Car Man, Copenhagen and Kiss Me, Kate Set For DVD Release, May 13

News   Car Man, Copenhagen and Kiss Me, Kate Set For DVD Release, May 13 Matthew Bourne's Car Man, Michael Frayn's Copenhagen and Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate come to DVD, May 13. The three stageworks will be released by Image Entertainment.
Cover art for the Kiss Me, Kate DVD.
Cover art for the Kiss Me, Kate DVD.

The Car Man is Bourne's auto-erotic thriller take on Bizet's opera. Resetting the love triangle against the background of a small 1960's Midwestern town called Harmony. Bourne who garnered a Tony Award for his Swan Lake and also recreated Cinderella directs the cast of Alan Vincent, Saranne Curtin and Will Kemp. The DVD, which clocks in at 88 minutes, features a special interview with the director-choreographer.

The Michael Frayn Tony Award-winning drama Copenhagen was adapted for the small screen by the playwright. Daniel Craig ("Road to Perdition"), Stephen Rea ("The Crying Game") and Francesca Annis ("Reckless") starred in the 117-minute screen version directed by Howard Davies.

After a successful West End run, Copenhagen opened on Broadway in April 2000. The original New York company featured Philip Bosco, Michael Cumpsty and Blair Brown, who won a Best Featured Actress in a Play Tony Award for her work. Michael Blakemore helmed the work which takes chronological and historical liberties, replaying a meeting between physicists and friends Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg on opposite sides of the war.

WNET/Thirteen originally aired the London engagement of classic musical Kiss Me, Kate which starred Brent Barrett, Rachel York, Nancy Anderson and Michael Berresse. Directed by Michael Blakemore, the London production was based on New York's 1999 Tony-winning revival, which cast Brian Stokes Mitchell, who won a Tony for his work, and Marin Mazzie in the lead roles.

Inspired by Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, the comedy follows the backstage and onstage mishaps by a feuding acting company during an out-of-town tryout for a musical adaptation of Bard classic. The musical features Cole Porter's "Another Op'nin', Another Show," "Wunderbar," "Too Darn Hot," and "Brush Up Your Shakespeare." For more information on these DVD titles, visit Image Entertainment's website at www.image-entertainment.com.

Cover art for <i>The Car Man</i> and "Copenhagen."
Cover art for The Car Man and "Copenhagen."