Excel launches Oscar film festival on DVD

MUMBAI: In line with the 79th Annual Academy Awards, an Oscar DVD Film Festival is underway in leading bookstores, DVD and retail outlets across the country.


The fest titled ‘Oscar Fever 2007’ is organized by Excel Home Videos in association with Twentieth Century Fox, Walt Disney Home Entertainment and Merchant Ivory Production.


The festival, which commenced on 22 February, will culminate on 15 March and will feature 46 movies including The Sound of Music, Aliens, The French Connection, Gentleman’s Agreement , Titanic, Tora!Tora!Tora!, Braveheart, Sideways, Great Expectations, Miracle On 34th Street, The Abyss, Walk The Line, Boys Don’t Cry , The Full Monty, Independence Day, The Longest Day, Moulin Rouge, Mrs Doubtfire, The Omen, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid, Mary Poppins, Cold Mountain, Finding Nemo, The Little Mermaid, The Chronicles of Narnia, Pearl Harbor, Dick Tracy and Howards End.


Excel Home Videos managing director M N Kapasi says, “This is the first time in Indian home entertainment that multiple Hollywood Studios have come together for a movie extravaganza. This is a great opportunity for cinema buffs to expand their collection and also upgrade their VCDs to high end DVDs.” 


The Festival will feature a unique reward point system with movies with more Oscars carrying higher points. There are also opportunities for consumers to win free DVDs.


The other movies in the fray include

Master & Commander, My Cousin Vinny, Patton, Wall Street, Speed, All that Jazz, Cocoon, Planet Of The Apes, Road To Perdition, The Fly, Hello Dolly, How Green Was My Valley, The Incredibles, Tarzan, Toy Story, Monsters Inc, Pocahontas, Colour of Money among others.

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