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SPHE Press Release: Legion (Blu-ray)

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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted March 15 2010 - 12:21 AM

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From the Studio That Brought You Resident Evil and Underworld,                                                                                                        Comes the Action-Packed Supernatural  Thriller of the Year!


The Battle for Humanity Begins May 11th on Blu-ray™ & DVD


Blu-ray™ Bonus Features Include movieIQ+ sync™ and

Picture-in-Picture Commentary!


Culver City, CA (3/15/10) – From Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, the studio that brought you Resident Evil and Underworld comes the action-packed supernatural thriller LEGION, arriving on Blu-ray™ & DVD this May 11, 2010. A dusty diner in the Mojave Desert becomes ground zero for Earth’s final showdown in this startlingly original and terrifying new film starring Paul Bettany (Iron Man 2The Da Vinci Code), Lucas Black (Jarhead), Tyrese Gibson (Death Race, Transformers 1 & 2), Dennis Quaid (G.I. Joe: Rise of CobraVantage Point) and Kate Walsh (TV’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice”). Scott Stewart, the visual effects wizard behind some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, includingIron ManPirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, makes his stunning directorial debut with this suspenseful, visually breathtaking story about a small band of human survivors struggling to fend off an army of vengeful supernatural beings. After thrilling audiences in theatres, LEGION now touches down on Blu-ray™ and DVD, featuring crystal clear picture, spine-tingling sound and an arsenal of cool bonus features fans won’t want to miss.

Go behind the scenes of this new action horror classic with the production featurettes “Creating the Apocalypse: Behind the Physical Effects,” a look at the film’s breakthrough action sequences and special effects; “Humanity's Last Line of Defense: The Cast and Characters,” featuring interviews with the film’s large ensemble cast, and “From Pixels to Picture: A Look at the Visual Effects,” in which LEGION’s filmmakers reveal how computer generated effects were seamlessly integrated into the finished film.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Exclusive to the Blu-ray™ edition of LEGION are “Bringing Angels to Earth,” a uniquely interactive and visual Picture-in-Picture exploring various facets of the film’s production, and the BD-Live™ enabled movieIQ+sync, which lets viewers access live trivia information about the movie’s cast, crew, music and production – all while watching the movie!                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Fans of Resident Evil and Underworld won’t want to miss this spectacular, end-of-the-world thriller when it becomes available to own this May 11 for an SRP of $34.95 (Blu-ray) and $28.95 (DVD).



At a remote desert truck stop, the fate of the world will be decided. Evil's armies are amassing. Armed and united by the Archangel Michael (Paul Bettany), a group of strangers become unwitting soldiers on the frontlines of the Apocalypse.  Their mission: protect a waitress and her sacred unborn child from the relentless, bloody siege of the demonic legion. Also starring Dennis Quaid (G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF THE COBRA, VANTAGE POINT), Lucas Black (JARHEAD) and Tyrese Gibson (TRANSFORMERS).


LEGION co-stars Adrianne Palicki (TV’s “Friday Night Lights”), Charles S. Dutton (Fame), Jon Tenney (TV’s “The Closer”), Kevin Duran (Wolverine) and Willa Holland (TV’s “The O.C.”). It was written by Peter Schink (Gotham Café) and Scott Stewart. It was produced by David Lancaster (Bobby) and Michael Litvak (Middle of Nowhere) and executive produced by Gary Michael Walters (The Hole), Jonathan Rothbart and Scott Stewart. It features cinematography by John Lindley, ASC (Pleasantville), editing by Steven Kemper, A.C.E. (Mission: Impossible 2) and an original score by John Frizzell (Alien: Resurrection). It was distributed theatrically by Screen Gems and has a run time of approximately 104 minutes. It has been rated R for strong bloody violence and language.


Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Material

  • Creating the Apocalypse
  • Humanity's Last Line of Defense
  • From Pixels to Picture


Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Material

  • Bringing Angels To Earth: Picture-in-Picture
  • movieIQ+sync and BD-Live connect you to real-time information on the cast, music, trivia and more while watching the movie
  • A Digital Copy of the film (for PC, PSP®, Mac or iPod®)

BD Catalog #: 34347

UPC Code: 0-43396-34347-4

SLP: $ 34.95

DVD Catalog #: 34350

UPC Code: 0-43396-34350-4

SLP: $ 28.95

Order Date for All: 04/08/10



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