‘Wanted’ set to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray December 2nd

Movie News | Oct 13th, 2008

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From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: James McAvoy and Academy Award(R) Winners Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman Star In The Visually I’ventive Action Thriller WANTED



UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., October 13 2008 — James McAvoy (“Atonement”) and Academy Award(R) winners Angelina Jolie (“Mr. and Mrs. Smith”) and Morgan Freeman (“Dark Knight”) star in the sexy, visually stunning, action thrill-ride “Wanted,” coming to DVD and Blu-ray Hi-Def on December 2, 2008 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Visionary filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov, creator of “Day Watch” and “Night Watch,” two of the most successful films in the history of Russian cinema, brings his incomparable imagination and innovative cinematic style to bear on the explosive story of an ordinary man transformed by destiny into a powerful assassin. Based on Mark Millar’s explosive graphic novel series, “Wanted” blazes new cinematic trails with double-barreled surprises around every corner. Director Bekmambetov leads his extraordinary cast, which also includes Thomas Kretschmann (King Kong), Terence Stamp (“Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace”) and Common (“American Gangster”), through a twisted maze of intrigue packed with two-fisted action.

With its visually inventive effects, experience “Wanted” at its best on Blu-ray Hi-Def. With picture perfect visuals and flawless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound, the high definition version of “Wanted” can be viewed on any Blu-ray player or PlayStation(R)3. Only on Blu-ray Hi-Def, fans can get an exclusive look at the film’s never-before-seen alternate opening, go deeper into the making of the film’s mind-blowing effects in crystal clear high definition, and via the power of BD-Live, host a text chat with friends while watching the movie in synchronization.

“Wanted” is available in several home entertainment versions, including single-disc widescreen and full frame DVD editions, 2-disc Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray Hi-Def versions, and deluxe collector’s sets. The limited edition 2-disc versions and collector’s sets include a digital copy of the film. Perfect for holiday gift-giving, the deluxe collector’s set features collectible packaging pierced with a bullet, creating a shattering effect to the outer case. Fans will also enjoy the gift set’s photo book of assassins, collectible postcards and acrylic frame motion 3-D film cell. “Wanted” is priced at $29.98 SRP for the single-disc DVD, $34.98 SRP for the 2-disc Special Edition DVD, $39.98 SRP for the Blu-ray Hi-Def, $64.98 SRP for the DVD collector’s set, and $69.98 for the Blu-ray collector’s edition set. Preorder close is October 14, 2008.


The 2-disc Special Edition DVD, Blu-ray Hi-Def and collector’s sets are packed with over an hour of exciting bonus features, including:

— Extended Scene — Be the first to view this killer extended scene from
— Cast and Characters — Go behind the scenes with Angelina Jolie, James
McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Thomas Kretschmann and Common as they discuss
their roles in the film and their experiences on set.
— Stunts on the L Train — Stunt coordinators Nick Gillard and Mic
Rodgers explain how cast members Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy
performed the astounding elevated train stunt sequence.
— Special Effects: The Art of the Impossible — Special effects
supervisor Dominic Tuohy explains how his team pulled off the stunning
special effects throughout the film and how Angelina Jolie contributed
to the action.
— Groundbreaking Visual Effects: From Imagination to Execution — A look
at how the spectacular visual effects in the film were pre-visualized
and executed.
— The Origins of “Wanted”: Bringing the Graphic Novel to Life — Creator
Mark Millar, producer Marc Platt, director Timur Bekmambetov and
screenwriters Michael Brandt, Derek Haas and Chris Morgan discuss the
original graphic novel and the process of adapting it for the big
— Through the Eyes of Visionary Director Timur Bekmambetov — A video
portrait of director Timur Bekmambetov, featuring interviews with
Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Common, producer Marc
Platt and the director himself.
— “Wanted”: Motion Comics — Watch as the graphic novel comes to life on
screen with narration and sound effects.
— The Making of “Wanted”: The Game
— “The Little Things” Music Video Mash-Up (Please note this feature only
appears on the 2-Disc Special Edition and the standard definition
collector’s set.)


In addition to the aforementioned bonus features, all shown in high definition, the “Wanted” Blu-ray will also include the following bonus content:

— Alternate Opening — View this exclusive alternate opening, only on
Blu-ray Hi-Def.
— Exclusive U-Control: Universal’s exclusive signature feature U-Control
allows viewers to delve into the making of the film with the click of
the remote without ever leaving the movie.
— “Wanted”: Motion Comics: See how the graphic novel compares to the
movie in this real-time, side-by-side BD exclusive
— Scene Explorer: Explore the onscreen action from up to three
different perspectives in this multi-angle feature.
— Assassins Profile: Get the high-tech low-down on each assassin’s
strengths, weapons, and position with your own in-movie
surveillance system.
— Picture in Picture: Access cast and crew interviews and
behind-the-scenes moments while you watch the film.
— BD-Live — The new technology that allows viewers to connect to the
Internet and access new exciting exclusive online and interactive
— My Chat: Using your internet-connected player, host a text chat
with your friends who also own “Wanted” on Blu-ray(TM) Hi-Def
while you watch the movie in synchronization!
— My “Wanted” Commentary: Connect and Create. Ever wish you could
create your own play-by-play movie commentary to share with
friends? Here’s your chance. UniversalHiDef.com and the BD-Live
Center combine to offer you the opportunity to create your own
video, audio, or text commentary that you can share with all of
your Buddies in the BD-Live community.
— My Scenes Sharing: Show your friends your favorite scenes from
“Wanted” via BD-Live.