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WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES NEW ULTRA HD BLU-RAY™ TITLES TO BE RELEASED DECEMBER 6
ARGO, THE TOWN, GOODFELLAS AND I AM LEGEND
TO BE AVAILABLE IN 4K RESOLUTION WITH
HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR)
BURBANK, CA, OCTOBER X, 2016 – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that Ben Affleck’s Argo and The Town, Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas, and I Am Legend starring Will Smith, will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray on December 6. The Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack will include an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc with the feature film and special features in HD, and a Digital HD version of the feature film.
Ultra HD Blu-ray showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.
For the complete 4K Ultra HD experience with HDR, a 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR, an Ultra HD Blu-ray player and a high-speed HDMI (category 2) cable are required.
Argo was one of the most honored and best reviewed movies of 2012. In addition to the Oscar® presented to producers Grant Heslov, Affleck and George Clooney for Best Picture, Argo won the Golden Globe®, BAFTA and Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Picture. The film earned two additional Oscars® – for Best Achievement in Film Editing and for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay – and was nominated for an additional four (Best Supporting Actor for Alan Arkin; Best Original Score, Best Achievement in Sound Editing; Best Achievement in Sound Mixing)
Affleck also stars in the film, leading an ensemble cast, which won the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast Performance. Arkin was recognized with Oscar®, Golden Globe®, BAFTA Award, Critics’ Choice and SAG Award® nominations for his performance. Argo also stars Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Scoot McNairy, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Kerry Bishé, Kyle Chandler and Chris Messina.
Screenwriter Chris Terrio won Oscar® and Writers Guild of America awards for his screenplay, based on a selection from The Master of Disguise by Antonio J. Mendez and the Wired Magazine article “The Great Escape” by Joshuah Bearman.
On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. In the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, the Canadian and American governments ask the CIA to intervene. The CIA turns to their top “exfiltration” specialist, Tony Mendez, to come up with a plan to get the six Americans safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.
Argo will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack for $44.95 SRP, and features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc with the feature film and special features in HD, and a Digital HD version of the feature film. Fans can also own Argo in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers.
Academy Award® winner Ben Affleck (Good Will Hunting) directs and stars in The Town, which also features performances from Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), Jon Hamm (TV’s “Mad Men”), Oscar® nominee Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker), Blake Lively (Green Lantern), Titus Welliver (Gone Baby Gone), Oscar® nominee Pete Postlethwaite (In the Name of the Father) and Academy Award® winner Chris Cooper (Adaptation).
There are over 300 bank robberies in Boston every year. And a one-square-mile neighborhood in Boston, called Charlestown, has produced more bank and armored car robbers than anywhere in the U.S. One of them is Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck), but he is not cut from the same cloth as his fellow thieves. Unlike them, Doug had a chance at success, a chance to escape following in his father's criminal footsteps. Instead he became the leader of a crew of ruthless bank robbers who pride themselves on taking what they want and getting out clean. The only family Doug has are his partners in crime, especially Jem (Jeremy Renner), who, despite his dangerous, hair-trigger temper, is the closest thing Doug ever had to a brother. However, everything changed on the gang's last job when Jem briefly took a hostage: bank manager Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall). When they discover she lives in Charlestown, Jem gets nervous and wants to check out what she might have seen. Knowing what Jem is capable of, Doug takes charge. He seeks out Claire, who has no idea that their encounter is not by chance or that this charming stranger is one of the men who terrorized her only days before. As his relationship with Claire deepens into a passionate romance, Doug wants out of this life and the town. But with the Feds, led by Agent Frawley (Jon Hamm), closing in and Jem questioning his loyalty, Doug realizes that getting out will not be easy and, worse, may put Claire in the line of fire. Any choices he once had have boiled down to one: betray his friends or lose the woman he loves.
The Town will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack for $44.95 SRP, and features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc with the feature film, extended cut of the film, and special features in HD, and a Digital HD version of the feature film. Fans can also own The Town in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers.
I AM LEGEND
Will Smith delivers a commanding performance as Robert Neville, Manhattan’s solitary survivor after a devastating virus eradicates the population’s majority and turns the remaining few into deadly, mutated hunters. After losing everything he knows and loves, Neville’s singular focus is to find a cure for the infection, regardless of the deadly risks at every turn.
Francis Lawrence (Constantine) directs this talented cast that includes two-time Academy Award® Nominee Will Smith (The Pursuit of Happyness, Ali), Alice Braga (Lower City, Upcoming Crossing Over) and introduces talented newcomer Willow Smith as Marley Neville.
Robert Neville is a brilliant scientist, but even he could not contain the terrible virus that was unstoppable, incurable, and man-made. Somehow immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and maybe the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone. Mutant victims of the plague -- The Infected -- lurk in the shadows... watching Neville's every move... waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Perhaps mankind's last, best hope, Neville is driven by only one remaining mission: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus using his own immune blood. But he knows he is outnumbered... and quickly running out of time.
I Am Legend will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack for $44.95 SRP, and features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc with the feature film, alternate version of the film, and special features in HD, and a Digital HD version of the feature film. Fans can also own I Am Legend in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers.
Cited by film critic Roger Ebert as “the best mob movie ever,” GoodFellas explores the criminal life like no other movie. Following the rise and fall of a trio of gangsters over 30 years, it’s an electrifying, fact-inspired tale of living – and dying. Based on the true-life best seller “Wiseguy” by Nicholas Pileggi, the film earned six Academy Award® nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director and was named 1990’s ‘Best Film’ by the New York, Los Angeles and National Society of Film Critics. In 2000, GoodFellas was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the US Library of Congress.
Scorsese was awarded the Silver Lion Award for Best Director in Venice. Robert De Niro received wide recognition for his performance as veteran criminal Jimmy “The Gent” Conway, and Joe Pesci, as the volatile Tommy DeVito, walked off with the Best Supporting Actor Oscar®. Academy Award® nominees Lorraine Bracco, Ray Liotta and Paul Sorvino also turned in electrifying performances.
Goodfellas will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack for $44.95 SRP, and features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc with the remastered feature film in HD, a Blu-ray disc with the special features in HD, and a Digital HD version of the feature film. Fans can also own Goodfellas in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers.
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Catalog/UPC #: 1000612040/883929548910
Blu-ray Pricing: $44.95 SRP
Run Time: 148 minutes; Rated R
I Am Legend (Theatrical)
Catalog/UPC #: 1000594085/883929535002
Blu-ray Pricing: $44.95 SRP
Run Time: 101 minutes; Rated PG-13
Catalog/UPC #: 1000612036/883929548873
Blu-ray Pricing: $44.95 SRP
Run Time: 130 minutes; Rated R
The Town (Theatrical)
Catalog/UPC #: 1000618919/883929553327
Blu-ray Pricing: $44.95 SRP
Run Time: 125 minutes; Rated R