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'TIS A REASON TO BE JOLLY; TWO GIFT SETS REDUCED ESPECIALLY FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

 'TIS A REASON TO BE JOLLY; TWO GIFT SETS REDUCED
 ESPECIALLY FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON


Holiday Gifts From Columbia TriStar Home Video Packaged for Release on Oct. 7, 1992 include 13 Titles Featuring Superstar Oscar-Winners
 Like Barbra Streisand, Gregory Peck, Angela Lansbury and
 Denzel Washington.
 BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia TriStar Home Video announced the Oct. 7, 1992 release of a special sell-through package of gift sets, two of which, the "Ghostbusters" gift set and the "The Karate Kid" gift set, have been reduced especially for the holiday gift-giving season. Included in this package are:
 "Ghostbusters" Special Edition Gift Set
 "Ghostbusters" -- Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis star as a maniacal band of parapsychologists who set up shop as "Ghostbusters" in order to rid Manhattan of bizarre apparitions.
 "Ghostbusters II" -- Five years after saving New York from destruction, the Ghostbusters spring back into action when Sigourney Weaver's infant son becomes the target of a powerful demonic force. Both rated PG, color, and Dolby Stereo Surround Sound. $29.95/Gift Set. "Ghostbusters," 105 minutes, "Ghostbusters II," 102 minutes, VHS No. 50513/Gift Set.
 "The Karate Kid" -- Special Edition Gift Set
 "The Karate Kid" -- Daniel (Ralph Macchio) moves to California and becomes the object of bullying by the Cobras, a gang of Karate students. His apartment building's handyman Miyagi (Pat Morita), an expert in marshall arts, teaches him the karate skills necessary to complete against the Cobras in a karate competition.
 "The Karate Kid II" -- Daniel (Macchio) accompanies Miyagi (Morita), his handyman to his ancestral home of Okinawa. Once there, a bitter feud with a long-time enemy Sato (Daniel Kamekona) is reignited involving young Daniel in a brilliant collision of cultures and combat.
 "The Karate Kid III" - When Daniel decides not to compete in an upcoming karate championship, he becomes the target of Mike Barnes (Sean Kanan) a vicious Cobra student determined to win back Daniel's title.
 All rated PG, Color, and VHS Hi Fi, $45.95/Gift Set. "The Karate Kid," 126 minutes, "The Karate Kid II," 113 minutes, "The Karate Kid III," 111 minutes, VHS No. 50523/Gift Set.
 U.S. News & World Report Gift Set
 "The Bombers" -- The history of strategic bombing missions through live-action footage and first-hand accounts of the men who commanded some of the world's most awesome aircraft are packaged in this set.
 "The Choppers" -- Chronicles the development of the modern helicopter and recounts the hair-raising rescue and evacuation missions that earned them the respect and admiration of history as "Saviors from the sky."
 "The Fighters" -- Enter the cockpit of the most terrifying and celebrated air combat machines ever -- from the F-4 Phantom to today's highly specialized, single-purpose marvels.
 All Not Rated, Color, and VHS Hi Fi.
 "Funny Girl/Funny Lady" Special Edition Gift Set
 "Funny Girl" -- Barbra Streisand won an Oscar for her performance in this extremely popular musical comedy about Ziegfield Follies' star Fanny Brice's rise to stardom and her stormy marriage to the only true love of her life, Nicky Arnstein, played by Omar Shariff.
 "Funny Lady" -- In this sequel to "Funny Girl," Brice (Streisand), at the height of her fame, teams up with songwriter Billy Rose (James Caan, "For the Boys," "Misery") and their friendship blossoms into romance.
 Both rated G, color, VHS Hi Fi, $29.95/Gift Set. "Funny Girl," 165 minutes, "Funny Lady," 136 minutes. VHS No. 11553/Gift Set.
 "The Blue and the Gray"
 Gregory Peck ("Roman Holiday"), Stacy Keach (TV's "Mike Hammer") and Geraldine Page ("A Trip to Bountiful") lead an all-star cast in this sweeping Civil War saga.
 Not rated, color, VHS Hi Fi. $29.95, 295 minutes (Two cassettes), VHS No. 50493.
 "Beulah Land"
 This sweeping epic traces the lives of one family through 45 years in the Old South, including the fateful days of the Civil War. Lesley Ann Warren stars as Sarah, a women singularly devoted to her home, the beautiful plantation Beulah Land.
 Not rated, color, VHS Hi Fi. $29.95, 267 minutes (Two cassettes), VHS No. 50483.
 "Nicholas and Alexandra"
 The final years of the Romanov empire are chronicled in this lavish epic tale of the last Tsar of Russia which was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture and won two Academy Awards for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design.
 Rated PG, Color, VHS Hi Fi. $29.95, 180 minutes, (two cassettes), VHS No. 60072.
 "Glory Gift Set"
 "Glory" -- The story of the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War starring Matthew Broderick, Morgan Freeman and Best Supporting Actor Oscar-winner Denzel Washington.
 Rated R, color, VHS Hi Fi. $29.95/Gift Set, 122 minutes, VHS No. 11543/Gift Set.
 "The True Story of Glory Continues" -- Meet the soldiers from the 54th regiment through period drawings, sketches, paintings and actual photographs that are beautifully combined with film and additional footage from the film "Glory." Narrated by Morgan Freeman. Produced and written by Ray Herbeck Jr. Directed by Ben Burtt.
 Not rated, color, VHS Hi Fi. $29.95/Gift Set, 45 minutes, VHS No. 11543/Gift Set.
 "The First Olympics -- Athens 1896" -- Angela Lansbury and Louis Jordan star in this film about a French baron who finally realizes his dream of reviving the ancient Olympic games after 1500 years.
 Not rated, color, VHS Hi Fi. $29.95, 280 minutes, VHS No. 60947.
 "Fanny and Alexander" -- Part comedy and part ghost story, the film, set in a rural Swedish town in 1907, tells the story of one year in the lives of the colorful Ekdahl family.
 Rated R, color, VHS Hi Fi Mono. $29.95, 190 minutes, VHS No. 5217.
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 /CONTACT: Clint Culpepper of Columbia TriStar Home Video, 818-972-0038/ CO: Columbia TriStar Home Video ST: California IN: ENT SU:


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