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PHE Press Release: K-19: The Widowmaker (Blu-ray)


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#1 of 1 ONLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 08 2010 - 03:59 AM

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DIRECTOR KATHRYN BIGELOW’S INTENSE COLD WAR DRAMA ARRIVES 
FOR THE FIRST TIME ON BLU-RAY

         
K-19: THE WIDOWMAKER

Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson Star in the Submarine Thriller, Debuting on Blu-ray 
May 4, 2010 Featuring Commentary, Featurettes and More

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. – Director Kathryn Bigelow’s (The Hurt Locker) gripping film about a real-life disaster aboard a nuclear submarine sets a course for Blu-ray when K-19: THE WIDOWMAKER arrives May 4, 2010 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Starring Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson, the film was inspired by a true story about an incident on a Soviet K-19 submarine in 1961 during the height of the Cold War.  When the nuclear reactor core becomes exposed during the K-19’s maiden voyage, the captain (Ford) bravely tries to avert both the destruction of his ship and the start of a nuclear war while defending his command against a near mutiny lead by his executive officer (Neeson).

The K-19: THE WIDOWMAKER Blu-ray features a host of bonus material including commentary by Kathryn Bigelow and cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth,  a making of featurette, a look at the makeup techniques, as well as additional featurettes and the original theatrical trailer. 

K-19 : THE WIDOWMAKER Blu-ray:

The K-19: THE WIDOWMAKER Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. Bonus features are presented in standard definition except where noted HD:

·     Commentary by director Kathryn Bigelow and cinematographer 
       Jeff Cronenweth
·     The Making of K-19: The Widowmaker
·     Exploring the Craft: Make-Up Techniques
·     Breaching the Hull
·     It’s in the Details
·     Theatrical Trailer (HD)

About Paramount Home Entertainment 
Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.
 
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K-19: The Widowmaker Blu-ray
Street date:   May 4, 2010
Pricing: $29.99 U.S.
Runtime:  137 minutes
U.S. Rating:  PG-13 for disturbing images
Canadian Rating: PG 
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