PHE Press Release: RANGO (Blu-ray)

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    [FONT= 'book antiqua']“FOUR STARS. Here’s what I hope: Lots of families will see this.”
    —[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'book antiqua']Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times[/FONT]



    [FONT= 'book antiqua']JOHNNY DEPP LEADS AN ALL-STAR CAST
    IN A HILARIOUS COMEDY ADVENTURE PACKED WITH FUN
    FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY[/FONT]



    RANGO





    [FONT= 'book antiqua']The Hilarious Comedy Adventure Rides into Town in a Blu-ray™ /DVD Combo with
    Digital Copy on FRIDAY, July 15, 2011 Loaded with Special Features Including an
    Extended Cut of the Film, Deleted Scenes, an Interactive Tour and More[/FONT]




    [FONT= 'book antiqua']HOLLYWOOD, Calif.[/FONT][FONT= 'book antiqua'] (May 10, 2011) – Called “the coolest, orneriest, funniest, best-looking movie” (Richard Corliss, Time) that is “like nothing you’ve ever seen” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone), the hilarious and imaginative RANGO saddles up in a Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack with Digital Copy and on standard DVD on Friday, July 15, 2011 from Paramount Home Entertainment. The incomparable Johnny Depp voices Rango, a chameleon living as an ordinary family pet that dreams of being a fearless hero and is challenged to become just that when he inadvertently becomes the sheriff of a lawless desert town called Dirt. Depp reteams with director Gore Verbinski, the visionary behind the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, in this wildly original comedy, which delighted audiences of all ages, earning more than $120 million domestically to become the #1 animated film of the year. The film also features the voices of Isla Fisher (Horton Hears A Who!), Abigail Breslin (Kit Kittredge:
    An American Girl), Ned Beatty (Toy Story 3), Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2), Bill Nighy
    (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End), Harry Dean Stanton, (“Big Love”), Ray Winstone (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) and Timothy Olyphant (“Justified”).[/FONT]


    [FONT= 'book antiqua']RANGO [/FONT][FONT= 'book antiqua']Marketing Support[/FONT]

    [FONT= 'book antiqua']Paramount Home Entertainment will support the Blu-ray and DVD release of[/FONT]
    [FONT= 'book antiqua']RANGO[/FONT] [FONT= 'book antiqua']with a comprehensive marketing program, including [/FONT][FONT= 'book antiqua']a national sweepstakes with multiple prizes starting on street date, [/FONT][FONT= 'book antiqua']national broadcast and online advertising and a far-reaching publicity campaign. [/FONT] [FONT= 'book antiqua']In addition, [/FONT][FONT= 'book antiqua']specially marked RANGO Blu-ray/DVD Combo and standard DVDs include an offer for $5 off the combined purchase of the DVD and three Nestle Tombstone Pizzas (selected varieties). With this purchase, fans will get an instant redeeming coupon good for $5 off (see specially marked DVD packages for offer details). The instant redeeming coupon will also be available in select national women’s magazines.[/FONT]


    [FONT= 'book antiqua']RANGO [/FONT][FONT= 'book antiqua']Blu-ray/DVD Combo with Digital Copy[/FONT]

    [FONT= 'book antiqua']The RANGO Blu-ray/DVD Combo with Digital Copy features both the theatrical version of the film and an extended cut including a never-before-seen alternate ending, 10 uproarious deleted scenes, a two-part, in-depth exploration of the groundbreaking filmmaking process, a look at the real creatures of Dirt, an interactive field trip to Dirt and more.[/FONT]


    [FONT= 'book antiqua']The RANGO [/FONT][FONT= 'book antiqua']Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD[/FONT] is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc breakdown is as follows*:

    [FONT= 'book antiqua']Blu-ray:[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'book antiqua']Theatrical and Extended Version[/FONT]


    • [FONT= 'book antiqua']Commentary[/FONT][FONT= 'book antiqua']—By director, story co-writer and producer Gore Verbinski, head of story James Ward Byrkit, production designer Mark “Crash” McCreery, animation director Hal Hickel and visual effects supervisor
      Tim Alexander[/FONT]
      [FONT= 'book antiqua'](on Extended Version only)[/FONT]


