USHE Press Release: United 93

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    THE ACCLAIMED, POWERFUL AND UNFORGETTABLE STORY THAT DEFINED A MOMENT OF HEROISM IN OUR HISTORY

    UNITED 93


    Based on the Searing Events of 9/11 That Shook the World
    Coming to DVD September 5, 2006
    From Universal Studios Home Entertainment

    "United 93 fully honors what was original and spontaneous and brave in their refusal to go quietly.” –David Denby, The New Yorker

    Universal City, California, June 29, 2006 - United 93, the acclaimed, powerful and unforgettable story of a diverse group of people who banded together in the face of danger and valiantly refused to surrender, comes to DVD on September 5, 2006 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Directed and written by Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy, Bloody Sunday), this grippingly honest, unflinching and profoundly moving film salutes the heroism of the 40 people aboard United Airlines Flight 93 on the day of one of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil: September 11, 2001. Painstakingly researched with the full support and involvement of the families of the passengers and the crew members who lost their lives as well as the flight controllers and other military and civilian personnel who experienced the events of the day, United 93 is not only a riveting and inspiring portrait of courage and determination but also the first major motion picture to address the events of September 11th. The United 93 DVD includes a 50-minute documentary containing intimate interviews that focus on the families and the actors discussing the emotional challenges of bringing the personalities of passengers and the flight crew members to life in a way that conveys what director Greengrass calls "a believable truth" of what happened during the 91-minute flight.

    The DVD is priced at $29.98 SRP and pre-order close is August 22, 2006.

    Hailed by critics as a major motion picture achievement, United 93 is the best-reviewed film of the year: "Unmissable" said Richard Corliss, Time Magazine; "Spellbinding" raved Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal; "United 93 left me shaken, moved and filled with respect," from Roger Ebert, "Ebert and Roeper;" and “The film honors the men and women of United 93, and the honor they bestowed upon their country,” said Gene Shalit, “Today Show.”

    Told in real time, building on official records to reconstruct the shocking events of the day, United 93 is the story of the desperate struggle onboard the aircraft as well as the actions of the flight controllers on the ground who watched in shocked and chaotic disbelief. As Kenny Nacke, brother of passenger Louis J. Nacke, II shared, "These individuals need to be honored, cherished and remembered."

    BONUS MATERIALS INCLUDE A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO THE FAMILIES

    The DVD edition of the film includes a candid 50-minute documentary, United 93: The Families and the Film. Eight families whose loved ones perished on the flight and the actors who portray them share their very personal insights and conversations on the real people on board United 93. Heart-wrenching, thought-provoking and always honest, the emotional challenges, complete commitment and ultimately triumphant achievements are presented with insight, sensitivity and probing intelligence as the relationships established between the families, actors and filmmakers coalesce.

    SYNOPSIS

    Honest, unflinching and profoundly moving, United 93 tells the unforgettable story of the heroic passengers and crew members who prevented the terrorists from carrying out their plans for the fourth hijacked plane on September 11, 2001, a day that became a defining moment in our nation’s history. As on-ground military and civilian teams scrambled to make sense of the unfolding events, 40 everyday people who sat down as strangers found the courage to stand up as one. It’s an unforgettable tribute to real-life heroes.

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    CAST & FILMMAKERS

    Director: Paul Greengrass
    Written By: Paul Greengrass
    Produced By: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lloyd Levin
    Director of Photography: Barry Ackroyd
    Production Designer: Dominic Watkins
    Edited By: Clare Douglas, Richard Pearson
    Costume Designer: Lorraine Carson, Dinah Collin, Liz McGarrity
    Original Music By: John Powell

    Cast: Christian Clemenson, Trish Gates, Polly Adams, Cheyenne Jackson, Opal Alladin, David Alan Basche, Denny Dillon


    TECHNICAL INFORMATION

    DVD

    Street Date: September 5, 2006
    Pre-Order Close: August 22, 2006
    Copyright: 2006 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
    Price: $29.98 SRP
    Selection Number: 26570 (Widescreen); 26571 (Full Screen)
    Running Time: 1 Hour 51 Minutes
    Layers: Dual (Single Sided)
    Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen (1:66:1/1:85:1); Full Screen (1:33:1)
    Rating: R
    Technical Info: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; English DVS Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo; Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; English SDH, French, Spanish
     
  2. David Von Pein

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    Can someone confirm the OAR? Because DVDActive.com here.....

    http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releases/united-93.html

    .....is saying the AR is neither 1.66 nor 1.85 (or a combination of the two). That blurb says 2.35:1. .....

    "The film itself will be presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen..."
     
  3. Patrick Mirza

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    The DVD will be presented anamorphic 2.35:1
     

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