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<< Back Unveils Top 25 All-Time Bestselling DVDs for Hall of Fame

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 13, 2005--

Never-seen-before, behind-the-scenes footage from "The Lord of the

Rings" --'s all-time bestselling DVD series -- to be shown

                     live on on July 16, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMZN) today announced its all-time bestselling DVDs and inducted them into the first-ever Hall of Fame. is mining its vast repository of sales information from the past decade to celebrate its 10th Anniversary. Never-seen-before, behind-the-scenes footage from the top DVD series on the Hall of Fame list, "The Lord of the Rings," will be shown in a live webcast from the 10th Anniversary Event on July 16 at 5 p.m. PST.

Customers can now visit the Hall of Fame area of the site at to see the top 25 bestselling authors, musicians, and DVDs (listed below) on over the past 10 years. Hall of Fame DVDs (listed in order of total units sold):

    1.  The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring

    2.  The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers

    3.  The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King

    4.  Star Wars Trilogy

    5.  The Matrix

    6.  Finding Nemo

    7.  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    8.  Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl

    9.  Gladiator

    10. Shrek

    11. Star Wars - Episode I, The Phantom Menace

    12. The Adventures of Indiana Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark/The
        Temple of Doom/The Last Crusade)

    13. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    14. Saving Private Ryan

    15. Sex and the City - The Complete First Season

    16. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    17. Monsters, Inc.

    18. Star Wars - Episode II, Attack of the Clones

    19. Band of Brothers

    20. The Godfather DVD Collection

    21. Shrek 2

    22. Seinfeld - Seasons 1 & 2

    23. Braveheart

    24. The Simpsons - The Complete First Season

    25. Spider-Man

The Hall of Fame section of the site also includes exclusive content from selected authors, including a story about how John Grisham found the inspiration for his next book, personal stories from James Patterson, and the chilling first chapter of a work in progress by Stephen King. The release of the Hall of Fame lists marks the first time the company has compiled overall purchasing information on authors and musical artists themselves, as opposed to single books or CDs.

July 16th marks 10 years since Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos opened the virtual doors of from his Seattle-area garage. Since 1995, the Web site has expanded its product offerings to include everything from music and video to tennis rackets, live Maine lobsters and loose diamonds, and operates sites for customers in the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and China.

About, Inc., (Nasdaq:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. 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. and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as beauty, health and personal care, jewelry and watches, gourmet food, sports and outdoors, apparel and accessories, books, music, DVDs, electronics and office, toys and baby, and home and garden. and its affiliates operate seven retail Web sites:,,,,,, and

As used herein, "," "we," "our" and similar terms include, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise. Forward Looking Statement

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, management of growth, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions, and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, consumer trends, inventory, limited operating history, government regulation and taxation, fraud, and new business areas. More information about factors that potentially could affect's financial results is included in's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004, and all subsequent filings.

             Drew Herdener or Jani Strand, 206-266-7180

    SOURCE:, Inc.

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