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Memorial Tribute DVD Honors the Late, Great Jack HererBonnie King Salem-News.com
"Emperor of Hemp" is narrated by Emmy winner Peter Coyote, with songs by Bonnie Raitt, Joe Walsh, Cheap Trick, The Rascals and Maroon5
(SALEM, Ore.) - Double J Films announces the release of the "Emperor of Hemp: Memorial Tribute Edition" DVD honoring the late great cannabis crusader Jack Herer, who died April 15, 2010.
The DVD includes a remastered "Emperor of Hemp," regarded by many as the best marijuana documentary ever made; a 20-minute bonus feature containing never-before-seen interviews with Jack Herer, and "Hemp for Victory," the 14-minute U.S. government-made newsreel promoting hemp farming during World War II.
"Emperor of Hemp" was originally released in 1999 and has been translated into French and Spanish and seen by millions around the world. It is narrated by Emmy winner Peter Coyote, with songs by Bonnie Raitt, Joe Walsh, Cheap Trick, The Rascals and Maroon5 (back when they were Kara’s Flowers).
"In the 11 years since the release of "Emperor of Hemp," our humble low-budget marijuana documentary has been seen by millions all over the world and has aired on PBS stations in major U.S. cities," noted emperorofhemp.com. "We receive email all the time from viewers who say the documentary has enlightened them to the truth behind marijuana prohibition."
Former NORML Director Richard Cowan called "Emperor of Hemp" "fun, entertaining and powerful... it could finish the revolution Jack started."
Bill Maher "loved that movie!" Paul Krassner called it "inspiring."
The new DVD is available for $19.95 on Amazon. For more information: emperorofhemp.com.
Bonnie King has been with Salem-News.com since August '04, when she became Publisher. Bonnie has served in a number of positions in the broadcast industry; TV Production Manager at KVWB (Las Vegas WB) and Producer/Director for the TV series "Hot Wheels in Las Vegas", posts as TV Promotion Director for KYMA (NBC), and KFBT (Ind.), Asst. Marketing Director (SUPERSHOPPER MAGAZINE), Director/Co-Host (Coast Entertainment Show), Radio Promotion Director (KBCH/KCRF), and Newspapers In Education/Circulation Sales Manager (STATESMAN JOURNAL NEWSPAPER). Bonnie has a depth of understanding that reaches further than just behind the scenes, and that thoroughness is demonstrated in the perseverance to correctly present each story with the wit and wisdom necessary to compel and captivate viewers.
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