The stars align this April as Lionsgate brings together film collections from three of Hollywood’s most enchanting leading ladies with the release of the Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Kidmanand Renée Zellweger 4-Film Collections. Each DVD collection showcases four of these *Academy Award® winning actresses’ most memorable films, together for the first time. Just in time for Mother’s Day, each collection, loaded with special features like audio commentaries, deleted scenes and featurettes, will be available on April 3rd, for the suggested retail price of $19.98.
*Gwyneth Paltrow: Best Actress in a Leading Role, Shakespeare in Love, 1998; Nicole Kidman: Best Actress in a Leading Role, The Hours, 2002; Renée Zellweger: Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Cold Mountain, 2003
Anchored by the film for which she won the Oscar®, the Gwyneth Paltrow: 4-Film Collection includes Shakespeare in Love, A View From the Top, Bounce and Emma. In Shakespeare in Love, Paltrow portrays the lovely Lady Viola, who finds herself entangled in a secret romance with Will Shakespeare. In the romantic comedy, View From the Top, the actress pairs with Christina Applegate (TV’s “Up All Night”) and Kelly Preston (Jerry Maguire) as a small-town girl who gets a taste of the big time world when setting her sights on becoming a first-class flight attendant. The final two films of the collection feature Paltrow as a grieving widow (in the drama, Bounce) with Ben Affleck, and the title character in the adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel, Emma.
NICOLE KIDMAN: 4-FILM COLLECTION SYNOPSIS
One of the most versatile actresses in Hollywood, Nicole Kidman has an impressive body of work, including three Oscar® nominations**, and one win for The Hours. The Nicole Kidman: 4-Film Collection includes the acclaimed titles, Rabbit Hole, Cold Mountain, The Others and Dogville. Based on the popular play, Rabbit Hole features Kidman as Becca, a wife and mother whose life has been unhinged by a tragic accident. Cold Mountain, set in the Civil War, follows the story of Ada, who vows to wait for her love after he’s left her to fight as part of the Confederate Army. In The Others, Kidman portrays a mother of two photosensitive children when they become convinced that their home is haunted. And in the drama, Dogville, Kidman is a woman who finds refuge from the mob in a small Colorado town.
**Best Actress in a Leading Role, Moulin Rouge!, 2001; Best Actress in a Leading Role, The Hours, 2002; Best Actress in a Leading Role, Rabbit Hole, 2010
RENÉE ZELLWEGER: 4-FILM COLLECTION SYNOPSIS
Another three-time Oscar® nominated*** actress with one win in 2003, Renée Zellweger brings something unique to every performance. The Renée Zellweger: 4-Film Collection features four such performances in Bridget Jones’s Diary, Chicago, Cold Mountain and New in Town. In her first nominated role, Zellweger stars as the determined but lovelorn title character, Bridget Jones. As starlet murderer Roxie Hart, Zellweger lights up the screen alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones in the Broadway musical turned film, Chicago. In Cold Mountain, the actress co-stars with Kidman in the Civil War drama. Finally, Zellweger returns to her comedic roots to star in the fish-out-of-water romantic comedy, New in Town.
***Best Actress in a Leading Role, Bridget Jones’s Diary, 2001; Best Actress in a Leading Role, Chicago, 2002; Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Cold Mountain, 2003
PROGRAM INFORMATION Year of Production:
Gwyneth Paltrow: 4-Film Collection – Shakespeare in Love: 1998, View From the Top: 2003, Bounce: 2000, Emma: 1996
Gwyneth Paltrow: 4-Film Collection – Shakespeare in Love: R for sexuality, View From the Top: PG-13 for language/sexual references, Bounce: PG-13 for some language and sensuality, Emma: PG for brief mild language
Nicole Kidman: 4-Film Collection – Cold Mountain: R for violence and sexuality, Rabbit Hole: PG-13 for mature thematic material, some drug use and language, The Others: PG-13 for thematic elements and frightening moments, Dogville: R for violence and sexual content
Renée Zellweger: 4-Film Collection– Cold Mountain: R for violence and sexuality, Chicago: PG-13 for sexual content and dialogue, violence and thematic elements, Bridget Jones’s Diary: R for language and some strong sexuality, New in Town: PG for language and some suggestive material
Gwyneth Paltrow: 4-Film Collection – Shakespeare in Love: Comedy/Drama/Romance, Bounce: Drama/Romance, View From the Top, Emma: Comedy/Romance
Gwyneth Paltrow: 4-Film Collection – Shakespeare in Love, View From the Top: 5.1Dolby Digital and French Language track, Emma: English Dolby Digital, Bounce: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Nicole Kidman: 4-Film Collection – Cold Mountain, Rabbit Hole, Dogville, The Others: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Renée Zellweger: 4-Film Collection– Cold Mountain: 5.1 Dolby Digital, Bridget Jones’s Diary: 5.1Dolby Digital and French Language Track, Chicago: 5.1 Dolby Digital, 5.1 DTS Digital Surround and French Language Track, New in Town: English 5.1 Dolby Digital EX and 2.0 Dolby Digital
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