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A new DVD release of major importance

A Laureate Presentation
Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd.


( Special Edition )

The classic of classics - universally acclaimed as
"The greatest film ever made."

Reviews now in

Extras include

1. A pristine digital master newly restored from a recently-unearthed 35 mm fine grain interpositive
2. Specially-produced 50 minute featurette "Anatomy of a Classic" hosted by Barry Norman
3. Audio commentary by film historian Ken Barnes
4. Photo Gallery
5. Welles Off Screen - featuring
                  (a) Welles' original and controversial 1938 radio broadcast of H.G. Wells' "War of the Worlds." in its entirety.
                   (b) The 1945 commercial recording of Welles' adaptation of Oscar Wilde's children's classic "The Happy Prince" with Orson Welles ( narrator) with Bing Crosby and supporting cast. Music by Bernard Herrmann conducted by Victor Young
6. Cast and Crew Profiles
7. Original Theatrical Trailer
8. Moving Menus
9. Animated Chapters
10. DeLuxe 2-disc packaging

Release date: July 21st, 2003
Available everywhere from all good stores and on-line from




gets the deluxe treatment from
CDA Entertainment
in association with
Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd.

Following the critical and commercial success of Laureate's dedicated presentation of Universal's "Citizen Kane-Special Edition" (released in June,2003), CDA Entertainment have now created a deluxe Classic Presentation Box making this the definitive collector's version of the timeless Orson Welles film classic.


Two Discs: Senitypes, Stills and Commemorative Booklet

Disc One:
* Restored and remastered feature
* Soundtrack: Dolby Digital 2 channel
* Audio commentary from Ken Barnes

Disc Two:
* "Anatomy of a Classic:"
documentary presented by Barry Norman (50 mins)
* Restoration comparison
* Behind the scenes stills gallery
* "The War of the Worlds" original 1938 radio broadcast
* "The Happy Prince" Oscar Wilde's classic children's story.
The original 1945 commercial recording with Orson Welles and Bing Crosby
* Original theatrical trailer
* Collectible senitype -exclusive 35 mm image of the film.
* Six high quality reproduction stills from the film.
* Commemorative booklet
Housed in a sturdy de-luxe presentation box

Available from 8 December 2003 from all good video dealers
and on line from

Available on-line from


All text & Pictures Laureate Company. Design Karen Edwards 2002/2003