WHV Press Release: "Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves" Extended Version

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THE DVD RELEASE THAT LEGENDS ARE MADE OF…

ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES -
EXTENDED VERSION

Digitally Remastered Two-Disc Special Edition DVD
Featuring 12 Never-Before-Seen Minutes Incorporated Into The Film
Plus Historical Documentary Hosted By Pierce Brosnan

Hits The Bullseye For Sure-Fire Adventure On June 10

“One of the most spectacular movies ever made!” - Arch Campbell WRC-TV/NBC

Burbank, Calif., April 3, 2003 – The most heroic of legends. The most lavish of adventures. A most extraordinary DVD. On June 10, Warner Home Video (WHV) brings back one of the most exciting, action-packed adventures in modern movie history with the release of the epic Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves – Extended Version Two-Disc Special Edition DVD, featuring an expanded edition of the $165 million box-office smash hit film with more than twelve never-before-seen minutes of footage, an all-new digital transfer and hours of other princely bonus features. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves – Extended Version DVD will be available on June 10 at $26.99 SRP.

Academy Award® nominee Kevin Costner (Dances With Wolves, Thirteen Days) leads an ensemble cast as the legendary outlaw hero Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves in the action-packed adventure of one of the most popular sagas in folk history, co-starring Academy Award® nominee Morgan Freeman (Driving Miss Daisy, Sum of All Fears), Academy Award® nominee Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (The Abyss, The Perfect Storm), Christian Slater (Windtalkers, The Contender), Alan Rickman (Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone, Die Hard) and directed by Kevin Reynolds (Waterworld).

Nominated for seven MTV Movie Awards, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves also featured Bryan Adams stirring romantic ballad “(Everything I Do) I Do For You” which won a Grammy Award® for “Best Song From A Motion Picture” and was nominated for an Academy Award® and Golden Globe Award.

From its earliest filmed versions, through Errol Flynn in green tights in Warner Bros.’ classic 1938 The Adventures of Robin Hood, to Sean Connery as an aging Robin opposite Audrey Hepburn in 1976’s Robin and Marian, the legend of Robin Hood has been a compelling and continually re-interpreted subject for motion pictures over the years. Presented for modern audiences in a new richly-textured epic, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is filled with all the pageantry, the intrigue, the action, the romance and the passion that have made Robin Hood a hero through the ages.


For the good of all men, and the love of one woman, he fought to uphold justice by breaking the law. In this detailed, action-packed retelling of the legendary story that has captivated generations, Robin Hood must battle the evil Sheriff of Nottingham not only to save King Richard the Lionhearted and England but also to save his love, the noble beauty Maid Marian.

DVD ELEMENTS
DISC ONE
12 Specially Added Never-Before-Available Minutes of Footage
Two separate Audio Commentary tracks:
oOne by Kevin Costner and Director Kevin Reynolds
oOne by other cast members Morgan Freeman & Christian Slater, and Writers/Producers Pen Densham & John Watson
New Digital Widescreen Transfer [16x9 1.85:1]
Remastered Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound
Subtitles: English, French & Spanish

DISC TWO
Making-Of Documentary “Robin Hood: The Myth, The Man, The Movie” hosted by Pierce Brosnan
Vintage one-on-one interviews with the cast, including Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Christian Slater and Alan Rickman
Score-only audio track with all-new Dolby Digital 5.1 Remix
 “Weapons of the Time” 3-D gallery
Worldwide poster art gallery
Extensive production notes including cast/crew biographies

TWO-DISC SPECIAL EDITION BASICS
$26.99 SRP
Street Date: June 10
Languages: ENG (5.1), FR
Subtitles: ENG, FR, SP
Running time: 155 mins.
Rating: not rated
DLBY/DGTL [CC]
 

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Sounds like a great set...but isnt the movie gonna be running quite long...wasnt it already about 145min.? Might drag with all that new stuff...I'm still gonna get it though...
 

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I wonder if Costner's and Reynolds' commentary was recorded seperately or if they have mended their turbulent friendship and recorded it together?

I'll definitely be picking this one up.
 

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That just cracked me up



Love the movie, though, and will definitely be picking this up
 

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I have been resisting the urge to pick up the old edition. Glad I can pass it up for the new one!
 

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I love this movie and will definitely pick it up day-and-date.

Interesting how they write 'Academy Award nominee Kevin Costner.' He's a winner.
 

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The original is already out there.

I'll pick this up for sure. The artwork is great too, but I don't have the link.
 

Brian E

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Yes, I know the original is already out. I had hoped for a better version of the original though. I'll for sure buy this version, but wish it included both cuts.

Anyone know if the additions were done by Kevin Reynolds?
 

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I think the owners of the previous version should get a rebate on the new one. No one should be stuck with a "Flipper" disc.
 

Randy B A

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OT, but with this release and the pending release of good fellas se, is sleepers the last of the warner flippers that needs a new version?
 

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I think the owners of the previous version should get a rebate on the new one. No one should be stuck with a "Flipper" disc.
Why should WHV be the villan? That was the best of their technology at the time. If they had waited to use dual-layered discs for another year or two, people would complain. It's always a no-win situation with their discs...
 

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