================================ Oscar Winner Anne Bancroft's Many Talents Shine in May 21 DVD Debuts of AGNES OF GOD and 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD ================================ CULVER CITY, Calif. (March 14, 2002) - Five-time Oscar(r) nominee and Best Actress winner Anne Bancroft displays her remarkable talents and versatility in AGNES OF GOD and 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD, two acclaimed and very different films making their DVD premieres on May 21 from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment. *AGNES OF GOD* Bancroft was nominated as Best Actress for her role as Mother Superior Miriam Ruth in Norman Jewison's AGNES OF GOD, bringing her a fifth acting nomination; she won Best Actress for her stunning portrayal of teacher Annie Sullivan in 1963's The Miracle Worker. Bancroft's co-star Meg Tilly was also nominated for her role in the film (Best Supporting Actress), as was composer Georges Delerue (Best Original Score). Based on the controversial Broadway play by John Pielmeyer, who also wrote the film's script, AGNES OF GOD galvanized audiences with its story of a young nun (Tilly) who gives birth to a baby she claims was an immaculate conception. The baby is found dead, resulting in an investigation by secular psychologist Martha Livingston (Jane Fonda) who is immediately at odds with the protective Mother Superior - and who is determined to uncover the truth about the infant's death. Released in 1985, AGNES OF GOD was written by John Pielmeyer, based on his play; produced by Patrick Palmer and Norman Jewison; and directed by Jewison. *84 CHARING CROSS ROAD* In 1986, the high drama of AGNES OF GOD was followed by the sweet romance of 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD, which co-starred Sir Anthony Hopkins. For her portrayal of New York writer Helene Hanff, Bancroft won the BAFTA Award, Britain's equivalent of the Oscar. Hailed by Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide as "loving, literate and totally disarming," 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD explores the 20-year relationship between Hanff and Frank Doel, a London dealer of rare books whose shop address lends the film its title. When Hanff spies an advertisement for Doel's dealership, she places an order, unaware that her letter will begin a friendship and romance that spans two decades. A 1986 release, 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD was written by Hugh Whitemore, based on the memoirs of Helene Hanff; produced by Geoffrey Helman; and directed by David Jones. AGNES OF GOD ADDED-VALUE ELEMENTS * Digitally Mastered Audio & Anamorphic Video * Remastered in High Definition * Widescreen Presentation * Audio: English 2-Channel (Dolby Surround) and French * Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean * Bonus Trailers * Interactive Menus * Scene Selections PG-13 / Price: $24.95 Color / Closed Captioned / 98 minutes DVD #07759 / UPC Code: 0-43396-07759-1 Order Date: April 23, 2002 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD ADDED-VALUE ELEMENTS * Digitally Mastered Audio & Video * Full Screen Presentation * Audio: English * Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai * Bonus Trailers * Interactive Menus * Scene Selections PG / Price: $24.95 Color / Closed Captioned / 99 minutes DVD #07762 / UPC Code: 0-43396-07762-1 Order Date: April 23, 2002 Visit Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment on the Web at www.sonypictures.com.