“Dancing is impressive… it’s almost impossible not to cheer during the final round.”
- Jordan Hoffman, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
BATTLE OF THE YEAR
Available Dec. 10 on Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray™, DVD & Digital*
Bonus Features Include Extended Dance Sequences,
Plus Three Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes
CULVER CITY, CALIF. (Oct. 31, 2013) – Director Benson Lee (Planet B-Boy) brings together the world’s best breakdancers (B-Boys) in the stand-up-and-cheer dance film BATTLE OF THE YEAR, available Dec. 10 on Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray™ and DVD* from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Starring Josh Holloway (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, TV’s “Lost”), Laz Alonso (Jumping the Broom, Avatar), Caity Lotz (TV’s “Arrow,” Bring It On: All or Nothing), Josh Peck (Red Dawn, TV’s “Drake & Josh”) and GRAMMY®-winning artist Chris Brown (Best R&B Album, “F.A.M.E.” 2012),BATTLE OF THE YEAR follows a legendary break-dancing crew’s return to its roots in order to reclaim the world championship after more than a decade of defeat.
B-Boys fans can learn new footwork and explore the making of the movie with kickin’ bonus features, including extended dance sequences of three full routines, as well as three, behind-the-scenes featurettes exclusive to the BATTLE OF THE YEAR Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray. “This Is Planet B-Boy: Inside the Culture” explores the evolution of the B-Boy dance style and culture, while “Preparing for Battle: Training & Rehearsals” features choreographers, cast and filmmakers on what it took to put all of the dance sequences together. In “The Art of B-Boying: A Guide to Breaking,” fans will hear from the cast and crew on the various elements that make up the B-Boy lifestyle, including unique B-Boy names and signature moves, as well as an insider’s guide to dance moves.
*Blu-ray & DVD Include Digital HD UltraViolet™
Brace yourself as the world’s best B-Boy teams hit the stage in the most intense dance tournament. The Battle of the Year competition is an all out war of mind-blowing dance moves, explosive routines and electrifying displays of skill and imagination. The American team, a group of underdogs, is pitted against the world’s elite as they tear it up in their struggle for the top spot with the help of their coaches, Blake (Holloway) and Franklyn (Peck). Set to pumping beats and an amped soundtrack, the All-Star dream team thrills in this epic dance-off.
Directed by Benson Lee from a screenplay by Brin Hill and Chris Parker, the film was produced by Beau Flynn, Amy Lo and Tripp Vinson. The executive producers are Glenn S. Gainor, William Packer and Rich + Tone Talauega.
Bonus Features on the 3D Blu-ray™ and Blu-ray™ Include:
§ Extended dance sequences from three scenes in the film
§ Three featurettes:
o This Is Planet B Boy – The filmmakers and cast explore B-Boy history and culture.
o The Art of B-Boying: A Guide to Breaking – Join the cast and crew as they take us through the various elements that make up the B-Boy lifestyle and give us an insider’s guide to dance moves, unique b-boy names and show us how they do their unique signature moves.
o Preparing for Battle: Training & Rehearsals – From hours of training, grueling rehearsals and intricate dance sequences, see what it took to become a unified b-boy team on-screen..
DVD Bonus Features Include:
§ Two featurettes:
o This Is Planet B Boy – The filmmakers and cast explore the B-Boy history and culture.
o Preparing for Battle: Training & Rehearsals – From hours of training, grueling rehearsals and intricate dance sequences, see what it took to become a unified b-boy team on-screen
BATTLE OF THE YEAR has a running time of approximately 104 minutes and is rated PG-13 for language and some rude behavior.