More Amblin DVDs

October 19, 1998


Universal City, California, October 19, 1998 - Universal Studios Home Video will release 10 titles from Amblin Entertainment for the first time on DVD during the first half of 1999. The slate includes the Collector's Editions of 1941, The Flintstones and Back to the Future, as well as The Little Rascals, How to Make an American Quilt, Batteries Not Included, Back to the Future II, The Money Pit, Always and Harry and the Hendersons. In addition, Steven Spielberg's first directed feature, Duel, is also included for release.

"We are very pleased to announce this agreement with Amblin Entertainment, which extends a long-running and highly successful partnership", stated Bill Clark, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Universal Studios Home Video. "Amblin Entertainment has long been synonymous with quality entertainment and this partnership significantly positions us as a leader in the DVD marketplace."

In addition to Duel, two other films directed by Steven Spielberg debuting on DVD include 1941 and Always. As is the case with all Universal DVD titles, the Collector's Editions will include interviews with the talent and production crew, behind-the-scenes footage, talent bios
, theatrical trailers, production notes, and other bonus materials. All DVD titles will continue to be available in snapcase packaging.

Universal Studios Home Video's current DVD catalog contains a vast array of titles encompassing family and children's fare, comedies, action adventure, dramas, mysteries, sci-fi and suspense, romance and classic favorites. There are over 20 Special Collector's editions which include such bonus materials as documentaries, talent bios, behind-the-scenes footage, theatrical trailers, production notes, and exclusive interviews.