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CTHV Press Release: "Gardens of Stone"

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Ronald Epstein, May 14, 2002.

  1. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Founder

    Jul 3, 1997
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    Premieres on DVD June 25

    Oscar Winners Anjelica Huston and Tommy Lee Jones Join

    Academy Award Nominee James Caan in Powerful War Drama

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    Culver City, Calif. (May 13, 2002) - Legendary director

    Francis Ford Coppola offers a different perspective on the emotional

    turmoil of the Vietnam War in GARDENS OF STONE, a 1987 drama starring

    Academy Award winners James Caan and Anjelica Huston. It debuts on DVD

    June 25 from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment.

    While stories about the battles of the Vietnam War are often

    told in film, GARDENS OF STONE looks at the lives of soldiers stationed

    Stateside during the conflict. The title refers to Arlington National

    Cemetery and its perfectly symmetrical lines of tombstones. The cemetery

    is tended by the "Old Guard," an elite group of decorated veterans who

    are no longer serving active duty.

    Two of them, Sgt. Clell Hazzard (Caan, star of "The

    Godfather" and "Misery") and Sgt. Major "Goody" Nelson (Oscar winner

    Tommy Lee Jones, star of "Men in Black" and the upcoming "Men in Black

    II"), face an emotional battlefield when brash young recruit Jackie

    Willow (D.B. Sweeney of "Memphis Belle" and "Dinosaur") is assigned to

    their unit. The older men must help Jackie understand the harsh

    realities of war as he prepares to ship out to service in Vietnam, while

    both Jackie and Clell face the prospect of new romances.

    Capturing the social unrest and uncertainty that defined the

    Vietnam War era, GARDENS OF STONE is an honest portrayal of loss and

    hope that Michael Medved of "Sneak Previews" called "an even richer,

    more moving perspective on Vietnam than Platoon."

    GARDENS OF STONE: Also starring James Earl Jones, Dean

    Stockwell, Mary Stuart Masterson. Executive Producers Stan Weston and

    Jay Emmett and Fred Roos. Produced by Michael I. Levy and Francis Ford

    Coppola. Written by Ronald Bass, based on a novel by Nicholas Proffitt.

    Directed by Francis Ford Coppola.


    * Digitally Mastered Audio and Video

    * Remastered in High Defnition

    * Widescreen and Full Screen Presentations

    * Audio: English 2-Channel (Dolby Surround)

    * Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean

    * Bonus Trailers

    * Interactive Menus

    * Scene Selections

    MPAA Rating: R / Price: $24.95

    Original Theatrical Release: 1987

    Color / Closed Captioned / 111 minutes

    DVD #08851 / UPC Code: 0-43396-08851-1

    Order Date: May 28, 2002 / Street Date: June 25, 2002
  2. Robert Crawford

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    Dec 9, 1998
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    What's too funny about Columbia's press release is that they have the wrong Jones starring in this film. It was James Earl Jones who played Sgt. Major Goody Nelson and not Tommy Lee Jones.[​IMG]

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