TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES AND WARNER HOME VIDEO TO LAUNCH THREE NEW CLASSIC FILM COLLECTIONS NOVEMBER 1 TCM GREATEST CLASSIC LEGENDS: MICKEY ROONEY AND JUDY GARLAND TCM GREATEST CLASSIC FILMS: ASTAIRE AND ROGERS VOL. 2 TCM GREATEST CLASSIC FILMS: THE THIN MAN Burbank, Calif., July 27, 2011 – Warner Home Video and Turner Classic Movies today announced the addition of three new classic film collections to their popular Greatest Classic Films and Greatest Classic Legends lines. Available at retail November 1, the DVD collections include: TCM Greatest Classic Legends: Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland – Girl Crazy, Strike Up the Band, Babes in Arms, Babes on Broadway; TCM Greatest Classic Films: Astaire and Rogers Volume Two – Flying Down to Rio, Follow the Fleet, The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle, Roberta; and TCM Greatest Classic Films: The Thin Man – The Thin Man, After the Thin Man, Another Thin Man, Shadow of the Thin Man. These star-powered collections feature some of Hollywood’s most legendary talents, including Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, William Powell, Myrna Loy and more. Each collection contains four classic films and is affordably priced at $27.92 SRP. Orders are due September 27. Since 2009, these collections have been made available in separate waves and promoted on-air throughout the year on TCM. To further build momentum around these titles, Warner Home Video has aligned the street dates for the collections to coincide with Turner Classic Movies programming. In this wave, The Thin Man collection is timed to release just before TCM’s “Star of the Month” promotion in December, featuring three-time Academy Award® nominee and the star of The Thin Man films, William Powell. Additional promotional support for these titles will include TV programming consisting of on-air promotional spots on Turner Networks and print advertising in the “Now Playing” guide. ABOUT THE COLLECTIONS TCM GREATEST CLASSIC LEGENDS: MICKEY ROONEY AND JUDY GARLAND Academy Award®-winning child actors Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland dance and sing their way through four classic films. GIRL CRAZY (1943): With Judy makin’ Bidin’ My Time a cowboy hoedown, Mickey mimicking a boxing announcer in a knockout comedy bit and Tommy Dorsey providin’ Fascinatin’ Rhythm, this Gershwin tunefest is a swell bidin’ of everyone’s time, including a joyous Busby Berkeley-staged I Got Rhythm finale. INCLUDES: Commentary by Historian John Fricke Comedy Short Hollywood Daredevils Cartoon The Early Bird Dood It I Got Rhythm Stereo Remix Version Audio-Only Bonus: Bronco Busters Outtake STRIKE UP THE BAND (1940): Mickey and Judy lead the effort to enter their school band in a swing-music contest hosted by Paul Whiteman. Judy solos Nobody, Rooney dances and drums with volcanic energy and director Busby Berkeley brings his famed angles, precision dance and cutting to Do the La Conga and the rousing title finale. INCLUDES: Pete Smith Specialty Comedy Short Wedding Bills Cartoon Romeo in Rhythm Do the La Conga Stereo Remix Version Audio-Only Bonuses: Leo Is on the Air Radio Promo, Millions for Defense excerpt, 1940 Lux Radio Theater Broadcast BABES IN ARMS (1939): With Rodgers and Hart songs and Busby Berkeley direction, this tale of kids rescuing their cash-strapped vaudevillian parents by putting on a show is Mickey and Judy’s first musical together, Arthur Freed’s first producer credit and Rooney’s first Oscar® nomination. INCLUDES: Commentary by Historian John Fricke Our Gang Short Duel Personalities Cartoon The Mad Maestro 1939 Newsreel Audio-Only Bonuses: Leo Is on the Air Radio Promo and three radio shows with Rooney and Garland BABES ON BROADWAY (1941): This time the babes aid inner-city kids by puttin’ on a show. Mickey hoofs, clowns and shakes his fruit basket as Carmen Miranda. Judy sings and emotes (in French!) as Sarah Bernhardt. And both bring down the house with How About You, Hoe Down and a minstrel-show stopping finale. INCLUDES: Pete Smith Specialty Comedy Short How to Hold Your Husband – Back Cartoon Dance of the Weed Audio-Only Bonuses: Two Leo Is on the Air Radio Promos, Merton of the Movies Radio Adaptation with Rooney and Garland and Chin Up! Cheerio! Carry On! Song Demo Performed by Burton Lane. ALL MOVIES IN THE COLLECTION INCLUDE: Introduction by Mickey Rooney Theatrical Trailer Subtitles: English (Main Feature. Bonus Material/Trailer May Not Be Subtitled) TCM GREATEST CLASSIC FILMS: THE THIN MAN THE THIN MAN (1934): The start of it all! Nick and Nora Charles invite you to bring your own alibi to Dashiell Hammett’s jaunty whodunit about a missing inventor that made William Powell and Myrna Loy the champagne elite of sleuthing. INCLUDES: