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Anchor Bay Press Release: Seal Team Six The Raid On Osama Bin Laden (Blu-ray)

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#1 of 1 ONLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted December 17 2012 - 01:01 PM



Based On The True Story Behind The Biggest Manhunt In American History…  



A Gripping Portrayal Of The Real-Life Mission Authorized by President Obama, SEAL Team Six: The Raid On Osama Bin Laden Heads To Retail On January 8, 2013!

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company announced today the       Blu-ray™ and DVD release of SEAL TEAM SIX: THE RAID ON OSAMA BIN LADEN, from director John Stockwell (Into The Blue) and Academy Award®-winning producer of The Hurt Locker, Nicolas Chartier.  Based on true events, framed by real-time footage, SEAL TEAM SIX: THE RAID ON OSAMA BIN LADEN, recounts the dramatic behind-the-scenes decisions that brought the world’s most wanted man to justice.  Starring Cam Gigandet (Burlesque), Anson Mount (AMC’s “Hell on Wheels”), Freddy Rodriguez (Grindhouse), Xzibit (Derailed), Kathleen Robertson (The Starz Original Series, “Boss”), Eddie Kay Thomas (American Pie) and Kenneth Miller (The Company You Keep), the feature-length film heads to retail on January 8, 2013 for an SRP of $24.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $19.98 for the DVD.   Premiering on the National Geographic Channel on November 4th, SEAL TEAM SIX: THE RAID ON OSAMA BIN LADEN became the network’s most-watched World Premiere movie in 2012, drawing 2.7 million viewers.  America’s very first look at the real story behind the historic manhunt and raid that took down al-Qaeda’s notorious leader, the events portrayed in SEAL TEAM SIX: THE RAID ON OSAMA BIN LADEN were vetted by a team of experts, including a recently retired Navy Seal, a top CIA operative, and one of the most renowned bin Laden historians.   A break in the manhunt for Osama bin Laden serves as the backdrop for the gripping story about an extraordinary group of U.S. Navy SEALs who undertake the mission of a lifetime.  Despite inconclusive evidence that bin Laden is inside the compound, and ignoring the possible ramifications of an unannounced attack on Pakistani soil, the Pentagon orders the attack.  SEAL Team Six bands together in the most daring military operation of our generation, completing their mission of justice in a riveting final showdown.     The SEAL TEAM SIX: THE RAID ON OSAMA BIN LADEN Blu-ray™ and DVD special features include a “The Making of Seal Team Six: The Raid On Osama Bin Laden” featurette.  Note: Special features are subject to change.   ABOUT THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979.  TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, which has released such popular franchises as SCREAM, SPY KIDS and SCARY MOVIE.  Together TWC and Dimension Films have released a broad range of mainstream, genre and specialty films that have been commercial and critical successes.  TWC releases took home eight 2012 Academy Awards®, the most wins in the studio's history.  The tally included Best Picture for Michel Hazanavicius's THE ARTIST and Best Documentary Feature for TJ Martin and Dan Lindsay's UNDEFEATED.  THE ARTIST brought TWC its second consecutive Best Picture statuette following the 2011 win for Tom Hooper's THE KING'S SPEECH.   Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as GRINDHOUSE; I'M NOT THERE; THE GREAT DEBATERS; VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA; THE READER; THE ROAD; HALLOWEEN; THE PAT TILLMAN STORY; PIRANHA 3D; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS; A SINGLE MAN; BLUE VALENTINE; THE COMPANY MEN; MIRAL; SCRE4M; SUBMARINE; DIRTY GIRL; APOLLO 18; OUR IDIOT BROTHER; I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT; SARAH'S KEY; SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD IN 4D; MY WEEK WITH MARILYN; THE IRON LADY; W.E.; CORIOLANUS; UNDEFEATED; THE ARTIST; BULLY; and EASY MONEY.  Currently in release are THE MASTER; THE INTOUCHABLES; and LAWLESS. Upcoming releases include KILLING THEM SOFTLY; THIS MUST BE THE PLACE; SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK; and DJANGO UNCHAINED.   TWC is also active in television production, led by former Miramax Films President of Production and current President of Television Meryl Poster, with credits including the Emmy® nominated and Peabody Award winning reality series Project Runway, spin-off series Project Runway All Stars and Project Accessory, the VH1 reality series Mob Wives, spin-off series Big Ang and Mob Wives: Chicago, and the critically acclaimed HBO comedy/crime series The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency which also received a Peabody Award.  The company is currently in pre-production on the martial-arts epic Marco Polo for Starz.  TWC additionally has 17 series in different stages of development, including The Nanny Diaries, being adapted for ABC by Amy Sherman Palladino (Gilmore Girls).   ABOUT ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT Anchor Bay Entertainment is the home entertainment division of Starz Media, LLC. It includes the Anchor Bay Films and Manga Entertainment brands. It distributes feature films, children’s entertainment, fitness, TV series, documentaries, anime and other filmed entertainment on Blu-ray™ and DVD formats. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Starz Media is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.

                SEAL TEAM SIX: THE RAID ON OSAMA BIN LADEN BLU-RAY™ Street date:                   January 8, 2013 Pre-book:                                 December 12, 2012 Catalog #:                                BD60265 UPC:                                        013132602653 Run time:                                 90 Minutes Rating:                                     Not Rated SRP:                            $24.99 Format:                        Widescreen Presentation Audio:                          5.1 DTSHD-MA    


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