CTHV Press Release: Rudy: Collector's Edition

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  1. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Founder
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    "Two Thumbs Up! A marvelous performance by Sean Astin."
    *–Siskel & Ebert

    Inspiring True Story About One Young Man's Dream
    of Playing Football at Notre Dame
    Starring Sean Astin from "The Lord of the Rings"

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    RUDY Collector's Edition
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    Special Edition DVD Plus Bonus Motion Picture Soundtrack CD
    Available for The First Time Together on September 30

    * * * * Culver City, CA (July 21, 2003) - A must-have for any sports fan, Columbia TriStar
    Home Entertainment will release the acclaimed and moving motion picture RUDY in a specially
    packaged collector's edition set featuring the Special Edition DVD plus the soundtrack CD with
    the powerful music of Academy Award®-winning composer Jerry Goldsmith as an added
    premium, together at the collectible price of $24.95 SLP on September 30.

    * * * * In the winning tradition of Hoosiers, The Rookie and Remember the Titans, RUDY is an
    immensely entertaining true story about the inspirational life of Rudy Ruettiger and an
    unforgettable testament to the power of dreams and the triumph of the common man, starring
    talented young actor Sean Astin of The Lord of the Rings trilogy fame. Co-starring Ned Beatty
    (Just Cause), Lili Taylor (Ransom), Jon Favreau (Swingers) and Charles S. Dutton (Alien 3),
    RUDY is "without a doubt, one of the finest sports movies ever made" (Michael Medved, New
    York Post) and declared "the Rocky of the '90s" (Paul Wunder, WBAI Radio).

    * * * * All his life, people have told Rudy he's not good enough, not smart enough, not big
    enough. But nothing can stop his impossible dream of playing football for Notre Dame. From the
    time he's a young boy, Rudy (Astin) is determined to join the Fighting Irish. But his blue-collar
    family only laughs at his ambitions -- they know Rudy will follow his father and brothers to the
    local steel mill. But some dreams won't die, as Rudy proves when he goes to heroic, occasionally
    hilarious, lengths to win admission to Notre Dame. Once there, he becomes a walk-on player,
    serving as little more than a human tackling dummy. *Bloodied but unbeaten, Rudy wins the
    respect of legendary coach Ara Parseghian and the other Irish players, who give him one shot at
    gridiron glory. * * * *

    SPECIAL EDITION DVD BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE:
    * * * * Digitally Mastered Audio and Anamorphic Video
    * * * * Widescreen Presentation
    * * * * Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1, 2-Channel Dolby Surround), Spanish
    * * * * Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Thai
    * * * * Three Exclusive Featurettes
    * * * * Isolated Music Score
    * * * * Bonus Trailers
    * * * * Filmographies
    * * * * Interactive Menus
    * * * * Scene Selections

    Rated PG
    Color / Closed Captioned
    Running Time: 114 Minutes
    Catalog # 01429 / UPC Code: 0-43396-01429-9
    Order Date: 08/28/03
    DVD SLP: $24.95
     
  2. Robert_eb

    Robert_eb Supporting Actor

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    Looking forward to the SE. This film always brings a tear to my eye.
     
  3. Rob P S

    Rob P S Cinematographer

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    Ron's post is the most beautiful sight these eyes have ever seen. I've been ready for this SE my whole life.

    "We're gonna go inside, we're gonna go outside, inside and outside. We're gonna get 'em on the run boys and once we get 'em on the run we're gonna keep 'em on the run. And then we're gonna go go go go go go and we're not gonna stop til we get across that goalline. This is a team they say is....... is good, well I think we're better than them. They cant lick us, so what do you say men?"

    David Anspaugh directed this and Hoosiers - I'll never know why his career tanked.
     
  4. Michael D. Bunting

    Michael D. Bunting Screenwriter

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    Now, since Rob mentioned "Hoosiers"...

    How about an SE of that???!!!

    Rudy and Hoosiers are two of my favorite films of all time. I'm from Indiana though, so maybe I'm biased? [​IMG]

    I'll buy the Rudy SE! Thanks for the press release Ron!
     
  5. Tim Glover

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    I don't mean to be a thread fart, but since I own the SE dvd already, besides the cd soundtrack, are there other reasons not mentioned to re-buy this? I certainly would upgrade if I knew the video quality was better. The current dvd looks pretty good though.

    Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  6. Randy B A

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    I think there is a commentary on the new DVD, but I don't know if I will upgrade.
     
  7. Bryan Tuck

    Bryan Tuck Screenwriter

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    Just curious; I read about the new edition at DVDFile also, but the specs Ron has posted are the exact same specs as the Rudy disc that's already out there. Is this just a repressing packaged with the CD soundtrack?
     
  8. Adam Lenhardt

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    I'm glad I held out on the first release.
     
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    Anymore specs?
     

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