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ADVISORY/Amazon.com and Warner Home Video to Offer ER Fans an Exclusive Sneak Peek at the Upcoming DVD, Featuring Castmember Sherry Stringfield

Jun 23, 2003 -- Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN)

WHAT: In anticipation of the Aug. 26 release of ER: The Complete First Season on DVD, Amazon.com and Warner Home Video are offering customers who pre-order this highly anticipated DVD at Amazon.com exclusive access to a video stream made exclusively for Amazon.com and hosted by ER castmember Sherry Stringfield, who plays Dr. Susan Lewis on the show.

ER is currently one of Amazon.com's top 40 most-requested DVDs. In a personal message to Amazon.com customers who have been eagerly awaiting the DVD's release, Stringfield reminisces about her experiences on the ER set during the first season of the critically-acclaimed and Emmy Award-winning series.

"As an original ER castmember, I'm delighted to give a sneak peek to Amazon.com customers, who are such passionate fans of the show and who have made season one among the most in-demand DVDs ever," said Sherry Stringfield, ER castmember. "On this exclusive video stream, which we filmed on the set of ER, I share my memories from the filming of season one, which was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for any actor."

WHY: Amazon.com enables customers to sign up to be notified when highly anticipated DVDs are made available for pre-order. Amazon.com's tally of these sign-ups offers unique insight into which not-yet-released DVDs are of most interest to movie fans worldwide:

  • To date, more than 10,000 Amazon.com customers have asked to be notified when ER: The Complete First Season becomes available on DVD.
  • Anticipation for the title was so great, that when it was announced for pre-order sale on June 9, ER: The Complete First Season shot into Amazon.com's DVD Top 25 Sellers within 24 hours.
  • In keeping with Amazon.com's commitment to offering everyday low prices on the most popular DVDs, Amazon.com is offering customers a 25% discount on ER: The Complete First Season.

WHEN: Beginning today, Amazon.com customers who pre-order ER: The Complete First Season will receive access to the exclusive clip. This promotion will be available exclusively at Amazon.com for six weeks thereafter.

WHERE: To learn more about this exclusive promotion, or to preorder ER: The Complete First Season, visit: www.amazon.com/er-interview.

For more information or to arrange an interview, contact: Amazon.com Media Relations, 206/266-7180; Emily Glassman (glassman@amazon.com).

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers list millions of unique new and used items in categories such as apparel and accessories, electronics, computers, kitchenware and housewares, books, music, DVDs, videos, cameras and photo items, toys, baby items and baby registry, software, computer and video games, cell phones and service, tools and hardware, magazine subscriptions and outdoor living items.

Amazon.com operates six Web sites: www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.co.jp and www.amazon.ca.

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to potential future losses, significant amount of indebtedness, competition, commercial agreements and strategic alliances, seasonality, potential fluctuations in operating results and rate of growth, foreign exchange rates, management of potential growth, system interruption, international expansion, consumer trends, inventory, fulfillment center optimization, limited operating history, government regulation and taxation, fraud, and new business areas. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2002, and all subsequent filings.

About Warner Home Video

With operations in 78 international territories Warner Home Video Inc., commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures Inc., Turner Entertainment Co., Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

ER was created by Michael Crichton. Executive producers are Jack Orman, Michael Crichton and John Wells. ER is produced by Constant c Productions and Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Television.

SOURCE: Amazon.com


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