FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WARNER HOME VIDEO BLASTS OFF WITH THE
MOST SUCCESSFUL IMAX® SPACE FILM OF ALL TIME
NARRATED BY TOM CRUISE
Launching onto DVD for the First Time June 7
Burbank, Calif., March 17, 2005- Prepare to launch 220 miles above Earth at 17,500 mph to experience a remarkable out-of-this-world
adventure with the popular IMAX® film Space Station, the first-ever cinematic journey to the famed International Space Station (ISS). As
astoundingly beautiful as it is technically dazzling, this extraordinary film, narrated by Academy Award®-winner Tom Cruise, is the closest
most people will ever come to real space exploration. Blasting off onto DVD June 7, this one of a kind DVD is loaded with extras and priced
to own at $19.98 SRP from Warner Home Video.
One of the most popular IMAX® films ever (over $57 Million U.S. Box Office), Space Station treats audiences like real astronauts from
blast-off to life inside the ISS. Made with the cooperation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Space
Station is the story of the unique partnership of 16 nations building a laboratory in outer space - a permanent facility for the study
of the effects of long-duration exposure to zero gravity and the necessary first step towards the global co-operative effort needed if
man is to someday set foot on Mars. The film is highlighted by the challenges, setbacks and triumphs of this groundbreaking engineering
feat…and ultimately, the shared international victory of men and women whose dreams exceed the limits of life on Earth.
Space Station follows two separate space shuttles that leave from Florida's Kennedy Space Center and Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome to
rendezvous with their new home in orbit 220 miles above Earth. Now people of every age and language can work side by side with their
space-walking crewmates, building and inhabiting this unprecedented structure in space.
"After a very impressive run at IMAX® theaters around the country, we are excited to release the ultimate space movie experience, Space
Station, for fans to enjoy at home," said Christine Martinez, WHV Vice President, Non-theatrical Franchise Marketing. "This DVD gives
audiences an experience like none other by offering incredible extra features that take the viewer to the next level. Bonus features include
an exclusive guided tour through the ISS from the astronauts who lived and worked there, interviews with the astronauts explaining how
this movie was made in space, never-before-seen photos, and more. Space Station is the perfect film for anyone who wants a first hand
look at what it is like to travel into space."
The Space Station DVD extra content includes:
" Featurette: Adventures in Space - The Process of Moviemaking
" Director/Astronaut Commentary
" Two Audio Visual Astronaut Guided Tours Of The ISS
" Photo Gallery (including never-before-seen photos)
Price: $19.98 SRP
Street Date: June 7, 2005
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Running time: 47 minutes
With operations in 89 international territories Warner Home Video Inc., a Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. 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.
With the successful launch and return of the space shuttle this week, the arrival of the I-MAX film SPACE STATION is very timely.
This is a terrific video that takes you on your own personal tour of the international space station. You ride along with the
astronauts as they bring the space station new supplies and bring up new crew members.
This video provides you with a hint of what it would be like to work and live in space. Quarters are small and I would guess
that team work is paramount. Everyone has to pull together and that is a good lesson to learn for all of us.
If you want to know more about the international space station -- this video is definitely for you. The presentation is wonderful
and it is packed of wonderful video segments showing the astronauts getting ready for sleep, moving supplies from shuttle
to station and much, much more.
This is a good one for the kids as well. If they are curious, especially given the recent shuttle flight, this video will give them
a lot more information about what it is like to live in space.