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					FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


                      “...prime vintage Eastwood”
                              - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone


   “Eastwood has...impeccable directing style and acting
                       presence”
                           -Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times




                A MASTERPIECE FROM
             DIRECTOR CLINT EASTWOOD

                         GRAN TORINO
                  RIDES TO
            BLU-RAY AND DVD JUNE 9
          FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO
   Featuring a Critically Acclaimed Performance from Clint Eastwood

                   Also available ON DEMAND on June 9

Burbank, CA, March 31, 2009 – Experience a tour de force this June 9 when Gran
Torino arrives on Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Home Video. Directed by four-time
Academy Award® winner Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby, Unforgiven), Gran
Torino follows Walt Kowalski (Eastwood) as he comes to understand certain truths about
his soul that have been walled off since the war.

Multiple Academy Award winner Clint Eastwood stars in the drama Gran Torino,
marking his first film role since the Oscar-winning Million Dollar Baby. Eastwood stars
as an iron-willed and inflexible Korean War veteran, living in a changing world, who is
forced by his immigrant neighbors to confront his own long-held prejudices.

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Gran Torino is the proud recipient of a Golden Globe™ nomination this year for Best
Original Song. Gran Torino also won Best Actor (Clint Eastwood) and Best Original
Screenplay (Nick Schenk) honors from the National Board of Review. Clint Eastwood was
also honored with a Best Actor nomination from Chicago Film Critics Association and the
Broadcast Film Critics Association.

Gran Torino will be available on Single Disc for $27.95 SRP in widescreen format. The
Blu-ray Disc will be available for $34.99 SRP

On June 9th Gran Torino will also be available ON DEMAND through Digital Cable,
Satellite TV, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game consoles and it can be downloaded for
rental or purchase on iTunes and Amazon Video On Demand. Visit
www.thegrantorino.com/ondemand for details.




                                  DVD ELEMENTS

The Gran Torino DVD contains the following special features:
   o “Manning the Wheel” (RT 9:21) – a look at the American car culture and what it
      represents to the character Walt and to generations of men.
   o “Gran Torino: More Than a Car” (RT 3:55) - Visit Detroit and the Woodward
      Dream Cruise, an annual parade of vintage cars held at the major cruise center in
      Detroit during the 50's and 60's.


The Gran Torino Blu-ray Disc contains the following special features:

   o “The Eastwood Way” (RT 19:14) – explore the entirety of the film from the dual
     perspective of the actor and the director.
   o “Manning the Wheel” (RT 9:21) – a look at the American car culture and what it
     represents to the character Walt and to generations of men.
   o “Gran Torino: More Than a Car” (RT 3:55) - Visit Detroit and the Woodward
     Dream Cruise, an annual parade of vintage cars held at the major cruise center in
     Detroit during the 50's and 60's.
   o BD Live: Jamie Cullum music video performance of original song “Gran Torino”
     written by Clint Eastwood.




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                                        SYNOPSIS


Retired auto worker Walt Kowalski fills his days with home repair, beer, and monthly
trips to the barber. Though his late wife's final wish was for him to take confession, for
Walt--an embittered veteran of the Korean War who keeps his M-1 rifle cleaned and
ready--there's nothing to confess. And no one he trusts enough to confess to other than
his dog, Daisy.

The people he once called his neighbors have all moved or passed away, replaced by the
Hmong immigrants he despises. Resentful of virtually everything he sees--the drooping
eaves, overgrown lawns and the foreign faces surrounding him; the aimless gangs of
Hmong, Latino and African American teenagers who all think the neighborhood belongs
to them; the callow strangers his children have grown up to be--Walt is just waiting out
the rest of his life.

Until the night someone tries to steal his Gran Torino.

Still gleaming as it did the day Walt himself helped roll it off the assembly line decades
ago, the Gran Torino brings his shy teenaged neighbor Thao (Bee Vang) into his life
when Hmong gang-bangers pressure the boy into trying to steal it.

But Walt stands in the way of both the heist and the gang, making him the reluctant hero
of the neighborhood--especially to Thao's mother and older sister, Sue (Ahney Her), who
insist that Thao work for Walt as a way to make amends. Though he initially wants
nothing to do with these people, Walt eventually gives in and puts the boy to work fixing
up the neighborhood, setting into motion an unlikely friendship that will change both
their lives.

Through Thao and his family's unrelenting kindness, Walt eventually comes to
understand certain truths about the people next door. And about himself. These people--
provincial refugees from a cruel past--have more in common with Walt than he has with
his own family, and reveal to him parts of his soul that have been walled off since the
war...like the Gran Torino preserved in the shadows of his garage.




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                                        BASICS
                              Standard DVD: $27.95 SRP
                                  Blu-ray Disc: $ 34.99
                                Street Date: June 9, 2009
                  Languages: English, French Quebec, Latin Spanish
                        Subtitles: ESDH, French, Latin Spanish
                               Running time: 117 minutes
                Rating: R (for language throughout, and some violence.)
                         DLBY/SURR DLBY/DGTL [CC]

                                     THE CREDITS

WARNER HOME VIDEO
With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros.
Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global
video marketplace. Warner Home Video’s film library is the largest of any studio,
offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures,
Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line
Home Entertainment.

About Warner Bros. Digital Distribution
Warner Bros. Digital Distribution (WBDD) manages Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Group’s electronic distribution services over existing, new and emerging digital
platforms, including pay-per-view, electronic sell-through, video-on-demand, wireless
and more. WBDD also oversees the WBHEG’s worldwide digital strategy, partnerships
in digital services and emerging new clients and business activities in the digital space.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Double
Nickel Entertainment, a Malpaso Production, "Gran Torino."

               Photo material can be downloaded at www.whvdirect.com

                                          -whv-

				
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