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SPHE Press Release: Zero Dark Thirty (Blu-ray)


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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 26 2013 - 11:08 PM





 “A film to define a decade.” – Mark Hughes, Forbes

 

 “Zero Dark Thirty is destined to become a classic.” – Bruce Hoffman, Huffington Post

 

“A movie that will endure.” – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

 

From the Academy Award®-Winning Writer and Director of “The Hurt Locker”

ZERO DARK THIRTY

 THE GREATEST MANHUNT IN HISTORY

 

Nominated for Five Academy Awards® – including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Sound Editing

Mark Boal Awarded Best Original Screenplay by The Writers Guild of America


Winner of Three New York Film Critics Circle Awards – including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Cinematography


Stars Golden Globe® Winner and Oscar® Nominee Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Joel Edgerton and Chris Pratt


Arrives On Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD & Digital March 19th


Culver City, CA (February 20, 2013) – The Oscar®-winning team of The Hurt Locker – director-producer Kathryn Bigelow (Best Picture and Best Director) and writer-producer Mark Boal (Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay) – reunite for the powerful drama ZERO DARK THIRTY.  The story of an elite team of intelligence operatives who tracked and ultimately located Osama bin Laden, the film earned multiple Oscar® nominations, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay and scored the No. 1 spot on numerous critics’ Top 10 Lists.  Boal was also awarded honors for Best Original Screenplay from the Writers Guild of America.


ZERO DARK THIRTY debuts March 19th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital, taking viewers inside the hubs of power and to the front lines of the historic pursuit and capture of Osama bin Laden, culminating in a special operations assault on a mysterious, suburban Pakistani compound.Jessica Chastain, who won a Best Actress Golden Globe and is up for a Best Actress Oscar, stars in ZERO DARK THIRTY alongside Jason Clarke (TV’s “Brotherhood”), Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom) and Chris Pratt (TV’s “Parks and Recreation”). Also starring in the film is Jennifer Ehle (Pride and Prejudice), Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Kyle Chandler (TV’s “Friday Night Lights”) and Edgar Ramirez (TV’s “Carlos”).


The film has been nominated for numerous awards, including five Academy Award® nominations (Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, and Best Sound Editing) and four Golden Globe® nominations (Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Director, Best Screenplay and a Best Actress win for Chastain).  It has been recognized as one of the best films of 2012, by the American Film Institute andTime Magazine, among others. In addition to garnering honors from the National Board of Review (Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress), the film also won three New York Film Critics Circle Awards (Best Picture, Best Director and Best Cinematography) and a Critics’ Choice Award (Best Actress), as well as a Screen Actors Guild nomination (Best Actress).

The Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD include four featurettes: "No Small Feat," "The Compound," “Targeting Jessica Chastain,” and “Geared Up,” which all provide an in-depth look at the filmmaking process, documenting the great lengths to which cast, crew and filmmakers went to portray the hunt for the world’s most dangerous man.


SYNOPSIS:
For a decade, an elite team of intelligence operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden. Zero Dark Thirty reunites the Oscar® winning team of The Hurt Locker, director-producer Kathryn Bigelow and writer-producer Mark Boal, along with producer Megan Ellison, telling the story of history's greatest manhunt for the world's most dangerous man.Colin Wilson, Greg Shapiro and Ted Schipper served as executive producers.


Blu-ray™ & DVD Special Features Include:

·         Four Featurettes:

o   No Small Featfeatures Bigelow sharing why this project, and the recounting of this historic event, was so important.

o   The Compound lets audiences hear from cast and crew on the recreation of Osama bin Laden’s lair and take a walking tour of the recreated compound.

o   Geared Up provides an in-depth look at the detailed measures taken in training, equipping and filming the raid, as well as cast and crew commentary on this great feat in filmmaking.

o   Targeting Jessica Chastain features cast, crew and Jessica herself reflecting on her role as Maya, the pivotal force at the center of the 10-year manhunt.

ZERO DARK THIRTY has a run time of approximately 157 minutes and is Rated R for strong violence including brutal disturbing images and for language.


Artwork and digital clips are available for download at www.sphepublicity.com. Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com.


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#2 of 11 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted January 26 2013 - 11:48 PM

Looks like March 19th as there is another Amazon link with the release date.









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#3 of 11 OFFLINE   Ruly2

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Posted January 27 2013 - 12:34 PM

Looks as if Amazon.com has taken down their preorder for the film but left the date listed under "Product Details"

#4 of 11 OFFLINE   Ruly2

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Posted January 28 2013 - 08:44 AM

THE link that was posted for ZERO DARK THIRTY was for the SINGLE DISC BLURAY. Which, has been discontinued for some reason. Amazon.com DOES have preorders for the BLURAY COMBO PACK and the DVD. The date doesn't show up on theses pages. and Sony has asked various websites to remove the dates that were posted. The announcement will arrive on FEBRUARY 11th

#5 of 11 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 28 2013 - 08:45 AM

Thank you, Ruly. Updated original post.


 

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#6 of 11 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 10 2013 - 11:46 AM

Magic Eightball is telling me that this will be officially announced as early as tomorrow...






 

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#7 of 11 OFFLINE   Ruly2

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Posted February 11 2013 - 08:58 AM

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#8 of 11 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 12 2013 - 12:05 PM

Updated with specs from today's Sony announcement.


 

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#9 of 11 OFFLINE   Cory S.

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Posted February 12 2013 - 08:11 PM

Best Buy will have an exclusive steelbook available on release day.
"Because he's the hero Gotham deserves.  But, not the one it needs right now.  So, we'll hunt.  Because he can take.  Because, he's not a hero.  He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector.  A DARK KNIGHT."

#10 of 11 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 12 2013 - 10:39 PM

I also wanted to quickly say that the studio still has not issues

an official press release (despite the title of this thread).  Many sites

broke title spec news yesterday, but it was all based on leaks to
Sony's press site.  We should have even more news posted shortly.


 

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#11 of 11 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 20 2013 - 09:36 AM

Okay....finally....press release has been made official


 

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