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HBO Press Release: Strike Back: Cinemax Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)

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#1 of 1 Ronald Epstein

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Posted May 18 2012 - 05:31 AM

"Plenty of high-level suspense" - The Wall Street Journal
"Posted Image...unapologetic, fist-pumping, non-stop action thriller" - New York Daily News


Available on Blu-ray™ with Cinemax® Select, DVD & Digital Download August 7, 2012  

Bonus Features Include Audio Commentaries

Series Marks the First-Ever Scripted Primetime Drama to Air on Cinemax®


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Strike Back: Cinemax Season 1, a timely and fast-paced series fueled by breakneck action and heart-pounding suspense, debuts on Blu-ray with Cinemax Select, DVD and Digital Download on August 7, 2012 for the suggested retail price of $59.96 and $49.98 respectively. Blu-ray with Cinemax Select, offers Strike Back Blu-ray buyers the choice of three ways to watch in one boxed set - Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download - at no additional cost. The digital copy is redeemable via a provider of your choice: iTunes, Vudu, and Amazon, or an UltraViolet copy through supporting providers. Both the Blu-ray with Cinemax Select and the DVD box sets include audio commentaries from stars Philip Winchester, Sullivan Stapleton, Liam Cunningham, Amanda Mealing and executive producer Daniel Percival.

Strike Back, the first of several new, adrenaline-charged original dramas to premiere on the network, marked Cinemax's best performance in its time slot in nearly six years. When a resourceful international terrorist group plots a major attack involving a cache of weapons of mass destruction, a charismatic former U.S. Special Forces operative joins forces with a stealth British military unit to stop them. Set in exotic locations such as India, South Africa, England and Chechnya, the series is headlined by two rising stars: Philip Winchester (Camelot) as Michael Stonebridge, a British sergeant on the elite counter-terrorism team; and Sullivan Stapleton (Animal Kingdom) as Damien Scott, a former U.S. Delta Force operative who was disgraced and discharged on the eve of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Rounding out the international cast are Amanda Mealing (Holby City), Eve Birthistle (Silent Witness), Jimi Mistry (Blood Diamond) Rhashan Stone (Episodes) and Richard Armitage (The Hobbit).

Strike Back marks the first time HBO/CINEMAX has worked with the UK's British Sky Broadcasting Limited to produce an original series. It is a continuation of the six-episode series that aired on Sky in 2010, which was based on the novels of Chris Ryan, the pen name of a real-life former British Special Forces operative.


Strike Back: Cinemax Season 1

Blu-ray with Cinemax Select & DVD

Street Date:         August  7, 2012

Order Date:         July 3, 2012

Rating:                TV-MA

Runtime:             Approx. 600 minutes (excluding bonus features)

Price:                  $59.96 Blu-ray with Cinemax Select (4 BD discs; 2DVD flipper discs, Digital Copy)

Price:                  $49.98 DVD (4 discs) 

About HBO Home Entertainment® 

HBO Home Entertainment markets an extensive array of programs ranging from the critically-acclaimed and groundbreaking series The Sopranos®, Sex and the City®, True Blood® and Game of Thrones® to the multiple Emmy® Award-winning mini-series The Pacific® and Band of Brothers® The company's catalog contains hundreds of titles including the Peabody Award-winning children's program Classical Baby, provocative programs from HBO Documentary Films including When the Levees Broke, innovative movies from HBO Films including Temple Grandin, and comedy specials featuring stand-up performers like Chris Rock and Ricky Gervais.  The division distributes programs to the home entertainment market in three formats: Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Download.  Launched in 1984, HBO Home Entertainment has offices in New York, London and Toronto and the company's releases are marketed in over 70 countries around the world. 

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