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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted September 22 2011 - 11:12 PM


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“A modern day ‘Gladiator’ for the digital age. Kellan Lutz firmly establishes

himself as Hollywood's next big action star!”

-Brad Sturdivant / Flix66.com


“It will keep you on the edge of your seat, from start to finish.

Samuel L. Jackson's best performance in years."

-Tony Farinella / 411mania.com



Twilight’s Kellan Lutz and Oscar® Nominee Samuel L. Jackson

Face Off In The Savage And Brutal World Of  


ARENA


The Death Games Begin October 11, 2011 on DVD and Digital


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Culver City, CA (8/1/11) – Rising star Kellan Lutz (Twilight series, Nightmare on Elm Street) and Oscar® nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Pulp Fiction,1994) face off in the action-packed, visually stunning thrill ride ARENA, available on DVD and digital this October 11 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. This hard-hitting film stars Lutz as a man kidnapped from his ordinary life and thrust into the savage world of a modern day gladiatorial arena where men fight to the death for the entertainment of the online masses. Jackson is “at his sinister best” (Tim Jansen, Media Entertainment) as the sadistic businessman behind the underground operation. ARENA co-stars Nina Dobrev (The Roommate, “The Vampire Diaries”) and Daniel Dae Kim (“Lost,” “Hawaii Five-0”). Action fans won’t want to miss the life-or-death excitement when ARENA debuts on DVDand digital priced to own at $26.99 SRP (DVD).

Synopsis

How do you make a fortune from the bloodlust of millions?  One sadistically savvy businessman (Samuel L. Jackson) has created an empire with his brutal, fight-to-the-death gladiator website.  His newest warrior is David Lord (Kellan Lutz), a kidnapped fireman, now imprisoned and forced to fight for his life. To buy his freedom, Lord agrees to do a series of lethal bouts.  But as the body count escalates, and with his most challenging battle remaining, Lord unleashes a torrent of bloody carnage and reveals a secret that threatens to tear down the entire enterprise. Also featuring Daniel Dae Kim (TV’s “Lost”) and Nina Dobrev (TV’s “Vampire Diaries”). 


ARENA marks the directorial debut of visual effects supervisor Jonah Loop (CollateralTransporter 2). It was written by Tony Giglio (ChaosDeath Race 2 & 3) based on a screenplay by Michael Hultquist & Robert Martinez (Victim) and produced by Mark Williams (FlawlessMalice in Wonderland), Brad Krevoy (Dumb and DumberKingpin) and Mike Callaghan (Hardwired,Ticking Clock). ARENA has a run time of approximately 95 minutes. It has been rated R for strong, brutal and bloody violence throughout, graphic nudity, Sexual Content and Language.


Pricing and bonus features on Digital editions of ARENA may vary by service provider.



DVD Catalog #: 38034

UPC Code: 0-43396-38034-9

SRP: $ 26.99



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#2 of 6 OFFLINE   Qui-Gon John

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Posted October 26 2011 - 04:19 AM

Ron, if you have this available can you tell me about the special features, particularly which PREVIEWS for other movies. I rented this title and forget the name of the second preview, an island, looks to be in Ireland or the UK, a couple and one other guy are there and the other guy tells them the rest of the world's been infected with some disease. Thanks!

#3 of 6 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted October 26 2011 - 04:37 AM

John,


The only information I have available is what was given to
me on the press release.  Sorry.


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#4 of 6 OFFLINE   Qui-Gon John

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Posted October 26 2011 - 06:38 AM

Thanks, I know sometimes when you guys do a review you list everything including details about all the extras, etc. Maybe someone who has it and sees this thread could help out.

#5 of 6 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted October 26 2011 - 09:14 AM

John,


Understood.


Part of the problem with this, is that we don't generally do

many DVD reviews anymore.  I am not even certain we are

getting DVD screeners from Sony anymore.  So, while I can

put the word out to our reviewers to pay extra attention to this

title, I am just not certain anyone is going to receive it.


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#6 of 6 OFFLINE   Qui-Gon John

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Posted November 06 2011 - 03:29 AM

Found it, the title is called "RETREAT" and stars Thandie Newton. I rented another movie that also had this preview.