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BRING HOME EDDIE HUANG’S AUTHENTIC AND POWERFUL
COMING-OF-AGE SPORTS DRAMA AND EXPERIENCE
BRAND NEW BEHIND-THE-SCENES FEATURETTES PLUS
A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO THE LATE BASHAR “POP SMOKE” JACKSON
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THE INSPIRING STORY STARS TAYLOR TAKAHASHI,
TAYLOUR PAIGE, AND BASHAR “POP SMOKE” JACKSON
AND IS YOURS TO OWN FOR THE FIRST TIME

OWN IT ON DIGITAL MAY 18, 2021
BLU-RAYTM AND DVD JUNE 1, 2021
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
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Universal City, California, May 11, 2021 – From acclaimed writer, producer and restauranteur Eddie Huang (“Fresh Off the Boat,” “Huang’s World”) comes a rousing and inspiring New York story about basketball, young love, fractious families, and pursuing big dreams against all odds in BOOGIE, available to own for the first time on Digital May 18, 2021 and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand June 1, 2021 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Showcasing a breakout performance by first-time actor Taylor Takahashi, who was Huang’s personal assistant at the time he was cast, BOOGIE also features a diverse and eclectic supporting cast including Taylour Paige (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), Pamelyn Chee (Princess of Nebraska), Domenick Lombardozzi (The Irishman), and the late rapper Pop Smoke, in his first screen performance.

“A sharp, honest story of hoop dreams” (Tim Grierson, Screen International) inspired by and deeply rooted in Huang’s own experiences growing up as the son of Taiwanese immigrants in Orlando, Florida,BOOGIE on Blu-ray™, DVD and digital features never-before-seen bonus material including a behind-the-scenes piece with Takahashi and Huang discussing their unique relationship as well as a look at Pop Smoke’s contributions to the film, taking audiences deeper into the timely, culturally relevant and intimate journey of a gifted young Asian-American basketball player looking to take his game to the next level.

“A confident feature debut” (Teo Bugbee, The New York Times) from multi-talented powerhouse Eddie Huang, BOOGIE is the coming-of-age story of Alfred “Boogie” Chin, a basketball phenom living in Queens, New York, who dreams of one day playing in the NBA. While his parents pressure him to focus on earning a scholarship to an elite college, Boogie must find a way to navigate a new girlfriend, high school, on-court rivals and the burden of expectation.

Paying homage to the Brooklyn Drill sound that he helped to popularize, Pop Smoke’s legacy lives on through the BOOGIE soundtrack which features new original music by the Grammy® nominated artist and is available now on Victor Victor Worldwide / Republic Records.

With the purchase of BOOGIE on disc or digital, fans are eligible to earn points towards special rewards via the Universal All-Access Rewards program. Members can redeem their points for digital movies, signed collectables, box sets, win exclusive prizes and more! For FREE registration and details please visit www.MyUniversalRewards.com.

BONUS FEATURES on BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL:
  • The Road to Boogie-town– Taylor Takahashi and Eddie Huang discuss their evolving friendship, as well as the journey to identifying Taylor as the right person to play Boogie.
  • Eddie Huang: It’s Personal – Writer/director Eddie Huang talks about his personal connection to the cultural complexities at the heart of the story.
  • Shout Out to Pop Smoke – A look at Pop Smoke’s huge contribution to the film, and how bright his acting future was.
  • In-Theater Trailer
BOOGIE will be available on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital.
  • Blu-ray™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
  • The Movies Anywhere Digital App simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-rayTM and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere. Movies Anywhere is available only in the United States.

FILMMAKERS
Cast: Taylor Takahashi, Taylour Paige, Jorge Lendeborg, Jr.
Score By: Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Costume Designer: Vera Chow
Edited By: Joan Sobel, ACE
Production Designer: Chris Trujillo
Director of Photography: Brett Jutkiewicz
Co-Producers: Shane Munguia, Charbel Youssef
Executive Producer: Rafael Martinez
Producers: Josh Bratman, Josh McLaughlin, Michael Tadross
Written and Directed By: Eddie Huang

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY™:
Street Date: June 1, 2021
Selection Number: 1962214962 (US)
Layers: BD-25
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 16:9 2:39.1
Rating: Rated R for language throughout including sexual references, and some drug use
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian, Latin American Spanish subtitles
Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French and Spanish DTS Digital Surround 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0 for Bonus Content
Run Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: June 1, 2021
Selection Number: 1962214961 (US) / 1962215034 (CDN)
Layers: DVD-9
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1
Rating: Rated R for language throughout including sexual references, and some drug use
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Latin American Spanish subtitles
Sound: English, French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0 for Bonus Content
Run Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes


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