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03.14.2011

HOLLYWOOD LEGEND STEVE MCQUEEN STARS IN THE EXHILARATING RACING ADVENTURE: LE MANS

Celebrating Its 40th Anniversary, The Classic Action Film Debuts In Stunning Blu-rayTM May 24 From
CBS Home Entertainment And Paramount Home Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (March 14, 2011) - Buckle up for the gritty, high-octane thrill ride of LE MANS, digitally remastered and available for the first time on Blu-ray Disc in honor of its 40th Anniversary May 24 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment.  Also available in a new DVD edition, the racing classic starring icon Steve McQueen features a breathtaking recreation of one of the toughest endurance tests on earth, France's annual 24 Hours of Le Mans car race.

Forty-five international racing stars join Steve McQueen in the 1971 Golden Globe® nominated* classic, highlighted by the revving engines of legendary Porsche 917s and Ferrari 512s.  Returning to France to compete a year after he's been injured, American driver Michael Delaney (McQueen) finds himself drawn to the widow of a racer who was killed in the same accident.  Filmed on location in France, the film's spellbinding cinematography provides a dazzling look at the world's most extraordinary cars and the unique personalities of the people drawn to the circuit.  McQueen, himself a championship racer, did most of his own driving on the harrowing 8.5 mile Le Mans course - often at speeds exceeding 200 miles per hour.

LE MANS will be available on DVD for the suggested retail price of $14.99 US and $15.99 CAN and on Blu-ray for the suggested retail price of $24.99 US and $26.99 CAN.

The LE MANS DVD is presented in Widescreen with English 7.1 Surround and French Mono, while the Blu-ray Disc is presented in 1080p High Definition with English 7.1 DTS-HD and French, Castilian, and German Mono.  The film is rated G in the U.S. and PG in Canada.  The total running time is approximately 1 hour, 48 minutes.  The DVD and Blu-ray Disc breakdown is as follows:

•  Le Mans feature film

•  Filming at Speed: The Making of the Movie "Le Mans"

•  Theatrical Trailer

CBS Home Entertainment manages the worldwide DVD and Blu-ray businesses for the CBS Corporation across all lines of content including current hits and classic series from the vast CBS library, as well as new releases from Showtime Video.  CBS Home Entertainment products are released on the CBS DVD and CBS Blu-ray labels.   

Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

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LE MANS DVD

Street Date: May 24, 2011

Pricing: $14.99 US / $15.99 CAN

Catalog #: 137084

Runtime: 1 hour, 48 minutes

U.S. Rating: G

CAN Rating: PG

LE MANS BLU-RAY

Street Date: May 24, 2011

Pricing: $24.99 US / $26.99 CAN

Catalog #: 137064

Runtime: 1 hour, 48 minutes

U.S. Rating: G

CAN Rating: PG

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Press:

Leslie Ryan
310-264-3406
leslie.ryan@cbs.com