stays in the Picture traces the meteoric rise, fall and rise again of Evans and takes the audience on an intimate journey into the life and mind of this award-winning Hollywood legend.

Since having its world premiere at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, The Kid Stays in the Picture has received accolades and recognition from such prestigious groups as the Boston Society of Film Critics (Best Documentary Award), Seattle Film Critics Award (Best Documentary), the National Society of Film Critics (Best Non-Fiction Film nomination) the Broadcast Film Critics Association (Best Documentary nomination) and the International Press Academy’s Golden Satellite Awards (Best Documentary nomination). In addition this year, Evans has been honored with the Producers Guild of America David O. Selznick Lifetime Achievement Award, International Press Academy’s Mary Pickford Award for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to the Entertainment Industry and the Larry King Foundation’s Spirit of Life Award.

Robert Evans lived the life of which dreams are made. His film career started in 1956, poolside at the Beverly Hills Hotel. His good looks, charm, and overwhelming confidence captured the eye of screen idol Norma Shearer, who immediately offered him a role in the film Man of a Thousand Faces. After a glamorous, but short-lived, career as a movie star, Evans decided to try his hand at producing. At the age of 34, with no producing credits to his name, he landed a job as chief of production at Paramount Pictures, at a time when the studio was teetering on the brink of financial collapse. During his tenure from 1966-1974, a flood of commercially and artistically successful pictures followed. Under Evans’ control, Paramount released some of the greatest films of the era including The Godfather, Love Story, Rosemary’s Baby, The Odd Couple, The Conformist, Harold and Maude and Chinatown.

Evans basked in the golden glow of his success, hosting legendary parties at his lavish Beverly Hills mansion attended by his closest friends Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, Roman Polanski, Henry Kissinger, and Dustin Hoffman. Long considered one of Tinseltown’s most enduring bachelors, Evans has enjoyed meaningful love affairs with some of the most beautiful women of the past half-century, including Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, Lana Turner, Ali MacGraw, Cheryl Tiegs, Raquel Welch, and Margaux Hemingway. The Kid Stays in the Picture shares gripping anecdotes about Evans’s unusual friendships and follows the thread of his tumultuous love life.

By the early ‘80s, the “Golden Boy” of Hollywood was losing his luster. After a failed marriage to Ali MacGraw, a cocaine bust, and finally, a rumored involvement in the “Cotton Club” murder, Evans disappeared into near-obscurity. Now, having survived nearly five decades in the movie business and only through tremendous will and uncanny luck has he once again risen as “the kid who stays in the picture.”

Narrated by Evans in his distinctive voice and storytelling manner, The Kid Stays in the Picture is directed by Academy Award® nominated filmmakers Brett Morgen and Nanette Burstein (“On The Ropes”) who brought this Hollywood tale to life utilizing visual effects, archival footage and clips from classic films to create a rich visual and aural portrait of a truly irresistible larger-than-life character.

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