PHE Press Release: Super 8 (Blu-ray)

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    “This Year’s Most Thrilling Movie”—Richard Corliss, Time



    ACCLAIMED FILMMAKERS STEVEN SPIELBERG AND J.J. ABRAMS JOIN FORCES TO CREATE AN EXTRAORDINARY TALE OF YOUTH, MYSTERY, AND NOSTALGIC ADVENTURE


    SUPER 8


    Captivating Coming-Of-Age Story Premieres in a Blu-ray™/DVD Combo with Digital Copy November 22, 2011, Featuring Over Two Hours of Bonus Material Including In-Depth, Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes, Deleted Scenes and More


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    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (September 15, 2011) – Called “a mind-blowing masterpiece” (FOX-TV), writer/director J.J. Abrams’ (Star Trek) breathtaking adventure SUPER 8 debuts in a Blu-ray™/DVD Combo Pack with Digital Copy November 22, 2011 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Produced by Amblin, Bad Robot and Academy Awardâ winner* Steven Spielberg, the exhilarating story follows a group of friends in a small Ohio town who witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie. When they realize that it was no accident, they set out to find the truth—something more shocking than any of them could have imagined. Combining action, humor and heart, the film features outstanding performances from a fresh young cast including Elle Fanning (Somewhere), Gabriel Basso (“The Big C”), Zach Mills (Kit Kittredge: An American Girl) and newcomers Joel Courtney, Riley Griffiths and Ryan Lee, along with veteran actors Kyle Chandler (“Friday Night Lights”) and Ron Eldard (“Blind Justice”).


    The SUPER 8 Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack with Digital Copy includes more than two hours of enthralling special features including eight behind-the-scenes featurettes exploring the origins of the story, the casting, the locations, the music, the impact of 8mm film and more; an in-depth deconstruction of the breathtaking train crash; interviews with cast and crew including J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg; deleted scenes; and commentary by J.J. Abrams, producer Bryan Burk and cinematographer Larry Fong. SUPER 8will also be available as a single-disc DVD.


    SUPER 8 Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack with Digital Copy

    The SUPER 8 Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Surround and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The Digital Copy is presented in English 2.0 Stereo with no subtitles. The Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack contents are as follows:


    Blu-ray:

    o Commentary by writer/director J.J. Abrams, producer Bryan Burk and cinematographer Larry Fong

    o Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes

    · The Dream Behind Super 8

    · The Search for New Faces

    · Meet Joel Courtney

    · Rediscovering Steel Town

    · The Visitor Lives

    · Scoring Super 8

    · Do You Believe in Magic?

    · The 8mm Revolution

    o Deconstructing the Train Crash

    o Deleted Scenes


    DVD:

    o Feature Film

    o Digital Copy


    SUPER 8 will also be available in a single disc DVD presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround, Spanish 5.1 Surround and English Audio Description with English, French and Spanish subtitles. The disc includes the following:

    · Commentary by writer/director J.J. Abrams, producer Bryan Burk and cinematographer Larry Fong

    · The Dream Behind Super 8

    · The Visitor Lives



    About Paramount Home Entertainment

    Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.



    SUPER 8

    Street Date: November 22, 2011

    Pricing: $29.99 U.S (DVD)

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

    Runtime: 111 minutes

    U.S. Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and some drug use

    Canadian Rating: PG for frightening scenes and violence
     
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    Strange to see that Paramount is suddenly jumping back on the Dolby TrueHD bandwagon considering they pretty much completely abandoned the format last year.
     
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    Out of all the films this past summer, this was my favorite. I will be looking forward to November 22. I can double feature it with my own adolescent 8mm backyard neighborhood film "The Terror Of The Forest"
     
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    ^ Is "terror" your dog dressed up in your mom's fur coat? ;) I missed this and so much wanted to see it. Although I'll have to wait for a price cut before I buy, definitely going into the Wish List. Can't wait to see it.
     
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    It may be J.J. Abrams influencing that. Remember that Star Trek (2009) was also a TrueHD release.
     
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    I love the cover image for this one! (Having gone through my fair share of Super 8 film back in the 1970s...)
     
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    I haven't seen the film but the cover looks like Stand By Me. Can't be a bad thing.
     
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    I think you will enjoy it. I found it to be an intelligent, fun, nostalgic film, except for the last 10 minutes and J.J. Abrams had too much influence at that point.
     
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    So many screw up the ending.. I was really enjoying the trailer of it. It finally came to my little town, but in an old theater I haven't been to since '98 (saw Godzilla there). they just started picking up films that the other larger one doesn't play. Decided not to bother and just buy it when it comes out.
     
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    Stand by Me mixed up with ET. While this looks good, it looks all too familiar. I plan to rent it at Redbox but not one I see worth blind-buying.
     
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    Now, blind buying after the price drops...that's a different story. ;)
     
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    There is a coupon for $5 off valid from 11/22-11/27 that can be downloaded here: www.super8coupon.com. Here are some clips from the special features:



    This clip, taken from THE SEARCH FOR NEW FACES featurette, features the cast discussing working with J.J. Abrams




    This clip, taken from the MEET JOEL COURTNEY featurette, talks about Joel Courtney meeting Elle Fanning




    DVD/BD Trailer
     
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    Amazon has a $5 "clip it" coupon as well. Got mine preordered. Can't wait.
     
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    www.super8coupon.com printable $5 coupon. It might be $20 before coupon at Target next week.
     

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