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Newsletter 1st November 2006

MARTIAN INVASION COMES BACK TO UK IN 2007

We are excited to open up this newsletter with fantastic news for our UK fans! TWOTW Team are pleased to announce that after the resounding success of the 2006 April Tour, there will be another UK Arena Tour, starting 3rd December and ending 23rd December 2007, promoted by Live Nation and SJM Concerts!
nov06_tour.jpg Due to the tremendous success of the 2006 Tour and overwhelming public demand for more dates, the live Tour of Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds will be back to play to total audiences of up to 120,000 people across the UK, one of the venues being London’s O2 Dome. The full schedule of the 2007 Tour will be officially announced soon and tickets will go on sale in February 2007. Although, for web site members, tickets can be pre-ordered via the specially set up pre-order line, which will be announced on the release date of the DVD, November 6th, 2006.

DVD UPDATE

The DVD of the live Tour of Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds will be released on November 6th, 2006 by Universal Pictures.

The DVD has been mixed in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound and will be available in two separate packs:

Standard Release - features the full length show at Wembley Arena (April 25th, 2006) and also Bonus Features as follows:

An interview with Jeff Wayne
Carrie and the Cannons; Behind the scenes on the CGI sequences
Bringing Back Burton
Making a Martian Fighting Machine
nov06_dvd.jpg Special Edition 2 Disc Set includes:

12 Page Collector’s Booklet with exclusive photos from the show
Disc One:
Standard Release including bonus footage
Disc Two:
The Tour 2006 - A Journal
Bonus Features
Sculpting the Richard Burton Head
Rehearsing ‘Thunder Child’
Rehearsing ‘Forever Autumn’
Mars Comes To Wembley
Jeff Wayne in conversation with Russell Watson
Animating the Martian Machines
The Tour 2006
Interviews with the Cast
As an extra-special bonus, exclusive to our site members, the first 100 copies of each edition of the DVD (Standard and Special) ordered from our online shop will be signed by Jeff Wayne himself! This is a one off chance, so don't hesitate... get your copy on order today! The perfect stocking filler this Christmas!

MICROSITE AND ULLA! CLUB LAUNCH

Preparations for the DVD release are underway as Universal Pictures work on a major TV and Radio marketing campaign. The War of The Worlds website in conjunction with Universal have launched a Microsite for the DVD in effort to promote it. This mini site is specifically designed to celebrate the new release and is dedicated to all news and updates surrounding the release, including a link to purchase the product. Fans will enjoy looking at a spectacular slideshow of images from Tour 2006 and other interesting content. To access the Microsite from the Homepage, simply click on the area indicated. The Microsite will then open in a new window.

For our more dedicated fans we will shortly be launching the ULLA! Club. Members of the club will have access to exclusive content including:

Wallpapers for your computer
Screensaver for your computer
First 3 mins edit of the show
Exclusive/Unseen footage
Gallery images
Competition

New editions of the ULLA! club will appear regularly with updated exclusive content and games.

CHAT WITH JEFF

On the evening before the DVD release (Sunday Nov 5th 2006) Jeff Wayne will officially launch the ULLA Club with a web chat. All fans are invited to join in and participate in the chat. The chat room will open at 10:00 p.m. GMT and will close at 11:30p.m. The main topic of the chat will be the release of the DVD and the Live Tour. We encourage all site members to post questions to the site in advance of the chat. This will help us gauge the volume of questions and eliminate duplication at the same time. Further details on the chat will be announced soon on the website.

JEFF WAYNE TO APPEAR AT WINTER MEMORABILIA

Jeff will be attending this year’s Winter Memorabilia event, which takes place at the NEC Birmingham 25th & 26th November. Fans will be able to get a taste of the newly released DVD on our screen and purchase a copy at our stand along with other merchandise. For those of you who want to make their purchase even more special, autographs and pictures with Jeff will be available.

To make the event even more special we are also introducing our website moderators at this years’ Memorabilia event. They will be there to personally meet with all fans and officially represent our website. Our Moderators will be available to answer all The War of The Worlds related questions throughout the weekend.

To celebrate the release of the new DVD we are offering you the chance to win two copies of the Special Edition 2 Disc Set. To enter the competition please go to: http://www.memorabilia.co.uk/waroftheworlds_comp.asp

Prizes will be presented by Jeff at the event in Birmingham.

For more information about Memorabilia and tickets please visit: www.memorabilia.co.uk

We hope to bring you more news as soon as we get them!

All the best,

The War of The Worlds Team
www.thewaroftheworlds.com

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