SPHE Press Release: Carnage (Blu-ray)

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    “Fully delivers the laughs and savagery”

    Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

    A spellbinding display of verbal fireworks”

    Rick Warner, Bloomberg News

    Nominated for Two Golden Globe® Awards


    Starring Academy Award® Winners Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz and Academy Award® Nominee John C. Reilly

    Roman Polanski’s Adaptation of the Tony® Award-Winning Play

    Available on Blu-ray™ and DVD March 20th


    Culver City, Calif. (February 6, 2012) – Carnage, the screen adaptation of Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award-winning Broadway hit, “God of Carnage,” will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD March 20th from Sony Pictures Classics and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Academy Award® winner Roman Polanski (2002, Best Director, The Pianist) directs this sharp and witty comedy of (no) manners” about the human condition and the carnage that is adulthood. Starring an ensemble cast featuring Academy Award® winner Jodie Foster (1988, Best Actress, The Accused), Academy Award® winner Kate Winslet (2008, Best Actress, The Reader), Academy Award® winner Christoph Waltz (2009, Best Supporting Actor, Inglourious Basterds), and Academy Award® nominee John C. Reilly (2002, Supporting Actor, Chicago), the bitterly amusing story focuses on one evening in the lives of two couples locked in a showdown after their children are involved in a playground incident.

    Carnage has received two Golden Globe® nominations this season: Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture Comedy Or Musical, for both Foster and Winslet.

    A Film Festival favorite[1] this past fall, Carnage, which has a screenplay by Yasmina Reza and Polanski, was produced by SBS Productions and Saïd Ben Saïd (Unforgivable).

    The special features include Actors’ Notes, a look at the making of the film, a filmed Q&A with John C. Reilly and Christoph Waltz, and a red carpet featurette. Carnage will be available on Blu-ray for $35.99 and on DVD for $30.99.


    Carnage, is a razor sharp, biting comedy centered on parental differences. After two boys duke it out on a playground, the “victim’s” parents, liberal writer Penelope Longstreet and her wholesaler husband, Michael (Foster and Reilly), invite the “bully’s” parents, power couple Nancy and Alan Cowan (Winslet and Waltz), over to work out their issues. A polite discussion of childrearing soon escalates into verbal warfare, with all four parents revealing their true colors. None of them will escape the carnage.

    Blu-ray & DVD Special Features include:

    w Actors' Notes – A Look at the Making of the Film

    w An Evening with John C. Reilly and Christoph Waltz

    w On the Red Carpet

    Carnage has a run time of approximately 80 minutes and is rated R (for some strong language). Artwork and clips are available for downloading at www.SPHEPUBLICITY.COM. Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com.

    Carnage Blu-ray

    Blu-ray Catalog: 39588

    UPC Code: 043396395886

    Order Date: 2/16/12

    SRP: $35.99

    Carnage DVD

    DVD Catalog: 39591

    UPC Code: 043396395916

    Order Date: 2/1612

    SRP: $30.99

    For more information about Sony Pictures Classics films and DVDs, please visit www.sonyclassics.com. The website features trailers of upcoming SPC films, high-resolution images, a DVD archive and a special "Press Only" section where press members can access materials for SPC's expansive library of films and DVDs.

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