Monday, April 30, 2012

Disney's CINDERELLA comes to Blu-ray on October 2!


Disney Transforms Its Classic Fairytale 

To All-New Blu-ray™ Heights for Its
Royal Diamond Edition Debut, October 2, 2012 

BURBANK, California, April 27, 2012 –– “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes,” and at the stroke of midnight, October 2, 2012, dreams around the globe really will come true when The Walt Disney Studios opens its prestigious vault to release one of Walt Disney’s most timeless and beloved masterpieces of all time, “Cinderella,” in the highly anticipated Blu-ray™ Diamond Edition Collection.

This enchanting classic comes alive in stunning fashion for in-home viewing for the very first time on Blu-ray high definition with enhanced picture and sound, once again being embraced by new and old generation alike and only available … as long as the spell lasts.

The “Cinderella: Diamond Edition,” with its spellbinding storyline, memorable music, unforgettable characters and spectacular animation, sparkles like never before with a wide-array of bonus features that extend the viewing experience for the whole family to enjoy including never-before-seen material, family-friendly interactive activities, games and more.

“Cinderella: Diamond Edition” will be offered for purchase in several distinct packages - a collector’s 6-Disc Jewelry Box Set (Cinderella Blu-ray + Cinderella 2: Dreams Come True Blu-ray/Cinderella  3: A Twist in Time on a single Blu-ray + Cinderella DVD + Cinderella 2 DVD + Cinderella 3 DVD + Cinderella Digital Copy Disc), a 3-DiscBlu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy), a 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD), and High-Definition Disney Digital.

“Cinderella” will join the company’s prestigious line-up of Blu-ray Diamond Collection titles this Fall which is currently comprised of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Bambi,” “Lady and the Tramp” and “The Lion King.”

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PRODUCTION OF "WRONG TURN 5" NOW UNDERWAY!


Declan O’Brien Returns as Writer/Director of the Fan-Favorite with Horror Legend Doug Bradley Leading the Cast

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has started production on the next installment of the horror genre hit, Wrong Turn.  Director and writer Declan O’Brien (Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings, Sharktopus) returns to the helm of his third film in the franchise, with Doug Bradley, best known for his role of ‘Pinhead’ in the Hellraiser films, leading the cast.  Filming is underway in and near Sophia, Bulgaria and is expected to end May 5.

In the next chilling chapter of Wrong Turn, a small West Virginia town is hosting the legendary Mountain Man Festival on Halloween, where throngs of costumed partygoers gather for a wild night of music and mischief. But an inbred family of hillbilly cannibals kill all the fun when they trick and treat themselves to a group of visiting college students who are dying for a good time.
The film is slated for release on Blu-ray and DVD later this year.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

"The Grey" on DVD/Blu-ray *Own it May 15th! (video)



Academy Award®-Nominee Liam Neeson Stars in the
Exhilarating Action-Packed Survival Epic!! 

THE GREY

Available on Blu-ray Combo Pack with UltraViolet, DVD and Digital Download

From Universal Studios Home Entertainment
May 15, 2012 

“Hold on tight!  It’s a true call of the wild!  Terrifically exciting!”—Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
       
Universal City, Calif. (March 20, 2012) – When a plane crashes in the remote Alaskan wilderness, the survivors must battle extreme weather conditions, devastating injuries and a pack of rogue wolves in order to stay alive in the riveting action adventure The Grey, coming to Blu-ray Combo Pack with UltraViolet, as well as DVD, Digital Download and On Demand on May 15, 2012, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.  Starring Academy Award®-nominee Liam Neeson (Schindler’s ListTaken), The Grey pits man against nature in a non-stop, life-or-death battle that Jake Hamilton of FOX-TV calls “mesmerizing, electrifying and terrifying,” adding, “The Grey is a viciously unnerving epic adventure that will hunt you with excitement, bury you in panic and outright scare the hell out of you.”

Directed by Joe Carnahan (The A-Team, Smokin Aces) and starring Dermot Mulroney (J. Edgar, Big Miracle), Frank Grillo (Warrior, Minority Report), James Badge Dale (Shame, The Departed), Joe Anderson (Across the Universe, Love Happens), Dallas Roberts (3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line) and Nonso Anozie (Atonement, RocknRolla), The Grey has been proclaimed “Spell-binding!” by Chris Parente, KDVR-TV FOX, and “intense, action-packed and smart” by Kevin McCarthy, CBS Radio. 

