SPHE Press Release: Ronin: Collector's Edition

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER ROBERT DE NIRO
    STARS IN THE HARD-DRIVING THRILLER

    RONIN: COLLECTOR’S EDITION

    - Two-Disc Set Debuts May 9 with Hours Of Extras Including Never-Before-Released Documentaries, Cast Interviews And More -


    CULVER CITY, CALIF. (February 27, 2006) – MGM Home Entertainment and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release Ronin: Collector’s Edition to DVD May 9. Academy Award® winner Robert DeNiro (Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, Meet the Parents) leads an international team of professional killers in this action-packed adventure where loyalties are easily abandoned and allegiances can be bought. The star-studded action film from Emmy®-Winning Director John Frankenheimer (“George Wallace,” The Manchurian Candidate) also features Jean Reno (upcoming The Da Vinci Code, The Pink Panther), Natascha McElhone (The Truman Show, Solaris), Stellan Skarsgård (Exorcist: The Beginning, Good Will Hunting), Sean Bean (GoldenEye, The Lord of The Rings, North Country), Skipp Sudduth (TV’s “One Life to Live” and “Third Watch”), and Jonathan Pryce (Tomorrow Never Dies). Ronin: Collector’s Edition will be available May 9 at an SRP of $24.96 and is loaded with hours of action-packed extras, including an alternate ending, interviews with the cast and crew, documentaries on the editing and action sequences and more.

    Ronin debuted in 1998 and was labeled a “high-octane action” film from Gene Shalit of the Today show. The film features exhilarating car chases that “are nothing short of sensational” (The New York Times).

    In historic Japan, “ronin” were samurai who had lost or been betrayed by their masters – warriors that were renegade swords-for-hire. In the European-set thriller Ronin, ex-CIA operative turned daredevil thief-for-hire, Sam (DeNiro), leads a motley band of former Cold War Intelligence adversaries hired by an Irish terrorist (McElhone) to steal a mysterious metal case from a man who is about to sell it to the Russians. What seems to be a straight-forward assignment soon becomes a deadly pursuit as other underworld organizations vie for the same prize. To recover the briefcase and stay alive, these modern-day ronin must do something they’ve never done before – trust each other!


    DVD BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE

    · Featurettes
    - “In The Cutting Room with Tony Gibbs” – Features insights to editing the film
    - “Ronin: Filming In The Fast Lane” – A look at the making of Ronin
    - “Natascha McElhone: An Actor’s Process”
    - “The Driving of Ronin” – Interview with the Stunt Coordinator
    - “Composing The Ronin Score”
    - “Through The Lens” with Director of Photography Robert Fraisse
    - “Venice Interviews” – Venice Film Festival 1998 interviews with Robert DeNiro, Jean Reno and Natasha McElhone
    · Audio Commentary – Feature length with John Frankenheimer
    · Alternate Ending
    · Animated Photo Gallery


    Ronin: Collector’s Edition has a run time of 121 minutes and is rated R for strong violence and some language. Artwork is available at www.SPHEPublicity.com. Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com.

    DVD Catalog #: 14481
    DVD UPC Code: 027616144812
    DVD Order Date: 4/6/06
    DVD SRP: 24.96
     
  2. Jay Mitchosky

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    I am MASSIVELY excited about this! [​IMG] I didn't notice any mention about whether or not this has been remastered.
     
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  4. Shane Martin

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    I wouldn't be. They are adding very little for the money. I'll wait for a Blu Ray version.
     

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