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Based on Best-Selling Book by Dan Burstein,
Feature-Length Documentary Includes Interviews and Commentary by Renowned Scholars, Theologians, Scientists and Historians

SOC DVDCULVER CITY, CALIF. (March 26, 2007) – Academy Award® winning actress Susan Sarandon (Best Actress, Dead Man Walking, 1996) narrates the feature-length documentary Secrets of the Code, debuting on DVD June 5 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Based on writer Dan Burstein’s best-selling book of the same name, this documentary looks at the controversy in the bestselling novel and blockbuster film The Da Vinci Code and explores of some of the world’s greatest mysteries. The DVD will be available for $24.96 SRP.

Secrets of the Code explores the global obsession resulting from The Da Vinci Code, the fastest-selling adult novel in the history of publishing. This documentary examines the importance of religion in today’s world and also tours the mysteries surrounding the ancient signs and symbols, the true identity of Mary Magdalene, Leonardo da Vinci, the Gnostic Gospels, the meaning of the search for the Holy Grail in history, and the facts concerning the so-called secret societies including the Freemasons, Priory of Sion and Opus Dei.

The film includes interviews and commentary by renowned scholars, theologians, scientists and historians, including Timothy Freke, Richard Leigh, Sean Martin and Elaine Pagels.

First published in hardcover in 2004, the book Secrets of the Code was a worldwide bestseller, appearing in 28 foreign editions. With two million copies now in print, it has outsold all the other guidebooks to The Da Vinci Code combined.

DVD Special Features Include:

  • 1.85 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Presentation Audio: English 5.1
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Color/Closed Captioned

DVD Catalog # 17268
UPC Code: 0-43396-17268-5
Order Date: 5/3/07
SLP: $24.96