CTHE Press Release: "S.W.A.T."

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    It's All About Action When Samuel L. Jackson, Colin
    Farrell, LL Cool J, Olivier Martinez and Michelle
    Rodriguez Hit the Screen in

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    S.W.A.T.
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    Arriving on Special Edition DVD and VHS on December 30, 2003

    Adrenaline Packed Action Film Grossed More Than
    $116 Million at the Box Office

    * * * * Culver City, Calif., October 20, 2003 - S.W.A.T., the hit summer film, which grossed
    more than $116 million at the box office and was based on the popular T.V. series, will
    be released on special edition DVD in both widescreen and full screen versions and VHS
    on Tuesday, December 30, 2003, from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (CTHE).
    This high energy crime thriller stars Samuel L. Jackson (Star Wars Episode I, Pulp
    Fiction) and Colin Farrell (Phone Booth, Minority Report) and is produced by Neal H.
    Moritz (Fast and the Furious 1 & 2) and directed by Clark Johnson ("The Shield," "The
    West Wing"). With explosive action scenes, mesmerizing stunts, unexpected twists and
    volatile weaponry, even a ransom offer won't distract from this wall-to-wall action film.

    The elite S.W.A.T. force features some of Hollywood's hottest recruits including Michelle
    Rodriguez, LL Cool J, Brian Van Holt, Jeremy Renner, Josh Charles and Olivier
    Martinez. The team is pushed to their limits in this highly-rigorous, physically demanding
    adventure.

    S.W.A.T is available on Special Edition DVD in its original theatrical PG-13 version. *The
    DVD will be loaded with features including cast and crew commentary, deleted scenes,
    an interactive feature that details the sound design for various gun battles, bloopers, a
    featurette on the anatomy of a shootout, the starring casts' talent files, and much more.
    See below for a complete listing of the DVD features. *

    In support of its retail partners, CTHE is implementing a pre-sale policy to allow time for
    distributors and retailers to create their respective marketing materials. *All materials are
    now available on www.CTHEconnect.com.

    SPECIAL EDITION DVD BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE:
    * * * * 8 Deleted Scenes
    * * * * Blooper Reel
    * * * * Two Commentaries: From the cast & the director; and the technical consultant
    and screenwriters
    * * * * Anatomy of a Shootout Featurette: Focuses on the weaponry used and the
    filmmakers goal of making the bank holdup scene as realistic and true as possible
    to the North Hollywood holdup of a few years back
    * * * * S.W.A.T.: TV's Original Super Cops
    * * * * 6th Street Bridge Featurette: 'Achieving the Impossible' of landing a plane on a
    bridge
    * * * * Filmographies: Talent files on Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle
    Rodriguez, LL Cool J, and Olivier Martinez
    * * * * Sound & Fury: "The Sounds of S.W.A.T.": Interactive feature on that goes into
    more detail on the sound design of the various gun battles in the film
    * * * * The Making of S.W.A.T.

    MARKETING SUPPORT
    National Marketing and advertising support, creating over one billion impressions during
    December and January, S.W.A.T., will have an aggressive advertising campaign on
    Network TV, Cable TV, Network Radio, in print and online. In addition, S.W.A.T. will
    also have a national radio promotion within the top 40 markets. In addition, Hamilton
    Watch will support the release with a website campaign promoting its S.W.A.T. Edition
    Khaki Field watches. *Account specific promotional partners will include Nestle, Sprite,
    Sierra Mist and Pepsi Vanilla.

    S.W.A.T.
    When things get too tough for the cops, the cops call S.W.A.T. (Special Weapons and
    Tactics). Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson (1995, Best Actor in a Supporting Role
    "Pulp Fiction") and superstar Colin Farrell join forces as two wisecracking, battle
    hardened veterans, who team up with a pair of street-smart rookies (Michelle Rodriquez
    and LL Cool J) to form the most freewheeling - but effective -- S.W.A.T. team ever.
    Their first assignment: transport an international drug kingpin to federal custody - after
    he's offered $100 million to anyone who will free him! Now the best of L.A.'s finest are
    about to take it to the city's worst criminals in this pulse-pounding, high-octane,
    action/adventure.

    CAST & FILMMAKERS
    Cast: * * * *Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez, LL
    Cool J, Brian Van Holt, Jeremy Renner, Josh Charles and
    Olivier Martinez
    Casting By: * * * * * * * * * * * *Sarah Halley Finn, CSA and Randi Hiller, CSA
    Music Composed By: * * * * * * * *Elliot Goldenthal
    Music Supervision by * * * * * * * *Evyen Klean
    Costume Designer: * * * * * * * *Christopher Lawrence
    Edited by: * * * * * * * * * * * * Michael Tronick, A.C.E
    Production Designed by: * * * *Mayne Berke
    Director of Photography: * * * *Gabriel Beristain, ASC/BSC
    Produced by: * * * * * * * * * * * *Neal H. Moritz, Dan Halsted, Chris Lee
    Co-Produced by: * * * * * * * *George Huang, Amanda Cohen
    Executive Producer: * * * * * * * *Louis D'Esposito
    Co-Executive Producer: * * * *Todd Black
    Story By: * * * * * * * * * * * *Ron Mita, Jim McClain
    Screenplay By: * * * *David Ayer, David McKenna
    Directed By: * * * * * * * * * * * *Clark Johnson


    TECHNICAL INFORMATION
    DVD - Widescreen:
    Street Date: * * * * * * * *December 30, 2003
    Order Date: * * * * * * * *November 25, 2003
    Program Length: * * * *117 minutes
    Rating: * * * * * * * * * * * *PG-13
    Suggested List Price: * * * *$28.95
    Catalog Number: * * * *00624
    UPC: * * * * * * * * * * * *0-43396-00624-9
    Audio: * * * * * * * * * * * *English 5.1, French 5.1
    Subtitles: * * * * * * * *English, French

    DVD - Fullscreen:
    Street Date: * * * * * * * *December 30, 2003
    Order Date: * * * * * * * *November 25, 2003
    Program Length: * * * *117 minutes
    Rating: * * * * * * * * * * * *PG-13
    Suggested List Price: * * * *$28.95
    Catalog Number: * * * *02298
    UPC: * * * * * * * * * * * *0-43396-02298-0
    Audio: * * * * * * * * * * * *English 5.1, French 5.1
    Subtitles: * * * * * * * *English, French

    VHS
    Street Date: * * * * * * * *December 30, 2003
    Order Date: * * * * * * * *December 9, 2003
    Program Length: * * * *117 minutes
    Rating: * * * * * * * * * * * *PG-13
    Suggested List Price: * * * *NSL
    Catalog Number: * * * *00622
    UPC: * * * * * * * * * * * *0-43396-00622-5

    VHS Spanish subtitled
    Catalog Number: * * * *00623
    UPC: * * * * * * * * * * * *0-43396-00623-2

    Color
    Closed Captioned
     
  2. Daniel Kikin

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    Thanks Ron, I enjoyed this movie and the DVD sounds good. Looking forward to the plane landing featurette.
     
  3. Neil Joseph

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    Never saw this but contemplating if I should buy.
     
  4. Randy Korstick

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    Any news on when Season 2 of the T.V. series is coming. I was hoping it would be released with the movie.
     
  5. Garrett Lundy

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    I actually wanted to see it in theaters but for some reason it was only playing for a week and I missed it [​IMG]
     
  6. T r o y

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    Since this one is a Columbia owned title, I'll be waiting on the Superbit.
     
  7. Lewis Besze

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    Is there an HTF review on this?[the movie]
     

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