SPHE Press Release: Four Action-Packed Double Features

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    Featuring Performances by Academy Award® Winners Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman, Matt Damon, Russell Crowe, James Coburn and Ben Johnson

    Culver City, Calif. (March 27, 2006) – Just in time for Father’s Day, MGM Home Entertainment and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment release an action-packed lineup of Double Feature DVDs including Robocop/The Terminator, Navy S.E.A.L.S./Red Dawn, Geronimo: An American Legend/All the Pretty Horses and The Quick and the Dead/Bite the Bullet on June 6, each for an SRP of $19.94.

    Robocop/The Terminator Double Feature:

    · Robocop stars Peter Weller (TV’s 24), Nancy Allen (Robocop Trilogy), Ronny Cox (Total Recall), Kurtwood Smith (Boxing Helena), Dan O’Herlihy (Fail-Safe, The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe), and Miguel Ferrer ( TV’s “Crossing Jordan”). The urban, sci-fi Western film from Director Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct, Starship Troopers) originally hit theaters in 1987 and was later followed by several sequels and a 1994 TV series.

    · The Terminator stars Arnold Schwarzenegger (Collateral Damage, Eraser) as “one mean hunk of mutant metal” (LA Herald-Examiner) sent from the future to destroy mankind. Directed by three-time Oscar® winner James Cameron (Titanic, Aliens) and produced by Gale Anne Hurd (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator 2: Judgment Day), the film also features Michael Biehn (Aliens, The Rock), Linda Hamilton (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Dante’s Peak) and Lance Henriksen (Aliens, AVP: Alien Vs. Predator).

    Robocop is about an indestructible high-tech policeman who dishes out justice at every turn. When a good cop (Weller) gets blown away by ruthless criminals, innovative scientists and doctors are able to piece him back together as an unstoppable crime-fighting cyborg called “Robocop.” Impervious to bullets and bombs and equipped with high-tech weaponry, Robocop quickly makes a name for himself by cleaning up the violent and crime-ridden streets of Detroit. But despite his new, hardened exterior, Robocop is tormented by scraps of memory of his former life and relives vivid nightmares of his own death at the hands of the vicious killers. Now he is out to seek more than justice...he wants revenge. Robocop has a runtime of 103 minutes and is rated R.

    In The Terminator, an indestructible cyborg (Schwarzenegger) is sent back in time to 1984 on a deadly mission to kill Sarah Connor (Hamilton) and her unconceived son, the future leader of the human resistance. Sarah can rely only on Reese (Biehn), a soldier sent from the future to protect her from the seemingly unstoppable killing machine. The Terminator has a runtime of 107 minutes and is rated R.

    Robocop/The Terminator Double Feature
    DVD Catalog #: 15005
    DVD UPC Code: 027616150059
    DVD Order Date: 5/4/06
    DVD SRP: $19.94

    Navy S.E.A.L.S./Red Dawn Double Feature:

    · Navy S.E.A.L.S. stars Golden Globe® winner Charlie Sheen (Platoon), Michael Biehn (The Terminator) and Bill Paxton (Twister) as three of America’s finest Navy commandos. The pulse-pounding adventure from director Lewis Teague (The Jewel of the Nile) delivered more than $25 million in U.S. ticket sales when it was released in 1990.

    · Red Dawn’s all-star cast includes Patrick Swayze (Ghost), Charlie Sheen, C. Thomas Howell (The Hitcher), Lea Thompson (TV’s “Caroline in the City”), Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing) and Harry Dean Stanton (Alien). Directed by John Milius (Apocalypse Now, Farewell to the King), Red Dawn was the first film to be released with a PG-13 rating when it came out in theaters in 1984.

    In Navy S.E.A.L.S., the Navy’s elite SEAL (Sea, Air and Land) squad is sent on a mission to rescue a crew of a U.S. aircraft held hostage by mid-east terrorists. As the only military division willing to accept the dangerous mission, the SEALs know that their skills will be put to the test. But when they discover that the terrorists have seized the plane’s arsenal of deadly Stinger missiles, they’re thrust onto the frontlines of the battle of a lifetime. Navy S.E.A.L.S. has a runtime of 113 minutes and is rated R.

    Red Dawn is an apocalyptic fantasy about eight Midwestern high school students who become guerrilla fighters when their town is invaded by communist forces from Cuba and Russia at the outbreak of WWIII. Taking the name of their high school football team, the Wolverines, the students wage unremitting guerrilla warfare in defense of their parents, friends and their country. Red Dawn has a runtime of 114 minutes and is rated PG-13.

