Sideshow Collectibles Announces New License – The GodfatherTuesday, July 10, 2007
Thousand Oaks, CA (July, 2007) – One of the world’s premier creators of licensed and proprietary merchandise, Sideshow Collectibles, will release a range of products based on Paramount Pictures’ epic, iconic masterpiece The Godfather, which was originally released March 24, 1972, and is celebrating its 35th anniversary.
The Godfather, based on Mario Puzo’s bestselling novel, features Marlon Brando in his Oscar®-winning role as the patriarch of the Corleone family. The story paints a chilling portrait of the Sicilian clan’s rise and near fall from power in 1940′s America, masterfully balancing the story between Corleone family life and the seedy underworld of organized crime. From the streets of New York’s Little Italy to the splendor of the Italian countryside, The Godfather also celebrates the richness and tradition of Italian culture. One of the most celebrated films of all time, The Godfather is a landmark of the contemporary cinematic art form, a standard to which all other crime dramas are measured.
Sideshow is proud to add The Godfather collection of 12-inch Figures, Premium Format Figures, and Life-size Busts depicting Don Vito Corleone to its growing range of iconic film characters. Sideshow will debut the Premium Format Figure at San Diego Comic-Con and will be available for pre-order at an expected retail price of $249.99.
About Paramount Licensing
Paramount Licensing handles licensing rights worldwide for properties of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV Films, Nickelodeon Movies and DreamWorks Studios. Paramount Licensing has established robust licensing programs for Paramount’s extensive library of films and current releases through merchandise, film clips, stage plays, publishing, and recreation programs. Visit Paramount Licensing at www.paramountlicensing.com.
About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The company’s labels include Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV Films, Nickelodeon Movies and DreamWorks Studios. PPC operations also include Paramount Digital Entertainment, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., Paramount Studios, and Worldwide Television Distribution.
About Sideshow Collectibles
Since its inception in 1994, Sideshow Collectibles has been a specialty manufacturer of licensed and proprietary collectible products. With Sideshow’s dedication to accuracy and artistry, these products reflect a passion for creating unique, highly sought after figure collectibles, as well as film prop replicas and fine art pieces. Sideshow artisans are renowned sculptors, experienced model makers, painters and costumers whose combined efforts result in the creation of outstanding original designs and intricately detailed likenesses of pop culture icons, including film and television monsters, villains, heroes, mystical creatures of fantasy, and legendary figures from history. With offices located in Thousand Oaks, California, Sideshow products are available online at www.SideshowCollectibles.com and through select specialty retailers worldwide.
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