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USHE Press Release: Death Race (DVD/Blu-ray)


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#1 of 1 ONLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted November 07 2008 - 08:00 AM

OWN THE UNRATED VERSION OF THE MOST TWISTED SPECTATOR SPORT ON EARTH!
DEATH RACE

THE EXPLOSIVE, ACTION-PACKED KILLER OF A RIDE SLAMS ON TO DVD AND BLU-RAY HI-DEF ON DECEMBER 23RD 2008 FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT.

OVERVIEW: In the ultimate extreme sports event, hardened convicts race to the death to earn their freedom. Sizzling action stars Jason Statham and Tyrese Gibson team up with Ian McShane and Joan Allen in the year’s ultimate demolition derby. Death Race will be available on DVD and a two-disc unrated Blu-ray™ Hi-Def release that delivers non-stop thrills and insane, metal-crushing excitement that you couldn't see in theaters! Nathan Lee, New York Times raves, “Supercharged, sick and satisfying!”

PRELIMINARY BONUS FEATURES – DVD AND BLU-RAY™ HI-DEF:

• THEATRICAL AND UNRATED EXTENDED VERSIONS OF THE FILM
• START YOUR ENGINES: MAKING A DEATH RACE: From pre and post-production to the casting of Jason Statham, this bonus documentary takes viewers on set to see how a huge, stunt-driven Hollywood movie was made.
• BEHIND THE WHEEL: DISSECTING THE STUNTS: In this featurette, the many jaw-dropping stunts in the film are documented including interviews with the cast and crew.
• FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR PAUL W.S. ANDERSON and PRODUCER JEREMY BOLT (Unrated Version Only).

PRELIMINARY BONUS CONTENT – EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY™ HI-DEF

• U CONTROL: Universal’s exclusive signature feature puts viewers one click away from going deeper into the making of the film without ever leaving the movie.
o PICTURE IN PICTURE: Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film while watching the feature.
o TECH SPECS: An interactive dossier of the cars, races, and characters.
• CREATE YOUR OWN RACE: An on-screen interface for selecting multiple angles of race scenes. Connected users will be able to personalize and share their race with buddies.
• BD LIVE FEATURES: Blu-ray and Playstation3 players with an Internet connection can access exclusive interactive applications that allow viewers to communicate with friends and family while watching the film:
o MY MOVIE COMMENTARY: Add your own audio, video, or text commentary to the movie and act as the announcer for the third race in this exciting interactive feature.
o MY CHAT: Just plug your player into your Internet connection and connect to BD-Live to chat with friends while watching the movie and conduct your very own private screening discussions.
o MY SCENES SHARING: Share your favorite clips with your buddies through the BD Live Internet discussions.
o EXCLUSIVE CONTENT: BTS vignettes, avatars, and trailers.

SYNOPSIS:

Terminal Island: The very near future. The world’s hunger for extreme sports and reality competitions has grown into reality TV bloodlust. Now, the most extreme racing competition has emerged and its contestants are murderous prisoners. Tricked-out cars, caged thugs and smoking-hot navigators combine to create a juggernaut series with bigger ratings than the Super Bowl. The rules of the Death Race are simple: Win five events, and you’re set free. Lose and you’re road kill splashed across the Internet. International action star Jason Statham leads the action-thriller’s cast as three-time speedway champion Jensen Ames, an ex-con framed for the murder of his wife. Forced to don the mask of the mythical driver Frankenstein, a Death Race crowd favorite who seems impossible to kill, Ames is given an easy choice by Terminal Island’s ruthless Warden Hennessey (Joan Allen): Suit up and drive or never see his little girl again. His face hidden by a hideous mask, he must win the insane three-day challenge in order to gain freedom. But to claim the prize, Ames must survive a gauntlet of the most vicious criminals—including nemesis Machine Gun Joe (Tyrese Gibson)—in the country’s toughest prison. Trained by his coach (Ian McShane) to drive a monster Mustang V8 Fastback outfitted with 2 mounted mini-guns, flamethrowers and napalm, an innocent man must destroy everything in his path to win the most twisted spectator sport on Earth.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Street Date: December 23, 2008
Copyright: 2008 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 61106618
Price: $29.98 SRP
Running time: Rated; 1 Hour 45 Minutes/Unrated; 1 Hour 51 Minutes
Layers: Dual Layer Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Rating: R for strong violence and language
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – BLU-RAY™:

Selection Number: 61106621
Price: $39.98 SRP
Running Time: Rated; 1 Hour 45 Minutes/Unrated; 1 Hour 51 Minutes Layers: BD-50 Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.35:1
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, and French Subtitles
Sound: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and DTS Surround 5.1

CAST AND FILMMAKERS

Cast: Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Ian McShane, Tyrese Gibson, Natalie Martinez
Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson
Screen Story and Screen Play: Paul W.S. Anderson
Based on the Film Death Race 2000 Produced by: Roger Corman Produced By: Paula Wagner, Jeremy Bolt, and Paul W.S. Anderson
Executive Producers: Roger Corman, Dennis E. Jones, Don Granger, Ryan Kavanaugh
Director of Photography: Scott Kevan
Production Designer: Paul Denham Austerberry
Editor: Niven Howie
Costume Designer: Gregory Mah
Music Supervisor: Kathy Nelson

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Ronald J Epstein
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