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SPHE Press Release: Across The Universe (DVD/Blu-ray/PSP)

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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted December 03 2007 - 12:32 AM

“‘Across The Universe’ sweeps you up on a wave of terrific Beatles songs.” - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone ACROSS THE UNIVERSE The Musical Epic Starring Evan Rachel Wood and Jim Sturgess Arrives On Two-Disc DVD and Blu-Ray™ High-Def Loaded with Special Features Including Eight Deleted and Extended Musical Sequences On Blu-Ray™ High-Def, DVD and PSP February 5th Culver City, CA (December 3, 2007) – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the hit musical, Across the Universe, on DVD, Blu-ray™ High-Def and PSP on February 5, 2008. From the imagination of renowned director Julie Taymor (Broadway musical sensation The Lion King), Across the Universe is a colorful, psychedelic love story starring Evan Rachel Wood and Jim Sturgess, with appearances by Bono, Joe Cocker and Eddie Izzard. Both Blu-ray™ High-Def and the two-disc DVD are loaded with special features, including deleted and extended musical scenes, running commentaries and original featurettes, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $38.96 (Blu-ray™ High-Def), $28.96 SLP (DVD) and $24.94 (PSP). A love story set in the 1960s, against the turbulent backdrop of anti-war protests, mind exploration and rock 'n roll, Across the Universe moves from the dockyards of Liverpool to the creative psychedelia of Greenwich Village, from the riot-torn streets of Detroit to the killing fields of Vietnam. The star-crossed lovers, Jude (Jim Sturgess) and Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood) along with a small group of friends and musicians are swept up in the emerging anti-war and counterculture movements, with “Dr. Robert” (Bono) and “Mr. Kite” (Eddie Izzard) as their guides. As forces beyond their control tear the young lovers apart, Jude and Lucy ultimately strive against all odds to find their own way back to each other. Released in 2007, Across The Universe was directed by Julie Taymor, with a screenplay by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, and stars Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs, Martin Luther McCoy and T.V. Carpio. Across The Universe is rated PG-13 for some drug content, nudity, sexuality, violence and language. BLU-RAY DISC™/TWO-DISC DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE: · Eight extended musical performances · Deleted Scene: “And I Love Her” – with Dana Fuchs and Martin Luther McCoy · Commentary from director Taymor and composer Elliot Goldenthal · 5 featurettes: “Creating the Universe” – cast and crew discuss the making of the film “Stars of Tomorrow” – an inside look at the cast of rising stars “All About the Music” – an inside look at the film’s unforgettable music “FX on the Universe” – exploring the film’s visual effects with VFX supervisor Kyle Cooper “Moving Across the Universe” – a featurette on the choreography including an interview with choreographer Daniel Ezralow DVD ONLY SPECIAL FEATURES: Exclusive photo gallery with over 100 images BLU-RAY™ ONLY SPECIAL FEATURES: Art gallery of “Jude’s” drawings, drawn by Don Nace DVD Release Date: 2/5/08 Blu-Ray™ Release Date: 2/5/08 Rated: PG-13 Color/Closed Captioned Running Time: 133 minutes Order Date: 1/3/08 DVD Catalog: 19462 BD Catalog: 19466 PSP Catalog: 24839 BD SLP: $38.96 DVD SLP: $28.96 PSP: $24.94


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#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Aaron Silverman

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Posted December 05 2007 - 04:58 AM

No mention of the Beatles in the PR outside of that review quote. Bizarre!
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#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Clay_E


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Posted December 07 2007 - 01:36 AM

But not surprising, given Taymor and Goldenthal's egos...still, can't wait to get this DVD.
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#4 of 4 OFFLINE   MielR


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Posted December 07 2007 - 04:07 PM

I think it was mentioned in the thread in the theatrical section, that they weren't allowed to mention the Beatles in the ads, but they were able to get around it by using the quote.


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