Universal Studios Home Entertainment have provided us with the full details on the various versions of Wanted, coming to home video on December 2. Below, you’ll find the press release followed by the artwork!
James McAvoy (Atonement) and Academy AwardÂ® 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 twofisted 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 PlayStationÂ®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.
ALL THE MOST WANTED BONUS FEATURES
â€¢ Extended Scene â€“ Be the first to view this killer extended scene from Wanted.
EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY HI-DEF
â€¢ Alternate Opening â€“ View this exclusive alternate opening, only on Blu-ray Hi-Def.
Wesley’s (James McAvoy) life is over â€“ his pathetic, old one, anywayâ€¦ Fortunately, it is all because of a girl. Enter sizzling-hot Fox (Angelina Jolie), who crashes into his life and introduces him to the Fraternity, a secret society of assassins, lead by the mysterious Sloan (Morgan Freeman). Seems Wes’s long-lost father was killed while working for the Fraternity and Wes has been selected to target the rogue member who murdered him. But before he can complete his assignment, Wes must first uncover the dark secrets behind the Fraternity in order to determine his own destiny.
WANTED: WEAPONS OF FATE INTERACTIVE GAME BLASTS INTO STORES IN 2009
Fans of the movie ‘Wanted’ can continue the thrilling action and visual style of the film in 2009 with ‘Wanted: Weapons of Fate’ the videogame on the Xbox 360Â® video game entertainment system from Microsoft, Games for WindowsÂ®, and PLAYSTATIONÂ®3 computer entertainment system. The game, produced by Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group, published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developed by GRIN, picks up after the film with an original story and intense gameplay featuring iconic moves such as â€œCurving Bulletsâ€ and â€œAssassin Timeâ€ drawn directly from the film, as well as an innovative, multi-layered cover mechanic.
Source: Universal Studios Home Entertainment