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Nicole Kidman Stars in the Haunting Drama "Birth" Debuting on DVD April 19 From New Line Home Entertainment


LOS ANGELES, CA -- 04/05/2005 -- Academy Award®-winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours,” “Moulin Rouge”) stars as a widow faced with an astounding dilemma in “Birth,” a stylishly woven tale of love, mortality and the unknown, available on DVD April 19 from New Line Home Entertainment. Jonathan Glazer, who burst onto the scene with the acclaimed feature “Sexy Beast,” directs this thought-provoking, unforgettable drama set against the backdrop of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The DVD will be priced at $27.95 SRP.

With “Birth,” Glazer fulfills the promise of his brilliant directorial debut with a meta-physical story that explores the space between what we know and what we feel. In a performance which recently earned her a Golden Globe® nomination, Kidman achieves a breathtaking level of emotional transparency and is beautifully paired with young actor Cameron Bright (“Godsend”). The superb supporting ensemble includes the legendary Lauren Bacall (“Dogville,” “To Have And Have Not”); Danny Huston (“21 Grams,” “The Aviator”); Anne Heche (“Psycho,” “John Q.”); Arliss Howard (“Full Metal Jacket”); Cara Seymour (“Hotel Rwanda,” “Adaptation”); Ted Levine (“The Manchurian Candidate”); Peter Stormare (“Fargo”); Alison Elliot (“Wings of the Dove”); and, in a rare recent film appearance, Tony Award-winner Zoe Caldwell (“Medea”).


Ten years after the death of her beloved husband Sean, Anna (Kidman) is finally ready to begin a new chapter in her life. After agreeing to marry Joseph (Huston), Anna meets a ten-year-old boy (Bright) who tells her he is Sean reincarnated. Though his story is both unsettling and absurd, Anna can’t get the boy out of her mind. And, much to the concern of her fiancée, her increased contact with the child leads Anna to question the choices she has made in her life.

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES: 16X9 widescreen (1.85:1) version of the film, 5.1 Surround Sound - English, Stereo Surround Sound - English, theatrical trailer, English subtitles and closed captions, Spanish subtitles and DVD-ROM enabled.

For more information about “Birth,” visit To download the “Birth” press release and artwork, visit New Line Home Entertainment’s website at For screeners or artwork, please email your request to, or fax your request to (818) 260-0707.


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