Lions Gate Press Release: Signature Series releases

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  1. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Founder

    Jul 3, 1997
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    Marina Del Rey, CA, July 23, 2003 *Lions Gate Home Entertainment (AMEX and TSX:LGF) proudly announces the latest additions to its acclaimed Signature Series, the critically and commercially acclaimed hits The Cat's Meow, Lovely And Amazing, Once In The Life and a special, 2 disc, unrated Director's Cut of Chinese Box.

    Each title in the Signature Series features unique special packaging that is highlighted by an autographed imprint from the director of the film. In order to meet the ever-growing expectations of the DVD collector, many titles will offer additional enhancements. *For example, the Signature Series edition of Chinese Box includes an unrated cut of the film approved by the director, Wayne Wang, as well as director¹s commentary, Wang¹s never before seen feature Life Is Cheap Š But Toilet Paper Is Expensive and Wang¹s 1997 home movies.

    The new titles in this latest batch of special edition releases from the Signature Series are:

    Acclaimed director Peter Bogdanovich takes an extraordinary look at a fateful excursion aboard William Randolph Hearst's (Tony® and Emmy® Award Winner, Edward Herrman) private yacht in November 1924, which brought together some of the century's best-known personalities--actress Marion Davies (Golden Globe Nominee, Kirsten Dunst), Charlie Chaplin (Emmy® Award Winner, Eddie Izzard), film pioneer Thomas Ince (Cary Elwes), gossip columnist Louella Parsons (Academy Award® Nominee, Jennifer Tilly) and eccentric British novelist Elinor Glyn (Joanna Lumley)--and resulted in a still-unsolved murder.
    DVD Special Features:
    … Director¹s Commentary
    … Behind the Scenes
    … Restored 1916 Charlie Chaplin Short
    … Behind The Screen
    … Seein' Stars Newsreel from 1919
    … Sundance Channel presentation of "Anatomy of a Scene"
    … Spanish subtitles
    … Available in 16x9 Widescreen with Aspect Ratio 2.35:1
    … 5.1 Dolby Digital
    … Running Time: 112 minutes
    … Rating: PG-13 for sexuality, a scene of violence and brief drug use.

    Set against the backdrop of Hong Kong's return to Chinese rule, this gripping romantic drama from director Wayne Wang, tells the ill-fated story of John (Academy Award® Winner Jeremy Irons), a British journalist living in Hong Kong who falls in love with Vivian (Gong Li), a bartender with a jaded past and ambitious plans for the future, leading to a brief but passionate affair despite inevitable change and unexpected obstacles. Emmy® Nominee Rueben Blades co-stars.
    DVD Special Features:
    … 2-Disc Unrated Director's Cut
    … 16x9 Widescreen version
    … Director¹s Commentary
    … Wayne Wang's Never Before Seen Feature, "Life Is Cheap *Š But Toilet Paper Is Expensive"
    … Wayne Wang's 1997 Home Movies Documentary
    … Spanish subtitles
    … Dolby Surround
    … Scene Access & Interactive Menus
    … Running Time: 99 minutes

    Jane Marks (Academy Award® Nominee, Brenda Blethyn) is the matriarch of a confused trio of daughters, who seem to have nothing in common except for a peculiar sort of idealism--a heady brew of vanity, insecurity and humor--each of whom is seeking redemption in her own *haphazard way. *Starring Academy Award® Nominee Catherine Keener, Emily Mortimer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dermot Mulroney and James LeGros.
    DVD Special Features:
    … 16x9 Widescreen version
    … Cast & Crew Interviews
    … 5.1 Dolby Digital
    … Spanish subtitles
    … Running Time: 91 minutes
    … Rating: R

    Academy Award® Nominee Laurence Fishburne directs and stars in this explosive tale of street-smart brothers who retreat to an abandoned New York building in the aftermath of a drug heist gone sour--made all the worse by one of the brothers' former partner, who escalates the jam into a three-way confrontation testing the bonds of loyalty, brotherhood and love. *Co-starring Titus Welliver, Eamonn Walker, Emmy® Nominee Annabella Sciorra, Emmy® Nominee Gregory Hines and Dominic Chianese Jr.
    DVD Special Features:
    … 16x9 Widescreen version
    … Director's Commentary
    … Dolby Digital
    … English, French and Spanish subtitles
    … Running Time 107 minutes
    … Rating: R for pervasive language, strong violence and some drug content

    Lions Gate (AMEX & TSE: LGF) develops, produces and distributes a broad range of motion picture, television and other filmed entertainment content through its four operating divisions - Motion Picture, Television, Animation and Studio Facilities. *The distinctive Lions Gate brand is recognized as a symbol of original, cutting-edge quality entertainment around the world. *For more information, please visit

    Street Date: *******September 9, 2003
    Order Date: *******August 11, 2003
    Price: ***********$19.99 *(Chinese Box)
    ***********$14.99 (Cat's Meow, Lovely & Amazing, Once In The Life)
  2. Eric Peterson

    Eric Peterson Cinematographer

    Aug 2, 2001
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    Is there anything new on "The Cat's Meow". I just bought that disc a few months ago and there doesn't appear to be any new content.

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