SPHE Press Release: Takers (Blu-ray)

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    “As cool as Ocean’s Eleven.”

    Steve Oldfield, Fox-TV

    “The best plot and cast assembled since American Gangster.”

    DeDe McGuire, The Doug Banks Show

    Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Chris Brown and Tip “T.I.” Harris

    Lead an All-Star Cast in the Action-Packed Heist Thriller

    That Took the U.S. Box Office by Storm


    Breaking In on Blu-ray™ and DVD this January 18

    Armed With Explosive Bonus Features!

    - Blu-ray Bonus Features Include movieIQ® -


    Culver City, CA (11/15/10) – The action-packed heist thriller TAKERS breaks in on Blu-ray and DVD this January 18, 2011, courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Featuring the year’s coolest ensemble of actors, including Matt Dillon (Armored, Crash), Idris Elba (American Gangster, Obsessed), Paul Walker (Fast & Furious, Eight Below), Chris Brown (Stomp the Yard, This Christmas), Michael Ealy (2 Fast 2 Furious,Seven Pounds), Grammy®-winning rapper Tip “T.I.” Harris (A.T.L., TV’s “Entourage”) and Hayden Christensen (Jumper, Star Wars: Episodes I-III), TAKERS is the slickly entertaining tale of a team of expert bank robbers taking on their biggest heist yet. Co-starring Jay Hernandez (Hostel,Quarantine), TAKERS exploded at the box office this past summer, wowing audiences with its breathtaking action, cat-and-mouse suspense and shocking climax. Now, action fans can take home the thrills as TAKERS arrives on Blu-ray and DVD, armed with a loot of exciting bonus features!

    Bonus features on the TAKERS Blu-ray include cast and filmmaker commentary, along with “Executing the Heist: The Making of Takers,” an inside look at the production of this new action favorite. Exclusively available on the Blu-ray edition is the BD-Live™ enabled movieIQ, which lets viewers access live trivia information about the cast, crew, music and production of TAKERS – all while watching the movie, as well as PS3 Wallpaper/Theme.

    Fans of TAKERS’ knockout ensemble cast and heist films like Heat, The Italian Job and Ocean’s 11 won’t want to miss the film Shawn Edwards of Fox-TV called “Incredible” when TAKERS becomes available to own on Blu-ray and DVD, priced at $34.95 (BD) and $28.95 (DVD).


    A notorious group of criminals (Elba, Walker, Harris, Brown, Christensen and Ealy) continue to baffle police by pulling off perfectly executed bank robberies. They are in and out like clockwork, leaving no evidence behind and laying low in between heists. But when they attempt to pull off one last job with more money at stake than ever before, the crew finds their plans interrupted by a hardened detective (Dillon) who is hell-bent on solving the case.

    TAKERS was directed by John Luessenhop (Lockdown) and written by Peter Allen & Gabriel Casseus and John Luessenhop & Avery Duff. It was produced by Will Packer (Obsessed, Stomp the Yard), Tip “T.I.” Harris and Jason Geter (TV’s “T.I.’s Road to Redemption”) and executive produced by Glenn S. Gainor (Death at a Funeral, Obsessed), Gabriel Casseus, Chris Brown and Morris Chestnut (Not Easily Broken). It co-stars Johnathon Schaech (Prom Night, That Thing You Do!), Nicholas Turturro (TV’s “NYPD Blue,” World Trade Center), Steve Harris (TV’s “Friday Night Lights,” Quarantine) and Marianne Jean-Baptiste (TV’s “Without a Trace,” Spy Game). The film features cinematography by Michael Barrett (Bedtime Stories, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), editing by Armen Minasian (Armored, I, Robot) and musical score by Paul Haslinger (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans). It was distributed by Screen Gems and has a run time of approximately 107 minutes. The film is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, a sexual situation/partial nudity and some language.

    Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Material
    • Commentary with Director John Luessenhop, Producer Will Packer, Producer Jason Geter and Tip “T.I.” Harris
    • “Yeah Ya Know (Takers”)” by T.I. – Music Promo

    Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Material

    • Executing the Heist: The Making of Takers
    • Take Action! Featurette – Inside Look at the Stunts
    • movieIQ®+sync and BD-Live connect you to real-time information on the cast, music, trivia and more while watching the movie

    BD Catalog #: 34997

    UPC Code: 0-43396-34997-1

    SLP: $ 34.95

    DVD Catalog #: 34994

    UPC Code: 0-43396-34994-0

    SLP: $ 28.95

    Order Date for All: 12/16/10

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