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SPHE Press Release: Piranha 3D (Blu-ray)

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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted November 01 2010 - 09:26 AM

“Think ‘Jersey Shore’ with underwater cannibalism.”

Peter Travers / Rolling Stone

 “It’s ‘Jaws’ Gone Wild!”

Owen Gleiberman / Entertainment Weekly

The Classic Franchise taken to a Frighteningly Fun & Sexy New Dimension

Starring Elisabeth Shue and Jerry O’Connell


The Feeding Frenzy Begins January 11th

Tearing Through the Screen on Blu-ray 3D™, 2D Blu-ray™ & DVD

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Culver City, CA (11/1/10) – On January 11th, the hilariously gory, sexy action thriller PIRANHA shows its teeth on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD, courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Directed by acclaimed genre filmmaker Alexandre Aja (High TensionThe Hills Have Eyes) and starring Oscar® nominee Elisabeth Shue (Best Actress in a Leading Role, 1995, Leaving Las Vegas), Adam Scott (TV’s “Party Down”, Leap Year), Jerry O'Connell (TV’s “The Defenders”, Scream 2), Ving Rhames (Dawn of the DeadMission: Impossible series), Steven R. McQueen (TV’s “Vampire Diaries”), Jessica Szohr (TV’s “Gossip Girl”) and sizzling Playboy cover girl Kelly Brock (The Italian Job), and with cameos by Eli Roth (Hostel series) and Hollywood legends Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws) and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future series), PIRANHA sent critics and moviegoers into a frenzy of amusement this summer with its shocking mix of horror, humor and sex.  Now action and horror fans can experience the movieThe New York Times called “the future of cinema” at home with the latest in eye-popping, truly immersive high definition 3D home entertainment technology.

The PIRANHA Blu-ray and DVD include a swarm of killer bonus features, including deleted scenes, a filmmaker commentary, storyboard comparisons and extensive behind-the-scenes featurettes.

Featuring buckets of blood, gratuitous nudity and can’t miss cameos by Hollywood legends Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws) and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future series), plus horror maestro Eli Roth (Hostel I and II), PIRANHAis destined to thrill every action, horror and thriller fan on land…or on water! 

PIRANHA is priced to own on Blu-ray 3D for $39.95 SRP, Blu-ray for $34.95 and DVD for $28.95 SRP.


Every year the population of sleepy Lake Victoria explodes from 5,000 to 50,000 for Spring Break, a riot of sun and drunken fun. But this year, there's something more to worry about than hangovers and complaints from local old timers; a new type of terror is about to be cut loose on Lake Victoria. After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area’s new razor-toothed residents.

PIRANHA was written by Peter Goldfinger (Sorority Row) & Josh Stolberg (Sorority Row). It was produced by Alexandre Aja (P2), Mark Canton (300Letters to Juliet), Gregory Levasseur (MirrorsP2) and Marc Toberoff (Bottle ShockIt’s Alive). Executive producers are Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Alix Taylor, Louis G. Friedman and J. Todd Harris. It was distributed by Dimension Films and has a run time of approximately 89 minutes. It is rated R for sequences of strong bloody horror violence and gore, graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use.

Blu-ray 3D* Bonus Material

·         Filmmaker Commentary

·         10 Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes

·         In addition to the 3D version of the film, the Blu-rau 3D contains a 2D version playable on all existing Blu-ray players 

Blu-ray Bonus Material

·         Filmmaker Commentary

·         Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary

·         Deleted Storyboard Sequences

·         10 Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes

·         Storyboard Gallery

·         Piranha 3D Trailer & TV Spots

DVD Bonus Material

·         Filmmaker Commentary

·         5 Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes

*Bonus material on the Blu-ray 3D is available in 2D only.


Single Disc Standard BD Catalog #: 36867

UPC Code: 0-43396-36867-5

SRP: $ 34.95

2-Disc 3-D BD Catalog #: 36870

UPC Code: 0-43396-36870-5

SRP: $ 39.95

Single Disc DVD Catalog #: 35614

UPC Code: 0-43396-35614-6

SRP: $ 28.95


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