Cary Grant Retrospective Premieres on DVD

Janson Media today announced the worldwide release of the DVD, Cary Grant: The Leading Man. The title is the fourth 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.

Cary Grant was the very essence of a movie star: a man every woman loved and every man wanted to be. His deft comic style merged easily with his strength as a romantic leading man. But the suave exterior concealed a complex and often sensitive individual. Cary’s painful journey from his lonely working-class beginnings to the peak of Hollywood royalty is made vivid through family photos, archival footage, clips from many of his films — including his first, following his discovery by blonde bombshell Mae West, starring role in She Done Him Wrong. Other movies include His Girl Friday, Notorious, An Affair To Remember, To Catch A Thief, North By Northwest, Charade, and more. Among friends and colleagues interviewed on-screen are Leslie Caron, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr, Deborah Kerr, Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Bellamy, Stanley Donen, Richard Brooks and Stanley Kramer. The film is narrated by Richard Kiley.

“Dapper and debonair, romantic and yet a ‘regular guy’ with a goofy sense of humor, on screen Cary Grant had everything, or at least enough to keep him a star of the first magnitude for some thirty years. Abundant proof is available in Cary Grant: The Leading Man... This [program] provides a genuine touch of class,” said the New York Times. TV Guide said, “Feldman presents the man behind the image.”

Cary Grant: The Leading Man was produced originally for HBO/Cinemax, and is now available exclusively from Janson Media, for all television, DVD and new media markets worldwide. The DVD includes the one-hour portrait as well as several extra features, including a Cary Grant Photo Gallery, an interview with filmmaker Gene Feldman, and trailers of other Hollywood Collection DVDs soon to become available.

Cary Grant: The Leading Man
MSRP: $24.95
Catalog #20348
ISBN# 1-56839-243-5
UPC# 6-463203489-9
Pre-book Date: August 31, 2007
Street Date: September 14, 2007