SPHE Press Release: Arena

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    “A modern day ‘Gladiator’ for the digital age. Kellan Lutz firmly establishes

    himself as Hollywood's next big action star!”

    -Brad Sturdivant / Flix66.com


    “It will keep you on the edge of your seat, from start to finish.

    Samuel L. Jackson's best performance in years."

    -Tony Farinella / 411mania.com



    Twilight’s Kellan Lutz and Oscar® Nominee Samuel L. Jackson

    Face Off In The Savage And Brutal World Of


    ARENA


    The Death Games Begin October 11, 2011 on DVD and Digital





    Culver City, CA (8/1/11) – Rising star Kellan Lutz (Twilight series, Nightmare on Elm Street) and Oscar® nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Pulp Fiction,1994) face off in the action-packed, visually stunning thrill ride ARENA, available on DVD and digital this October 11 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. This hard-hitting film stars Lutz as a man kidnapped from his ordinary life and thrust into the savage world of a modern day gladiatorial arena where men fight to the death for the entertainment of the online masses. Jackson is “at his sinister best” (Tim Jansen, Media Entertainment) as the sadistic businessman behind the underground operation. ARENA co-stars Nina Dobrev (The Roommate, “The Vampire Diaries”) and Daniel Dae Kim (“Lost,” “Hawaii Five-0”). Action fans won’t want to miss the life-or-death excitement when ARENA debuts on DVDand digital priced to own at $26.99 SRP (DVD).

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    How do you make a fortune from the bloodlust of millions? One sadistically savvy businessman (Samuel L. Jackson) has created an empire with his brutal, fight-to-the-death gladiator website. His newest warrior is David Lord (Kellan Lutz), a kidnapped fireman, now imprisoned and forced to fight for his life. To buy his freedom, Lord agrees to do a series of lethal bouts. But as the body count escalates, and with his most challenging battle remaining, Lord unleashes a torrent of bloody carnage and reveals a secret that threatens to tear down the entire enterprise. Also featuring Daniel Dae Kim (TV’s “Lost”) and Nina Dobrev (TV’s “Vampire Diaries”).


    ARENA marks the directorial debut of visual effects supervisor Jonah Loop (Collateral, Transporter 2). It was written by Tony Giglio (Chaos, Death Race 2 & 3) based on a screenplay by Michael Hultquist & Robert Martinez (Victim) and produced by Mark Williams (Flawless, Malice in Wonderland), Brad Krevoy (Dumb and Dumber, Kingpin) and Mike Callaghan (Hardwired,Ticking Clock). ARENA has a run time of approximately 95 minutes. It has been rated R for strong, brutal and bloody violence throughout, graphic nudity, Sexual Content and Language.


    Pricing and bonus features on Digital editions of ARENA may vary by service provider.


    DVD Catalog #: 38034

    UPC Code: 0-43396-38034-9

    SRP: $ 26.99
     
  2. Qui-Gon John

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    Ron, if you have this available can you tell me about the special features, particularly which PREVIEWS for other movies. I rented this title and forget the name of the second preview, an island, looks to be in Ireland or the UK, a couple and one other guy are there and the other guy tells them the rest of the world's been infected with some disease. Thanks!
     
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    John,


    The only information I have available is what was given to
    me on the press release. Sorry.
     
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    Thanks, I know sometimes when you guys do a review you list everything including details about all the extras, etc. Maybe someone who has it and sees this thread could help out.
     
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    Understood.


    Part of the problem with this, is that we don't generally do

    many DVD reviews anymore. I am not even certain we are

    getting DVD screeners from Sony anymore. So, while I can

    put the word out to our reviewers to pay extra attention to this

    title, I am just not certain anyone is going to receive it.
     
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    Found it, the title is called "RETREAT" and stars Thandie Newton. I rented another movie that also had this preview.
     

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