Company: Columbia/TriStar.
Date: February 2000.
Subject: Columbia/TriStar February 2000 Releases.

DVD Viewers A Step Ahead With
 Columbia Tristar's Latest Simultaneous VHS Rental Releases.

This month, Columbia TriStar Home Video has a swag of DVDs that are to be released for sale simultaneously with the VHS rental release. DVD enthusiasts can now have the very latest and greatest titles at their fingertips, such as the popular teen titles, Go! and American Pie, which head the vast range of DVDs being released by Columbia TriStar on February 14.

Movie lovers and buffs alike can enjoy a mixture of intense drama, entertaining comedy, mind blowing science-fiction and spine chilling horror.  This month’s DVD releases boast titles such as:

Go!:  Deluxe Collector’s Edition (MA15+) $39.95RRP*
A brilliant cast led by Party of Five’s Scott Wolf and Dawson’s Creek’s Katie Holmes, shows the misadventures of a group of twenty-something's in the Los Angeles’ underground scene.  This wild night is one that won’t end until the sun comes up!  The DVD Deluxe Collector’s Edition of Go! is packed with features to satisfy even the biggest fan of today’s latest stars.  You can check out any one of the 14 deleted scenes, which can only be seen on DVD, while personal profiles and a behind-the-scenes featurette with interviews give an insight into the cool cast.  Along with three popular music videos and many other unreal features, this has got to be one of Columbia TriStar Home Video’s most happening releases yet.

American Pie: Collector’s Edition (MA15+) $39.95RRP*
Anyone who loves a good comedy has got to get a slice of this! American Pie is a hilarious look at the quest of four teenage boys trying to manipulate their way into the hearts of some of their classmates.  In true DVD style, this movie has the added value of extra features including a classic quotes segment, with all of those one liners for your enjoyment over and over again, whilst the outtakes add an even funnier side to the film.  The production notes, commentary and spotlight on location all give an insight into America’s number one comedy.

Idle Hands: Collector’s Edition (MA15+) $39.95RRP*
As the saying goes, the devil will find work for idle hands, although this clueless 17-year-old slacker probably isn’t what he had in mind.  The funniest horror movie to hit our screens, this Collector’s Edition includes special features only to be experienced on DVD.  A look at the storyboard to final film comparison, lets viewers in on the making of this movie and its twists and turns.  An alternate ending to choose from, secrets from behind-the-scenes, details on the director and key cast, audio commentary, movie trailer, picture disc and much more are also featured on this DVD.  A feature-packed film, Idle Hands would have to be horror at its most twisted.

Life: Collector’s Edition (MA15+) $39.95RRP*
One of the world’s favourite comedians Eddie Murphy, teams up with funny man Martin Lawrence, in this hysterical tale of comical misfortune and mistaken identity.  This movie is brought alive with its extra features such as the spotlight on location, outtakes, deleted scenes and DVD Rom extras.  Production notes, cast and filmmakers’ notes and feature commentary show the humorous inspiration of this laugh a minute team.

The Thirteenth Floor: Collector’s Edition (M15+) $39.95RRP*
After helping to create an amazing virtual world, high tech visionary, Douglas Hall, is forced to cross the boundaries in an effort to discover the truth about the death of his colleague.  Not only does he uncover the gruesome truth, but he is forced to confront the truth of his own existence.  A science-fiction addict’s dream, The Thirteenth Floor is packed with special features and effects.  Audio commentary provided by the director and the production designer, takes viewers through the special effects, while a ‘before and after’ special effects comparison and conceptual art gallery add to the overall concept of the film. Setting the eerie mood for this movie is The Cardigans music video Erase/Rewind along with profiles of the director and key cast members, movie trailer and picture disc.

Absence of the Good (M15+) $39.95RRP*
Hollywood hunk Stephen Baldwin stars as distraught detective Caleb Barnes, trying to overcome the loss of his young son.  In pursuit of a serial killer Barnes, puzzled by the killer’s motives, makes a terrifying discovery which will lead him to his own home.  Featuring the original movie trailer and a unique picture disc, the meaning of thriller has been captured on this DVD.

Columbia TriStar Home Video present these exciting titles plus many more, available for sale on February 14.  For a full list and further information on Columbia TriStar Home Video's February releases, refer to the features table attached. The titles are available from all major retail outlets, nationwide.

Columbia TriStar DVD software is of Gold Standard Quality.  Every Columbia TriStar DVD title authored by the Sony DVD Centre in Culver City, Los Angeles, USA, will carry a Gold Standard Quality Sticker. Consumers should look out for this sticker as Columbia TriStar's endorsement of their superior quality DVD software.

Columbia TriStar Home Video is a 
Sony Pictures Entertainment Company.