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Lionsgate Press Release: Safe (DVD)


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#1 of 1 Ronald Epstein

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Posted June 25 2012 - 08:51 AM

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New York City can be a dangerous place, but it turns out the most wanted individual is a 12-year-old girl. From the director of Remember the Titans and producer of Kill Bill and Inglourious Basterds comes the adrenaline-charged crime thriller, Safe, arriving on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital Copy), DVD (plus Digital Copy), Digital Download and On Demand on September 4, 2012. Everyone's favorite action hero, Jason Statham (The Expendables), gives an exhilarating performance as Luke Wright, a mixed martial arts cage fighter who comes to the rescue of a terrified young girl on the run from the city's most dangerous gangsters.

 

Catherine Chan shines in her film debut alongside Statham and keeps audiences riveted as she plays an orphaned math prodigy who holds a secret number that could ruin the Triads, the Russian mob and a corrupt part of the NYPD. The film also stars Robert John Burke (Limitless), James Hong (Kung Fu Panda 1 & 2), Anson Mount (Straw Dogs) and Chris Sarandon (Dog Day Afternoon). Loaded with thrilling special features including a writer/director audio commentary with Boaz Yakin as well as three featurettes, the Safe Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital Copy) and DVD (plus Digital Copy) explodes onto store shelves September 4th for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.

 

SYNOPSIS

Luke Wright (Statham) was living a normal life as a second-rate mixed martial arts cage fighter until screwing up a rigged fight. The Russian Mafia decides to make an example of him to prevent this from happening again and murders his family. With nothing to live for anymore, Wright wanders the streets of New York full of guilt and anger until he encounters Mei (Catherine Chan), a frightened 12-year-old Chinese girl. An orphaned math prodigy, Mei had been forced to work for the Triads as a counter and holds the key to a numerical code that could destroy the Triads, the mob and corrupt cops within the NYPD. After discovering that the same gangsters who killed his family are pursuing her, Wright takes matters into his own hands to protect the innocent girl and seek revenge. 

 

BLU-RAY & DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*

  • Audio commentary with Writer/Director Boaz Yakin
  • "Cracking Safe" featurette
  • "Criminal Battleground" featurette
  • "The Art of the Gunfight" featurette
  • *Subject to change

     

    PROGRAM INFORMATION

    Street Date:                          September 4, 2012

    Price:                                   $39.99 Blu-ray / $29.95 DVD

    Rating:                                 R for strong violence throughout, and for language

    Run Time:                            95 minutes

    Type:                                   Theatrical Release

    Genre:                                  Action           

    Blu-ray Closed Captioned:      English SDH

    DVD Closed Captioned:         English

    Subtitles:                              English and Spanish

    Blu-ray Format:                     1080P High Definition 16x9 Widescreen (2.35:1)

    DVD Format:                        16x9 Widescreen (2.35:1)

    Blu-ray Audio Status:            English 7.1 DTS HD Master Audio

    DVD Audio Status:                English 5.1 Dolby Digital


    ABOUT LIONSGATE

    Lionsgate is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. The Company has built a strong television presence in production of primetime cable and broadcast network series, distribution and syndication of programming and an array of channel assets. Lionsgate currently has 16 shows on more than 10 networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning "Mad Men," "Weeds" and "Nurse Jackie," along with the powerful drama "Boss," the new network series "Nashville" and "Next Caller," the syndication successes "Tyler Perry's House of Payne," its spinoff "Meet the Browns," "The Wendy Williams Show" and "Are We There Yet?" and the upcoming "Anger Management," starring Charlie Sheen, and "Orange is the New Black," an original series for Netflix.

     

    Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first installment of "The Hunger Games" franchise, which  has already grossed nearly $650 million at the worldwide box office, "The Expendables," "The Lincoln Lawyer,"  "Cabin In The Woods," "Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family" and "Margin Call." With the January 2012 acquisition of Summit Entertainment, the Company now has the two leading young adult franchises - the blockbuster "Twilight Saga," which has grossed more than $2.5 billion at the worldwide box office, and "The Hunger Games." Recent Summit hits include "Red," "Letters to Juliet," "Knowing," the "Step Up" franchise and the Academy Award-winning Best Picture, "The Hurt Locker."

     

    Lionsgate's home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 13,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.


    Ronald J Epstein
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