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BVHE Press Release: The Proposal (DVD/Blu-ray)

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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted August 14 2009 - 11:38 PM

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Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds Star in the Blockbuster
Romantic Comedy from the Director of 27 Dresses
The Proposal

With Never-Before-Seen Alternate Ending

Coming to Blu-ray™ Hi-Def and DVD on October 13, 2009 

Burbank, California, August 14, 2009 —Corporate ambition makes for strange bedfellows when a hard-nosed executive talks her overworked assistant into a marriage of convenience in The Proposal, arriving on Blu-ray Hi-Def and DVD on October 20, 2009 from Buena Vista Home Entertainment. A contemporary romantic comedy from director Anne Fletcher (27 Dresses), The Proposal is available in Two-Disc Blu-ray Hi-Def and DVD editions, as well as Single-Disc DVD and Blu-ray editions. Bonus features include filmmaker commentary, bloopers and a hilarious alternate ending. Both Two-Disc DVD and Blu-ray versions also include a Digital Copy of the movie that can be viewed on an array of electronic devices.   

Sandra Bullock (The Lake House) and Ryan Reynolds (Adventureland) match comedic wits as the ultimate odd couple in the year’s most hilarious and offbeat love story. With Mary Steenburgen (Step Brothers), Craig T. Nelson (Blades of Glory), Malin Ackerman (The Heartbreak Kid) and a scene-stealing Betty White (Bringing Down the House) rounding out one of the funniest casts in recent memory, The Proposal keeps the sparks flying and the laughs coming with sharply witty dialogue and dazzling chemistry.

Bonus Features for The Proposal:
·       Set Antics: Outtakes and Other Absurdities From The Proposal — Bloopers and light moments on set with the cast and crew of The Proposal 
·       Deleted Scenes 
·       Audio Commentary by director Anne Fletcher and writer Peter Chiarelli
·       Alternate Ending 

Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) terrorizes her publishing house co-workers with her abrasive, take-no-prisoners management style, especially her overworked assistant Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds). But when Margaret is threatened with deportation to her native Canada because of an immigration technicality, the quick-thinking exec announces that she and Andrew are engaged to be married. Ambitious Andrew agrees to go along with her scheme—if there’s a long-awaited promotion in it for him. Everything is going according to Margaret’s plan, until an overzealous immigration official makes it his business to prove that the couple’s engagement is bogus. To demonstrate her commitment to her new fiancé, Margaret agrees to celebrate the 90th birthday of his colorful grandmother (Betty White) — in Alaska. The editrix’s type-A ways put her at odds with her eccentric future in-laws with hilarious consequences, until the Paxtons teach Margaret a thing or two about family. 

The Proposal has a suggested retail price of $44.99 (US) and $51.99 (Canada) for 2-Disc Blu-ray Hi-Def with Digital File, $39.99 (US) and $44.99 (Canada) for 2-Disc DVD with Digital File, $29.99 (US) and $35.99 (Canada) for 1-Disc DVD and $44.99 (Canada) for 1-Disc Blu-ray Hi-Def.

STREET DATE: October 20, 2009
Direct prebook: August 11, 2009
Distributor prebook: August 25, 2009

Pricing:  2-Disc Blu-ray Hi-Def: $44.99 (US); $51.99 (Canada) 
2-Disc DVD: $39.99 (US) and $44.99 (Canada) 
1-Disc DVD $29.99 (US) and $35.99 (Canada) 
1-Disc Blu-ray Hi-Def $44.99 (Canada)

Feature run time: 108 Minutes                                                
Rated: PG-13 U.S., PG Canada                                                
Bonus Materials Not Rated in US 
Technical specifications may only apply to feature
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1                        

Sound: BD: English 5.1 DTS-HD 48KH3/24-bit; DVD: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

Languages: English, Spanish, French                                    
Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc., a recognized leader in the home entertainment industry, is the marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax and Buena Vista product, which includes DVD, Blu-ray Disc and electronic distribution. Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc. is a division of The Walt Disney Studios.


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