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“Smithsonian’s Great Battles of the Civil War” will be released in seven volumes by MasterVision. First three volumes street on Jan. 15 and last four on March 15, each priced at $ 29.95 suggested retail.

Tapes feature the voices of Charlton Heston as Abraham Lincoln, Richard Dreyfuss as Ulysses S. Grant, Burt Reynolds as Jefferson Davis and Ossie Davis as Frederick Douglass. Written and directed by Jay Wertz.

The California Dept. of Justice and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Dept. seized 1,148 illegally copied vidcassettes, 31 VCRs and other equipment at a home in Huntington Park. Two men were arrested and charged with violating California’s true-name-and-address statute, Jesus Salazar of Huntington Park and Roberto Rodriguez of Compton. Movies seized included Warner’s “Lethal Weapon 3” and Paramount’s “Patriot Games.”

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