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BVHE Press Release: The Avengers (DVD) (DVD Combo)

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    This information has been previously available but now Disney finally issues an official Press Release

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    THE RECORD-SHATTERING MOVIE



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    ASSEMBLES AS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE ON BLU-RAY 3D™,

    BLU-RAY™, DVD, DIGITAL & ON-DEMAND, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012



    And For The First Time Ever, Marvel Launches An All-New Second Screen App

    That Provides Fans With Unprecedented Access To Exclusive Content





    BURBANK, Calif. June 29, 2012— Coming this fall, the third highest-grossing movie of all time and the #1

    movie in the world, “Marvel’s The Avengers” assembles as you’ve never seen it before on Blu-ray 3D™,

    Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital and On-Demand platforms on September 25, 2012. In anticipation of this release,

    Marvel is also launching an all-new App in July - “The Avengers Initiative: A Marvel Second Screen App”

    (available for the first time on iPhone) that gives fans unprecedented access to exclusive content

    building up to the home entertainment release.



    The announcement comes as “Marvel’s The Avengers” crossed the incredible $600 million domestic box

    office threshold on June 26 only the third film in history to do so. It has now grossed an estimated $1.44

    billion globally.



    Providing viewers with the ultimate in-home experience, the premium 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack

    provides 5-unique ways to enjoy “Marvel’s The Avengers” (on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy and

    Digital Download of “Avengers Assembled” Music from and inspired by the film) and brings to life the

    Super Hero team-up of a lifetime in a whole new dimension on Blu-ray hi-def with stunning visual effects,

    superior sound and unparalleled bonus content.



    Extras include a gag reel, a first for a Marvel Studios film, the chance to hear from the cast and Joss

    Whedon on their experiences in bringing these larger than life characters to the big screen, a behind-the-

    scenes look at the groundbreaking visual effects and stunning cinematography, the creation of

    S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Helicarrier, Soundgarden’s “Live to Rise” Music Video, deleted scenes and more!



    Also for the first time ever, fans will be able to enjoy even more of the Marvel Universe via the all-new

    “The Avengers Initiative: A Marvel Second Screen App.” By downloading this onto a secondary device,

    consumers will be able to gain unprecedented access to exclusive content building up to the home

    entertainment release on September 25. Pieces will be unleashed bi-weekly in July & August and weekly

    in September leading up to a full immersive experience accompanying the film on Blu-ray. Content

    includes special access to the S.H.I.E.L.D. database, becoming a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, invitations to “special

    missions” either remotely or in the field, links to character profiles, stories and scenes, interactive Marvel

    digital reader comic books and more. App owners will receive push notifications whenever new content is

    uploaded and available for their viewing.





    The full range of “Marvel’s The Avengers” home entertainment offerings and bonus features are as

    follows:



    PACKAGING & BONUS FEATURES:



    4-Disc Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D+Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Copy+Digital Download of the “Inspired

    By” album)

    Bonus Includes:

    Second Screen

    Assembling the Ultimate Team

    A Visual Journey

    Gag Reel

    Deleted Scenes

    Audio Commentary—With Joss Whedon

    Soundgarden Music Video—“Live to Rise”

    And more!



    2-Disc Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD)

    Bonus Includes:

    Same as the 4-Disc Combo Pack above



    1-Disc DVD

    Bonus Includes:

    Assembling the Ultimate Team

    Audio Commentary—With Joss Whedon



    High-Definition & Standard Definition Digital

    Bonus Includes:

    Second Screen

    Assembling the Ultimate Team

    A Visual Journey

    Gag Reel

    Deleted Scenes

    Soundgarden Music Video—“Live to Rise”

    And more!



    DISC SPECIFICATIONS:

    Street Date: September 25, 2012 (Direct Prebook: 7/31; Distrib. Prebook: 8/14)

    Suggested Retail 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack = $49.99 U.S./$59.99 Canada

    Pricing: 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack =$39.99 U.S./$46.99 Canada

    1-Disc DVD = $29.99 U.S./$35.99 Canada

    Digital & On-Demand = please check with your television provider or

    favorite digital retailer for pricing

    Feature Run Time: 143 Minutes

    Ratings: U.S.: PG-13 (bonus features not rated)

    Aspect Ratio: Blu-ray & DVD = 1.78:1

    Audio: Blu-ray 3D & Blu-ray 2D = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, French-Canadian 7.1

    DTS-HDHR, Latin Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital

    DVD = English/Latin Spanish/French Canadian 5.1 Dolby, English DVS 2.0

    Dolby Digital

    Languages/Subtitles: English, French & Spanish







    ABOUT MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS

    Marvel Studios presents “Marvel’s The Avengers”—the team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel

    Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an

    unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the

    international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world

    back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.



    Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy

    Renner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsgard and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, and directed by

    Joss Whedon, “Marvel's The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series The

    Avengers, first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since.



    “Marvel's The Avengers” is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures. The film

    was produced by Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige and executive produced by Alan Fine, Jon

    Favreau, Stan Lee, Louis D'Esposito, Patricia Whitcher, Victoria Alonso and Jeremy Latcham. The story

    was by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon and the screenplay was by Joss Whedon.



    Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, the film smashed the industry record for the biggest

    domestic opening of all time with $207.4M, crossed the $1 billion global box office threshold in 19 days,

    and currently stands as the #3 global and domestic release of all time.



    ABOUT MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT, LLC

    Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the

    world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over

    8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character

    franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com.



    ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS:

    For more than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney

    Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers

    throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt

    Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; and Touchstone

    Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney

    Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney

    Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on


    Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.



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