MGM/UA Home Entertainment here will release all five "Rocky" films at $9.98 each April 16, for a limited time. The entire collection will be offered at a suggested retail of $39.92. The titles are being offered in commemoration of the series' 20th anniversary. Preorder date is March 20.
BURBANK, Calif. -- "Tom and Huck," Disney's adaptation of Mark Twain's classic "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," debuts on home video May 1. The title will debut in clamshell packaging with a $5 mail-in rebate from Disney. It will sell at a suggested price of $19.99, with a minimum advertised price of $13.95. Prebook is March 19.
ATLANTA -- Turner Home Entertainment here will release "100 Years of Olympic Glory" and "America's Greatest Olympians" May 7 at a suggested retail of $19.98 each. "100 Years of Olympic Glory" is a three-hour tribute to the international scope of the Olympics. "America's Greatest Olympians" is a two-hour look at the most memorable performances of the last century by American Olympic athletes.
HOLLYWOOD -- To support its new "Weight Watchers Workout Series," Paramount Home Video here is cross-promoting with Weight Watchers Gourmet Food Co., Weight Watchers Magazine, Danskin and Macmillan USA. The three tapes, "Volume 1: Low-Impact Aerobics," "Volume 2: Step and Sculpt" and "Volume 3: Tone and Stretch," are now available at a suggested retail price of $12.95. Included in the promotion are three coupons worth a total of $2 off the purchase of selected Weight Watchers frozen foods, a certificate for a free pair of Danskin socks with the purchase of one tape, a free copy of the "Weight Watchers Complete Cookbook & Program Basics" with the purchase of all three tapes and three Weight Watchers frozen entrees, and savings offers on Weight Watchers books and magazine subscriptions. Paramount also has recently set two new distribution deals. Paramount will handle the U.S. and Canadian distribution for Dove International, the film and video division of Dove Audio. Paramount also will distribute Nickelodeon Video titles to the international market.
RICHARDSON, Texas -- Barney Home Video here has released "All Aboard for Sharing." It sells at a suggested retail of $15.95. A free Barney hand puppet and three free issues of the Barney Fan Club newsletter are offered in special market video sleeves. Another new title, "Barney's Talent Show," will be available March 26 at a suggested retail price of $14.95. Preorder is March 12.
NEW YORK -- CBS/Fox here has added four new episodes to its "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" home video collection. The titles -- "Going to School," "Learning Is Everywhere," "Our Earth: Clean & Green" and "The Doctor, Your Friend" -- are selling at a suggested retail of $9.98. The campaign includes an offer by which consumers can purchase hand puppets of two of the characters in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe for the price of one.