USHE Press Release: Contraband (Blu-ray)

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    Academy Award®-Nominee Mark Wahlberg Stars in the Year’s

    Most Explosive Action-Thriller




    CONTRABAND



    Available on Blu-ray Combo Pack with UltraViolet and Digital Copy,

    as well as DVD & On Demand




    APRIL 24, 2012


    “Mark Wahlberg is at his best.” - Lee Thomas, WJBK-TV, FOX (Detroit)


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    Universal City, Calif.(February 21, 2012) – A legendary smuggler who long ago abandoned his life of crime to become a law-abiding family man is dragged back into the cutthroat, underground world of international crime in the suspenseful thriller Contraband, coming to Blu-ray Combo Pack with UltraViolet, as well as DVD, Digital Download and On Demand on April 24, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Academy Award®-nominee

    Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter, The Departed) stars in a tense, supercharged action adventure about a man struggling to stay out of the world he worked so hard to leave behind but will do anything to protect his family.




    Also starring Kate Beckinsale (Underworld series, The Aviator), Giovanni Ribisi (Avatar, Public Enemies) and

    Ben Foster (30 Days of Night, 3:10 to Yuma), Contraband has been hailed as “an intense, adrenaline-pumping thriller,” by Shawn Edwards of FOX-TV. The Contraband Blu-ray Combo Pack delivers the film in perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound and features more than an hour of bonus content including deleted scenes, a “making of” segment and feature commentary by Director Baltasar Kormákur and Producer Evan Hayes.




    The Contraband Blu-ray Combo Pack also includes UltraViolet™, a DVD, and a Digital Copy of the film – so consumers can truly enjoy the movie anytime, anywhere, on the device of their choice! UltraViolet is the revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows and put them in the cloud. From there, they can download and stream instantly to computers, tablets and smartphones. In addition, consumers can redeem a Digital Copy of the film from a variety of retail partners, who offer many viewing options including iTunes®, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch,Android, connected televisions, Blu-ray player apps, and more!


    BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAY & DVD:


    · Deleted Scenes


    · Under The Radar – The Making of Contraband: Take a comprehensive guided tour through the making of the modern action thriller Contraband.


    · Reality Factor – The Stunts and Action of Contraband: From an explosive, complicated armored car heist in Panama to brutal, realistic fistfights and gunplay in the back alleys of New Orleans, see how the stunt and SFX teams worked together to make sure Contraband delivered raw and real action to the film.


    · Feature Commentary: Director/Producer Baltasar Kormákur and Producer Evan Hayes participate.


    BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVELY ON BLU-RAY:

    • UltraViolet™: The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, store them in the cloud, and download and stream instantly to computers, tablets and smartphones. Currently available in the United States only.

    • Digital Copy: Viewers can redeem a digital version of the full-length movie from a choice of retail partners to watch on an array of electronic and portable devices.

    • U-Control:


      Picture-in-Picture – featuring pre-visualization and storyboard comparisons of some the film’s most exciting scenes.

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    SYNOPSIS


    Mark Wahlberg stars as legendary smuggler Chris Farraday, who has left his criminal past behind to be with his wife (Kate Beckinsale) and sons. When a ruthless drug kingpin (Giovanni Ribisi) threatens his family, Farraday must summon his old skills and contacts for one last run. Contraband takes you to the cutthroat underground world of international smuggling, and on a thrilling adventure that critics are calling “dynamic, intense and gritty!” – Mark S Allen, CBS/CW-TV (Sacramento)

    http://www.contrabandmovie.net


    CAST AND FILMMAKERS:


    Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Giovanni Ribisi, Ben Foster, Lukas Haas, Caleb Landry Jones, Diego Luna, J.K. Simmons


    Directed By: Baltasar Kormákur


    Screenplay By: Aaron Guzikowski based on the screenplay Reykjavik-Rotterdam by Arnaldur Indriðason and Óskar Jónasson


    Producer: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Baltasar Kormákur, Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg


    Executive Producers: Liza Chasin, Evan Hayes, Bill Johnson


    Director of Photography: Barry Ackroyd


    Edited By: Elísabet Ronalds


    Production Designer: Tony Fanning


    Costume Designer: Jenny Eagan


    Original Music By: Clinton Shorter


    TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY:


    Street Date: April 24, 2012


    Copyright: 2012 Universal Studios


    Selection Number: 61120860(U.S.); 61122084(Canada)


    Running Time: 1 Hour, 50 Minutes


    Layers: BD-50


    Picture Format: Widescreen


    Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1


    Rating: R for violence, pervasive language and brief drug use (U.S.); 18a for coarse language, violence and disturbing content (Canada); 13+ (Quebec)


    Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish


    Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French and Spanish DTS Surround 5.1



    TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:


    Street Date: April 24, 2012


    Copyright: 2012 Universal Studios


    Selection Number: 61118804 (U.S.); 61122086 (Canada)


    Running Time: 1 Hour, 50 Minutes


    Layers: DVD-9


    Picture Format: Anamorphic Widescreen


    Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1


    Rating: R for violence, pervasive language and brief drug use (U.S.); 18a for coarse language, violence and disturbing content (Canada); 13+ (Quebec)


    Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French


    Sound: English, French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
     

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