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Hector Babenco's Oscar(R)-Nominated Film ''Kiss of the Spider Woman,'' from City Lights Home Entertainment, is Now Available for the First Time as a Full-Length Movie to Download to Rent or Own Exclusively on Amazon.com
Soon-To-Be-Released Standard Definition and Blu-ray Special-Edition DVDs of This Popular Independent Film Are Available for Pre-Order Exclusively on Amazon.com New, Never-Before-Seen Full-Length Documentary Tangled Web: Making Kiss of the Spider Woman Available on DVD or Unbox Download Today at Amazon.com
SEATTLE, Jun 25, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and City Lights Home Entertainment today announced that the Academy Award-winning film Kiss of the Spider Woman is now available for the first time since its theatrical release as a full-length download exclusively on Amazon Unbox to rent for $2.99 for 30 days or to download to own for $9.99. Amazon Unbox (www.amazon.com/unbox) is Amazon's digital video download service that offers over 40,000 television shows and movies that customers can watch on their PC or TiVo. Kiss of the Spider Woman debuted in 1985, and is based on the 1976 novel El Beso de la Mujer Arana by Manuel Puig.

For the first time ever on DVD, Kiss of the Spider Woman will be available exclusively on Amazon.com in Blu-ray and standard definition DVD starting July 22. Customers can pre-order a copy today of the standard definition DVD for $25.99 and the Blu-ray for $27.95. Additionally, the new documentary Tangled Web: Making Kiss of the Spider Woman is now available on DVD for $16.98 through Disc on Demand or on Unbox to rent for $2.99 or purchase for $9.99 exclusively at Amazon.com. Visit the Kiss of the Spider Woman page on Amazon at www.amazon.com/kotsw.

Amazon customers have asked for 'Kiss of the Spider Woman' for many years. By making it available in so many mediums on Amazon.com, independent film fans can rediscover a classic that has not been seen in theaters for more than 23 years and has not been available on video for more than 15 years, said Peter Faricy, vice president of movies and music, Amazon. The wonderful thing about producing in the new-media landscape is that we are able to bring classic films like 'Kiss of the Spider Woman' directly and instantly to customers' living rooms via Amazon Unbox, DVD or Blu-ray.

Sal Scamardo, president of City Lights Home Entertainment, said, As one of the most sought after motion pictures by major studio home video distributors, City Lights is thrilled to have the opportunity to market and distribute 'Kiss of the Spider Woman' on Amazon.com. It is no accident that an award-winning feature film that changed the industry against all odds and symbolizes the pure spirit of independent filmmaking is now being made available in such a groundbreaking innovative fashion. As an emerging major independent film and video studio, we're excited to preserve and promote that spirit and satisfy consumer demand across multiple home-entertainment platforms.

Kiss of the Spider Woman was the first independent movie ever to receive the top four Oscar(R) nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director for Hector Babenco. Adapted for the screen by Academy Award(R)-nominated screenwriter Leonard Schrader and produced by David Weisman from Puig's novel set in a non-specific Latin American country, this film takes a penetrating look at the role of sex and politics under an oppressive right-wing regime. The timeless story follows the complex relationship between two distinctly different men with opposite views about life -- building with powerful emotional crescendo as they gradually come together in a stunningly transcendental conclusion. William Hurt delivered his Oscar(R)-winning performance in this captivating tribute to the power of film and fantasy an escape from inhumane conditions.

The release of Kiss of the Spider Woman on digital download is brought to customers by Amazon Digital Services Inc. in a partnership with City Lights Home Entertainment.

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About City Lights Media Group

City Lights Home Entertainment, a division of City Lights Media Group, in partnership with Warner/Elektra/Atlantic Corporation (WEA), acquires, produces, and distributes high quality entertainment fare for DVD and digital consumption. As an emerging independent theatrical and non-theatrical supplier, City Lights Home Entertainment is in the unique position to draw from its vast internal resources including its own theatrical film, television and digital production divisions, in addition to third-party co-production and distribution arrangements for video consumption around the world. Recent releases include: The Ten, starring Paul Rudd, Jessica Alba and Winona Ryder, Rosario Dawson's Descent, Brooklyn Rules starring Alec Baldwin, Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning documentary Manda Bala, Holocaust documentary A Generation Apart, and the critically acclaimed foreign gem The Year My Parents Went on Vacation, Brazil's Official Selection for the 2008 Academy Awards. For more information please visit www.citylightsmedia.com.

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