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HBO Press Release: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 10th Anniversary Special Edition (Blu-ray0


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#1 of 1 Ronald Epstein

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Posted October 12 2012 - 08:55 AM

OPA!

 

My Big Fat Greek Wedding:

10th Anniversary Special Edition

 

Available for the First Time on Blu-ray™ with HBO Select November 13, 2012

 

Includes a New 30-Minute Retrospective on the Making of the Film Featuring Nia Vardalos & John Corbett Plus Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes


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New York, NY, August 9, 2012 - The highest grossing romantic comedy of all-time, My Big Fat Greek Wedding celebrates ten years of love and laughter with a special anniversary release from HBO Home Entertainment®. Hailed by critics as "heartfelt and hilarious" (Rolling Stone) and fueled by unprecedented word-of-mouth buzz, this delightful story about a woman's comic struggle to find her identity and one true love while dealing with her crazy Greek family became "a phenomenon" (The New York Times). My Big Fat Greek Wedding: 10th Anniversary Special Edition on Blu-ray with HBO Select* ($19.98) debuts November 13, 2012 with a new 30-minute retrospective and never-before-seen deleted scenes.


Based on the autobiographical one-woman show written by Nia Vardalos, My Big Fat Greek Weddingfeatures an outstanding ensemble cast that includes Vardalos, John Corbett (Sex and the City®), Michael Constantine (The Juror), Lainie Kazan (Beaches), Andrea Martin (Wag the Dog) and Joey Fatone (Broadway's Rent). Filmed in 27 days on a budget of $5 million, My Big Fat Greek Weddingcharmed its way into the hearts of audience members young and old and has become the second highest grossing Independent film of all time. The film is also the third best-selling comedy on video (VHS and DVD combined) and the 5th best-selling comedy on DVD.The film received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Original Screenplay as well as two Golden Globe® nominations for Best Comedy or Musical and Best Actress in a Comedy (Vardalos).


Bonus Features

  • "A Look Back at My Big Fat Greek Wedding" - A 30-minute retrospective, re-uniting Vardalos and Corbett to reminisce about the making of the film
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio commentary with Vardalos, Corbett and director Joel Zwick (from the original DVD release)

Toula Portokalos (Vardalos) is the plain, 30-year-old single daughter of Greek immigrants who expect her to "marry a Greek boy, make Greek babies and feed everyone until the day we die," to make the family proud. Toula wants more for herself and just when she's wishing she were braver, or prettier, she locks eyes on a tall handsome stranger in the family restaurant and freezes.

 

Ready for a change and against the wishes of her traditionalist father, she enrolls in a computer course at college and gains the self-confidence to change not only her appearance but her whole attitude. Her change attracts the attention of her crush, Ian Miller (Corbett), who woos Toula despite her anxieties and her family's shocked opposition - after all, he's not Greek! Ian's marriage proposal throws the family into chaos and Toula wonders if she will ever survive the planning of her big, fat Greek wedding.


*Blu-ray with HBO Select offers buyers the choice of three ways to watch in one set - Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy. The digital copy is redeemable via a provider of your choice: iTunes and Vudu, as well as an UltraViolet copy through supporting providers.


My Big Fat Greek Wedding: 10th Anniversary Special Edition

Blu-ray with HBO Select

Street Date:          November 13, 2012

Order Date:           October 9, 2012

Runtime:               Approx. 139 minutes (with bonus features)

Price:                    $19.98 SRP            
                                                                                  

About HBO Home Entertainment®  

HBO Home Entertainment markets an extensive array of programs ranging from the critically-acclaimed and groundbreaking series The Sopranos®, Sex and the City®, True Blood® and Game of Thrones® to the multiple Emmy Award-winning mini-series The Pacific® and Band of Brothers®. The company's catalog contains hundreds of titles including the Peabody Award-winning children's program Classical Baby, provocative programs from HBO Documentary Films including When the Levees Broke, innovative movies from HBO Films including Temple Grandin, and comedy specials featuring stand-up performers like Chris Rock and Ricky Gervais.  The division distributes programs to the home entertainment market in three formats: Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download.  Launched in 1984, HBO Home Entertainment has offices in New York, London and Toronto and the company's releases are marketed in over 70 countries around the world.



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