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Old 02-04-2013, 02:38 PM
The Impossible(2012)(4/23) Full Press Release

“ONE OF THE BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR.
Naomi Watts powerfully becomes a front-runner for an Academy Award®.”

– Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times



Academy Award® Nominee Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor Star In The Critically Acclaimed Film Based On A True Story, Arriving On Blu-ray Disc, DVD, Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View April 23

Early Digital Window Begins April 2


SANTA MONICA, CA, February 4, 2013 – A family faces unbelievable odds in the celebrated drama The Impossible, starring two-time Academy Award® nominee* Naomi Watts, Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen) and newcomer Tom Holland. Directed by J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage) and based on the harrowing real-life experience of one family during the Indian Ocean tsunami, the film arrives on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital Copy and Ultraviolet), DVD (plus Digital Copy and Ultraviolet), Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View April 23 from Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE company. The Impossible will also be available on EST April 2, three weeks prior to the Blu-ray, DVD and Video on Demand release.

Garnering Academy Award®, Golden Globe® Award, Broadcast Film Critics Award® and Screen Actors Guild Award® nominations for her powerful performance, Watts portrays Maria, a mother fighting to reunite her family after one of the largest disasters in recent history. Tom Holland, in his astonishing film debut, also earned a Broadcast Film Critics Award® for his performance in the daring drama as her eldest son. The Impossible Blu-ray and DVD bonus features include deleted scenes, two behind-the-scenes featurettes and an audio commentary with the director, writer and producers of the film along with María Belón, the woman whose family experience is the story on which the film is based. A public service announcement (PSA) from the Happy Hearts Fund is also included on the Blu-ray and DVD. The Happy Hearts Fund is a non-profit foundation dedicated to rebuilding schools and restoring hope and opportunity in the lives of children after natural disasters. The Impossible Blu-ray and DVD and will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.

The Impossible is the unforgettable account of a family caught with tens of thousands of strangers in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. But the true-life terror is tempered by the unexpected displays of compassion, courage and simple kindness that Maria (Watts) and her family encounter during the darkest hours of their lives. Both epic and intimate, devastating and uplifting, The Impossible is a journey to the core of the human heart.

*Actress in a Leading Role, The Impossible, 2012 and Actress in a Leading Role, 21 Grams, 2003

BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
• Audio commentary with director J.A. Bayona, writer Sergio G. Sánchez and producer Belén Atienza and María Belón
• “Casting The Impossible” featurette
• “Realizing The Impossible” featurette
• Deleted Scenes
*Subject to change


PROGRAM INFORMATION
Street Date: April 23, 2013
Price: $39.99 Blu-ray / $29.95 DVD
Title Copyright: The Impossible © 2012 Telecinco Cinema, S.A.U. and Apaches Entertainment, S.L. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2013 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Rating: PG-13 for intense realistic disaster sequences, including disturbing injury images and brief nudity
Run Time: 114 minutes
Type: Theatrical Release
Genre: Drama
Blu-ray Closed Captioned: English SDH
DVD Closed Captioned: English
Subtitles: English and Spanish
Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition 16x9 Widescreen (2.35:1)
DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen (2.35:1)
Blu-ray Audio Status: English 5.1 DTS Master Audio and Spanish 5.1 DTS Master Audio
DVD Audio Status: English and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital

ABOUT SUMMIT
Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, is a worldwide theatrical motion picture development, financing, production and distribution studio. The company handles all aspects of marketing and distribution for both its own internally developed motion pictures as well as acquired pictures.

ABOUT LIONSGATE
Lionsgate is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. The Company has built a strong television presence in production of primetime cable and broadcast network series, distribution and syndication of programming and an array of channel assets. Lionsgate currently has 23 shows on 16 networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men, the critically acclaimed series Weeds, Nurse Jackie, the comedy Anger Management, which has been picked up for another 90 episodes by FX, the network series Nashville, picked up for a full season of 22 episodes by ABC, the syndication successes Tyler Perry's House of Payne, its spinoff Meet the Browns, The Wendy Williams Show, Are We There Yet? and the upcoming Orange Is The New Black, an original series for Netflix.

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