The Grey Blu-ray Combo Pack delivers the film in perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound and features bonus content including deleted scenes and feature commentary by co-writer and director Joe Carnahan and editors Roger Barton (Transformers: Dark of the Moon) and Jason Hellmann (G-Force). The Blu-ray Combo Pack also includes UltraViolet™, a DVD, and a Digital Copy of the film – so consumers can truly enjoy the movie anytime, anywhere, on the device of their choice!  UltraViolet is the revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows and put them in the cloud.  From there, they can download and stream instantly to computers, tablets and smartphones.  In addition, consumers can redeem a Digital Copy of the film from a variety of retail partners, who offer many viewing options including iTunes®, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch, Android, connected televisions, Blu-ray player apps, and more!

BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAY & DVD:
  • Feature Commentary with Co-Writer/Director Joe Carnahan and Editors Roger Barton and Jason Hellmann
  • Deleted Scenes
BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVELY ON BLU-RAY:
  • UltraViolet™: The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, store them in the cloud, and download and stream instantly to computers, tablets and smartphones.  Currently available in the United States only.
  • Digital Copy: Viewers can redeem a digital version of the full-length movie from a choice of retail partners to watch on an array of electronic and portable devices.
  • U-Control:
    • Picture-in-Picture: Featuring pre-visualization and storyboard comparisons of some the film’s most exciting scenes.
  • pocket BLU App: The popular free pocket BLU app for smartphones is now even better with newly updated versions for iPad®, Android tablets, PC and Macintosh computers, with features made especially to take advantage of the devices’ larger screens and high resolution displays.
    • Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live functions with ease.
    • Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
    • Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
    • Browse Titles: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
    • Keyboard: Entering data is fast and easy with your device’s intuitive keyboard.
  • BD-LIVE: Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to access the latest trailers, exclusive content and more!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

"Chronicle" Own it on Blu-ray & DVD May 15!



Featuring an Extended Cut Loaded with Must-See Deleted Scenes,
The Intense Sci-Fi Thriller Flies On To Blu-ray and DVD May 15

Los Angeles, CA (April 23, 2012) — Take an extraordinary journey with three teens who uncover a power greater than anything they’ve ever imagined.  Up-and-coming actors Dane DeHaan (“True Blood”), Alex Russell (Almost Kings) and Michael B. Jordan (“Friday Night Lights”) star alongside Michael Kelly (The Adjustment Bureau) in the innovative action film CHRONICLE, debuting on Blu-ray and DVD May 15 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. 

Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny telekinetic powers beyond their understanding.  As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control as their darker sides begin to take over.  What starts out as fun and games quickly becomes dangerous and they must face the inevitable question of whether they can handle the responsibility that comes with their remarkable powers.

Utilizing hand-held filmmaking techniques to create a realistic and exciting viewing experience, the CHRONICLE Blu-ray boast a director’s cut of the film and unseen footage that offer a deeper glimpse into the events that took place with the students.  Special features include deleted scene, camera test, pre-viz materials and more.  The film will be available as a Blu-ray combo pack with DVD and digital copy for an average retail price of $39.99 and the DVD is $29.98 respectively.  Prebook is April 4.

DIRECTOR’S CUT CHRONICLE Blu-ray Combo Pack
  • Deleted Scene – Matt and Casey in the Kitchen
  • Pre-Viz
  • Camera Test
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Chronicle Soundtrack Info

"TED" trailer!


"Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humor to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice star of Ted.  In the live action/CG-animated comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish…and has refused to leave his side ever since."

Website  www.tedisreal.com


See more at iWatchMike.com

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Guess where we ate?!




Good stuff...New Orleans has a lot of fried stuff. (lol)

Swamp Tour! Searching for Lackjaw!

We hit the swamp tour - I believe they were called SWAMP ENCOUNTERS. They were awesome by the way - - hit them up if you wanna see the swamps of New Orleans - they'll pick you up from your hotel and bring you back - 2 hour tour! The hunt continues... Hurricane Katrina really messed up people's homes. The river homes were soooo cool....the live right there on the river. Too dope!

HUCK FINN'S in New Orleans


After we did the city tour of New Orleans...the bus driver dropped us off at HUCK FINN'S. We actually had an hour to kill before the swamp tour. OH YEAH...I was going to hold my alligator!!

I ordered the soup gumbo...pretty damn good. I should have ordered the bowl instead of the cup...but...I was happy.

