Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Universal Studios Home Entertainment

October 26, 2007 09:00 ET

Universal Studios Home Entertainment Canada Brings Historic Hockey Series to DVD With the Help of Canadian Hockey Legends

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 26, 2007) - Thirty-five years ago, Canada united in celebration as the "goal heard around the world" was scored at the 1972 Summit Series. Universal Studios Home Entertainment Canada is proud to help Canadians relive that moment with the release of the '72 Complete Box Set and the '72 Complete Gift Set on DVD. The DVD Box Set and Gift Set will be available, Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 and has a suggested retail price of $54.95 and $89.95 respectively.

To help celebrate the release of the '72 Complete Box Set and Gift Set, each contains over 26 hours of footage including all eight games and an original documentary feature film on the series.

Members of the original team will meet with fans in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Edmonton. Goaltender Tony Esposito, with right winger Ron Ellis, left winger Dennis Hull, and centers Peter Mahovlich and Marcel Dionne will sign copies of the '72 Complete sets on October 30th in Toronto, while right winger Yvon Cournoyer and defenseman Guy Lapointe will meet with Montreal fans on the same day. Yvon Cournoyer will travel west to Calgary and Edmonton for appearances Friday, November 2nd and Saturday, November 3rd.

"We are both thrilled and proud to work with our hockey heroes on the release of '72 Complete", said Richard Bicknell, Vice-President of Marketing, Universal Studios Home Entertainment. "The 1972 Summit Series was a watershed moment in Canadian history that continues to resonate across the country. '72 Complete is the definitive story of the classic series told from every angle and it will be enjoyed for generations to come".



Toronto Retailer appearances

Tuesday, October 30th Tuesday, October 30th
HMV Toronto Superstore Walmart Scarborough Supercentre
Address: 333 Yonge St. Address: 1900 Eglinton Ave East (@ Warden)
Time: Noon - 1:30 PM Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


Montreal Retailer appearances

Date: Tuesday, October 30th Date: Tuesday, October 30th
Future Shop Montreal Forum Zellers Pointe-Claire
Address: 108-2313 Sainte Address:195, Blvd Hymus, Pointe-Claire
Catherine St W Time: 4:00-5:30 PM
Time: Noon-1:30 PM


Edmonton Retailer appearance Calgary Retailer appearances

Date: Friday, November 2nd Date: Saturday, November 3rd
HMV West Edmonton Mall Walmart MacLeod Trail & Shawnessy
Address: 8882 170th Street Address: 100-310 Shawville Blvd. SE
Time: 4:00-5:30 PM Time: Noon- 1:30 PM


'72 Complete

Synopsis: '72 Complete is The Ultimate Collector's Edition of the 1972 Summit Series with over 26 hours of footage, including all 8 games and an original documentary feature film on the series.

Box Set Bonus Features: Original documentary film feature, Canada vs. Sweden, CBC Weekend, Canadian Sports Hall of Fame Induction, Team of Century Tribute Dinner, 1972 Reunion Game & Soviet Player Interviews - SRP $54.95 CDN

Gift Set Bonus Features: Original documentary film feature, Canada vs. Sweden, CBC Weekend, Canadian Sports Hall of Fame Induction, Team of Century Tribute Dinner, 1972 Reunion Game & Soviet Player Interviews. Includes Collectible Gold Coin & Limited Edition Team Canada Hockey Cards - SRP $89.95 CDN



Technical Information

Street Date: October 30, 2007
Copyright: 2007 Ficel Marketing Corp
Box Set Suggested Retail Price: $54.95 CDN
Gift Set Suggested Retail Price: $89.95 CDN
Selection Number: Box Set 15102866000; Gift Set 15102916000
Running Time: 26 Hours 13 Minutes
Layers: Dual
Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
Rating: PG


About Ficel Entertainment

Ficel Sports & Entertainment formed in 1997. Under the established brand of Heritage Hockey, Ficel Sports & Entertainment has partnered with both The NHL and The Hockey Hall Of Fame to become official licensees of Canada's Team of the Century. Ficel Sports & Entertainment DVDs are distributed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment Canada.

About Universal Studios Home Entertainment Canada

Universal Studios Home Entertainment Canada is a division of Universal Studios Canada Inc. (www.universalstudioscanada.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates the No. 1 television network, the fastest-growing Spanish-language network, a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi Universal.

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