USHE Press Release: Munich

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    NOMINATED FOR FIVE OSCARS® INCLUDING BEST PICTURE
    COMES THE CRITICALLY HAILED SUSPENSE THRILLER
    FROM DIRECTOR STEVEN SPIELBERG

    MUNICH

    Available on DVD May 9, 2006
    >>From Universal Studios Home Entertainment

    "Tremendously exciting. The film moves like a thriller." -Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

    Universal City, California, April 14, 2006 - Munich, the explosive suspense thriller from director Steven Spielberg, comes to DVD May 9, 2006 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Inspired by the real-life events following the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympic Games, this action-packed film stars Eric Bana (Black Hawk Down, Troy), Daniel Craig (Casino Royale, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) and Academy Award® winner Geoffrey Rush (Shine, Pirates of the Caribbean) as players in an international campaign to track down and eliminate the 11 Palestinians believed to have planned the massacre. Munich combines edge-of-your-seat suspense with a thought-provoking story. Boasting powerhouse performances, plot twists and shadowy alliances, the Munich DVD is priced at $29.98 SRP. A Two-Disc Collector's Edition is also available.
    Munich follows a secret team of five agents in the aftermath of the brutal massacre of 11 members of the Israeli team at the 1972 Olympics. Led by Avner (Eric Bana), the men have been dispatched on a mission to track down those responsible for the attack; a mission that takes a personal toll on the agents and the man who led it.


    MUNICH GARNERS FIVE ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINATIONS
    AND CRITICAL KUDOS
    Steven Spielberg's explosive suspense thriller earned five Academy Award® nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director (Spielberg), Best Film Editing (Michael Kahn), Best Original Score (John Williams) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Tony Kushner, Eric Roth). The film enthralled some of America's most prestigious critics with its outstanding acting ensemble, superbly crafted script and taut direction. Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly calls Munich "spectacularly gripping," while Peter Travers of Rolling Stone describes it as "tremendously exciting," and CNN's Larry King calls it a "dynamic thriller." Gene Shalit of "The Today Show" says of Munich, "a bold and passionate thriller."

    MUNICH DVD FILLED WITH REVEALING BONUS FEATURES
    The Munich DVD includes an introduction from Academy Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg.
    The Two-Disc Collector's Edition includes additional in-depth bonus features that expose the viewer further to the film's subject.
    * Munich: The Mission, The Team - Find out how this project came about and the challenges that were faced by the filmmakers to draw an accurate portrayal of the controversial mission. The actors share their experience getting involved portraying the five men who led the mission.
    * Munich: Memories of the Event - Explore and discover the impact of the real events in Munich through documentary footage, film clips, behind-the-scenes moments and interviews with cast and crew, including Steven Spielberg.
    * Munich: Portrait of an Era - Look at the re-creation of the '70s with production designer Rick Carter and costume designer Joanna Johnston.
    * Munich: The "On Set" Experience - A moving and intricate exploration into the art and politics involved with the making of Munich.
    * Munich: Editing, Sound and Music - A discussion with Steven Spielberg and his collaborators, composer John Williams and editor Michael Kahn, on the final touches that were added to Munich.
    * Munich: The International Cast - A captivating look at the remarkable group of actors that appear in Munich. With over 150 speaking parts, Spielberg and his team discuss the casting of actors from all over the world.

    SYNOPSIS

    Inspired by real events, Munich reveals the intense story of the secret Israeli squad assigned to track down and eliminate the 11 Palestinians believed to have planned the 1972 Munich massacre of 11 Israeli athletes - and the personal toll this mission of revenge takes on the team and the man who led it.
    For more information, please visit: www.munichmovie.com.

    CAST & FILMMAKERS
    Director: Steven Spielberg
    Screenplay By: Tony Kushner and Eric Roth
    Based on the Book "Vengeance" by: George Jonas
    Produced By: Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg, Barry Mendel, Colin Wilson
    Director of Photography: Janusz Kaminski, ASC
    Production Designer: Rick Carter
    Edited By: Michael Kahn, ACE
    Costume Designer: Joanna Johnston
    Music By: John Williams
    Cast: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Ciaran Hinds, Mathieu Kassovitz, Hanns Zischler, Ayelet Zurer and Geoffrey Rush

    FEATURE TECHNICAL INFORMATION
    DVD
    Street Date: May 9, 2006
    Copyright: 2006 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
    Price: $29.98 SRP
    Selection Number: 21823 (Widescreen); 21824 (Full Frame)
    Running Time: 2 Hours 44 Minutes
    Layers: Dual
    Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen); 1.33:1 (Full Frame)
    Rating: R (for strong graphic violence, some sexual content, nudity and language)
    Technical Info: English and French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; English DVS Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo; English SDH; French and Spanish Subtitles


    COLLECTOR'S EDITION TWO-DISC DVD
    Street Date: May 9, 2006
    Copyright: 2006 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
    Price: NSRP
    Selection Number: 29211
    Running Time: 2 Hours 44 Minutes
    Aspect Ratio: Disc 1: 2.35:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen); Disc 2: 1.33:1 (Full Frame)
    Rating: Disc 1: R (for strong graphic violence, some sexual content, nudity and language); Disc 2: Unrated
    Technical Info: English and French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; English DVS Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo; English SDH; French and Spanish Subtitles
     
  2. Shawn.F

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    Wow, no DTS. That's usually a normal audio option on a Spielberg flick.
     
  3. RyanAn

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    Thanks for the info!

    Sign me up for the 2-Disc'er! Just some advice, see the fantastic documentary, "One Day in September" before Munich.

    Ryan
     
  4. Shawn.F

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    I second what Ryan said, about both the 2-discer and a viewing of "One Day in September". It's excellent. [​IMG]
     

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