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USHE Press Release: Savages: Unrated Edition (Blu-ray Combo)

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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted September 12 2012 - 06:40 AM





Blu-ray Combo Pack including UltraViolet™, DVD, Digital Copy & an Unrated Version Never Shown in Theaters

Available to Own on November 13, 2012

“High-grade entertainment.” – Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal

UNIVERSAL CITY, California, Friday, August 31, 2012—Acclaimed director Oliver Stone (Born on the Fourth of JulyPlatoonWall Street) plunges deep into the brutally violent world of Mexican drug cartels in the crime thriller Savages, coming to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD, and On Demand on November 13, 2012, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.  Also available through Digital Download.  Based on Don Winslow’s audacious 2010 novel, Savages is an intense and graphic drama set against the harsh, swift justice of the illicit drug trade as a pair of peace-loving Southern Californians find themselves locked in an all-out war against a merciless drug lord.

The Combo Pack and DVD include an Unrated Edition of the film not shown in theaters. In addition, the Combo Pack also includes exclusive deleted scenes and a behind-the-scenes featurette with the entire cast that reveals the secrets of the visceral and sexy film that Ty Burr of The Boston Globe calls “a stylish, violent, hallucinatory thriller.”  The Combo Pack includes a Digital Copy of the film that is compatible with iPhone®, iTunes®, iPad®, iPod®, iPod® touch, Android or online retail partners, as well as UltraViolet.

  UltraViolet is the revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and television shows in the cloud to instantly stream and download to tablets, smartphones, computers, and TVs.  Consumers can now truly enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice.  
Savages features an all-star ensemble cast of international players including Oscar® nominees John Travolta (Pulp Fiction) and Salma Hayek (Frida), Oscar winner Benicio Del Toro (Traffic), and three of Hollywood’s hottest rising stars, Taylor Kitsch (Battleship), Blake Lively (The Town) and Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass).  With a killer soundtrack and wall-to-wall action, Savages is an exhilarating and explosive spectacle.

Bonus Features on Blu-rayTM and DVD      
·      Feature Commentary with Oliver Stone

·      Feature Commentary with producers Moritz Borman, Eric Kopeloff, Co-Screenwriter/Novelist Don Winslow, Executive Producer/Co-Screenwriter Shane Salerno and Production Designer Tomás Voth

Bonus Features Exclusive to the Blu-rayTM

·      STONE COLD SAVAGES—A five-part profile of the film showcases the entire cast and crew as Oliver Stone pushes his loyal and talented company far past their limits in order to bring this story to life.  From concept to completion, viewers get unprecedented access to a master storyteller’s creative process.


·     UltraViolet:  The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and television shows, store them in the cloud, and instantly stream or download to tablets, smartphones, computers and TVs.  Consumers can now truly enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice.  Currently available in the U.S. only.

·      Digital Copy:  Viewers can redeem a digital version of the full-length movie from their choice of retail partners, to watch on an array of electronics and portable devices including computers, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch, Android and more!

·      pocket BLU App:  The popular free pocket BLU app for smartphones is now even better with newly updated versions for iPad®, Android tablets, PC and Mac computers, with features made especially to take advantage of the devices’ larger screens and high-resolution displays.

  • 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.
  • Video Timeline:  Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
  • 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 is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go anytime, anywhere.
  • Browse Titles:  Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU™ enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray™.  They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on  their device.
  • Keyboard: Entering data is fast and easy with your device’s intuitive keyboard.
  • BD-LIVE™:  Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to access the latest trailers, exclusive content and more!


Three-time Oscar®-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone returns to the screen with the ferocious thriller Savages, based on Don Winslow’s bestselling crime novel, one of The New York Times Top 10 Books of 2010.  Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Aaron Johnson) and Chon (Taylor Kitsch) raise and sell some of the best marijuana ever developed, while sharing a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia (Blake Lively).  Their idyllic life is shattered when the Mexican Baja Cartel demands that the trio partner with them.  But the cartel’s merciless boss, Elena (Salma Hayek), and her brutal enforcer, Lado (Benicio Del Toro), underestimate the unbreakable bonds among these three friends.  Ben and Chon—with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent (John Travolta)—launch a seemingly unwinnable war against the drug lords that escalates into a savage, high-stakes battle of wills.


  Cast: John Travolta, Salma Hayek, Benicio Del Toro, Taylor Kitsch,  Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, Emile Hirsch, Demián Bichir   Directed By: Oliver Stone

Screenplay By: Oliver Stone, Shane Salerno, Don Winslow

From a Novel By: Don Winslow

Produced By: Moritz Borman, Eric Kopeloff

Executive Producers: Todd Arnow, Shane Salerno, Fernando Sulichin

Director of Photography: Dan Mindel

Production Designer: Tomás Voth

Edited By:  Joe HutshingStuart LevyAlex Marquez

Costume Designer: Cindy Evans

Music By: Adam Peters



Street Date: November 13, 2012

Copyright: 2012 Universal Studios.  All Rights Reserved

Selection Numbers: 61120677 (U.S.); 61123275 (CDN)

Running Time: 2 hours 11 minutes/2 hours, 22 minutes

Layers: BD-50

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.40:1

Rating: R for strong brutal and grisly violence, some graphic sexuality, nudity, drug use and language throughout

Technical Info: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/DVS2 2.0 and Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French DTS DigitalSurround 5.1

Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish



Street Date: November 13, 2012

Copyright: 2012 Universal Studios.  All Rights Reserved

Selection Numbers: 61120678 (U.S.); 61123274 (CDN)

Running Time: 2 hours, 11 minutes/2 hours, 22 minutes

Layers: DVD-9

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40:1

Rating: R for strong brutal and grisly violence, some graphic sexuality, nudity, drug use and language throughout

Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 5.1/ DVS2 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby 5.1

Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish



Ronald J Epstein
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