Contraband (2012;4/24) FULL PRESS RELEASE
ACADEMY AWARD®-NOMINEE MARK WAHLBERG STARS IN THE YEAR'S MOST EXPLOSIVE ACTION-THRILLER
AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK WITH ULTRAVIOLET™ AND DIGITAL COPY, AS WELL AS DVD & ON DEMAND
APRIL 24, 2012
"Mark Wahlberg is at his best." - Lee Thomas, WJBK-TV, FOX (Detroit)
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --A legendary smuggler who long ago abandoned his life of crime to become a law-abiding family man is dragged back into the cutthroat, underground world of international crime in the suspenseful thriller Contraband, coming to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with UltraViolet™, as well as DVD, Digital Download and On Demand on April 24, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Academy Award®-nominee Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter, The Departed) stars in a tense, supercharged action adventure about a man struggling to stay out of the world he worked so hard to leave behind but will do anything to protect his family.
Also starring Kate Beckinsale (Underworld series, The Aviator), Giovanni Ribisi (Avatar, Public Enemies) and Ben Foster (30 Days of Night, 3:10 to Yuma), Contraband has been hailed as "an intense, adrenaline-pumping thriller," by Shawn Edwards of FOX-TV. The Contraband Blu-ray™ Combo Pack delivers the film in perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound and features more than an hour of bonus content including deleted scenes, a "making of" segment and feature commentary by Director Baltasar Kormakur and Producer Evan Hayes.
The Contraband Blu-ray™ Combo Pack also includes UltraViolet™, a DVD, and a Digital Copy of the film – so consumers can truly enjoy the movie anytime, anywhere, on the device of their choice! UltraViolet™ is the revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows and put them in the cloud. From there, they can download and stream instantly to computers, tablets and smartphones. In addition, consumers can redeem a Digital Copy of the film from a variety of retail partners, who offer many viewing options including iTunes®, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod™ touch, Android, connected televisions, Blu-ray player apps, and more!
BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAY™ & DVD:
* Deleted Scenes
* Under The Radar – The Making of Contraband: Take a comprehensive guided tour through the making of the modern action thriller Contraband.
* Reality Factor – The Stunts and Action of Contraband: From an explosive, complicated armored car heist in Panama to brutal, realistic fistfights and gunplay in the back alleys of New Orleans, see how the stunt and SFX teams worked together to make sure Contraband delivered raw and real action to the film.
* Feature Commentary: Director/Producer Baltasar Kormakur and Producer Evan Hayes participate.
BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVELY ON BLU-RAY™:
* UltraViolet™: The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, store them in the cloud, and download and stream instantly to computers, tablets and smartphones. Currently available in the United States only.
* Digital Copy: Viewers can redeem a digital version of the full-length movie from a choice of retail partners to watch on an array of electronic and portable devices.
o Picture-in-Picture – featuring pre-visualization and storyboard comparisons of some the film's most exciting scenes.
* pocket BLU™ App: The popular free pocket BLU™ app for smartphones is now even better with newly updated versions for iPad®, Android™ tablets, PC and Macintosh computers, with features made especially to take advantage of the devices' larger screens and high resolution displays.
o Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease.
o Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
o Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
o Browse Titles: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU™-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray™. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
o Keyboard: Entering data is fast and easy with your device's intuitive keyboard.
* BD-LIVE™ - Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to access the latest trailers, exclusive content and more!
Mark Wahlberg stars as legendary smuggler Chris Farraday, who has left his criminal past behind to be with his wife (Kate Beckinsale) and sons. When a ruthless drug kingpin (Giovanni Ribisi) threatens his family, Farraday must summon his old skills and contacts for one last run. Contraband takes you to the cutthroat underground world of international smuggling, and on a thrilling adventure that critics are calling "dynamic, intense and gritty!" – Mark S Allen, CBS/CW-TV (Sacramento)
CAST AND FILMMAKERS: Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Giovanni Ribisi, Ben Foster, Lukas Haas, Caleb Landry Jones, Diego Luna, J.K. Simmons Directed By: Baltasar Kormakur Screenplay By: Aaron Guzikowski based on the screenplay Reykjavik-Rotterdam by Arnaldur Indrioason and Oskar Jonasson Producer: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Baltasar Kormakur, Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg Executive Producers: Liza Chasin, Evan Hayes, Bill Johnson Director of Photography: Barry Ackroyd Edited By: Elisabet Ronalds Production Designer: Tony Fanning Costume Designer: Jenny Eagan Original Music By: Clinton Shorter
TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY™: Street Date: April 24, 2012 Copyright: 2012 Universal Studios Selection Number: 61120860(U.S.); 61122084(Canada) Running Time: 1 Hour, 50 Minutes Layers: BD-50 Picture Format: Widescreen Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Rating: R for violence, pervasive language and brief drug use (U.S.); 18a for coarse language, violence and disturbing content (Canada); 13+ (Quebec) Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French and Spanish DTS Surround 5.1
TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD: Street Date: April 24, 2012 Copyright: 2012 Universal Studios Selection Number: 61118804 (U.S.); 61122086 (Canada) Running Time: 1 Hour, 50 Minutes Layers: DVD-9 Picture Format: Anamorphic Widescreen Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Rating: R for violence, pervasive language and brief drug use (U.S.); 18a for coarse language, violence and disturbing content (Canada); 13+ (Quebec) Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French Sound: English, French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
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