========================================= Goofy Gags and Slapstick Stunts Fill May 21 DVD Debut of THE VILLAIN, Starring Film Legend Kirk Douglas and (A Very Young) Arnold Schwarzenegger ========================================= CULVER CITY, Calif. (March 15, 2002) - Silver-screen icon Kirk Douglas and a pre-superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger get down and dirty - not to mention mighty silly - in 1979's THE VILLAIN, making its first-ever appearance on DVD on May 21 from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment. Directed with giddy abandon by Hal Needham (Smokey and the Bandit, The Cannonball Run), the film is more than a spoof of Westerns - it's a live-action cartoon inspired by the zany, animated hijinks of the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote. THE VILLAIN is filled with unbelievable stunts and screwball humor that fills the screen with human versions of gags moviegoers may have thought were possible only in cartoons. Douglas plays "Cactus Jack" Slater, the movie's namesake villain, while Schwarzenegger is a handsome stranger named, naturally, Handsome Stranger. Look for such noted funny people as Paul Lynde (TV's "Hollywood Squares") and Ruth Buzzi (TV's "Laugh-In") in supporting roles. THE VILLAIN (1979): Also stars Ann-Margret, Paul Lynde, Foster Brooks, Ruth Buzzi, Jack Elam. Executive producer Paul Maslansky. Produced by Mort Engleberg. Written by Robert G. Kane. Directed by Hal Needham. ADDED-VALUE ELEMENTS * Digitally Mastered Audio and Video * Remastered in High Definition * Full Screen Presentation * Audio: English * Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai * Bonus Trailers * Scene Selections * Interactive Menus PG / Price: $24.95 Color / Closed Captioned /89 minutes DVD #07875 / UPC Code: 0-43396-07875-8 Order Date: April 23, 2002 Visit Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment on the Web at www.sonypictures.com.