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The Assignment, the jaw-dropping audacious revenge thriller from legendary director Walter Hill (The Warriors, 48 Hrs.), starring Michelle Rodriguez and Golden Globe® winner Sigourney Weaver (Best Actress, Motion Picture – Drama, Gorillas in the Mist: The Adventure of Dian Fossey; 1989; Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture, Working Girl, 1989,) heads home to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and Digital HD on June 6 from Lionsgate. The film is available On Demand now. Rodriguez stars as a lowlife killer put through a full male-to-female gender reassignment surgery by a score-settling surgeon played by Weaver. Also starring Emmy® and Golden Globe® winners Tony Shalhoub (Golden Globe®: Best Actor, Television Series – Comedy, “Monk”, 2003) and Anthony LaPaglia (Golden Globe®: Best Actor, Television Series – Drama, “Without a Trace,” 2004), The Assignment Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively. Screenplay and story by Walter Hill and Denis Hamill (Turk 182!).
Legendary director Walter Hill gives the revenge film a modern neo-noir twist with this electrifying thriller. Hit man Frank Kitchen (Rodriguez) is given a lethal assignment, but after being double-crossed, he discovers he’s not the man he thought he was — he’s been surgically altered and now has the body of a woman. Seeking vengeance, Frank heads for a showdown with the person who transformed him, Dr. Rachel Kay (Weaver), a brilliant surgeon with a chilling agenda of her own.
BLU-RAY/DVD/DIGITAL HD BONUS MATERIAL
“Filmmaking Portraits” Photo Montage
Michelle Rodriguez The Fast and the Furious franchise, Machete Kills
Tony Shalhoub “Monk,” Men in Black franchise
Anthony LaPaglia “Without a Trace,” Lantana
and Sigourney Weaver Avatar franchise, Alien franchise, Ghostbusters franchise
Year of Production: 2016
Title Copyright: The Assignment © 2016 SBS Films. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2017 Saban Films LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: R for Graphic Nudity, Violence, Sexuality, Language and Drug Use
Genre: Action, Thriller
Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH
Feature Run Time: 98 minutes
Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition 16x9 Widescreen (2.39:1)
DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen (2.39:1)
Blu-ray Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master AudioTM
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio