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SAMANTHA, DARREN AND ENDORA INVITE EVERYONE TO A 'BEWITCHED' CHRISTMAS

 SAMANTHA, DARREN AND ENDORA INVITE EVERYONE
 TO A 'BEWITCHED' CHRISTMAS
 Sept. 2, 1992 Columbia Tristar Home Video Releases A Sell-Through
 Package Of Holiday Treats Featuring Such Television Classics As


'Bewitched,' One Of The Most Popular Television Series Of All Time.
 At just $14.95, everyone can afford to spend the holidays with
 Hazel and Mr. 'B' as well as George Burns and Gracie Allen.
 BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia TriStar Home Video celebrates the holiday season with the release of a holiday television promo package of eight classic titles with four new-to- video releases including two Christmas episodes of the classic '60s television shows "Bewitched," starring Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York and Agnes Moorehead and "Hazel," starring the inimitable Shirley Booth. Also included are a pair of hilarious episodes from the legendary "Burns and Allen Show." Other television classics include "Christmas at the Movies," a look at how Christmas has been portrayed in film for more than 80 years in this special collection of Hollywood's finest holiday moments; "The Snowman," the Academy Award- winning animated short film; and "Rich Little's Christmas Carol," the master impressionist in a remake of the Dickens classic.
 "Bewitched" -- Spend Christmas with Samantha Stevens (Montgomery), America's favorite witch, her mortal husband, Darren (York) and her ever-imposing mother Endora (Moorehead) in this hilarious yuletide episodic double feature: "Humbug Not to Be Spoken Here" (Written by Lila Garret and Bernie Kahn. Directed by William Asher) and a "A Vision of Sugar Plums" (Written by Herman Groves. Directed by Alan Rafkin). Series created by Sol Saks.
 Not Rated. B&W/Color. Stereo. $14.95. 51 minutes. VHS No. 92753.
 "Hazel" -- Enjoy the raucous holiday hi-jinks of America's favorite maid. Booth (Academy Award winner for "Come Back Little Sheba") stars as Hazel in two Christmas episodes from the classic 1960s television series: "Just 86 Shopping Minutes Left Til Christmas" (Written by Louella MacFarlane. Directed by William D. Russell) and "Hazel's Christmas Shopping" (Written by William Cowley and Peggy Chantler. Directed by William D. Russell). Also starring Don Defore and Whitney Blake with Bobby Buntrock. Created by Ted Key based on the Saturday Evening Post character.
 Not Rated. B&W/Color. VHS Hi Fi. $14.95. 49 minutes. VHS No. 92743.
 "The Burns and Allen Show" -- George Burns and Gracie Allen prove that laughter is timeless in a pair of classic Christmas episodes: "Company For Christmas" (produced and directed by Frederic de Cordova) and "Christmas in Jail" (produced and directed by Rod Amateau). Both episodes written by Jarvey Helm, Keith Fowler, Norman Paul and William Burns. This hilarious videocassette is the first in a nostalgic and collectible series. Also starring Harry Von Zell and Bea Benadaret.
 Not Rated. B&W. VHS Hi Fi. $14.95. 45 minutes. VHS No. 92763.
 "Christmas at the Movies" -- Gene Kelly hosts an unforgettable ride through 80 years of silver screen Noels in this delightful presentation. Kelly illustrates how the magic of the movies has brightened the magic of this very special season including Judy Garland's "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," Frank Capra remembering "It's A Wonderful Life" and the legendary Bing Crosby's "White Christmas."
 Not Rated. Color. VHS Hi Fi. $14.95. 42 minutes. VHS No. 92733.
 "The Snowman" -- Nominated for an Academy Award, this delightful animated tale of magic enchantment as a young boy's snowman comes to life and escorts him on a fantasy dream visit to the North Pole. Written by Raymond Briggs based on his book of the same title. Produced by John Coates. Directed by Diane Jackson.
 Not Rated. Color. VHS Hi Fi Stereo. $14.95. 26 minutes. VHS No. H0141.
 "Rich Little's Christmas Carol" -- The master impressionist casts the major parts in the Dickens classic from his own vast repertoire of famous faces. Johnny Carson, W.C. Fields, Richard Nixon, Groucho Marx, Humphrey Bogart, Truman Capote and even Edith Bunker show up in this heartwarming holiday treat.
 Not Rated. Color. VHS Hi Fi Stereo. $14.95. 55 minutes. VHS No. H0756.
 "Prancer" -- One day, nine-year-old Jessica finds a wounded reindeer in the woods. Believing it is the real Prancer, she wants to nurse it back to health so she can return it to Santa. This effort brings wonderful and magical changes in her family and the whole town. Starring Sam Elliot ("Lifeguard"), Academy Award-winner Cloris Leachman ("The Last Picture Show") and newcomer Rebecca Harrell. Produced by Raffaella De Laurentis. Screenplay by Greg Taylor. Directed by John Hancock.
 Rated G. Color. VHS Dolby Stereo. $14.95. 103 minutes. VHS No. 7780.
 "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" -- In this 1964 cult classic, Santa Claus is kidnapped by Martians to make toys for their unhappy Martian children. But before the tension gets unbearable, it's time for a toe-tapping song, "Horray For Santa Claus." Oodles of surprises and the acting debut of an inimitable Pia Zadora makes this a cult classic for any time of the year. Based on a story by Paul Jacobson. Produced by Paul Jacobson. Directed by Nicholas Webster.
 Not Rated. Color. Mono. $14.95. 78 minutes. VHS No. 2105.
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 /CONTACT: Clint Culpepper of Columbia TriStar Home Video 818-972-0338/ CO: Columbia TriStar Home Video ST: California IN: ENT SU:


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