Dec 05, 2006 09:11 AM EST
Eddie Murphy is Delirious Next February
Entertainment Studios Home Entertainment (ESHE) and Starz Home Entertainment announced today that the classic, comedy concert, Eddie Murphy: Delirious, will be made available for the very first time ever on DVD Tuesday, February 6, 2007. (pre-book January 10, 2007). Eddie Murphy: Delirious changed the face of stand-up comedy and influenced some of today's most popular cutting edge - in-your-face comics including Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle.
The year was 1983 and NOTHING was sacred! Jokes about puberty, dating, Mr. T, disciplinarian mothers, and the personality traits of Michael Jackson were all fair game when the man in the red leather suit took the stage! Eddie Murphy: Delirious arrives on DVD boasting brand-new special features including an Eddie Murphy Interview hosted by Byron Allen and ten minutes of never-before-seen footage. Eddie Murphy: Delirious will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.
"We are proud to distribute this very special DVD along with Starz Home Entertainment," says Byron Allen, chairman and CEO of Entertainment Studios. "I have known Eddie for more than 25 years and have enjoyed collaborating with him on the special features and other aspects of this incredibly popular and highly-anticipated DVD."
"This is a tremendous property to distribute under the Starz Home Entertainment label," stated Bill Clark, executive vice president and general manager of Starz Home Entertainment. "By capitalizing on our retail relationships, and utilizing Mr. Allen's great celebrity contacts as well as his expertise in the comedy arena, we are confident that 'Delirious' will be a leading release in the first quarter of 2007."
Entertainment Studios Home Entertainment and Starz Home Entertainment will support the DVD release of Eddie Murphy: Delirious with a comprehensive marketing campaign reaching millions of consumers including advertising on Entertainment Studios network of TV shows reaching 30 million consumers per week.
Eddie Murphy: Delirious is classic Eddie Murphy at his best and shows why he is the ORIGINAL KING OF COMEDY! Taped live and in concert at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. in August 1983, the stand-up special originally aired on a then-fledgling cable network called HBO.
Eddie Murphy: Delirious will be released just after the anticipated theatrical release of Dreamgirls starring Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles and Danny Glover on December 25, 2006. Murphy is also starring in the feature film Norbit with Thandie Newton (Crash) and Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire), which will open on February 9, 2007 and was written by Charlie Murphy.
Pre-order your copy of Delirious from Amazon.com for the sale price of $12.99 today!
About Entertainment Studios Home Entertainment
Entertainment Studios Home Entertainment (ESHE) is becoming one of the premier independent suppliers of DVD, CD and umd products. With a library of over 3,000 hours of owned content and a growing array of licensed titles, ESHE markets and distributes a collection of films, television programs, concerts and Children's direct-to-video programming. Entertainment Studios Home Entertainment, a division of LA-based Entertainment Studios (www.es.tv), the largest independent producer and distributor of first-run syndicated television, is dedicated to releasing outstanding programs and films worldwide.
About Anchor Bay and Starz Home Entertainment
Anchor Bay Entertainment is a division of Starz Media. Starz Media is a programming production and distribution company operating worldwide. It includes the Film Roman, Anchor Bay Entertainment, and Manga Entertainment brands. Its units create animated and live-action programming - including theatrical films -- and programming created under contract for other media companies. It distributes that programming, and programming acquired from outside producers, through home video retailers, theaters, broadcasters, ad supported and premium television channels, and Internet and wireless video distributors in the US and internationally. Starz Media is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation that is attributed to Liberty Capital Group, www.starz.com.
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