JERICHO, NEW YORK – February 4, 2004 – AMC's DVD_TV series continues on Sunday, February 8 with a look at the 1980 film URBAN COWBOY, starring John Travolta and Debra Winger. The film will air in its full-screen version at 8:00 PM ET/PT followed by a MUCH MORE MOVIE version at 10:45 PM ET/PT.
John Travolta traded disco for a mechanical bull in this adaptation by James Bridges and Aaron Latham based on Latham's article on Western nightlife. URBAN COWBOY produced a soundtrack album of country and western hits and helped spur a Western fashion vogue. The soundtrack was nominated in 1981 for a Grammy for Best Album of Original Score written for a Motion Picture or Television Special. In addition, Debra Winger was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Actress in a Supporting Role and Best New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture.
Once each month, DVD_TV taps into the cravings of movie people, offering a Sunday movie marathon populated by DVD-like extras, including original programming and rare behind the scenes footage, exclusive interviews and more. Each marathon features at least two versions of a seminal movie – the full-screen version followed by a MUCH MORE MOVIE version. MUCH MORE MOVIE is a letterbox version which provides viewers with little known facts about the movie as they appear at the bottom of the screen. It provides a rich layer of additional detail about the background players, the elements surrounding the production, the casting of the performers, the music, cinematography and much, much more.
AMC, a division of Rainbow Media's Entertainment Services, which also includes WE: Women's Entertainment and IFC Companies, is a 24-hour, movie-based network, dedicated to the American movie fan. The network, which reaches over 85,000,000 homes, offers a comprehensive library of popular movies and a critically-acclaimed slate of original programming that is a diverse, movie-based mix of original series, documentaries and specials. Over the past three years, AMC has garnered many of the industry's highest honors, including eight Emmy awards. AMC is "TV for movie people."
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