Fans of ‘Bottle Shock’ and ‘Sideways’ Can Experience Their Favorite Movies Firsthand in California With Movie-Scenes Packages and Itineraries

January 16, 2009

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ — In celebration of Twentieth
Century Fox Home Entertainment’s releases of “Bottle Shock” on DVD, and the
Blu-ray Disc (BD) high-definition debut of the Academy Award(R)-winning comedy
“Sideways” on February 3rd, the California Travel & Tourism Commission (CTTC)
has launched “Perfect Pairing” drive itineraries and special offers that let
fans of the wine country flicks check out the set for less.

“The simultaneous release of ‘Bottle Shock’ on DVD and ‘Sideways’ on Blu-
ray Disc will intoxicate many fans with the desire to visit the places that
inspired these great films,” said Caroline Beteta, CTTC president & CEO.
“We’ve put together some special offers and itineraries to satisfy their
cravings with an eye towards value in today’s economic climate.”

Visitors can log on to http://www.landofwineandfood.com/perfectpairing to
see special offers and itineraries in related to the filming of “Bottle Shock”
in Sonoma and Napa counties, and “Sideways” in Santa Barbara County. The site
provides special highlights of favorite spots from the flicks, along with
deals and links to maps to help fans pour lots of fun and action into their
trips. The site also includes special travel packages to other renowned wine
country regions across California, which produces 90 percent of U.S. wine.
Most deals are valid through April and beyond, subject to availability and
restrictions. Fans surfing the site who want to purchase “Bottle Shock” or
“Sideways” will be directed to http://www.foxstore.com.

DVD Details:

“Bottle Shock” — Praised as “‘Rocky’ for wine aficionados” (The Hollywood
Reporter), “Bottle Shock” follows novice vintner Jim Barrett, who against all
odds and expectations, defeated the heavily favored French varietals at the
1976 blind taste challenge called “The Judgment of Paris.” An unforeseen
victory by any standards, this central event established California and Napa
reputation as one of the world’s top wine producing regions. Shot on
location in the breathtakingly beautiful Northern California wine country and
using the real-life Chateau Montelena winery in many scenes, “Bottle Shock”
celebrates the splendor of California wine country which forever changed the
face of the winemaking industry. Starring an incredible ensemble cast,
including Golden Globe(R) winner Alan Rickman (“Love Actually,” “Sweeney Todd:
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”), Bill Pullman (“Independence Day,”
“Sleepless in Seattle“), Chris Pine (“Star Trek,” “Smokin’ Aces”), Rachael
(“Transformers”), Eliza Dushku (“Dollhouse”), Freddy Rodriguez (“Ugly
Betty”) and Dennis Farina (“Law & Order”). The “Bottle Shock” DVD is priced to
own at $27.98.

“Sideways” — The side-splitting and poignant comedy about a modern-day
odd couple on a road trip through central California in search of wine, women
and themselves, the Academy Award(R)-winning film “Sideways” (Best Writing,
Adapted Screenplay – 2005) will be available for the first time in high-
definition Blu-ray Disc format priced to own at $29.99 U.S. / $32.99Canada.

About the California Travel & Tourism Commission

The CTTC is a non-profit organization with a mission to develop and
maintain marketing programs – in partnership with the state’s travel industry
- that keep California top-of-mind as a premier travel destination. According
to the CTTC, travel and tourism expenditures total $93.8 billion annually in
California, support jobs for 929,000 Californians and generate $5.6 billion in
state and local tax revenues. For more information about the CTTC and for a
free California vacation packet, go to http://www.visitcalifornia.com.

About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

A recognized global industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Home
Entertainment LLC (TCFHE) is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution
company for all Fox film and television programming on DVD, Blu-ray Disc (BD)
and Digital Copy as well as acquisitions and original productions. The
company also releases all products around the globe for MGM Home
Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced
products, which it services to retail outlets — from mass merchants and
warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce – throughout the world.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC is a subsidiary of Twentieth
Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company. For more information
go to http://www.fox.com.

SOURCE California Travel & Tourism Commission

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