Authorized McQueen Biography Premieres on DVD
Janson Media today announced the worldwide release of the DVD, Steve McQueen: Man on the Edge. The title is the second to be released on DVD from the company’s HOLLYWOOD COLLECTION, an award-winning archive of 34 movie star biographies and retrospectives produced by Wombat Productions between 1985 and 1999.
Abandoned by his father, he was a reform school kid with nothing going for him and a giant chip on his shoulder. He joined the Marines, but never stayed far from trouble. Then he discovered acting – and the woman who would be with him for most of his meteoric career. He was Steve McQueen, one of Hollywood’s highest paid stars – and one of its most difficult, most rebellious and, when he wished, most charming. His story is told with film clips from his greatest performances, including The Magnificent Seven, Love With The Proper Stranger, The Cincinnati Kid, The Reivers, The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair, and Bullitt. Also shown are home movies – and the recollections of those who knew him best, including Steve’s first wife, Neile McQueen Toffel and their children, Terri and Chad, fellow actors Chuck Norris, Karl Malden, Don Gordon, as well as directors, producers, agents and the racing buddies who saw it all happen. The film is narrated by actor James Coburn.
Steve McQueen: Man on the Edge was produced originally for HBO/Cinemax, and is now available exclusively worldwide from Janson Media, for all television, DVD and new media markets. The DVD includes the one-hour biography as well as several extra features, including a Steve McQueen Photo Gallery, a interview with filmmaker Gene Feldman, and trailers of other HOLLYWOOD COLLECTION DVDs soon to become available.
Steve McQueen: Man on the Edge
Pre-book Date: June 8, 2007
Street Date: June 20, 2007