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Gay-Themed Film Collection to DVD

By admin Published: March 24, 2010

From Fox/MGM:

The very first gay-themed film DVD collection from a major motion picture studio, The Cinema Pride Collection debuts only at Amazon.com on June 8 from Twentieth Century Fox and MGM Home Entertainment. Distinctively packaged with vibrant artwork, the set includes ten movies spanning over 40 years and includes The Children’s Hour, La Cage Aux Folles, My Beautiful Laundrette, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Extra Frills Edition, The Birdcage, Bent, The Object of My Affection, Boys Don’t Cry, Kissing Jessica Stein and Imagine Me & You.

The release continues after the jump. All of these films have been released separately before, but the packaging is new. Retail price is $49.98. Some extras included.

The studio is tying the release to "the 40th anniversary of gay pride." What is considered the first gay-pride march was in June 1970 in New York City.

“The 10 films included in The Cinema Pride Collection reflect just how far the LGBT movement has evolved over the past four decades. These films offer viewers an unforgettable journey into our collective past,” offers Jeremy Kinser of The Advocate.

Filled with poignancy, humor and inspiring bravery, the acclaimed movies have paved the way for filmmaking that honors diversity and acceptance. Featuring some of the world’s most talented and popular stars in unforgettable performances, including Oscar® winners Audrey Hepburn (Roman Holiday; Best Actress), Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood; Best Actor), Dianne Wiest (Bullets Over Broadway; Best Supporting Actress), Gene Hackman (The French Connection; Best Actor), Hilary Swank (Boys Don’t Cry; Best Actress), Robin Williams (Good Will Hunting; Best Supporting Actor), Shirley MacLaine (Terms of Endearment; Best Actress) among others, the dramas and comedies in this unique collection take audiences on an emotional journey to cherish... with pride.

The Cinema Pride Collection will be available on DVD exclusively through Amazon.com for the suggested retail price of $49.98. Available only in the U.S.

The Cinema Pride Collection Title Synopses:

The Children’s Hour (1961) A private school for young girls is scandalized when one spiteful student, Mary Tilford (Karen Balkin), accuses Karen Wright (Audrey Hepburn) and Martha Dobie (Shirley MacLaine), the two young women who run the school, of having a questionable relationship.

La Cage Aux Folles (1978) Two gay men living in St. Tropez have their lives turned upside down when Laurent Baldi (Rémi Laurent), the son of one of the men, announces he is getting married.

My Beautiful Laundrette (1986) An ambitious Asian Briton and his white lover (Daniel Day-Lewis) strive for success and hope, when they open up a glamorous laundromat.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Extra Frills Edition (1994) With a contract to perform a drag show way out in the Australian desert, Bernadette (Terrence Stamp), Tick (Hugo Weaving) and Adam (Guy Pearce) each have a personal reason for wanting to leave the safety of Sydney. Christening their battered tour bus “Priscilla,” these wickedly funny drama queens head for the outback...where their spectacular adventures are more than matched by their spectacular outfits.

The Birdcage (1996) Lies and deception--it's all in the family when Armand (Robin Williams) must convince his future in-laws that he's as upstanding and uptight as they are in “the funniest comedy you'll see this year” (Gene Shalit, “Today Show”). Co-starring Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, Dianne Wiest, Christine Baranski and Calista Flockhart and Hank Azaria.

Bent (1997) Renowned British stage director Sean Mathias directs Martin Sherman's “powerful and provocative” (The New York Times) screenplay about one man's struggle (Clive Owen) to maintain his dignity while imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp. Co-starring Ian McKellen and Jude Law.

The Object of My Affection (1998) Jennifer Aniston stars in this sly romantic comedy as Nina, a young woman who falls in love with her new roommate, George, (Paul Rudd) even though he's gay and loves her purely as a friend.

Boys Don’t Cry (1999) The story of the life of Brandon Teena, a transgendered teen who preferred life in a male identity until it was discovered he was born biologically female. Starring two-time Oscar® winner Hilary Swank (Boys Don’t Cry, Million Dollar Baby). Co-starring Golden Globe winner Chloe Sevigny (“Big Love”) and Peter Sarsgaard (An Education).

Kissing Jessica Stein (2001) Fed up with her fruitless search for “Mr. Right” and tired of blind dates from hell, attractive journalist Jessica Stein (Jennifer Westdfeldt) whimsically responds to a classified ad - from Helen! Making and breaking new rules of dating as they go, the two women muddle through an earnest but hilarious courtship that blurs the lines between friendship and romantic love in this “smashing romantic comedy” (Rolling Stone).

Imagine Me & You (2005) Piper Perabo lights up the screen as Rachel, a blushing bride whose perfect nuptials take a surprising turn at the altar. An innocent glance between Rachel and an unexpected wedding guest (Lena Headey) is all it takes to spark a ‘love at first sight’ romance with a surprising twist -- the object of Rachel's affection is a smart and sensuous... woman! Co-stars Matthew Goode (A Single Man, Leap Year).

Discs:

Disc One:
● The Children’s Hour – feature film
● Original theatrical trailer
Disc Two:
● La Cage Aux Folles – feature film
Disc Three:
● My Beautiful Laundrette – feature film
Disc Four:
● The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Extra Frills Edition – feature film
● Audio Commentary by Director Stephan Elliot
● Birth of a Queen
● Deleted Scenes
○ How Trumpet got his nickname
○ Check-in at the Checkers Motel
○ An outage before dinner
○ Auntie picks up the pieces
● Tidbits from the set
● The bus from blooperville – Bloopers
● Fabulous photo gallery
● Theatrical trailer
● Theatrical teaser trailer
Disc Five:
● The Birdcage – feature film
● Original trailer
Disc Six:
● Bent – feature film
Disc Seven:
● The Object of My Affection – feature film
● Featurette
● Theatrical trailer
● TV spots

Disc Eight:
● Boys Don’t Cry – feature film
● Commentary by Director Kimberly Peirce
● TV spots
● Featurettes
● Original theatrical trailer
● Theatrical teaser
Disc Nine:
● Kissing Jessica Stein – feature film
● Commentary by Director Charles Herman-Wurmfeld, Cinematographer Laurence Sher, and Writers Heather Juergensen and Jennifer Westfeldt
● Deleted scenes
● Outtakes
● Featurette
● Theatrical trailer
Disc Ten:
● Side A
○ Imagine Me & You – full screen feature film
○ Commentary by Director/Writer Ol Parker
○ Deleted and extended scenes
● Side B
○ Imagine Me & You – widescreen feature film
○ Commentary by Director/Writer Ol Parker
○ Q & A with director and cast
○ Director’s statement

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