UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif, Dec. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A gutsy investigative journalist pursues the story of a lifetime in Focus Features' Kill the Messenger, a powerful dramatic thriller based on a remarkable true story, coming to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray™, DVD & Digital HD with UltraViolet™ as well as DVD and On Demand on February 10, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The Blu-ray™Combo Pack and DVD feature exclusive bonus content including deleted scenes, cast profiles, filmmaker commentary and more. Two-time Academy Award® nominee Jeremy Renner (The Bourne Legacy) leads an all-star cast with Emmy Award winner Michael Cuesta (Homeland) directing. Kill the Messenger will also be available on Digital HD on January 27, 2015.
Kill the Messenger is based on the true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb (portrayed byJeremy Renner). In the 1990s, this dedicated reporter's quest for the truth took him from the prisons ofCalifornia to the villages of Nicaragua to the corridors of power in Washington, D.C. – and his investigative reporting drew the kind of attention that threatened not just his career, but his family and his life. Webb himself becomes the story and a target, as jealous rival reporters who missed the story move to discredit his work and reputation in an increasingly vicious smear campaign. His wife Sue (Rosemarie DeWitt) tries to stand by him even as, despite warnings from drug kingpins and menacing surveillance intended to deter his investigation, Webb keeps digging to prove a direct link between cocaine smugglers and the CIA, a conspiracy with explosive implications.
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Bonus Features Exclusive to Blu-ray™ & DVD
Feature Commentary with Director Michael Cuesta
Bonus Features on Blu-ray™, DVD & Digital HD
Deleted Scenes with commentary by director Michael Cuesta
Kill the Messenger: The All- Star Cast – Jeremy Renner leads an all-star cast in this dramatic thriller
Crack in America – A look at the story uncovered by Gary Webb
Filming in Georgia– Filmmakers discuss the benefits of filming in Georgia
Cast:Jeremy Renner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ray Liotta, Tim Blake Nelson, Barry Pepper, Oliver Platt, Michael Sheen, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Andy Garcia Directed By:Michael Cuesta Written By:Peter Landesman, based upon the books Dark Alliance, by Gary Webb, and Kill the Messenger, by Nick Schou Produced By:Scott Stuber, Naomi Despres, Jeremy Renner Executive Producers:Peter Landesman, Pamela Abdy, Don Handfield, Michael Bederman Casting:Avy Kaufman, CSA Director of Photography:Sean Bobbitt, BSC Production Designer:John Paino Edited By:Brian A. Kates, ACE Music By:Nathan Johnson Costume Designer:Kimberly Adams
TECHNICAL INFORMATION - Blu-ray™:
Street Date:February 10, 2015 Copyright: 2015 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. Selection Numbers: 62130346 Running Time: 1 hour 52 minutes Layers: BD-50 Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1 Rating: R for language and drug content Technical Info: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0 Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French subtitles
TECHNICAL INFORMATION - DVD:
Street Date:February 10, 2015 Copyright: 2015 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. Selection Numbers: 62130347 Running Time: 1 hour 52 minutes Layers: Dual Layer Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1 Rating: R for language and drug content Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0 Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French subtitles
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