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Lionsgate Press Release: February 9th & 23rd 2010 Titles


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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted December 03 2009 - 11:38 PM

Lionsgate is proud to announce the upcoming DVD release of Good Hair on February 9th.  

Later that month arriving on February 23rd, Lionsgate also releases Nurse Jackie: Season Onecoming to DVD and Blu-ray Disc and Wrong Side of Town and Open Graves coming to DVD.  

February 9th
Good Hair
Three-time Primetime Emmy® award winning actor and comedian Chris Rock (Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special, "Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger," 2009; Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program, "The Chris Rock Show," 1999; Outstanding Variety Music or Comedy Special, "Chris Rock; Bring the Pain," 1997) takes you on a hilariously hair-raising journey through the extreme lengths African-American women will go to for Good Hair.  Inspired to make the documentary when his daughter asked him, "how come I don't have good hair," Chris Rock set off on a raucous exposé of comic proportions visiting beauty salons and hairstyling battles, scientific laboratories and Indian temples to explore the way hairstyles impact the activities, pocketbooks, sexual relationships and self-esteem of the black community.  Good Hair features appearances by Nia Long, Ice-T, Paul Mooney, Dr. Maya Angelou, Raven Symone, Salt N Pepa, The Reverend Al Sharpton and Eve.

Nominated for Best Documentary by IFC's Gotham Awards, the film has been hailed by critics as "one of the funniest movies of the year" (Denver Post), "clever" (San Francisco Chronicle), "hilarious" (BET.com) and "lively, a comical journey ... Rock never misses a beat" (BoxOffice Magazine).   The DVD special features include audio commentary by Chris Rock and Executive Producer Nelson George, deleted scenes and the theatrical trailer. 
Pricing: DVD/Digital Download $27.98

February 23rd
Nurse Jackie: Season One
Television's most critically acclaimed new series "Nurse Jackie" comes to DVD and Blu-ray Disc February 23, 2010 from Lionsgate.   Three-time Primetime Emmy® winner Edie Falco (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, "The Sopranos," 1999, 2001 and 2003,) "is outstanding" (Time Magazine) as Jackie Peyton, a flawed emergency room nurse in New York City, who is struggling to find a balance between the demands of her frenetic job and an array of personal dramas.  For Jackie, every day is a high wire act of juggling patients, doctors, fellow nurses and her own indiscretions.   

"Nurse Jackie" was Showtime's most-successful premiere to date and the groundbreaking series has garnered enormous critical acclaim.  TV Guide proclaimed the show "wildly entertaining,"Entertainment Weekly hailed "you just want to keep watching," NY Daily News exclaimed "a splendid addition to Showtime's lineup" and The Washington Post called it "one of the true choice cuts of the year."   The DVD and Blu-ray Disc include all 12 episodes of the debut season plus extensive commentaries, interviews and innovative featurettes.  In addition, the Blu-ray Disc will feature episodes in 1080P High Definition widescreen presentation with 7.1 DTS HD Master Audio.  "Take one great actress and one great role; repeat for 12 weeks...do yourself a favor...follow along" (USA Today).
Pricing: DVD $39.98 (3-Disc Set)
Pricing: Blu-ray Disc $39.99 (2-Disc Set)

Wrong Side of Town
Wrong Side of Town is an action-packed movie about an ex-Marine who is forced to take on a gang of killers when an accident leaves the brother of a malicious criminal dead.  The film features some of the greatest wrestling superstars of all time including David Bautista (WWE Heavyweight title winner), Rob Van Dam (two-time WWE World Champion) and Nelson Frazier Jr. (former WWE title holder), as well as Grammy nominated artists Ja Rule and Omarion. The DVD and Blu-ray both contain bone-crunching bonus materials including three behind-the-scenes featurettes and a Kali training video. The Blu-ray version features 1080P High Definition Widescreen Presentation and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio.  The film is also highlighted by music from 7 Days Away, IWILLATTACK, Taxi Doll and Big Dog featuring XO.

Bobby (Van Dam), a former Navy Seal, seeks revenge by killing a crooked nightclub owner who attacked his wife.  The owner's brother comes after Bobby by placing a massive bounty on his head.   Bobby's only hope will be to enlist his old friend, Ronnie (Bautista), in retaliation efforts.  However, first he'll have to repair the falling-out they had years ago.  With Ronnie's help he'll stand a chance, but ultimately it will be up to him to save his family and escape his death sentence. 
Pricing: Blu-ray Disc $29.98
Pricing: DVD $26.98

Open Graves
Eliza Dushku (TV's "Dollhouse") and Mike Vogel (Cloverfield) star in the gripping horror film Open Graves.  An international group of young surfers come into possession of an ancient artifact, Mamba, an old board game made from the skin and bones of a witch executed during the Spanish Inquisition.  At a drunken party one night, they casually decide to play. It's all fun and games until they find out that curses last forever and death is the ultimate undertow.
Pricing: DVD $26.98
 

 

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