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SPHE Press Release: Seven Pounds (DVD/Blu-ray)

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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 09 2009 - 05:08 AM

“’Seven Pounds’ is simple but perfect, so classically structured that…it's like a redemption fable handed down from the ancients.” - Kyle Smith, New York Post "A life changing motion picture you will not easily forget. Will Smith is at his best. One from the heart and good for the soul." - Pete Hammond, Hollywood.com Will Smith Stars In the Powerful and Provocative New Drama SEVEN POUNDS From the Director of The Pursuit of Happyness Co-starring Rosario Dawson and Woody Harrelson His Life Will Change Yours March 31, 2009 On DVD, Blu-ray™ High-Def and PSP Culver City, CA (2/6/09) – Will Smith re-teams with the makers of The Pursuit of Happyness for the powerful and provocative new drama SEVEN POUNDS, available on Blu-ray High-Def, DVD and PSP this March 31, 2009, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. This inspiring tale about one man’s quest to better the lives of seven strangers features a top notch supporting cast, including Rosario Dawson (Eagle Eye, Sin City) and Woody Harrelson (No Country For Old Men, The People vs. Larry Flynt), and heartfelt direction by Gabriele Muccino, who previously helmed Will Smith’s The Pursuit of Happyness. Smith gives another riveting performance here that’s destined to entertain, move and perhaps change the lives of viewers everywhere when it arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and PSP. Discover the secrets of SEVEN POUNDS with such revealing bonus features as a Director’s Commentary, four behind-the-scenes featurettes, including “Seven Views on Seven Pounds” and “Creating the Perfect Ensemble,” and deleted scenes. Exclusive to the Blu-ray edition is a Digital Copy of the film for playback on PC, PSP®, Mac or iPod®. Fans of such classic dramas as Crash and The Shawshank Redemption won’t want to miss SEVEN POUNDS, available at an SRP of $39.95 (Blu-ray), $28.96 (DVD) and $24.94 (PSP). SEVEN POUNDS also stars Michael Ealy (TV’s “Sleeper Cell,” Barbershop 2) and Barry Pepper (The Green Mile, Saving Private Ryan). It was written by Grant Nieporte, whose work on the film received a 2008 Golden Satellite nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Synopsis Will Smith reunites with the director and producers of The Pursuit of Happyness for the emotional drama SEVEN POUNDS. In the film, Smith plays Ben Thomas, an IRS agent with a fateful secret who embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers. SEVEN POUNDS was produced by Todd Black (The Great Debaters, The Pursuit of Happyness), Jason Blumenthal (The Pursuit of Happyness, The Weather Man), James Lassiter (Hancock, I Am Legend), Steve Tisch (The Pursuit of Happyness, The Weather Man) and Will Smith (Lakeview Terrace, Hancock). It was released by Columbia Pictures and has a run time of approximately 118 minutes. It has been rated PG-13 for thematic material, some disturbing content and a scene of sensuality. DVD and Blu-ray High-Def Bonus Material Deleted Scenes 4 Featurettes: Seven Views on Seven Pounds Creating the Perfect Ensemble The Box Jellyfish: World’s Deadliest Co-Star Emily’s Passion: The Art of the Printing Press Commentary with Director Gabriele Muccino Exclusive to the Blu-ray High-Def: A Digital Copy of the film for PC, PSP®, Mac or iPod® BD-Live: Access Exclusive content and downloads! DVD Catalog #: 24915 DVD UPC Code: 0-43396-24915-8 DVD SLP: $28.96 Blu-ray Catalog #: 24918 Blu-ray UPC Code: 0-43396-24918-9 Blu-ray SLP: $39.95 UMD Catalog #: 29208 UMD UPC Code: 0-43396-29208-6 UMD SLP: $24.94 Order Date For All: 2/26/09


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