    Navy Seals/Red Dawn Double Feature

    DVD Catalog #: 15006
    DVD UPC Code: 027616150066
    DVD Order Date: 5/4/06
    DVD SRP: $19.94

    Geronimo: An American Legend/All the Pretty Horses Double Feature:

    · Geronimo: An American Legend stars Jason Patric (The Alamo, Narc), Wes Studi (The Last Of The Mohicans, Dances with Wolves), Robert Duvall (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now), Gene Hackman (Unforgiven, Enemy Of The State) and Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting, The Bourne Identity). From director/producer Walter Hill (Aliens, Red Heat), Geronimo: An American Legend is a gripping epic about the Apache warrior who sacrificed everything for his people.

    · All the Pretty Horses stars Matt Damon, Henry Thomas (Gangs of New York), Penelope Cruz (Vanilla Sky, Blow) and Lucas Black (Friday Night Lights). Based on Cormac McCarthy’s much-loved novel, this rugged adventure was adapted for film by Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Ted Tally (The Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon). Directed by Billy Bob Thornton (Armageddon, Sling Blade), the film also features Sam Shepard (The Right Stuff, Black Hawk Down), Ruben Blades (The Devil’s Own) and Robert Patrick (Walk the Line) in a story of a young man’s journey through love, longing, betrayal, loss and survival.

    Geronimo: An American Legend delivers a true account of fearless Apache leader Geronimo’s (Sudi) refusal to surrender to the white man’s policy of “manifest destiny” during the late 1800s. Betrayed by the U.S. Army’s legendary Indian fighter General George Crook (Hackman) and unwilling to be resettled by the U.S. government, Geronimo leads a small band of warriors in escape. Though pursued by a principled officer (Patric), a grizzled Army scout (Duvall) and a gung-ho West Point graduate (Damon), Geronimo evades capture for more than five years through brilliant military strategy and cut-throat courage. Geronimo has a run time of 115 minutes and is rated PG-13.

    In All the Pretty Horses young John Grady (Damon) sets off for a Hacienda in Mexico to pursue the cowboy lifestyle he always wanted. While in Mexico, John finds himself in a passionate romance with the spellbinding Alejandra (Cruz), much to the displeasure of her powerful father. Doomed from the start, their illicit affair culminates in murder and betrayal and young John must confront the ultimate test of inner strength and resilience. All the Pretty Horses has a run time of 117 minutes and is rated PG-13 for violence and some sexuality.

    Geronimo: An American Legend/All the Pretty Horses Double Feature

    DVD Catalog #: 15003
    DVD UPC Code: 043396150034
    DVD Order Date: 5/4/06
    DVD SRP: $19.94

    The Quick and the Dead/Bite the Bullet Double Feature:

    · The Quick and the Dead features Gene Hackman (Unforgiven, The Royal Tenenbaums), Russell Crowe (Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind), Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct, Casino) and Leonardo Di Caprio (Titanic, The Aviator) in a wild shoot-out adventure full of action, suspense and humor. Written by Simon Moore (Traffic) and directed by Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2), The Quick and the Dead originally debuted in theaters in 1995.

    · In Bite the Bullet, Gene Hackman, James Coburn (Maverick, The Great Escape), Ben Johnson (The Last Picture Show, The Wild Bunch), Ian Bannen (Waking Ned Devine, Braveheart) and Candice Bergen (TV’s “Murphy Brown,” Sweet Home Alabama) battle the trials of the rugged West in a grueling, 700-mile horse race. One of the best westerns of the ‘70s, Bite the Bullet was written, directed and produced by Oscar® winner Richard Brooks (Elmer Gantry, In Cold Blood, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof).

    In The Quick and the Dead, a mysterious young woman (Stone) rides into the lawless town of Redemption to settle an old score that has haunted her since childhood. Upon her visit, she is swept up in a deadly quick-draw tournament and to win her revenge, she must compete in a contest in which gunslingers put their lives on the line for fame and fortune. The Quick and the Dead has a runtime of 105 minutes and is rated R for western violence.

    Bite the Bullet is a turn of the century tale of a disparate group of riders who compete in a grueling 700-mile horse race across the American West. The rivals include an honorable Rough Rider (Hackman), a plucky young woman (Bergen), a drifting ex-cowboy (Coburn), a reckless young bad boy (Vincent), a haughty English sportsman (Bannen) and a gutsy Pony Express rider (Johnson). Bite the Bullet has a runtime of 131 minutes and is rated PG.

    The Quick and the Dead/Bite the Bullet Double Feature

    DVD Catalog #: 15004
    DVD UPC Code: 043396150041
    DVD Order Date: 5/4/06
    DVD SRP: $19.94
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