Paramount Home Video’s DVD library continues to make an impression on the
market with the release of two more box office smash hits.
Deep Impact is the global vision of hope in the face of celestial
destruction, and 1998’s first summer box-office hit from Paramount Pictures
and Dreamworks Pictures. The DVD will hit the streets on December 15. With a worldwide box office over $340 million, the film stars Elijah Wood as a fourteen year-old amateur astronomer, Tea Leoni as an ambitious newswoman and Robert Duvall as a former astronaut, who all find themselves at the forefront of potential catastrophe when a comet is on a fatal collision course with the Earth.
In keeping with the tale of a life sent along two divergent paths, the $11 million romantic fantasy Sliding Doors will be released day and date with its VHS counterpart on December 1. Gwyneth Paltrow stars as the lovelorn woman for whom a moment of hesitation on a subway platform causes her life to split into two possible scenarios.
Also coming on December 15 from Paramount are Patriot Games, Private Parts, Event Horizon, Hard Rain and John Carpenter’s Escape From L.A.. All titles will be presented in their non-anamorphic widescreen format with English 5.1 Dolby Digital and Dolby Surround soundtracks.