Anchor Bay Press Release: The Men Who Stare At Goats (Blu-ray)

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    ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER GEORGE CLOONEY, ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINEE
    JEFF BRIDGES,

    EWAN MCGREGOR AND TWO-TIME ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER KEVIN SPACEY STAR IN

    THE MEN WHO STAREAT GOATS
    On DVD and Blu-ray™ Tuesday, March 23rd
    From Anchor Bay Entertainment


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    BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Academy Award® winner George Clooney (Up in the Air), Academy Award® nominee Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart), Golden Globe® and SAG Award® nominee Ewan McGregor (Angels & Demons), and two-time Academy Award® winner Kevin Spacey(American Beauty) star in Overture Films’ The Men Who Stare At Goats, a comedic look at real life events that are almost too bizarre to believe, available on DVD and Blu-ray™ Tuesday, February 23rd from Anchor Bay Entertainment (Pre-Book February 18, 2010). Directed by Academy Award® nominee Grant Heslov (Good Night, and Good Luck) from a screenplay by Peter Straughan (How to Lose Friends & Alienate People), The Men Who Stare At Goats follows a reporter (McGregor) who gets way more than he bargained for when he accompanies an enigmatic Special Forces operator (Clooney) on a mind-boggling mission.

    Featuring a supporting cast that includes Robert Patrick ("The Unit"), Stephen Root (The Soloist), Stephen Lang (Avatar) and Rebecca Mader ("Lost"), The Men Who Stare At Goats was inspired by Jon Ronson's non-fiction bestseller of the same name, an eye-opening and often hilarious exploration of the government's attempts to harness paranormal abilities to combat its enemies. The Men Who Stare At Goats was produced by Clooney, Heslov and Paul Lister. SRP is $29.98 for the DVD and $39.98 for the Blu-ray™ edition.

    Michael Sragow of the Baltimore Sun called The Men Who Stare At Goats “refreshingly unpredictable.” Said Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post, The Men Who Stare At Goats “taps into the gonzo energy of Hunter S. Thompson.” Added E! Entertainment’s Ben Lyons, “Clooney and his pals are clearly having fun in this offbeat, yet effective political comedy,” while Screen International’s Mike Goodridge said“Bridges revisits his ‘Dude’ character from The Big Lebowski with enthusiasm.”

    In The Men Who Stare At Goats, reporter Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) is in search of his next big story when he encounters Lyn Cassady (George Clooney), a shadowy figure who claims to be part of an experimental U.S. military unit. According to Cassady, the New Earth Army is changing the way wars are fought; they are a legion of “Warrior Monks” with psychic powers who can read the enemy’s thoughts, pass through walls, and even kill a goat simply by staring at it.

    When the program’s founder, Bill Django (Jeff Bridges), goes missing, Bob decides to tag along on Cassady’s mission to find him. The pair track Django to a clandestine training camp run by renegade psychic Larry Hooper (Kevin Spacey) and the reporter becomes trapped in a grudge match between Django’s New Earth Army and Hooper’s personal militia of super soldiers.

    The Men Who Stare At Goats standard definition DVD bonus features include Goats Declassified: The Real Men Of The First Earth Battalion;Project "Hollywood": A Classified Report From The Set; audio commentary with director Grant Heslov; audio commentary with book author Jon Ronson; character bios; deleted scenes; and the theatrical trailer. The Men Who Stare At Goats Blu-ray™ edition includes the same bonus features, plus a digital copy of the film.

    About Anchor Bay Entertainment
    Anchor Bay Entertainment is the home entertainment division of Starz Media, LLC. It includes the Anchor Bay Films and Manga Entertainment brands. It distributes feature films, children’s entertainment, fitness, TV series, documentaries, anime and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray™ formats. It is the exclusive distributor in the U.S. of the theatrical titles from Overture Films. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Starz Media (www.starzmedia.com) is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Capital Group.

    About Overture Films
    Overture Films (www.overturefilms.net) develops, produces, acquires, and distributes feature length, theatrical motion pictures worldwide. The studio is a wholly owned unit of Starz Media (www.starzmedia.com), a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Capital Group. Its affiliated companies, Anchor Bay Entertainment and Starz Entertainment, make the films available domestically to viewers via home video, premium television, Internet and other outlets.

    THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS DVDStreet Date: March 23rd, 2010
    Pre-book: February 18, 2010
    Cat. #: OV21370
    UPC: 0 1313 21370-9 4
    Run Time: 94 minutes
    Rating: R
    SRP: $29.98
    Format: 2.35:1 / 16x9
    Audio: Dolby Surround 5.1
    Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
    Bonus Features: Goats Declassified: The Real Men Of The First Earth Battalion
    Project "Hollywood": A Classified Report From The Set
    Audio Commentary with Director Grant Heslov
    Audio Commentary with Book Author Jon Ronson
    Character Bios
    Deleted Scenes
    Theatrical Trailer

    THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS BLU-RAY™Street Date: March 23rd, 2010
    Pre-book: February 18, 2010
    Cat. #: BD21373
    UPC: 0 1313 21373-9 1
    Run Time: 94 minutes
    Rating: R
    SRP: $39.98
    Format: 2.35:1 / 16x9
    Audio: Dolby TrueHD 5.1
    Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
    Bonus Features: Goats Declassified: The Real Men Of The First Earth Battalion
    Project "Hollywood": A Classified Report From The Set
    Audio Commentary with Director Grant Heslov
    Audio Commentary with Book Author Jon Ronson
    Character Bios
    Deleted Scenes
    Theatrical Trailer
    A Digital Copy of the Film
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