USHE Press Release: Coal Miner's Daughter 25th Anniversary Edition

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    NOMINATED FOR SEVEN ACADEMY AWARDS(r) INCLUDING SISSY SPACEK'S UNFORGETTABLE OSCAR(r)-WINNING PERFORMANCE AS COUNTRY MUSIC LEGEND LORETTA LYNN

    COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

    Arrives on DVD with Digitally Remastered Picture, Fully Restored 5.1 Audio and Collectible Photo Booklet September 13, 2005 From Universal Studios Home Entertainment

    "A treasure to watch" - Roger Ebert

    Universal City, California, August 24, 2005 - A quarter century after it won over the hearts of movie lovers and music fans around the world, Coal Miner's Daughter arrives on DVD in a special 25th Anniversary Edition September 13, 2005 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Nominated for seven Academy Awards(r) and winner of the Golden Globe(r) for Best Picture (Musical or Comedy), Coal Miner's Daughter tells the spectacular and inspiring true story of Loretta Lynn's journey from the impoverished mining hamlet of Butcher Holler, Kentucky to the top of the country music charts. The film features critically acclaimed performances by Sissy Spacek (The Ring II, In The Bedroom, Carrie) who won a Best Actress Oscar(r) for her portrayal of Lynn, Oscar(r) winner Tommy Lee Jones (Men In Black, The Fugitive) as Lynn's husband Doolittle, Beverly D'Angelo (American History X, National Lampoon's Vacation) as friend and country great Patsy Cline and musician Levon Helm (co-founder of The Band, The Right Stuff) in his remarkable screen debut as Lynn's father. Coal Miner's Daughter 25th Anniversary Edition DVD, featuring an all-new digitally remastered picture, complete audio restoration and a collectible photo booklet, is priced at $19.95 SRP.

    Directed by Michael Apted (Gorillas in the Mist, 28 Up, The World is Not Enough), Coal Miner's Daughter is based on superstar Loretta Lynn's bestselling autobiography and inspired by her chart-topping 1970 song of the same name. Spacek matches her astonishing acting performance with faithful and moving vocal renditions of some of Lynn's most memorable hits including her first single, "I'm a Honky Tonk Girl," "I Fall to Pieces," "You're Looking at Country" and, of course, the unforgettable title track. D'Angelo brings her considerable singing ability to Cline's hits including "Crazy," "Sweet Dreams" and "Walking After Midnight."

    LORETTA LYNN: MORE THAN A COUNTRY MUSIC ICON
    A true entertainment legend, Loretta Lynn's popularity extends far beyond traditional fans of country music. A singer-songwriter whose lyrics featured hard-hitting descriptions of life as a working-class wife and mother in the '60s and '70s, Lynn became a hero to a generation of American women who appreciated her outspokenness. Lynn's face has graced the cover of Newsweek magazine and her 1976 autobiography (written with journalist George Vescey) was a New York Times Bestseller. Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988, she has had 78 singles on the Billboard chart, 16 of which went to No. 1. Lynn has recently enjoyed a huge resurgence in popularity, launching a bold comeback in 2004 after joining forces with rocker Jack White of The White Stripes, who produced her critically hailed album "Van Lear Rose." At the age of 69, Lynn took home two Grammys including one for Best Country Album and regularly sells out concerts, demonstrating that her music resonates as much with mass audiences today as it did 45 years ago.

    BONUS BURIED TREASURE
    In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Coal Miner's Daughter's release, Universal uncovered fantastic new bonus features that make this great movie even more enjoyable for home entertainment consumers.
    * Feature Commentary with Sissy Spacek and Director Michael Apted
    * Tommy Lee Jones Remembers Coal Miner's Daughter
    * An Exclusive Interview with Loretta Lynn and Director Michael Apted
    * President George Bush Sr. Salutes AFI and Coal Miner's Daughter

    SYNOPSIS
    In the acclaimed performance that earned her the Academy Award(r) for Best Actress, Sissy Spacek stars as legendary country singer and songwriter Loretta Lynn, who rose from humble beginnings in the dirt poor Appalachian Mountains to become the "Queen of Country Music." Eighteen-years-old and already married with four children, Lynn still finds time to write songs and perform at small fairs and local honky-tonks. Recognizing her raw talent and huge potential, her ambitious husband Doolittle "Mooney" Lynn (Tommy Lee Jones) prods her into making a record and driving cross- country from radio station to radio station to promote it. After a performance at Nashville's famed Grand Ole Opry, the record becomes a smash hit, launching her career to superstardom and changing the sound and style of country music forever. But success is a two-edged sword for Lynn. The pressure of fame combined with her own inner demons lead to a drug problem and eventually a mental breakdown.

    CAST & FILMMAKERS
    Director: Michael Apted
    Screenplay By: Tom Rickman
    Based on a Book By: Loretta Lynn, George Vecsey
    Produced By: Bernard Schwartz
    Director of Photography: Ralf D. Bode
    Production Designer: John W. Corso
    Edited By: Arthur Schmidt
    Costume Designer: Joe I. Tompkins
    Cast: Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm, Phyllis Boyens, William Sanderson. Beverly D'Angelo

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION
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    Street Date: September 13, 2005
    Pre-Order Close: August 9, 2005
    Copyright: 2005 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
    Price: $19.98 SRP
    Selection Number: 26753
    Running Time: 2 Hours 5 Minutes
    Layers: Dual (Single Sided)
    Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
    Rating: PG
    Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround/ Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono/Captions; French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono/Subtitles; Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono/Subtitles
     
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    I absolutely love this film, and I'm in if the remastered pic and restored sound score a signifcant improvement over the prior release. BUT, contrary to their press release, those are the exact same bonus features as before. Oh well.
     
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    It is very surprising to me that their putting an "English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround" track on the DVD.[​IMG]

    Does anybody know if there was a stereo track, let alone a stereo surround track available during the original theatrical run of the film?

    The Coal Miner's Daughter: Special Edition DVD, that was released on May 6, 2003, only had DD 2.0 Mono tracks in English, Spanish and French and I always thought that was the way I heard it in the theaters in 1980.[​IMG]

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    Can anyone verify the Audio "restoration"?

    Joe Caps maybe? :b

    Paul
     

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