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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted October 05 2010 - 05:45 AM


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FROM THE FILMMAKERS WHO BROUGHT YOU DEATH RACE & THE RESIDENT EVIL FRANCHISE
LUKE GOSS, DANNY TREJO, VING RHAMES & SEAN BEAN STAR IN THE ALL-NEW EXPLOSIVE ACTION THRILLER 



DEATH RACE 2 UNRATED



SEE HOW IT ALL BEGAN


ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK, DVD & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD


JANUARY 18, 2011 FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT


Universal City, California, October 5, 2010 – A deadly driving competition spawns a racing legend in Death Race 2, an all-out action thrill ride, coming to Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Download January 18, 2011 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment DVD Originals™. Danny Trejo (Machete), Ving Rhames (Piranha 3D), Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Luke Goss (Hellboy 2: The Golden Army), star along with returning cast members Fred Koehler (“Lost”) and Robin Shou (Beverly Hills Ninja), in an all-new prequel to Paul W.S. Anderson’s 2008 adrenaline-fueled action-thriller, Death Race.  Packed with more of the heart-stopping action, spectacular stunts and shocking twists that propelled the original to cult status, the 2-disc Death Race 2 Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD will include unrated and rated versions of the film as well as in-depth bonus features that go behind the scenes of the thrill-packed story of the greatest Death Racedriver of all time. The Blu-ray Combo Pack also includes a digital copy of the unrated movie that can be viewed on an array of electronic and portable devices anytime, anywhere. Preorder close is November 30, 2010.


The latest in the hugely successful line of DVD Originals™ from Universal Studios Home Entertainment Productions, Death Race 2 is directed by Roel Reiné (The Marine 2The Lost Tribe). The film isproduced by Paul W.S. Anderson, Jeremy Bolt and Mike Elliott and executive produced by Roger Corman.  Death Race 2 is an official South African/German Co-Production, produced in South Africa by Universal Pictures Productions GmbH and Moonlighting Death Race Films C.C. and co-produced by Genevieve Hofmeyr and Ralph Tuebben.


BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD:


·     Deleted Scenes with introduction by director Roel Reiné


·     Deleted Shots Montage with introduction by director Roel Reiné  


·     The Race Begins: The Evolution of the Death Race—A look at how the prequel fits into the Death Race franchise.


·     Cheating Death: The Stunts of Death Race 2The film’s death-defying stunt crew invites viewers along on the ride of a lifetime.


·     Fast Cars and Firearms: The Cars of Death Race 2Take a look under the hood of the awe-inspiring autos featured in the film.  


·      Feature Commentary with director Roel Reiné  


BLU-RAY™ EXCLUSIVE FEATURES:


·      BD-LIVE™:  Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to get even more content, watch the latest trailers and more.


o  MY SCENES:  Bookmark your favorite scenes from the movie.


·     pocket BLU™ app:  Experience Blu-ray in an exciting new way with the pocketBLU™ app for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Blackberry, Android, PC and Macintosh. With this app, you can work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray™ player to activate advanced features such as:


o  Advanced Remote Control:A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease as well as activate a timeline to skip to any point in the movie with the slide of a finger.


o  Video Timeline:Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the movie.


o  Mobile-To-Go:Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there’s a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy exclusive content on the go, anytime, anywhere.


o  VIRTUAL Keyboard:Enter data into a Blu-ray™ player with your device’s easy and intuitive keyboard to facilitate such Blu-ray™ features as chatting with friends and sending messages.


·     UHEAR:  Always catch every word with uHear!  This innovative feature instantly skips back a few seconds on your Blu-ray™ disc and turns on the subtitles for the section you couldn’t hear!


SYNOPSIS


Death Race 2 takes place in the very near future, as the United States economy begins to decline and violent crime starts to spiral out of control. To contain the growing criminal population, a vast network of for-profit, private prisons springs up, creating a lawless subculture ruled by gangs, cold-blooded killers and sociopaths. The worst of these prisons is Terminal Island, where inmates fight each other in a highly rated televised death match, where there are no rules, and the winner is the one who survives the gladiator-style, no-holds-barred competition. Convicted cop-killer Carl Lucas (Luke Goss) arrives on the Island to serve his life sentence just as ruthlessly ambitious television personality September Jones evolves the death match into the ultimate reality show – Death Race. A brutal prison yard demolition derby that pits prisoners against each other in steel reinforced, heavily armed vehicles, Death Race offers the winner the ultimate prize: freedom — if he can survive to enjoy it.


www.deathrace2movie.com


Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% owned by Vivendi.


CAST AND FILMMAKERS

Directed By: Roel Reiné

Story By:Paul W.S. Anderson and Tony Giglio

Screenplay By:Tony Giglio

Based on Characters Created by:Paul W.S. Anderson

Based on Characters Created by:Robert Thom, Charles Griffith and Ib Melchior

Based on the Film:Death Race 2000 Produced by Roger Corman

Produced By: Paul W.S. Anderson and Jeremy Bolt, Mike Elliott

Executive Producer:Roger Corman

Co-Producers:Genevieve Hofmeyr, Ralph Tuebben

Associate Producers:Greg Holstein, Marvin Saven

Line Producer:Alan Shearer

Edited By: Herman P. Koerts, Radu Ion

Director of Photography: John McKay

Production Designer: Johnny Breedt

Costume Designer:Moira Meyer

Music By:Paul Halsinger

Music Supervisors:Paul DiFranco, Murray Anderson

Casting By:Jan Glaser CSA, Jeremy Zimmermann, Janet Meintjies, Christa Schamberger

Cast: Luke Goss, Fred Koehler, Tanit Phoenix, Robin Shou, Lauren Cohan, Patrick Lyster, Deobia Oparei, Hennie Bosman, Joe Vaz, Danny Keogh, Sean Higgs, Warrick Grier, Danny Trejo as Goldberg, with Ving Rhames, and Sean Bean.


TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Blu-Ray™ Hi-Def


Street Date: January18, 2011

Copyright: 2011

Selection Number:

Running Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes

Layers: BD 50

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.78

Rating:Rated version TBD. Also features an unrated version of the film.

Technical Info:English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French DTS Surround 5.1,  Spanish DTS Surround 5.1, English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles.


TECHNICAL INFORMATION

DVD                                    

Street Date:January 18, 2011

Copyright: 2011

Selection Number:

Running Time:1 hour 50 minutes

Layers:  DVD 9

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78

Rating:Rated version TBD. Also features an unrated version of the film.

Technical Info:English 5.1, French 5.1, Spanish 5.1   English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles



Ronald J Epstein
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