The Thin Man Trailer Gallery Languages: English & Français Subtitles: English, Français & Español (Main Feature. Bonus Material/Trailer May Not Be Subtitled) AFTER THE THIN MAN (1936): New Year’s Eve and new mystery surrounding the philandering husband of Nora’s cousin. Round up the unusual suspects, including James Stewart in an early screen role. INCLUDES: Robert Benchley Comedy Short How to Be a Detective Cartoon The Early Bird and the Worm Audio-Only Bonuses: Leo Is on the Air Radio Promo and Radio Show with Powell and Loy Theatrical Trailer Languages: English & Français Subtitles: English, Français & Español (Main Feature. Bonus Material/Trailer May Not Be Subtitled) ANOTHER THIN MAN (1939): And baby makes three. Meet Nick Jr. (and join the birthday bash thrown by some of da boys) in this breezy outing that takes the Charleses to the Long Island estate of an industrialist who turns out to be a murder target. INCLUDES: Musical Short Love on Tap Cartoon The Bookworm Theatrical Trailer Languages: English & Français Subtitles: English, Français & Español (Main Feature. Bonus Material/Trailer May Not Be Subtitled) SHADOW OF THE THIN MAN (1941): Off to the races! The racetrack murder of a jockey and dinner at Mario’s Grotto (try the sea bass!) highlight the fourth screen outing for William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles. INCLUDES: Dramatic Short The Tell-Tale Heart Cartoon The Goose Goes South Theatrical Trailer Subtitles: English, Français & Español (Main Feature. Bonus Material/Trailer May Not Be Subtitled) TCM GREATEST CLASSIC FILMS: ASTAIRE AND ROGERS VOLUME TWO FLYING DOWN TO RIO (1933): Their first film together! Chorines soar on airplane wings, Vincent Youmans’ bright score lifts spirits even higher and Fred and Ginger steal the show with The Carioca. INCLUDES: o Comedy Short Beer and Pretzels o Cartoon I Like Mountain Music o Theatrical Trailer FOLLOW THE FLEET (1936): All hands on deck! Irving Berlin’s songs include Let Yourself Go, the high-stepping I’m Putting All My Eggs in One Basket and the elegant Let’s Face the Music and Dance. INCLUDES: o Featurette Follow the Fleet: The Origins of Those Dancing Feet o Musical Short Melody Master: Jimmie Lunceford and His Dance Orchestra o Cartoon Let It Be Me o Theatrical Trailer THE STORY OF VERNON AND IRENE CASTLE (1939): The Fox Trot. Castle Walk. Texas Tommy. Maxie. They’re steps to stardom as Fred and Ginger portray the early-1900s icons who were King and Queen of the Ballroom. INCLUDES: o Musical Short Happily Buried o Cartoon Puss Gets the Boot ROBERTA (1935): Fred and Ginger sing I Won’t Dance, but their feet prove otherwise in a tale of Parisian high fashion and hijinks. The largely Jerome Kern score also includes Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. Irene Dunne and Randolph Scott costar. INCLUDES: o Musical Short Starlit Days at the Lido o Cartoon The Calico Dragon o Audio-Only Bonus: Hollywood on the Air Radio Promo o Theatrical Trailer TCM Greatest Classic Legends: Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland MAT: 1000177645 UPC: 883929168699 TCM Greatest Classic Films: The Thin Man MAT: 1000177640 UPC: 883929168644 TCM Greatest Classic Films: Astaire and Rogers Volume Two MAT: 1000176719 UPC: 883929167753 Street Date: November 1, 2011 Order Due Date: September 2 7, 2011 SRP: $27.92 (each collection) About Warner Home Video: With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc., commands the largest home entertainment distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Video and New Line Cinema. About TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection Turner Classic Movies is currently seen in more than 85 million homes and will support Warner Home Video and the new collection with extensive marketing. TCM’s marketing plan includes print ads in TCM’s popular Now Playing guide, banners on tcm.com, and on-air mentions by the network’s renowned primetime host, Robert Osborne. About Turner Classic Movies Turner Classic Movies is a Peabody Award-winning network that presents great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world. TCM features the insights of veteran primetime host Robert Osborne and weekend daytime host Ben Mankiewicz, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests. TCM offers critically acclaimed original documentaries and specials, along with regular programming events that include The Essentials, 31 Days of Oscar and Summer Under the Stars. TCM also stages special events and screenings, such as the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood; produces a wide range of media about classic film, including books and DVDs; and hosts a wealth of materials at its Web site, www.tcm.com. TCM is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company.