USHE Press Release: Greenberg (Blu-ray)

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    From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: Ben Stiller Stars in This Smart, Funny and Moving Comedy Greenberg

    'Extremely entertaining! The wonder of the film is how good it makes us feel!'- Joe Morgenserm, The Wall Street Journal

    JULY 13, 2010

    COMING TO BLU-RAY(TM) HI-DEF AND DVD FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT
    UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif.
    , May 4 /PRNewswire/ --
    OVERVIEW: Greenberg unites Ben Stiller (Meet the Fockers, Tropic Thunder) with Academy Award®-nominated writer and director Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale) to tell the funny and moving tale of Roger Greenberg. Featuring one of the best performances of his career, Ben Stiller stars as Greenberg -- single, fortyish and at a crossroads in his life. Also starringJennifer Jason Leigh (Margot at the Wedding, The Anniversary Party), Rhys Ifans (Nanny McPhee Returns, Notting Hill) andGreta Gerwig (Nights and Weekends), Greenberg proves that mid-life may just be the perfect time to finally come of age and embrace the life you never planned on. A film with "a soul, a heart and a sense of humor" (Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com),Greenberg is available on Blu-ray™ Hi-Def and DVD on July 13, 2010 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
    BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY™ HI-DEF:
    • BD-LIVE™: Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to get even more content, watch the latest trailers and more.MY SCENES: Bookmark your favorite scenes from the movie.
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    • Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease.
    • Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the movie.
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    BONUS FEATURES (DVD and BLU-RAY™ HI-DEF)
    • A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Greenberg: Ben Stiller and the cast talk about the character Roger Greenberg and how they brought this humorous story to life.
    • Greenberg Loves Los Angeles: Writer/Director Noah Baumbach shares his aspirations for making the film.
    • Noah Baumbach Takes a Novel Approach: Noah Baumbach discusses how essential writing is to filmmaking and how he personally turned to great American novelists for inspiration.
    SYNOPSIS: Roger Greenberg (Ben Stiller) is single, fortyish and deliberately doing nothing. In search of a place to restart his life, he agrees to house sit for his brother in LA and tries to reconnect with his former bandmate (Rhys Ifans) and ex-girlfriend (Jennifer Jason Leigh). But old friends aren't necessarily still best friends, and Greenberg soon finds himself forging a connection with his brother's personal assistant, Florence (Greta Gerwig). Despite his best attempts not to be drawn in, Greenberg comes to realize that he may at last have found a reason to be happy.
    TECHNICAL INFORMATION – BLU-RAY™:
    Street Date: July 13, 2010
    Copyright: 2010 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
    Selection Number: 62112186
    Running Time: 1 Hour, 48 minutes
    Layers: BD-50
    Picture Format: Widescreen
    Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
    Rating: R for some strong sexuality, drug use and language
    Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
    Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French DTS Surround 5.1, Spanish DTS Surround 5.1
    TECHNICAL INFORMATION – DVD:
    Street Date: July 13, 2010
    Copyright: 2010 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
    Selection Number: 62112185
    Running time: 1 Hour, 48 minutes
    Layers: Dual layer
    Picture Format: Anamorphic Widescreen
    Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
    Rating: R for some strong sexuality, drug use and language
    Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
    Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 and French Dolby Digital 5.1
    CAST AND FILMMAKERS
    Cast: Ben Stiller, Greta Gerwig, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rhys Ifans, Chris Messina
    Directed By: Noah Baumbach
    Screenplay By: Noah Baumbach
    Executive Producers: Lila Yacoub
    Produced By: Scott Rudin, Jennifer Jason Leigh
    Director of Photography: Harris Savides
    Production Designer: Ford Wheeler
    Editor: Tim Streeto
    Costume Design By: Mark Bridges
    Casting By: Francine Maisler



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