    • [FONT= 'book antiqua']Breaking The Rules: Making Animation History[/FONT][FONT= 'book antiqua']— Discover how
      Gore Verbinski and Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) prepared for their first animated movie by following every step the filmmakers made to create this new kind of animated film. Watch as the renowned cast including Johnny Depp brings the film to life with “emotion capture.”[/FONT]



      [FONT= 'book antiqua']The Stage Is Set (Part 1)[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'book antiqua']Now We Ride (Part 2)[/FONT]




    • [FONT= 'book antiqua']Real Creatures of Dirt[/FONT][FONT= 'book antiqua']—In this fun and educational piece, animal experts talk about the real creatures that inspired the characters of RANGO [/FONT]and the filmmakers explain why they chose specific animals to reflect certain personality traits.


    • [FONT= 'book antiqua']Storyboard Reel Picture-In-Picture[/FONT][FONT= 'book antiqua']—[/FONT][FONT= 'book antiqua']Enhance your movie-viewing experience by watching the entire feature with picture-in-picture images of the storyboards (Theatrical Version only).[/FONT]



    • [FONT= 'book antiqua']A Field Trip to Dirt[/FONT][FONT= 'book antiqua']—Using the technology and footage from ILM’s special camera, viewers are put in control of their own tour of Dirt. They can select the streets they want to explore and the characters they’d like to interact with, discovering trivia and other bonus footage along the way.[/FONT]


    • [FONT= 'book antiqua']Ten Deleted Scenes[/FONT][FONT= 'book antiqua']—Including a never-before-seen alternate ending[/FONT]


    • [FONT= 'book antiqua']Theatrical Trailer[/FONT]


    [FONT= 'book antiqua']DVD:[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'book antiqua']Theatrical Version[/FONT]


    • [FONT= 'book antiqua']Digital Copy[/FONT]


    [FONT= 'book antiqua']RANGO [/FONT][FONT= 'book antiqua']DVD[/FONT]

    [FONT= 'book antiqua']The RANGO single-disc DVD[/FONT] is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround, Spanish 5.1 Surround and English Audio Description and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The disc includes the following*:

    • [FONT= 'book antiqua']Theatrical and Extended Version[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'book antiqua']Commentary[/FONT][FONT= 'book antiqua']—By director, story co-writer and producer Gore Verbinski, head of story James Ward Byrkit, production designer Mark “Crash” McCreery, animation director Hal Hickel and visual effects supervisor Tim Alexander (on Extended Version only)[/FONT]

    • [FONT= 'book antiqua']Real Creatures of Dirt[/FONT][FONT= 'book antiqua']—In this fun and educational piece, animal experts talk about the real creatures that inspired the characters of RANGO [/FONT]and the filmmakers explain why they chose specific animals to reflect certain personality traits.

    • [FONT= 'book antiqua']Ten Deleted Scenes[/FONT][FONT= 'book antiqua']—Including a never-before-seen alternate ending[/FONT]


    [FONT= 'book antiqua']*Note that special features are on the sell-through versions of the discs only.[/FONT]


    [FONT= 'book antiqua']About Paramount Home Entertainment[/FONT]

    [FONT= 'book antiqua']Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.[/FONT]
     
  2. Edwin-S

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    This a buy for me. I thought this was a nice animated homage to both classic Westerns and Italian Spaghettis.
     
  3. AlexS2

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    Glad to hear there is an extended cut. I had heard that several, fully finished, scenes had been trimmed to keep the film at a certain length
     
  4. Christian Preischl

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    I enjoyed this film quite a bit, particularly considering all the other CG drivel that's being released these days. It also stands out by the mere fact that it isn''t in 3D. :)


    Anyway, day 1 purchase for me.
     
  5. Cory S.

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    ILM's first fully animated feature. SOLD! For me, this is a historic film because of my first sentence.
     

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