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Warner Home Video Presents an All-New, Original Live Action Movie Based on Johanna Spyri's Classic Tale ''Heidi'' on DVD August 8.

BURBANK, Calif. -- Emma Bolger, Max Von Sydow, Geraldine Chaplin and Diana Rigg Star in This Treasured 1880's Story Perfect for Girls of All Ages!

Warner Home Video (WHV) presents an all-new, original live action movie, "Heidi," based on Johanna Spyri's classic and beloved 1880 storybook, on DVD August 8, 2006. An inspiring film for all members of the family, "Heidi" will retail at $19.97 (SRP).

Emma Bolger ("In America") stars as Heidi, the dispossessed orphan who wants only to love and be loved. Forced to live with her embittered grandfather, Uncle Alp (Max von Sydow, "The Seventh Seal," "Minority Report"), she manages to charm him and in return, Heidi falls in love with the beautiful mountain he calls home. Unfortunately, Heidi's bliss is short lived for her Aunt Detie (Pauline McLynn, "Angela's Ashes," "Quills") again uproots the child and sends her to Frankfurt where Heidi is employed as a live-in companion for a young girl, Clara (Jessica Claridge, "Five Children and It"), who is confined to a wheelchair. While at first Heidi is disappointed by her new big city surroundings, her feisty nature and gift for adventure help create a fast friendship with Clara. While Heidi tries to adjust and Clara's grandmother (Dame Diana Rigg, "The Avengers," "Mystery!") teaches her to read, Mrs. Rottenmeier, the stern housekeeper played by Geraldine Chaplin ("Dr. Zhivago," "Chaplin"), continues to make things difficult for her, and Heidi misses life in the Alps more and more. In the end when Heidi returns to the mountains, she follows her heart and finds a miracle.

A delightful and uplifting story, "Heidi" is a triumph of love, friendship and forgiveness that has captivated readers' hearts for over 100 years. Filmed on location in the spectacular Julian Alps of Slovenia and several visually stunning locales in Wales, viewers will be drawn in by the film's dazzling cinematography. Children as well as adults will find themselves captivated by its rich narratives, powerful acting and true to the book story-telling which captures the spirit of 19th century Alpine life. WHV will offer the film on a one disc DVD.

"We are pleased to present this new, original live action version of 'Heidi' to a whole new generation of girls of all ages. This classic story is about love, friendship and forgiveness, all values that are as important today as they were 100 years ago," commented Dorinda Marticorena, WHV Vice President, Kids and Sports Marketing. She continued, "Emma Bolger is outstanding in the title role. Her unique spirit and playful attitude embodies everything that Heidi is meant to be and she is a delight to watch. With a stellar cast and the beautiful Alps of Slovenia as a backdrop, consumers everywhere will want to add this timeless piece of storytelling to their collection."

For more information on this and other titles distributed by Warner Home Video, visit www.whvdirect.com.

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