SOURCE: Inecom Entertainment Company

November 28, 2005 15:00 ET

"EXPO - Magic of the White City" Bestselling History Title for Borders

PITTSBURGH, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 28, 2005 -- Inecom Entertainment Company announces today that its latest feature documentary, "EXPO - Magic of the White City," narrated by Gene Wilder, was recently recognized as the bestselling history title at Borders stores nationwide. Just released in September, the DVD is already the top selling title for Inecom Entertainment this year. With the kick-off of consumer holiday shopping now underway, the company and its retail and distribution partners anticipate a happy and profitable holiday season.

"Inecom Entertainment's 'EXPO - Magic of the White City' DVD was Borders' bestselling history title for the week of November 14 - 20, 2005. The DVD continues to exceed original sales forecasts having sold more units in just two months than many documentaries sell in a year," says Dan Bogucki, DVD Buyer for Borders.

Virginia Goebel, Inecom Vice President for sales and marketing says, "'EXPO - Magic of the White City' continues to surpass our expectations. In its first weeks after release, it was the #1 available documentary as well as the #1 independently distributed DVD on Amazon.com. It remains in the Top 5 for independently distributed DVDs today."

Part of The MINUTES OF HISTORY® Series, "EXPO - Magic of the White City" cinematically explores the exotic, creative, and innovative world on display at one of the most unforgettable events in American history -- the Chicago World's Fair of 1893. Gene Wilder's narration brings the film to life by placing the viewer in the midst of the Fair's excitement and drama. Nearly 28 million people visit the "White City," which inspires innovators like Henry Ford, Walt Disney and Frank Lloyd Wright. The Exposition debuts the Ferris Wheel, Cracker Jack® and many other products that are still in use today.

What some major reviewers have to say:

"A dazzling trip back to another time." Bill Diehl, ABC Radio Network

"A notable release." The Washington Post

"Using a mix of vintage photos, illustrations and actors, illuminates some fascinating facts and trivia surrounding the event." Chicago Tribune

"Fascinating." John Stanley, San Francisco Chronicle

"Historically significant." The New York Times

About Inecom Entertainment Company

Inecom Entertainment Company is an independent movie studio focusing on documentary and instructional films. In addition to "EXPO - Magic of the White City," the company has produced "Gettysburg and Stories of Valor," narrated by Keith Carradine and "Johnstown Flood," narrated by Richard Dreyfuss. Both "Gettysburg and Stories of Valor" and "Johnstown Flood" currently appear on public television. Inecom's next title scheduled for release is "Lincoln and Lee at Antietam - The Cost of Freedom," narrated by Ronald F. Maxwell, available in January 2006.

NOTE TO MEDIA:

For more information or to receive a free press screening copy, press kit or product photographs for any of Inecom Entertainment Company's films, contact Julie Halapchuk at jhalapch@inecom.com or 1.888.258.5164 or visit www.Inecom.com. Images about "EXPO - Magic of the White City" may be downloaded by visiting www.ColumbianExpo.com/photographs. Reviews of "EXPO - Magic of the White City" can be found at www.columbianexpo.com/reviews.

TITLE:          EXPO - Magic of the White City
NARRATOR:       Gene Wilder
DIRECTOR:       Mark Bussler
FORMAT:         DVD
RUNNING TIME:   116 Minutes
LIST PRICE:     $24.95

Contact Information

  • Julie Halapchuk
    Inecom Entertainment Company
    1.888.258.5164
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