One Night Only: "The Bodyguard" Returns to Theaters for 20th Anniversary 


It's been billed as a celebration of the romantic thriller's 20th anniversary but we all know it's largely due to Whitney Houston's untimely death.

"The Bodyguard" starring the fallen chanteuse and Kevin Costner is heading back to theaters with showings throughout the country on March 28. Warner Bros. is celebrating the film's 20th anniversary by teaming up with NCM Fathom for the one-night-only release.

Gosh, has it been 20 years already? My oh my!

When "The Bodyguard" was released two decades ago, I was a young film critic at Purdue University, and I remember giving this film a B- (that was before I lost my mind and decided to give movies "kisses" LOL)

The movie is aging well, it plays better in the small screen, but it may be a fitting experience to watch this film again on the big screen. And I know, many of you will start sobbing once you hear the 90s romantic anthem, "I Will Always Love You."

Here's the full press release from NCM Fathom:

Centennial, Colo. – March 14, 2012 – One of the biggest box office hits of the 1990s returns to movie theaters this month celebrating The 20th Anniversary of The Bodyguard, a special one-night in-theater event on Wednesday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. local time. Starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston, The Bodyguard became one of the most popular hits of 1992, marking Houston's acting debut. Additionally, The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album went on to become the No. 1 best-selling soundtrack of all time with nearly 12 million copies sold in the U.S., and the sixth best-selling album overall in the Nielsen SoundScan era. Featuring the hugely successful cover of "I Will Always Love You," the album also launched four other hit singles for Houston: “I'm Every Woman,” “Queen of the Night,” and two Oscar® nominated songs, “I Have Nothing” and "Run to You.”

Tickets for The 20th Anniversary of The Bodyguard event are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Presented by NCM Fathom Events and Warner Bros., The 20th Anniversary of The Bodyguard event will be broadcast to more than 400 select movie theaters across the country through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network.

“When originally released, the story and unforgettable songs of The Bodyguard, captured the hearts of audiences everywhere,” said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events. “Through this special anniversary presentation, fans will be able to come together for one night and see it once more on the big screen.”

Directed by Mick Jackson, Costner stars as a former Secret Service Agent-turned-bodyguard who is hired to protect Houston's character, a music star, from an unknown stalker. The bodyguard ruffles the singer's feathers and most of her entourage by tightening security more than they feel is necessary. Eventually the bodyguard and the singer start an affair, and she begins to believe his precautions are necessary when the stalker strikes close to home.

Warner Bros. will release The Bodyguard 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray™ on March 27. Special features include Houston’s well-known “I Will Always Love You” music video and “Memories of The Bodyguard,” a making-of documentary. Featuring director Mick Jackson, writer/producer Lawrence Kasdan, actors Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner and others, the cast and crew will discuss the story’s 17-year path to the screen, reworks of the script, how Jackson and Houston joined the production and more.


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