SPHE Press Release: Bugsy (Extended Cut)

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    OSCAR®-WINNER WARREN BEATTY AND OSCAR®-NOMINEE ANNETTTE BENING STAR IN BARRY LEVINSON’S ACADEMY AWARD®-WINNING FILM

    BUGSY

    Available In All-New Extended Cut December 12


    CULVER CITY, CALIF. (October 2, 2006) – The two-time Oscar®-winning* (Best Art Direction, 1991; Best Costume Design, 1991) film Bugsy returns to DVD in an all-new Extended Cut on December 12 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Oscar®*-winning director Barry Levinson (Best Director, Rain Man, 1988) and acclaimed screenwriter James Toback (Black and White, Two Girls and a Guy) deliver a remarkable collaboration of Hollywood’s best in Bugsy, the true story of legendary playboy gangster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel who betrayed the Mafia for love. Starring Oscar®-winner* Warren Beatty (Best Director, Reds, 1981) and Oscar®-nominee* Annette Bening (Best Actress, Being Julia, 2004; Best Actress, American Beauty, 1999; Best Supporting Actress The Grifters, 1990) the mobster film also boasts an all-star support cast including Oscar®-nominee* Harvey Keitel (Best Supporting Actor, Bugsy, 1991), Oscar®-winner* Ben Kingsley (Best Actor, Gandhi, 1982) and Oscar®-nominee* Elliott Gould (Best Supporting Actor, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, 1969). Completely digitally remastered for the best possible quality picture and sound, the all-new Bugsy: Extended Cut 2-Disc DVD Set is loaded with extras including 15 minutes of additional footage and an all-new bonus disc including deleted scenes, “The Reinvention of Bugsy Siegel: The Road to Damascus” Documentary, bonus filmographies and will be available for an SRP of $24.96.


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    Bugsy is the true story of legendary New York mob boss Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel (Beatty). Visiting Hollywood "on business," the reckless and womanizing Bugsy is quickly seduced by the glamour of Tinseltown and actress Virginia Hill (Bening). A cold-blooded killer who dreamed of Hollywood stardom, Bugsy leaves his wife and kids indefinitely to spend his time on movie lots and at Hollywood extravaganzas, contemplating his own potential stardom. When a vision to transform the dry Nevada desert leads Bugsy to create the gambling mecca of Las Vegas, he’s got it all .. . . until he falls for the one woman who wants more.

    * “Academy Awards®” and “Oscar®” are the registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


    DVD BONUS FEATURES

    · Feature film including 15 minutes of additional footage
    · Digitally remastered for the best possible quality picture and sound
    · “The Reinvention of Bugsy Siegel: The Road to Damascus” – an all-new documentary featuring interviews with Barry Levinson, Jim Toback, Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Ben Kingsley and Elliott Gould
    · Deleted Scenes
    · Bugsy Siegel “Screen Test” Video Montage
    · Filmographies


    Bugsy: Extended Cut is unrated and has a run time of 155 minutes. Artwork is available at www.SPHEPublicity.com. Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com.

    DVD Catalog #: 10259
    DVD UPC Code: 0 43396 102590
    DVD Order Date: 11/09/06
    DVD SRP: $24.96
     
  2. JonZ

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    Looking foward to this one
     
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    I did a search, but didn't see any other threads that commented on this new release. We watched Bugsy last night, and the video transfer was rather disappointing. This looked more like a DVD release from 1998 than a current release. The press release states "completely digitally remastered for the best possible quality picture and sound", but it did not look much better than an old laserdisc transfer. Even my wife commented on the poor video quality, and she is not nearly as fussy as me.
     

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