Lennon's 'How I Won the War' Comes to DVD March 20
John Lennon stars in his only non-Beatles theatrical performance in HOW I WON THE WAR available March 20th through MGM's Limited Edition Collection. This DVD release debuts on the anniversary of John and Yoko Ono's highly publicized "Bed-In" protesting the Vietnam War, and John and Yoko's actual wedding. Under the supervision of director Richard Lester the DVD has been fully remastered.
Originally released in 1967, the film stars Michael Crawford as inept British WWII commander Lieutenant Earnest Boodbody, with Musketeer Gripweed (John Lennon), Musketeer Juniper (Jack MacGowran), Musketeer Clapper (Roy Kinnear) and Sergeant Transom (Lee Montague) under his command. The film features a hilariously surreal collage of battle footage and one-liners lampooning the absurdity of war.
"We are excited to bring How I Won the War to DVD for the fans of John Lennon. We were fortunate enough to have Yoko Ono write an introductory letter for the book giving insight to John's experience on the film," said Matt Lasorsa, SVP MGM DVD Marketing. "The special introductory letter, combined with photos of John from the film, makes this commemorative Booklet a must have for John Lennon fans."
For a limited time only the special edition commemorative Booklet will be included with each purchase featuring behind the scenes stills from the film. The Booklet will be printed using HP MagCloud, a new self-publishing web service invented by HP Labs.
"HP MagCloud is changing the way ideas, stories and images find their way into peoples' hands and we are excited to see MGM/Fox use this print on demand format to provide John Lennon fans an exclusive glimpse into the filmmaking process," said Andrew Bolwell, director, New Business Initiatives, HP. "Thanks to MagCloud, fans can enjoy high-quality images from the film in a tangible print format."
HOW I WON THE WAR Special Edition will be available on DVD starting March 1 for pre-orders and March 20 at many of your favorite internet retailers.