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#1 of 2 Ronald Epstein

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Posted October 27 2008 - 03:19 AM

“Hardcore hilarious. It slaps a big, fat, goofy smile on your face that lasts for days.”
Peter Travers / ROLLING STONE

“Gut-busting comedy. Side-splittingly funny. Franco is a revelation."
Claudia Puig / USA TODAY

From the Guys Who Brought You Superbad Comes the Hilarious
New Action Comedy Hit Starring Seth Rogen and James Franco

PINEAPPLE EXPRESS

Co-Starring Danny McBride, Gary Cole and Rosie Perez

The Comedy High Arrives January 6th
On Unrated Blu-ray™ High-Def and 2-Disc Unrated DVD

Also Available on 1-Disc Theatrical and Unrated DVD & PSP™



Culver City, CA (10/27/08) – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment invites you to ride the PINEAPPLE EXPRESS when the hit action comedy blazes onto unrated Blu-ray™ High-Def and 2-Disc unrated DVD, and on 1-Disc theatrical and unrated DVD & PSP™, this January 6, 2009. Seth Rogen (Knocked Up, Superbad) and James Franco (Spider-Man™ 1-3) star in this hilarious box office smash as a process server and a pot dealer, respectively, who are forced to go on the lam after one witnesses a drug-related murder. Together, these two guys with nothing in common except a fondness for a certain leafy, smokeable substance, must work together to avoid taking the wrong kind of hit from a drug dealer bent on killing them. What follows is an uproarious updating of the buddy action comedy from the outrageous minds behind last summer’s smash hit Superbad.

PINEAPPLE EXPRESS comes fully loaded with special features viewers will love, including extended and alternate scenes, a gag reel, “The Making-of Pineapple Express” featurette and cast and filmmaker commentary featuring Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen.

The special unrated Blu-ray and 2-Disc unrated DVD include both theatrical and extended film versions, with scenes not shown in theaters. Additional bonus features on these editions include deleted scenes, fifteen behind-the-scenes featurettes and a bonus Digital Copy of the movie for playback on PC, PSP™ and iTunes.

Exclusive to the Blu-ray Disc™ is the special “Ride the Express Game.” Play as Dale or Saul and scale the ladders and levels to retrieve your personal property! Avoid Ted and the killer pineapples as you try to score as many points as you can!

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Featuring a perfect blend of explosive action and gut-busting humor, comedy fans won’t want to miss the PINEAPPLE EXPRESS when it pulls up on home video this January 6, available at an SRP of $34.95 (2-Disc DVD), $39.95 (Blu-ray™), $28.96 (1-Disc Theatrical or Unrated DVD) and $24.94 (PSP™).

Synopsis

A new comedy from the creative genius of Judd Apatow (40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Talladega Nights) follows a pair of druggie losers as they reach the top of the hit-list when one witnesses a mob murder and drags his buddy into a crazy flight from mobsters bent on silencing both of them permanently. The film stars new sensation Seth Rogen (Knocked Up, Superbad, 40 Year Old Virgin) and James Franco (Spider-Man™ 1-3) and it co-stars Rosie Perez (Do The Right Thing) and Gary Cole (The Brady Bunch Movie). Movie is directed by David Gordon Green.

This film has been rated R for pervasive language, drug use, sexual references and violence with a run time of approximately 112 minutes for the theatrical version and 117 minutes for the unrated version and.

1-Disc Theatrical and Unrated* DVD Special Features:
Extended and Alternate Scenes
Gag Reel
“The Making-of Pineapple Express” Featurette
Commentary with Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen and more!

* Unrated 1-Disc DVD includes both the Theatrical and Extended film versions


Unrated Blu-ray™ & 2-Disc Unrated DVD Special Features:
Digital Copy of the Film for PC, PSP™ and iTunes
Both Theatrical and Extended Film Versions
Deleted Scenes
Extended and Alternate Scenes
Commentary with Filmmakers and Cast, including Director David Gordon Green, Seth Rogen, Judd Apatow, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, Ed Begley Jr., and Rosie Perez
The Making-of Pineapple Express
Cast and crew making-of featurette
The Action of Pineapple Express
Seth Rogen, James Franco & Director David Gordon Green discuss adding the element of hard-core action into the comedy genre, including a behind-the-scenes look at several stunts.
Phone Booth
Before the role of Angie was cast, Judd Apatow played the part off camera. This piece shows the phone booth scenes that made the movie, and the voice that was really behind those phone calls.
Line-O-Rama
Back-to-back shots of the actors’ different delivery of certain lines from the film, featuring Seth Rogen, James Franco and Craig Robinson.
Direct-O-Rama
A Blooper reel featuring David Gordon Green directing and taunting the cast from behind the camera featuring Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Gary Cole, Rosie Perez and Craig Robinson
Item 9 Experiments
Alternate Footage featuring smoking experiments on various characters and their reactions to smoking the top secret government "Item 9" weed.
Saul's Apartment
Random characters from the film meet up and share hilarious moments in Saul’s (James Franco) apartment and get stoned.
Raw Footage
Unedited raw footage for the following scenes: Cross Joint, My Cat’s Birthday, Tit Butter and Dinner’s gonna be cold tonight.
Begley's Best
Ed Begley Jr. discusses his endorsement of non-toxic cleaning products called “Begley's Best” and shows us how he fulfills customer orders.
Red and Jessica’s Guide to Marriage
Red & his wife Jessica give special tips on how to make a marriage work.
Injury Report
The cast discuss the many injuries they have sustained during the shoot. Includes behind-the-scenes footage, featuring Seth Rogen and James Franco and compete for who got hurt the most.
Stuntmaster Ken
Ken Jeong gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the stunts from the film.
Rehearsal Footage
Footage of James Franco and Seth Rogen rehearsing scenes for the movie.
First Table Read
Footage from the very first table read of Pineapple Express before filming begins.
Comic-Con Panel
Excerpts from the Comic-Con panel. Filmmakers and Cast answer questions from “random” audience members. Questions are really being asked by staged comedians.
Red-band theatrical trailer

Blu-ray™ High Def Exclusive Bonus Material
“Ride The Express” Game


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DVD (Unrated 2-Discs) Catalog #: 28118
DVD UPC Code: 0-43396-28118-9
DVD SLP: $ 34.95
DVD (Unrated 1-Disc) Catalog #: 28119
DVD UPC Code: 0-43396-28119-6
DVD SLP: $ 28.96
DVD (Theatrical 1-Disc) Catalog #: 24367
DVD UPC Code: 0-43396-24367-5
DVD SLP: $ 28.96

Blu-ray Catalog #: 26417
Blu-ray UPC Code: 0-43396-26417-5
Blu-ray SLP: $ 39.95
UMD Catalog #: 26421
UMD UPC Code: 0-43396-26421-2
UMD SLP: $ 24.94
Order Date For All: 12/4/08

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#2 of 2 Nicholas Vargo

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Posted October 27 2008 - 10:22 PM

The 2-Disc, despite the mediocre artwork I saw on DVD Active earlier today, will be mine on release day.

And kudos to Sony for working out Digital Copy issues with iTunes. This is one movie that is definitely going on my iPod. 21 and Vantage Point earlier this year made those digital copies PSP exclusive (though not that it mattered because both movies weren't worth it to begin with).
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