My girl ordered the Shrimp, Crawfish Etouffee...now THIS right here was the bomb! I suggest if you stop by Huck Finn's - get some of this!!


...Then...it was time for dessert. We actually got these FREE...check-in on Foursquare and BAM! I'm still trying to figure out what the big deal is...too me...these are just donut holes...but to my girl...these are heaven!


...we should have stopped HERE for dessert! BYAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Deja Vu Restaurant in New Orleans!

Our New Orleans trip was pretty dope. As soon as we checked into the hotel...we freshened up and looked for something to eat. Since our hotel was in the French Quarter...food places were everywhere. We found a spot called, Deja Vu Restaurant...opened 24 hours.

We started with...


I think they were called Southern egg rolls...holy smokes...these were the bomb! I could have jut eaten these all night and I would have been a happy camper. (lol) Then it came time to order the dinners...my gal ordered the "Pot Roast Platter with Mashed Potatoes.


Of course I tasted it - - the toasted bread was good. The pot roast was tender...but need some salt...the mashed potatoes...those were pretty bad...bad as in NOT good. Chef Ramsey would not have been happy...they were 'powdered' potatoes. NOT COOL. No salt, No butter...no flavor. People, stay away from the mashed potatoes. Next...I ordered the Red Beans and Hot Sausage.


Yessss...that looks like a hamburger patty - but it's not. HOT sausage...not really too hot...but it was spicey. Bread was good....red beans and rice...NOT so good. No flavor which was a total disappointment for me. I had to add a bunch of salt and pepper to that meal. Sucks...cuz I really was hoping they were going to be the bomb!!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

OOPS!!

While I was waiting for my better 1/2 to finish eating...I looked for a game to play...NOT exactly a 'kids' claw game. Ya gotta luv New Orleans.



"DARK SHADOWS"


Oh yeahhh people!! Checked out a movie at AMC Theaters and what did I see...this lovely chair. What did this lovely chair do? 

Invited me to sit down. BYAHAHAHAHA! Love it! "DARK SHADOWS" looks like a dope movie...great cast...Tim Burton film...and I can't forget...the lovely Chloe Moretz!


"DARK SHADOWS" in theaters May 11, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

Disneynature's "Chimpanzee" in theaters today! (video)


On April 20 (Earth Day), Disneynature will take moviegoers deep into the forests of Africa with CHIMPANZEE, a new True Life Adventure for the entire family that introduces an adorable baby chimp named Oscar and his entertaining approach to life in a remarkable real life story of family bonds and individual triumph.



In addition, Disneynature has teamed up with the Jane Goodall institute (led by world-renowned primatologist and UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall) to save chimpanzees and will contribute $.20 per ticket sold during the film's opening week to the Jane Goodall Institute for the Disneynature Tchimpounga Nature Reserve Project.

“Like” CHIMPANZEE on Facebook: Facebook.com/Disneynature


CHIMPANZEE hits theaters everywhere on April 20th!


Everyone's talking about Oscar. Join the conversation. #MeetOscar

Get tickets: http://di.sn/yV


WIN screening passes to see the talked about film, “MAMITAS” (Giveaway)


LOS ANGELES…I DID IT! I made THAT call to someone...who made THEIR call...who then made THEIR call...and well...I got those movie screening passes!! BYAHAHAHAHAHA! Who's down for a FREE movie?! MAMITAS starring EJ Bonilla and Veronica Diaz-Carranza...LOOKS PRETTY DAMN GOOD...if ya ask me.

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To WIN passes – Email me at mikethemovieguy@gmail.com and add ‘MAMITAS’ in the subject line - mention which theater as well.

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*After you receive your passes, Please Tweet (if you have Twitter)…

“I just got @MamitasTheMovie passes from @mikethemovieguy! #Mamitas in theaters 4/27”

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MAMITAS
Wednesday April 25, 2012
7:00 PM
Regal South Gate 20
8630 Garfield Ave.
South Gate, CA 90280

MAMITAS
Thursday April 26, 2012
7:00 PM
Van Nuys Plant 16
7876 van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91402



IN THEATERS APRIL 27

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Please arrive early. Seating is first come, first seated. No one will be admitted late. The screening may be overbooked and seating is not guaranteed. Theatre and promoter are not responsible for overbooking. We may refuse, revoke or limit admission in our sole discretion at any time. One admit-two pass per person.

