Suspense Mounts As
Paramount Home Entertainment Presents:
"SORRY, WRONG NUMBER,"
and "GRAVEYARD SHIFT"
Premiering on DVD on May 28
HOLLYWOOD, April 17, 2002 - Paramount Home Entertainment
delivers three dramatic thrillers - SORRY, WRONG NUMBER, SILVER BULLET
and GRAVEYARD SHIFT -- to DVD on May 28. The classic story of a bedridden
invalid who overhears a suspicious murder plot on the phone, SORRY, WRONG
NUMBER stars Hollywood legend Barbara Stanwyck (Annie Oakley) in a critically
acclaimed role. Stephen King's SILVER BULLET is the story of a heroic
young boy who refuses to allow his small town to be terrorized by a killer
werewolf, and GRAVEYARD SHIFT is a chilly Stephen King tale of an abandoned
textile factory overtaken by rats.
Nominated for an Academy-Award® in 1949 for Best Actress,
Barbara Stanwyck stars as Leona Stevenson in SORRY, WRONG NUMBER (1948).
A rich heiress with a strained marriage to her trophy husband Henry (Burt
Lancaster, The Unforgiven), Leona is confined to her bed and communicates
mainly by telephone. One fateful night while trying to make a phone call,
Leona overhears some men plotting what she later realizes could be her
own murder. With her husband unexpectedly out of town for the weekend,
the days become increasingly terrifying and the suspense mounts as Leona
lies helpless and petrified in bed, fearing her own death and her inability
to stop it. The DVD includes the theatrical trailer.
Based on the short novel "Cycle of the Werewolf"
by Stephen King, SILVER BULLET (1985) is the story of a werewolf s assault
on a small town. When something starts killing off the townsfolk in Tarker's
Mills, the only person in town with the courage to stop this lurking menace
is a 13-year old boy named Marty Coslow (Corey Haim, Lucas), who has been
confined to a wheelchair since birth. After hitting the werewolf in the
eye with a firecracker, Marty soon realizes the true identity of the werewolf
and enlists the help of his Uncle Red (Gary Busey, Lost Highway) to make
a silver bullet that will kill the beast for good.
Stephen King's GRAVEYARD SHIFT (1990) takes place in a dilapidated
old textile factory situated between a river and a cemetery. Infested
with rats of all shapes and sizes, the factory is about to be closed down
for its many violations. But, when the sadistic mill foreman (Stephen
Macht, Final Voyage) decides to re-open the mill and try to dispose of
the rats on his own, a series of mysterious deaths occur. Hiring a crew
to work during the "Graveyard Shift," the foreman has no idea
what is in store for his rag-tag crew as they attempt to clean up the
nightmarish, rat-infested lower levels of the decrepit building, working
their way through the labyrinthine tunnels beneath the mill.
SORRY, WRONG NUMBER is presented in its original full frame
aspect ratio with Dolby Digital English and French Mono. The DVDs of SILVER
BULLET and GRAVEYARD SHIFT are presented in widescreen format enhanced
for 16:9 televisions. SILVER BULLET is presented in Dolby Digital English
and French Mono and GRAVEYARD SHIFT features Dolby Digital English 5.1,
English Dolby Surround and French Stereo. All three DVDs are closed-captioned
and sub-titled in English for the hearing impaired.
SORRY, WRONG NUMBER, SILVER BULLET and GRAVEYARD SHIFT are
priced at $24.99 (S.R.P.) in the U.S. and C$32.99 (S.R.P.) In Canada.
SORRY, WRONG NUMBER is not rated in the US and is rated PG in Canada.
SILVER BULLET and GRAVEYARD SHIFT are rated R in the US by the MPAA and
are rated 18A and 14A respectively in Canada. SORRY, WRONG NUMBER has
a running time of approximately 88 minutes, GRAVEYARD SHIFT has a running
time of approximately 88 minutes and SILVER BULLET is approximately 94
minutes. All are encoded with the Macrovision Anti-Copy process.