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PHE Press Release: Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away (3D Blu-Ray Combo) (Blu-ray Combo)


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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 20 2013 - 08:26 AM





“An enchanted world of fantasy, splendor and feats of artistry.

– Neil Minow, Chicago Sun-Times



FROM THE VISIONARIES BEHIND AVATAR AND SHREK COMES A FANTASTICAL ADVENTURE INSPIRED BY THE WORLD-RENOWNED STAGE SPECTACULAR



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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL


WORLDS AWAY


Groundbreaking Film Brings Cirque du Soleil Home on Blu-ray™, Blu-ray 3D™ and DVD March 12, 2013

  


Offering Tremendous Value, Every Package Available for Purchase Includes an Offer for 20% Off Ticket Purchase to Select Cirque du Soleil Live Shows in the U.S. and Canada Through December 31, 2013




                HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  – “A gorgeous movie” (Joel Stein, Time) that critics have hailed as “mesmerizing” (Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune) and “ravishing” (Alan Scherstuhl, The Village Voice), Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away soars onto Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and DVD March 12, 2013 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  Executive produced by James Cameron (AvatarTitanic) and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Andrew Adamson (The Chronicles of Narnia, Shrek), Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away takes audiences on a wondrous journey across the imaginative landscapes of Cirque du Soleil.  Capturing the feats of the extraordinary artists up close using cameras that sometimes soar 70 feet in the air, Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away “immerses audiences in…the inspiring acrobatics of the world’s most glamorous circus troupe.”(Time Out New York Kids).  From spectacular sets and dazzling costumes to the fantasy of enchanted worlds, Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away gives viewers “a chance to experience the wonder of the circus from a perspective you’ll never get ringside” (Chris Knight, Postmedia News).

            Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away will be available in a two-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack or a three-disc Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD combo pack.  Both combo packs include a Digital Copy and UltraViolet™, as well as a making of featurette and a look at a day in the life with the film’s star, Erica Linz.  The film will also be available as a single-disc DVD.

            Offering a tremendous value to new and existing Cirque du Soleil fans, all Blu-ray and DVD releases available for purchase will include a 20% discount offer on select Cirque du Soleil LIVE shows in the U.S. and Canada (note participating shows include Amaluna™,Quidam™, TOTEM™, Mystère™, KÀ™, CRISS ANGEL™ Believe™, The Beatles™ LOVE™, Zarkana™ and Zumanity™ and certain restrictions apply). Offer expires December 31, 2013.

All Blu-ray releases available for purchase will be enabled with UltraViolet, a new way to collect, access and enjoy movies.  With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them – reliably and securely – to a variety of devices.    


Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack

The Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  The DVD in the combo is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  The combo pack includes access to a digital copy of the film as well as the following:

Blu-ray

·         Feature film in high definition

·         Making Worlds Away

·         A Day in the Life with Erica Linz

DVD

·         Feature film in standard definition


Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack

            The Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away three-disc combo pack includes all of the above, as well as the film on Blu-ray 3D presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.


Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away Single-Disc DVD

The single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  The disc includes the feature film in standard definition.



Paramount Pictures and James Cameron present a Cirque du Soleil production in Association with Reel FX / Strange Weather and Cameron/Pace Group, an Andrew Adamson Film: “Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away”.  Executive Producers James Cameron, Jacques Méthé, Cary Granat and Ed Jones.  3D Executive Producer Vincent Pace.  Produced by Martin Bolduc, Andrew Adamson and Aron Warner.  Written and directed by Andrew Adamson.



About Paramount Home Media Distribution

Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  The PHMD division oversees PPC’s home entertainment, digital and television distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.  PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and distribution across worldwide digital and television distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.



          
Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away

Street Date:              March 12, 2013

SRP:                            $49.99 U.S. (Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD combo)

                                    $39.99 U.S. (Blu-ray/DVD combo)

                                    $29.99 U.S. (DVD)

Runtime:                    91 minutes

U.S. Rating:                PG for some dramatic images and mild sensuality

Canadian Rating:       G





Cirque du Soleil, Wolds Away, Amaluna, KÀ, Mystère, Quidam, TOTEM, Zarkana and Zumanity are trademarks owned by Cirque du Soleil and used under license.


The trademarks CRISS ANGEL and Believe are owned by Criss Angel and used under license.


“Beatles” is a trademark of Apple Corps Ltd. “LOVE” is a trademark of The Cirque Apple Creation Partnership.



 

Ronald J Epstein
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