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#Mamitas


Sara Paxton on "The Innkeepers" (video)


"Sara Paxton returns to "Attack of the Show" to talk about the DVD release of her horror film directed by Ti West about a haunted hotel. Shack up with this lovely lady for stories from the set." - ATTACK OF THE SHOW



"MAMITAS" trailer and photos! (video)


Movie looks pretty cool...it's something I'd check out. Yo! LOS ANGELES...I'm working on something...trying to get my hands on some screening passes for ya'll out there. I'm waiting for the call back...more details soon!! BYAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!


Thursday, April 19, 2012

DVD and MOVIE Reviews!


HEY MOVIE FANS! I watched a few movies…and of course…here are my reviews for the following flicks!

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN
DOLPHIN TAIL
DRIVE
DREAM
TRUE GRIT
THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE
CASA DE MI PADRE
28 DAYS LATER
ACT OF VALOR


WIN screening passes to see Jason Statham in "SAFE!" (giveaway)


HOUSTON…it’s that time again...FREE MOVIE TIME…I've got screening passes for...SAFE starring Jason Statham…doing what he does best...WHOOPIN' ASS!!

WHO’S DOWN FOR A FREE MOVIE?!

SAFE
Wednesday April 25, 2012
7:00 PM
Edwards Houston MarQ*E Stadium 23


SAFE hits theaters April 27, 2012

"WRECK-IT RALPH" Teaser Poster


Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy®-winning director Rich Moore (TV’s “The Simpsons,” “Futurama”) take moviegoers on a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping journey in “Wreck-It Ralph.” Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly, “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” “Step Brothers”) is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (voice of Jack McBrayer, “30 Rock”), the “good guy” star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he’s tired of playing the role of a bad guy.  He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.

On his quest, he meets the tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch, TV’s “Glee”) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty. But it’s the feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman, “The Sarah Silverman Program”) from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, whose world is threatened when Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade.  Will Ralph realize his dream and save the day before it’s too late? “Wreck-It Ralph” crashes onto the big screen on November 2, 2012, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

Monday, April 16, 2012

We're not in Texas anymore!


Oh yeah - today was the day...my girlfriend and I decided to take a quick trip New Orleans, Louisiana! Reason for the trip...looking for vampires and werewolves!


POW! I told ya'll - pamphlets for vampire tours! I knew it, I knew it!! Ya'll know I had to grab some of these. (lol)


NOT EXACTLY A VAMPIRE or WEREWOLF

...MORE trip photos to come. BYAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Mike 'the movie guy' talks "Detention" with director, @JosephKahn (video)

Check it out movie fans. I had the chance to sit and talk with "DETENTION" director Joseph Kahn. We chatted about Houston, music videos, Britney Spears, his new film "DETENTION" and more! Enjoy



"DETENTION" in theaters NOW!



“SAFE” TRAILER (VIDEO)


WATCH OUT NOW! Jason Statham’s back on the big screen in SAFE. Yep – doing what he does best…looking pimp in his trademark suit and whoopin’ AZZZZZ! Check out the website for more cool stuff and follow them on Twitter @LionsgateAction.


My Movie Review: "Detention"


I had the chance to watch an early screening of Joseph Kahn’s new film, DETENTION…which actually hits theaters Friday, April 13th…yes…FRIDAY THE 13TH…a perfect time for a high school slasher flick if you ask me. DETENTION stars Josh Hutcherson…yes ladies…Josh from THE HUNGER GAMES…I can hear the screams now, Shanley Caswell, Dane Cook and some other peeps. The movie’s about a group of students who attend Grizzly Lake High School…the only thing on their little minds…graduating and...PROM. One morning at school – they hear that one of their fellow students has been murdered – a serial killer is on the loose people!! Now, Riley (Caswell), Clapton (Hutcherson) and their other friends must figure out who's trying to kill them and the other students of Grizzly Lake High School.


 Sooooo, what did I think of the movie? Nutz. I call DETENTION... "A crazy 90 minute ride!" It's true...I read somewhere, that when the director was asked for HIM to describe the film, he was quoted by saying, " Its an apocalyptic fantasy, horror, science fiction, action- thriller, body swapping, time-traveling teen romantic comedy."

SEE. One word. NUTZ!




DETENTION took me back to movies like...PROMO NIGHT, SCREAM, THE BREAKFAST CLUB, and even STAR TREK. (watch it - you'll see!) Oh, did I mention it had a cool soundtrack? Like I said - DETENTION is "a crazy 90 minute ride" of a movie - if you like movie's like that - check it out this weekend. OH...and don't text, talk, or leave the theater - if you do - you just might get lost. BYHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

I give DETENTION... 3 out of 5 Popcorns!

