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'Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason' Goes DVD & VHS March 22

With Hilarious Deleted Scenes, Including an Alternate Beginning

'The best romantic comedy of the year!' - Maria Salas, NBC-TV

'Absolutely hilarious!' - Jim Ferguson, ABC-TV

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Feb. 14, 2005 /PRNewswire/

Renee Zellweger reprises her Oscar(R)-nominated role as the lovable, witty, 30-something heroine Bridget Jones in "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" coming to DVD and VHS March 22, 2005.

Featuring an alternate beginning and hilarious deleted scenes, the DVD is chock full of embarrassing situations and romantic screw- ups that could only happen to Bridget Jones.

Joining Zellweger, who was recently nominated for a Golden Globe(R) for her role in this film, are "Bridget Jones's Diary" alumni Hugh Grant ("Love Actually," "About a Boy") as the devilishly charming Daniel Cleaver and Colin Firth ("Girl With a Pearl Earring," "Love Actually") as the handsome, lovable lawyer Mark Darcy.

The film is directed by Beeban Kidron ("To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar," "Antonia and Jane") from a screenplay by Andrew Davies ("Bridget Jones's Diary"), Bridget Jones:

The Edge of Reason novelist Helen Fielding, Richard Curtis ("Love Actually," "Bridget Jones's Diary," "Notting Hill") and Adam Brooks ("Wimbledon," "French Kiss"). Also reprising their "Bridget Jones's Diary" roles is Oscar(R) winner Jim Broadbent ("Iris," "Moulin Rouge!") as Bridget's good-natured Dad and Gemma Jones ("Shanghai Knights," "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets") as her unabashed Mum. The DVD is priced at $29.98 SRP ($19.95 M.A.P). The VHS is $23.98 SRP ($15.95 M.A.P).

Bonus Features

  • The "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" DVD is packed with hilarious bonus features that extend the delicious fun:
  • Deleted Scenes, including Alternate Beginning: Introduced by director Beeban Kidron, the deleted scenes take fans further into the comic mishaps of Bridget Jones.
  • Bridget Jones Interviews Colin Firth: A hilarious interview between serious journalist Bridget Jones and actor Colin Firth.
  • The Big Fight: A comical look at the designing and planning of them infamous Daniel/Mark fight sequence.
  • Who's Your Man Quiz: Take a quiz while watching the movie and find out if Daniel Cleaver or Mark Darcy is your type of man.
  • Mark & Bridget Forever?: Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth discuss the ups, downs and wobbly bits of their onscreen relationship.
  • Lonely London: A look at how visual effects imagery was used to create the tone of loneliness against the sprawling London background.
  • Feature commentary with director Beeban Kidron

Synopsis


Renee Zellweger is back as everyone's favorite witty heroine in "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason." Not that Bridget's counting, but it's been six wonderful weeks, four fabulous days, and seven precious hours with one flawless boyfriend, Mark Darcy (Colin Firth). But when the mischievous and devilishly charming Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) arrives on the scene claiming to be a reformed man, can Bridget find a way to make true love last forever? "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" takes our witty heroine on a hilarious and unexpected new journey through the treacherous territory of modern love.

CAST & FILMMAKERS
Director: Beeban Kidron
Produced By: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Jonathan Cavendish
Screenplay By: Andrew Davies, Helen Fielding, Richard Curtis, Adam Brooks
Based on Novel By: Helen Fielding
Executive Producers: Debra Hayward, Liza Chasin
Line Producer: Bernard Bellew
Director of Photography: Adrian Biddle
Editor: Greg Hayden
Production Designer: Gemma Jackson
Music Supervisor: Nick Angel
Music By: Harry Gregson-Williams
Costume Designer: Jany Temime
Cast: Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Jim Broadbent, Gemma
Jones, Jacinda Barrett

TECHNICAL INFORMATION
DVD
Street Date: March 22, 2005
Copyright: 2005 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Price: $29.98 SRP ($19.95 M.A.P)
Selection Numbers: 26719 (Anamorphic Widescreen), 26720 (Full Frame)
Running Time: 1 Hour 48 Minutes
Layers: Dual (Single-Sided)
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40:1, Full Frame 1.33:1
Rating: R (Language and some sexual content)
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 5.1/Captioned; Spanish Dolby
Digital 5.1/Subtitled; French Dolby Digital 5.1/Subtitled

VHS
Street Date: March 22, 2005
Copyright: 2005 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Price: $23.98 SRP ($15.95 M.A.P)
Selection Number: 63092
Running Time: 1 Hour 48 Minutes
Rating: R (Language and some sexual content)
Picture: Full Frame
Audio: Hi-Fi Stereo Surround

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Source: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

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Bridget Jones

The Edge of Reason

(Widescreen Edition)

Available DVD and VHS March 22, 2005

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