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USHE Press Release: Street Fighter - Extreme Edition (DVD/Blu-ray)


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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 22 2009 - 06:02 AM

STREET FIGHTER – EXTREME EDITION

FEBRUARY 10, 2009
OWN IT ON DVD AND BLU-RAY™ HI-DEF
FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT

OVERVIEW: Get ready for action-packed excitement in the all-new Street Fighter – Extreme Edition on both DVD and Blu-ray™ Hi-Def! Based on one of the most popular video game franchises of all-time, this martial arts adventure stars international superstar Jean-Claude Van Damme as a commando who leads an elite team of street fighters against an evil general. Featuring a digitally remastered picture and loaded with bonus features including deleted scenes, featurettes, director commentary, outtakes, storyboards and much more, Street Fighter – Extreme Edition is the ultimate way to experience one of the hottest properties of both yesterday and today.

BONUS FEATURES:
*STREET FIGHTER IV GAME TRAILERS: Sneak peeks at the new Street Fighter IV game
*STREET FIGHTER IV ANIME TRAILER: A sneak peek at the anime Street Fighter.
THE MAKING OF STREET FIGHTER: A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.
OUTTAKES: Behind-the-scenes footage on the set of the film.
DELETED SCENES: Scenes cut from the final version of the film.
STORYBOARD SEQUENCES: A gallery of storyboard drawings from several action scenes.
VIDEO GAME SEQUENCES: Footage from the video games featured in the film.
ARCHIVES: A gallery of publicity stills, photos from the set, ad campaigns and more.
FEATURE COMMENTARY: With Director Steven de Souza
…and so much more!
*Never been seen before bonus features!

BONUS FEATURES (EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY™):
BD-LIVE: Access the BD-Live Center through your internet-connected player and view the latest trailers, share your favorite scenes with your buddies and more!
MY SCENES SHARING: Bookmark your favorite scenes then share with your friends.
U-CONTROL: Universal’s exclusive signature feature U-Control allows viewers to delve into the making of the film with the click of the remote without ever leaving the movie.

SYNOPSIS: Van Damme is Colonel Guile, the Allied Nations commando who leads an elite team of street fighters against the forces of the mad General M. Bison (Julia). Bison, who has hatched an evil plan for world domination, takes dozens of relief workers hostage and gives the world only 72 hours to respond to his twisted demands. In that time, Guile must find the captives and confront Bison in an electrifying battle for the fate of the free world.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Street Date: February 10, 2009
Copyright: 2009 Universal Studios
Selection Number: 61108049
Price: $19.98 SRP
Running time: 1 Hour 42 Minutes
Layers: Dual layer
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Rating: PG-13 for non-stop martial arts and action violence
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – BLU-RAY™:
Selection Number: 61107761
Price: $29.98 SRP
Running Time: 1 Hour 42 Minutes
Layers: BD-25
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: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raul Julia, Ming-Na Wen, Damian Chapa, Kylie Minogue, and Wes Studi
Directed and Written By: Steven De Souza
Produced By: Edward R. Pressman and Kenzo Tsukimoto
Executive Producers: Tim Zinneman, Jun Aida, and Sasha Harari
Director of Photography: William A. Franker
Production Designer: William Creber
Edited By: Dov Hoenig ACE and Anthony Redman ACE
Costume Designer: Deborah La Gorce Kramer
Associate Producer: Akio Sakai, Kenichi Imai, Hiroshi Nozaki
Line Producer: Grant Hill
Executive Music Producer: Barry Levine
Music by: Graeme Revell

 

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#2 of 7 OFFLINE   Ed Moroughan

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Posted January 22 2009 - 06:52 AM

So trailers for the new game and the new anime make it extreme? LOL!

#3 of 7 OFFLINE   cafink

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Posted January 22 2009 - 07:54 AM

Isn't the existing Street Fighter DVD non-anamorphic? "Extreme" or not, it'll be nice to have anamorphic widescreen and HD versions of this film available.

I was a huge video game nut when this film was first released and I have a bit of a soft spot for it. It's not great, but I don't think it's as bad as it's usually made out to be. The upcoming "Chun Li" movie looks much worse.
 

 


#4 of 7 OFFLINE   Stephen_J_H

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Posted January 22 2009 - 09:07 AM

Wasn't this Raul Julia's last appearance on film? What way to end a career!
"My opinion is that (a) anyone who actually works in a video store and does not understand letterboxing has given up on life, and (b) any customer who prefers to have the sides of a movie hacked off should not be licensed to operate a video player."-- Roger Ebert

#5 of 7 OFFLINE   Frank@N

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Posted January 22 2009 - 02:42 PM

Yes, I think it was....

#6 of 7 OFFLINE   David (C)

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Posted January 22 2009 - 04:49 PM

Personally the best movie ever made from a video game.

#7 of 7 OFFLINE   Jerome Grate

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Posted January 23 2009 - 01:13 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by David ©
Personally the best movie ever made from a video game.
That's what's scary.
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