...and if you read this Mr. Joseph Kahn...I'm patiently waiting for...CINDERHELLA!


Thursday, April 12, 2012

My movie peeps sent me some footage from last night's red carpet premiere of MARVEL'S "THE AVENGERS"...after going through everything...this is what I put together - hope you enjoy it.



"THE AVENGERS" in theaters May 4, 2012 - I CAN'T WAIT!!


See more at iWatchMike.com

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Win screening passes to see “A Little Bit of Heaven” (Giveaway)


NEW ORLEANS (Harahan, LA)…I got another movie giveaway for you. It's a little comedy and a little romance all wrapped in one...and guess what? The story's set in New Orleans!!

Ya gotta answer me one question to win these passes...

"WHEN I VISIT NEW ORLEANS...WHERE SHOULD I EAT?"
(Email me at mikethemovieguy@gmail.com)

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A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN
Tuesday May 1, 2012
7:30 PM
Elmwood Palace
1200 Elmwood Park Blvd.
Harahan, LA 70123


On iTunes and On Demand April 3, in select theaters May 4


You must be 17 years of age or older to be eligible to win. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. The contest begins April 10, 2012 & ends May 1, 2012 or when the passes run out. Giveaway/contest is open to US Residents only. Please read disclaimer on the ticket(s).

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Win screening passes to see “BERNIE” (Giveaway)


HOUSTON…it’s that time again. FREE MOVIE TIME…BERNIE stars Jack Black, Matthew McConaughey and Shirley MacLaine...looks pretty damn funny people.

WHO'S DOWN FOR A FREE MOVIE?!

(For passes - Email me at mikethemovieguy@gmail.com)

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BERNIE
Tuesday May 1, 2012
7:00 PM
Edwards Greenway Palace Stadium 24
3839 Weslayan
Houston, TX 77027


IN THEATERS MAY 4, 2012
You must be 17 years of age or older to be eligible to win. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. The contest begins April 10, 2012 & ends May 1, 2012 or when the passes run out. Giveaway/contest is open to US Residents only. Please read disclaimer on the ticket(s).

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Monday, April 9, 2012

I posted up some goodies!

I posted a few new things on my main blog, iWatchMike.com - some of the posts would include...

"Machine Gun Preacher" DVD/Blu-ray release info
"The Grey" DVD/Blu-ray release info
Mel Gibson's new movie trailer, "Get the Gringo"
Rock Ya Booty Contest video
Game of Thrones trailers
Carlos from the film, "Hop" visits a Houston school
Jennifer Love Hewitt's MAXIM video/photo shoot
Introducing "Sock-O-Leche" video
WIN "Detention" movie screening passes
"Total Recal" trailer
Comic-Con video
The People Respond to "American Reunion" video
Apple TV review
The Walking Dead meets Maury
Pie Eating Contest video
@Jaketakes talks with Guy Pearce of "Lockout"
True Blood Season 5 trailer
"Ted" Redband trailer (hilarious)
"The Woman" DVD review
Dj Penetrate & Don Vaughn Jam (video)
PAX 2012 (video)
Playboy.com Amateur Shoot (video)
Morgan Spurlock and Stan Lee Talk "Comic-Con Episode IV" (video)

...enjoy!

"SAFEHOUSE" DVD - Denzel Washington/Ryan Reynolds - Releases JUNE 5! (video)





Academy Award®-Winner Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds
Star in the Year’s Most Explosive Action Blockbuster 

SAFE HOUSE

Available on Blu-ray Combo Pack with UltraViolet and Digital Copy
as well as DVD & On Demand

on June 5, 2012 

“AN ADRENALINE RUSH FROM START TO FINISH.” -- GREGG KATZMAN, UGO.COM
Universal City, Calif. (April 9, 2012) – A rogue CIA operative is targeted for assassination and an idealistic rookie agent must prove himself by keeping them both alive in the exhilarating and explosive action-thriller Safe House, available June 5, 2012 on Blu-ray Combo Pack with UltraViolet™  and Digital Copy and DVD as well as On Demand from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Two-time Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington (Training Day, Unstoppable) and Ryan Reynolds (The Change-UpGreen Lantern) star as unlikely allies up against an unknown enemy in an adrenaline-pumping game of cat and mouse.

