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Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Kill The Messenger / From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Kill The Messenger (PRNewsFoto/Universal Pictures Home...)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CalifDec. 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-rayCombo 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.
The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray, DVD and DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet
  • Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
  • DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
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
FILMMAKERS
Cast: Jeremy RennerRosemarie DeWittRay LiottaTim Blake NelsonBarry PepperOliver PlattMichael SheenMichael Kenneth WilliamsMary 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 StuberNaomi DespresJeremy Renner
Executive Producers: Peter LandesmanPamela AbdyDon HandfieldMichael 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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