CONTRABAND On Blu-Ray & DVD 4/24/12

I’ve received this press release from Universal Studios Home Entertainment stating that action/heist thriller, CONTRABAND, starring Mark Wahlberg will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD on April 24, 2012. Check out product details below..

Academy Award®-Nominee Mark Wahlberg Stars in the Year’s
Most Explosive Action-Thriller


Available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with UltraViolet™ and Digital Copy,
as well as DVD & On Demand

APRIL 24, 2012

“Mark Wahlberg is at his best.” – Lee Thomas, WJBK-TV, FOX (Detroit)

Universal City, Calif.(February 21, 2012) – A legendary smuggler who long ago abandoned his life of crime to become a law-abiding family man is dragged back into the cutthroat, underground world of international crime in the suspenseful thriller Contraband, coming to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with UltraViolet™, as well as DVD, Digital Download and On Demand on April 24, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Academy Award®-nominee
Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter, The Departed) stars in a tense, supercharged action adventure about a man struggling to stay out of the world he worked so hard to leave behind but will do anything to protect his family.

Also starring Kate Beckinsale (Underworld series, The Aviator), Giovanni Ribisi (Avatar, Public Enemies) and
Ben Foster (30 Days of Night, 3:10 to Yuma), Contraband has been hailed as “an intense, adrenaline-pumping thriller,” by Shawn Edwards of FOX-TV. The Contraband Blu-ray™ Combo Pack delivers the film in perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound and features more than an hour of bonus content including deleted scenes, a “making of” segment and feature commentary by Director Baltasar Kormákur and Producer Evan Hayes.

The Contraband Blu-ray™ Combo Pack also includes UltraViolet™, a DVD, and a Digital Copy of the film – so consumers can truly enjoy the movie anytime, anywhere, on the device of their choice! UltraViolet™ is the revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows and put them in the cloud. From there, they can download and stream instantly to computers, tablets and smartphones. In addition, consumers can redeem a Digital Copy of the film from a variety of retail partners, who offer many viewing options including iTunes®, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod™ touch,Android, connected televisions, Blu-ray player apps, and more!


· Deleted Scenes

· Under The Radar – The Making of Contraband: Take a comprehensive guided tour through the making of the modern action thriller Contraband.

· Reality Factor – The Stunts and Action of Contraband: From an explosive, complicated armored car heist in Panama to brutal, realistic fistfights and gunplay in the back alleys of New Orleans, see how the stunt and SFX teams worked together to make sure Contraband delivered raw and real action to the film.

· Feature Commentary: Director/Producer Baltasar Kormákur and Producer Evan Hayes participate.


UltraViolet™: The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, store them in the cloud, and download and stream instantly to computers, tablets and smartphones. Currently available in the United States only.
Digital Copy: Viewers can redeem a digital version of the full-length movie from a choice of retail partners to watch on an array of electronic and portable devices.

Picture-in-Picture – featuring pre-visualization and storyboard comparisons of some the film’s most exciting scenes.
pocket BLU™ App: The popular free pocket BLU™ app for smartphones is now even better with newly updated versions for iPad®, Android™ tablets, PC and Macintosh computers, with features made especially to take advantage of the devices’ larger screens and high resolution displays.
Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease.
Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
Browse Titles: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU™-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray™. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
Keyboard: Entering data is fast and easy with your device’s intuitive keyboard.

BD-LIVE™ – Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to access the latest trailers, exclusive content and more!


Mark Wahlberg stars as legendary smuggler Chris Farraday, who has left his criminal past behind to be with his wife (Kate Beckinsale) and sons. When a ruthless drug kingpin (Giovanni Ribisi) threatens his family, Farraday must summon his old skills and contacts for one last run. Contraband takes you to the cutthroat underground world of international smuggling, and on a thrilling adventure that critics are calling “dynamic, intense and gritty!” – Mark S Allen, CBS/CW-TV (Sacramento)


Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Giovanni Ribisi, Ben Foster, Lukas Haas, Caleb Landry Jones, Diego Luna, J.K. Simmons

Directed By: Baltasar Kormákur

Screenplay By: Aaron Guzikowski based on the screenplay Reykjavik-Rotterdam by Arnaldur Indriðason and Óskar Jónasson

Producer: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Baltasar Kormákur, Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg

Executive Producers: Liza Chasin, Evan Hayes, Bill Johnson

Director of Photography: Barry Ackroyd

Edited By: Elísabet Ronalds

Production Designer: Tony Fanning

Costume Designer: Jenny Eagan

Original Music By: Clinton Shorter


Street Date: April 24, 2012

Copyright: 2012 Universal Studios

Selection Number: 61120860(U.S.); 61122084(Canada)

Running Time: 1 Hour, 50 Minutes

Layers: BD-50

Picture Format: Widescreen

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

Rating: R for violence, pervasive language and brief drug use (U.S.); 18a for coarse language, violence and disturbing content (Canada); 13+ (Quebec)

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish

Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French and Spanish DTS Surround 5.1


Street Date: April 24, 2012

Copyright: 2012 Universal Studios

Selection Number: 61118804 (U.S.); 61122086 (Canada)

Running Time: 1 Hour, 50 Minutes

Layers: DVD-9

Picture Format: Anamorphic Widescreen

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

Rating: R for violence, pervasive language and brief drug use (U.S.); 18a for coarse language, violence and disturbing content (Canada); 13+ (Quebec)

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French

Sound: English, French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1

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