Washington and Reynolds are joined by an impressive roster of actors including Academy Award® nominee Vera Farmiga (Up in the AirThe Departed), Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, The Guard), Academy Award®-nominee Sam Shepard (Black Hawk DownThe Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford),  Ruben Blades (All the Pretty HorsesOnce Upon a Time in Mexico), Nora Arnezeder (Paris 36, The Words) and Robert Patrick (Flags of Our FathersTerminator 2: Judgment Day). 

The Safe House Blu-ray Combo Pack delivers the film in perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound and features extensive bonus content including a “making of” featurette, interviews with cast and crew, and exclusive looks behind the scenes of the stylish and intense spy thriller.

The Blu-ray Combo Pack also includes UltraViolet, a DVD and a Digital Copy of the film – so consumers can truly enjoy the movie anytime, anywhere, on the device of their choice!  UltraViolet is the revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows in the cloud to instantly stream and download to computers, tablets and smart phones.  In addition, consumers can redeem a Digital Copy of the film from a variety of retail partners, who offer many viewing options including iTunes®, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch, Android, connected televisions, Blu-ray player apps and much more!

BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAY & DVD:
  • Making Safe House—This featurette is filled with interviews and behind-the-scenes footage revealing how director Daniel Espinosa, stars Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds and the rest of the team came together to bring this thrilling story to life.
  • Hand-To-Hand Action— Renowned fight choreographer Olivier Schneider (Taken) puts the actors through the intense training and rehearsal required to create the film’s powerful scenes of deadly hand-to-hand combat. Schneider, along with Ryan Reynolds and Daniel Espinosa, explain how the high-intensity, character-based approach to the action informed the final film and share the brilliant raw versions of the scenes (with a special direct-to-camera set-up by Schneider).
  • Building the Rooftop Chase—Filmed in hardscrabble Langa, Cape Town’s oldest township, this riveting stunt sequence required a massive amount of precision, a little bit of politics and a lot of planning. Featuring cast and crew interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and a first-person perspective of Denzel Washington’s rooftop run, this piece showcases the intense preparation and focus necessary to pull off one of Safe House’s most pivotal and dangerous sequences.
  • Inside The CIA—Technical advisor Luis Falcon III, a 30-year CIA veteran who has gone undercover in some of the hottest zones in the world, talks about working with the cast and collaborating with the director. He leads audiences on a walk and talk through the CIA offices and explains just how closely this film matches up to reality.
BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVELY ON BLU-RAY:
  • Behind The ActionLegendary stunt coordinator Greg Powell, fight choreographer Olivier Schneider and tactical advisor Dan Hirst lead viewers through key action sequences involving dangerous driving stunts, heavy gun play and frenetic fight choreography.
  • Safe Harbor: Cape Town—A popular tourist destination, Cape Town is rapidly becoming one of the most-photographed cities in cinema. The creators of Safe House reveal the reasons they set this intense action thriller in Africa’s multicultural hub.
  • Shooting the Safe House Attack—Every detail behind the creation of the film’s epic initial attack is revealed in a featurette that includes interviews with Academy Award-winning production designer Brigitte Broch, plus the film’s cast and crew. From the initial rehearsals to the final takes, director Daniel Espinosa and his spectacular stunt team combined artistry with tactical perfection for a chillingly realistic sequence.
  • UltraViolet™:  The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, store them in the cloud, and download and stream instantly to computers, tablets and smartphones.  Currently available in the United States only.
  • Digital Copy: Viewers can redeem a digital version of the full-length movie from a choice of retail partners to watch on an array of electronic and portable devices.
  • U-Control:
    • Picture-in-Picture – featuring pre-visualization and storyboard comparisons of some the film’s most exciting scenes.
  • pocket BLU App:  The popular free pocket BLU app for smartphones is now even better with newly updated versions for iPad®, Android tablets, PC and Macintosh computers, with features made especially to take advantage of the devices’ larger screens and high resolution displays.
    • Journey Inside The Safe House: This exclusive Second Screen feature will highlight an in-depth walk and talk through the film’s safe house location with the production designer and CIA technical advisor as they discuss the creation and authenticity of the set.  
    • Advanced Remote Control:  A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live functions with ease.
    • Video Timeline:  Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
    • Mobile-To-Go:  Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
    • Browse Titles:  Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
    • Keyboard:  Entering data is fast and easy with your device’s intuitive keyboard.
  • BD-LIVE – Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to access the latest trailers, exclusive content and more!