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CTHV Press Release: "Little Nikita"


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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted July 09 2002 - 09:27 AM

Cold War-Era Thriller

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LITTLE NIKITA
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Starring River Phoenix and Sidney Poitier,
Comes to DVD Sept. 17

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Culver City, Calif. (July 8, 2002) - River Phoenix ("Stand By Me")
and Oscar-winning actor Sidney Poitier ("Guess Who's Coming to Dinner")
star in LITTLE NIKITA, a thrilling Cold War drama that makes its
first-ever appearance on DVD Sept. 17 from Columbia TriStar Home
Entertainment.
Director Richard Benjamin ("Mrs. Winterbourne") and screenwriters
John Hill (TV's "L.A. Law") and Oscar winner Bo Goldman ("One Flew Over
the Cuckoo's Nest," "Melvin and Howard") have concocted a tense story
that plays on the fears and paranoias that gripped the country during
the waning days of the Soviet Union.
Phoenix is Jeff Grant, an all-American teenager who wants to
attend a military academy. During a routine background check, FBI agent
Roy Parmenter (Poitier) uncovers evidence that makes them both suspect
Jeff's parents are Soviet agents who have been trained to blend in with
the American lifestyle.
As Parmenter moves into the house across the street, Jeff learns
more about his traitorous family, leading to explosive results.
LITTLE NIKITA: A Columbia Pictures Production. Also starring
Richard Jenkins, Elizabeth Grant, Caroline Kava, Richard Bradford.
Associate Producer Gail Mutrux. Produced by Harry Gittes. Written by Bo
Goldman and John Hill. Directed by Richard Benjamin.

LITTLE NIKITA DVD FEATURES
* Digitally Mastered Audio and Anamorphic Video
* Remastered in High Definition
* Widescreen and Full Screen Presentations
* Audio: English (Dolby Surround)
* Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Korean
* Theatrical Trailers
* Scene Selections
* Interactive Menus
MPAA Rating: PG / Price: $24.95
Original Theatrical Release: 1994
Color / Closed Captioned / 97 minutes
DVD #07877 / UPC Code: 0-43396-07877-2
Order Date: Aug. 15 / Street Date: Sept. 17

 

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#2 of 7 OFFLINE   Rain

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Posted July 09 2002 - 09:36 AM

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Widescreen and Full Screen Presentations
Well, well, wasn't this previously announced as a full frame only release? Should we be encouraged by this? Geez, I hope so.
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#3 of 7 OFFLINE   Will K

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Posted July 09 2002 - 09:36 AM

Glad to see this is not another "full frame" disaster.
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#4 of 7 OFFLINE   JohnS

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Posted July 09 2002 - 04:55 PM

DVDfile confirmed P&S AND 16x9!!

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#5 of 7 OFFLINE   MikeEckman

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Posted July 10 2002 - 01:41 AM

This certainly is good news...now hopefully we'll see another press release for The Road to Wellville!!!! Posted Imageingerscrossed:
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#6 of 7 OFFLINE   DanHaya

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Posted July 10 2002 - 04:26 AM

What?!? No commentary from River Phoenix? Posted Image

#7 of 7 OFFLINE   Andrew_Sch

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Posted July 10 2002 - 05:22 AM

Low blow man, low blow.
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