CTHV Press Release: "Agnes of God" and "84 Charing Cross Road"

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Oscar Winner Anne Bancroft's
    Many Talents Shine in May 21
    DVD Debuts of
    AGNES OF GOD and
    84 CHARING CROSS ROAD
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    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.
     
  2. Jay E

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    Full Screen for 84 Charing Cross Road!
    No OAR no Sale!
     
  3. StevenA

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    Same here. 84 Charing Cross Road's a terrific film as I recall, but I certainly won't be picking up this disc!
     
  4. Rain

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    Looking forward to having Agnes of God on DVD. [​IMG]
    Too bad that 84 Charing Cross Road, for all intents and purposes, will still not be on DVD. I would have bought it if it was. NO SALE on non-OAR releases. Good luck selling this one to Joe Six Pack, Columbia. [​IMG]
    If someone would be kind enough to initiate a petition for 84 Charing Cross Road in OAR, that would be great. I would, but I'm really terrible at that sort of online stuff. [​IMG]
     
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    Agnes of God: OAR, and I will buy it.
    84 Charing Cross Road, not OAR, and I will NOT buy it, though I would have.
    Can Columbia connect the dots here? Apparently not. Idiots. [​IMG]
     
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    What I don't get is why is one widescreen and the other not? Do monkeys work at Columbia?
     
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    [​IMG]
    Not only that but, if anything, the one that is coming in widescreen would have more Joe Six Pack appeal than the other....at least some of them might have heard of Agnes of God. I don't know too many folks outside a place like HTF that has heard of 84 Charing Cross Road.
    Makes absolutely no sense at all.
     

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