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               New Cuts from Two Major Filmmakers in
       Warner Home Video’s Director’s Showcase: Take Four

          Hal Ashby’s Original Vision
             of Lookin’ to Get Out
        Hugh Hudson & Al Pacino Revisit
                  Revolution
                 Both debut May 26, along with
Beyond Rangoon; Zabriskie Point and M. Butterfly
Burbank, Calif. February 17, 2009 – New director’s cuts from two of the industry’s top
filmmakers will lead Director’s Showcase: Take Four, another in the popular Warner
Home Video collection that will be released May 26.

Hal Ashby’s (Being There, Coming Home, In the Heat of the Night) comedy Lookin’ to
Get Out will debut in a never-before-seen cut that represents the director’s original
vision. The new version was recently uncovered with the help of its star, Jon Voight,
Ashby-biographer Nick Dawson and Ashby’s daughter Leigh MacManus who found that,
unbeknownst to anyone, the director had re-edited the film after its release, then
donated it to the UCLA archives prior to his death. As Voight, who was instrumental in
the film’s development, script (as a co-writer), as well as its post-production, tells it, “For
various reasons, the film we released didn’t really represent Hal’s best work. I knew
every version of the script and every cut, so I was understandably excited, but I also
didn’t want to be disappointed. But when I saw it, I knew instantly it had Hal’s touch. The
way he took all the elements and made it his own, it was almost like we were working
together again. Because when Hal Ashby [an Oscar® winning editor], cut his films
himself, it was magic.”

Revolution Revisited Director’s Cut, from Oscar® nominee Hugh Hudson (Chariots of
Fire) and starring Oscar® winner Al Pacino (Scent of a Woman) , is also in the collection
featuring Hudson’s newly remastered and re-edited version with new narration
throughout the film from Pacino. Included is a revealing new piece entitled Revisiting
Revolution: A Conversation with Al Pacino and Hugh Hudson in which director and actor
speak with each other, candidly and in detail, about the original movie’s production, how
they’ve reworked it and how it affected their lives.

Rounding out the titles are John Boorman’s Beyond Rangoon, Michelangelo
Antonioni’s Zabriskie Point, and David Cronenberg’s M. Butterfly.

The films have all-new transfers and select titles include bonus features such as
introductions and interviews. Each title will sell individually for $19.97 SRP and orders
are due April 21.

Lookin’ To Get Out Director’s Cut
The comedy tells the story of two gamblers who head to Las Vegas hoping to turn their
luck around after losing a lot of money in NY. Oscar®--winner Jon Voight (Coming
Home), who also co-wrote the screenplay, stars as Alex Kovac, a charming, happy-go-
lucky gambler, with Oscar nominee Burt Young (Rocky film series) as his buddy. Ann-
Margret (Bye Bye Birdie, Viva Las Vegas) co-stars as Alex’s ex-girlfriend, and a seven-
year-old Angelina Jolie is seen in her film debut.
DVD Special Features:
   All new interview with Jon Voight, Burt Young and Ann-Margret
   Theatrical trailer

Revolution Revisited Director’s Cut (1985)
Al Pacino plays New York trapper Tom Dobb who finds himself an unwilling participant in
the American Revolution. After his son Ned is conscripted into the Continental Army by
the immoral Sergeant Major Peasy (Donald Sutherland), Dobb attempts to find Ned, but
becomes convinced that he must take a stand and fight for the freedom of the Colonies
alongside the aristocratic rebel Daisy McConnahay (Natassia Kinski). The film includes
an appearance from British singer Annie Lennox as Liberty Woman.

DVD Special Features
   New introduction with director Hugh Hudson and Al Pacino
   Narration track
   Theatrical trailer


Beyond Rangoon (1995)
John Boorman (Deliverance) directs this tense political thriller based on a true story.
Patricia Arquette (TV’s “Medium”) stars as Laura, an American doctor who goes on
vacation to Burma (now Myanmar) with her sister (Frances McDormand, Burn After
Reading) to escape the memory of the tragic murder of her husband and son. After
losing her passport at a political rally, Laura is left on her own for a few days during
which time she finds herself in the dangerous midst of a civil war. As an outsider caught
in a strange culture, Laura discovers new truths about herself. Siskel & Ebert gave the
film “Two thumbs up!”

DVD Special Features
   Introduction
   Vintage EPK
   Theatrical trailer


Zabriskie Point (1970)
Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni (Blowup) directs his first American film: a surreal
view of late ’60s America, as seen through the portrayal of two of its children. Sometime
secretary Daria is working for a developer (Rod Taylor) building a village in the California
desert, while dropout Mark is running from the authorities for allegedly killing a
policeman during a student riot. Their lives intersect at Zabriskie Point in Death Valley
with an explosive finale. Harrison Ford has an uncredited part as an airport worker, and
the soundtrack features music from various artists, including Pink Floyd, The
Youngbloods, The Kaleidoscope, Jerry Garcia, Patti Page, and the Grateful Dead.

DVD Special Features
   Theatrical trailer
M. Butterfly (1993)
David Cronenberg (Eastern Promises, A History of Violence) directed this provocative
romantic drama of love and betrayal that’s based on the Tony Award® winning play by
David Henry Hwang. Set in the mid-1960s against a background of the Cultural
Revolution in China, the film stars Academy Award® winner Jeremy Irons (Lion King),
who plays a French diplomat in a 20-year love affair with a beautiful yet mysterious
Chinese singer from the Beijing Opera. Interwoven are allusions to the Puccini opera
"Madama Butterfly."

DVD Special Features:
   New interview with director David Cronenberg
   Additional featurette title to be announced
   Theatrical trailer




                                        Director’s Showcase: Take Four
                                            Street Date: May 26, 2009
                                            Order Date: April 21, 2009
                                        $19.97 SRP (Per single DVD title)

               Revolution Revisited                                              Beyond Rangoon
               Catalog #: 1000036772                                           Catalog #: 1000035825
                     Rating: PG                                                      Rating: R
               Run Time: 115 minutes                                           Run Time: 100 minutes

                    M. Butterfly                                                  Zabriskie Point
               Catalog # 1000092092                                            Catalog #: 1000043081
                     Rating: R                                                       Rating: NR
               Run Time: 101 minutes                                           Run Time: 110 minutes

                                       Looking To Get Out Director’s Cut
                                            Catalog # 1000042578
                                                  Rating: R
                                            Run Time: 120 minutes


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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,
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