It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas … if Paramount Home Media Distribution’s latest round of product announcements is any indication of what is just over the Labor Day horizon.
On Oct. 14 the “Diamond Anniversary” of director Michael Curtiz’s 1954 musical classic, White Christmas, starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Vera-Ellen and Rosemary Clooney, will be celebrated with newly-prepared DVD and Blu-ray product offerings. No word just yet on bonus nuggets that will be included with these collectible SKUs.
On Nov. 4, John Denver will be featured in director Michael Pressman’s 1986 seasonal classic, The Christmas Gift and Paramount has a Jason Robards double-feature ready for DVD on the same date titled Holiday Family Classics … this includes The Thanksgiving Treasure (1973) and The House Without a Christmas Tree (1972) … both co-starring Lisa Lucas and Mildred Natwick (Best Supporting Actress nominee in 1967 for Barefoot in the Park).
When Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Jason 'Wee Man' Acuña and the rest of the gang get together they are certainly celebrating something … perhaps not Christmas. On Oct. 14 Paramount has a four-disc collection ready for their fans to enjoy — it is titled Jackass: The Classic TV Collection – Unrated.
Lastly, documentary filmmaker Andrew Rossi’s Ivory Tower, a look at the value of a college degree versus the ever-increasing cost thereof, has been added to the Sept. 30 DVD release calendar.
The ARR is 109 days and the limited theatrical run has generated ticket sales of $99,555.
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