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Warner Home Video Debuts Two New High Definition Titles.

Bullitt and The Getaway Starring Steve McQueen Who Defined the Essence of Cool

Make Their Simultaneous HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc Debuts on February 27

BURBANK, Calif. -- On February 27, Warner Home Video (WHV) will release two new high definition titles making their HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc debut: Bullitt and The Getaway starring screen legend Steve McQueen, Hollywood's real-life rebel and screen legend who defined cool like no other actor. Orders are due January 23.

The special features for Bullitt includes the special feature in high definition format: The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing, a fascinating look at the art of film editing featuring award-winning directors Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino and Ridley Scott.

All HD DVD and Blu-ray titles will be available for $28.99 SRP. All bonus materials on the Standard Definition version will be included on the high definition versions.

About the Movies

Bullitt (1968) -- In one of his most famous roles, Steve McQueen stars as tough-guy police detective Frank Bullitt, assigned for 48 hours to watch a witness before his trial. However, when the witness and another officer are shot, Bullitt decides to investigate the case on his own, much to the dismay of an ambitious Senator (Robert Vaughn) who wants to shut the investigation down, hindering Bullitt's plan to bring the killers to justice. Robert Duvall and Jacqueline Bisset also star in the film which contains one of the most exciting car chases in film. Bullitt also won the 1969 Academy Award([R]) for Best Editing.

The Getaway (1972) -- Steve McQueen plays a bank robber whose wife makes a deal with a Texas politician to have her husband released from prison in return for a percentage from their next big heist. But when the plan goes sour, the couple must flee to Mexico as fast as they can, with a variety of gun-wielding thugs on their trail. Ali MacGraw, Sally Struthers and Al Lettieri also star in this crime thriller directed by Sam Peckinpah (The Wild Bunch).

Warner Home Video HD DVDs and Blu-ray Discs offer resolution six times higher than standard definition DVDs, as well as extraordinarily vibrant contrast and color and beautifully crisp sound. The new formats also provide a higher level of interactivity, with instant access to extra features via a seamless menu-bar where viewers can enjoy features without leaving or interrupting the film.

With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
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