From Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Assault on Precinct 13, Storming onto DVD...

From Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Assault on Precinct 13, Storming onto DVD and VHS May 10, 2005

Ethan Hawke and Laurence Fishburne Face Off in Critically Acclaimed Edge-of-your-Seat Action Thriller“Adrenaline-charged” – Us Weekly


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Universal City, CA—(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–April 19, 2005–The explosive suspense-packed action thriller Assault on Precinct 13, starring Ethan Hawke and Laurence Fishburne, comes to DVD and VHS on May 10, 2005 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The two riveting leads are joined by an all-star cast including John Leguizamo, Maria Bello, Ja Rule, Drea de Matteo, Gabriel Byrne and Brian Dennehy. Filled with explosive action, nail-biting suspense and surprise plot twists, Assault on Precinct 13 is a wild and unpredictable edge-of-your-seat ride from the opening scene to the final credits, underscored on the DVD by explosive behind-the-scenes bonus features about how the film’s most gripping moments were created. Assault on Precinct 13 is priced at $29.98 SRP for DVD and VHS and the pre-order close date is April 5, 2005.

Critics Lead the Charge for Assault

Top movie critics from around the country have heaped high praise on Assault on Precinct 13. USA Today’s Claudia Puig calls the film “a potent thriller.” The Chicago Tribune’s Michael Wilmington writes “the movie rips and roars!” while People Magazine dubs it “Scorching! Scores a bull’s-eye!” Kevin Thomas of the Los Angeles Times says Assault on Precinct 13 is “full of surprises, suspense and unexpected twists!” and the New York Post’s Lou Lumenick crowns it “a thriller that actually thrills!”

Explosive Bonus Features

The Assault on Precinct 13 DVD includes dynamic behind-the-scenes features that take audiences into the heart of the action and show how it was so realistically created. Bonus features include:

— Armed & Dangerous – From Tommy guns to semi-automatics, Assault on Precinct 13’s weapons specialist reveals how he matched gun to character for the film’s spectacular shootout sequences.

— Behind Precinct Walls – A behind-the-scenes tour with the film’s production designer divulges how the precinct building was constructed, from concept to computer to screen.

— Plan of Attack – Go one-on-one with Assault on Precinct 13’s stunt coordinator as he shows the careful planning behind some of the film’s most exciting stunts.

— The Assault Team – Writer James DeMonaco, director Jean-François Ríchet and producer Jeffrey Silver discuss the inspirations behind the making of the film.

— Explosive Deleted Scenes

— HBO First Look: Caught in the Crosshairs – A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Assault on Precinct 13.

Synopsis

Ethan Hawke and Laurence Fishburne lead an all-star cast, including John Leguizamo, Ja Rule and Drea de Matteo, in the explosive, action-packed thriller, Assault on Precinct 13. Run-down Precinct 13 is about to close its doors forever. But everything changes when a high-security prison transport bus carrying one of Detroit’s most vicious criminals (Laurence Fishburne) is unexpectedly re-routed to the station. Soon, the only thing more dangerous than the prisoners inside is the heavily armed gang storming the precinct from the outside. If they’re going to survive the night, two men on opposite sides of the law will have to work together to battle lethal enemies who don’t follow the code of cop or criminal.

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CAST & FILMMAKERS

Director: Jean-François Ríchet

Screenwriter: James DeMonaco

Producers: Pascal Caucheteux, Jeffrey Silver, Stephane Sperry

Executive Producers: Don Carmody, Sebastien Kurt Lemercier, Joseph Kaufman

Director of Photography: Robert Gantz

Production Designer: Paul Denham Austerberry

Editor: Bill Pankow, A.C.E.

Costume Designer: Vicki Graef, Georgina Yarhi

Music: Graeme Revell

Visual Effects Supervisor: Dennis Berardi

Cast: Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne, John Leguizamo, Maria Bello, Ja Rule, Drea de Matteo, Matt Craven, Gabriel Byrne, Brian Dennehy

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

DVD

Street Date: May 10, 2005

Pre-Order Date: April 5, 2005

Copyright: 2005 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Price: DVD $29.98 SRP

Selection Numbers: 26294 (Anamorphic Widescreen); 26295 (Full Frame)

Running Time: 1 Hour 49 Minutes

Layers: Dual (Single-Sided)

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen); 1.33:1 (Full Frame)

Rating: R (For strong violence and language throughout, and for some drug content.)

Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround/DTS 5.1 Surround/Captions; French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround/Subtitles; Spanish Subtitles

VHS

Street Date: May 10, 2005

Copyright: 2005 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Price: $29.98 SRP

Selection Number: 62993

Running Time: 1 Hour 49 Minutes

Rating: R (For strong violence and language throughout, and for some drug content.)

Picture: Full Frame

Audio: Hi-Fi Stereo Surround

Further information available at http://www.ap13movie.com.

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From Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Assault on Precinct 13, Storming onto DVD and VHS May 10, 2005