3D Lionsgate Press Release: Dredd (3D Blu-ray Combo)

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Judgment Is Coming To 3-D Blu-ray Disc, DVD, Digital Download, On Demand And Pay-Per-View January 8 From Lionsgate Home Entertainment

“This, finally, is the Dredd movie comic book fans have been anticipating.”
Washington Post


“Accentuated by stylish visuals and irreverent humor.”
USA Today




[FONT=times
new roman]SANTA MONICA, CA, November 14, 2012 – Adapted by Alex Garland from John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra’s legendary comic book and filmed in stunning 3-D, Dredd, explodes onto 3-D Blu-ray Disc (includes 3-D and standard version of the film plus Digital Copy and UV), DVD (includes Digital Copy and UV), Digital Download, On Demand and Pay-Per-View January 8 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Mixing pulse-pounding action with mesmerizing visual effects sequences, the post-apocalyptic thriller hailed by audiences and critics alike stars Karl Urban (Star Trek), Olivia Thirlby (Juno) and Lena Headey (HBO’s “Game Of Thrones”). The hugely anticipated sci-fi thriller directed by Pete Travis (Vantage Point) takes place in a futuristic[/FONT]America.



[FONT=times
new roman]The Blu-ray Disc and DVD both contain multiple behind-the-scenes featurettes including a look back at the 35 years of Judge Dredd. Dredd will be available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.[/FONT]



[FONT=times
new roman]The future America is an irradiated wasteland. On its east coast, running from Boston to Washington D.C., lies Mega City One – a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called “Judges” who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge, a dangerous drug called “Slo-Mo,” and the sadistic crime boss Ma-Ma (Headey) who is using it to take over the city.[/FONT]



BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*


* "Mega-City Masters": 35 Years of Judge Dredd" featurette
* "Day of Chaos: The Visual Effects of Dredd 3D" featurette
* "Dredd" featurette
* "Dredd's Gear" featurette
* "The 3rd Dimension" featurette
* "Welcome to Peachtrees" featurette
* Dredd Motion Comic Prequel
*Subject to change





PROGRAM INFORMATION


Street Date: January 8, 2013


Price: $39.99 Blu-ray / $29.95 DVD

Title Copyright: Dredd © Rena Films (PTY) Ltd. and Peach Tree Films Ltd. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2012 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rating: R for strong bloody violence, language, drug use and some sexual content


Run Time: 95 minutes


Type: Theatrical Release


Genre: Action; Science Fiction; Thriller


Blu-ray Closed Captioned: English SDH


DVD Closed Captioned: English


Subtitles: English and Spanish


Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition 16x9 Widescreen (2.40:1)


DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen (2.40:1)

Blu-ray Audio Status: 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio Optimized for 11.1 Neo X, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English 2.0 Dolby Digital


DVD Audio Status: English and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital





ABOUT LIONSGATE


[FONT=times
new roman]Lionsgate is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. The Company has built a strong television presence in production of primetime cable and broadcast network series, distribution and syndication of programming and an array of channel assets. Lionsgate currently has 25 shows on 18 networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men, the critically acclaimed series Weeds, Nurse Jackie and Boss, the new comedy Anger Management, which has been picked up for another 90 episodes by FX, the network series Nashville, the syndication successes Tyler Perry's House of Payne, its spinoff Meet the Browns, For Better Or Worse, The Wendy Williams Show, Are We There Yet? and the upcoming Orange Is The New Black, an original series for Netflix.[/FONT]



[FONT=times
new roman]Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first installment of The Hunger Games franchise, which has already grossed nearly $700 million at the worldwide box office, The Possession, Sinister, The Expendables 2, Cabin in the Woods, Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection and Arbitrage. With the January 2012 acquisition of Summit Entertainment, the Company has now added the blockbuster Twilight Saga, which has grossed more than $2.5 billion at the worldwide box office, to its current slate, giving the Company the two premier young adult franchises in the world. Recent Summit hits include Red, Letters to Juliet, Knowing and the Academy Award-winning Best Picture, The Hurt Locker.[/FONT]

Lionsgate's home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 15,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.
 

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I sure hope this gets a HTF Official Review at some point. The paucity of posts here about the movie and the disc is indicative of the lack of impact the movie made at the BO but I find this an excellent action flick and a faithful comic book adaptation. On the technical side, the 3D on this disc is top notch with the constrained environment allowing many instances of depth due to corridors, pipes, door frames etc making for a dense visual background which allows the 3D to be quite effective. Not to mention the Slo-mo sequences depicting the drug use. Finally this disc is an audio marvel with fantastic channel separation and layering of sound effects. A demo disc and a worthy movie to watch to boot. It's on sale right now for under $15 online and in brick and mortars. This is a hidden gem waiting to be experienced.
 
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I was on the docket to review it, but despite promises from the PR firm handling the review discs, it never arrived.
 

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Lou Sytsma said:
I sure hope this gets a HTF Official Review at some point. The paucity of posts here about the movie and the disc is indicative of the lack of impact the movie made at the BO but I find this an excellent action flick and a faithful comic book adaptation. On the technical side, the 3D on this disc is top notch with the constrained environment allowing many instances of depth due to corridors, pipes, door frames etc making for a dense visual background which allows the 3D to be quite effective. Not to mention the Slo-mo sequences depicting the drug use. Finally this disc is an audio marvel with fantastic channel separation and layering of sound effects. A demo disc and a worthy movie to watch to boot. It's on sale right now for under $15 online and in brick and mortars. This is a hidden gem waiting to be experienced.
Who's got it for $15? Amazon has it for $20.
 

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