FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
"The coolest and most original movie in years!" - Shawn Edwards, Fox-TV "Groundbreaking!" - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone "Knockout work from Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt" - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt Star in the Critically Acclaimed, Mind-Bending Sci-Fi Action Thriller
Hunted by your future. Haunted by your past.
Available December 31st on Blu-ray(TM) and DVD with UltraViolet(TM)
Special Features Include 22 Deleted Scenes and More
Culver City, CA (11/19/12) - A professional hit man is charged with taking out his future self in the critically acclaimed, mind-bending sci-fi action-thriller Looper, available Monday, December 31st on Blu-ray(TM) and DVD with UltraViolet(TM) from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Bruce Willis (Die Hard series), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises) and Emily Blunt (The Adjustment Bureau) star in this riveting, time-travel thriller that has dazzled critics and audiences alike with its non-stop action and unique plot twists.
Movie fans of the present and future can enjoy dozens of mind-blowing bonus features on the Blu-ray and DVD, including cast and crew commentary with stars Joseph Gordon Levitt, Emily Blunt and writer/director Rian Johnson, as well as 22 deleted scenes with optional commentary by director Rian Johnson and Noah Segan, who plays Kid Blue. The Blu-ray and DVD also come with two featurettes. "Looper: From the Beginning" provides a look into the making of the film and "Scoring Looper" is a three-segment featurette with composer Nathan Johnson discussing the the process behind creating an original score for such a unique film. Also included is an animated version of the theatrical trailer. Exclusive to the Blu-ray is the featurette "The Science of Time Travel," which looks at the possibilities of time travel and the rules of the Looper universe.
Looper was written and directed by Rian Johnson (Brick) and co-starring Jeff Daniels (TV's "The Newsroom"), Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood) and Piper Perabo (TV's "Covert Affairs").
Synopsis: In the futuristic action thriller LOOPER, time travel will be invented - but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a "looper" - a hired gun, like Joe (Gordon-Levitt) - is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good... until the day the mob decides to "close the loop," sending back Joe's future self (Willis) for assassination.
Looper was produced by Ram Bergman (Brick) and James D. Stern (An Education). It has a run time of approximately 118 minutes and has been rated R for strong violence, language, some sexuality/nudity and drug content.
DVD Bonus Materials Include:
* Feature Commentary with Director Rian Johnson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt
* Two Featurettes:
* "Looper: From the Beginning"
* "Scoring Looper"
* 5 Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Director Rian Johnson and Noah Segan
* Looper Animated Trailer
Blu-ray Bonus Materials Include:
All DVD bonus materials plus....
* "The Science of Time Travel" Featurette
* 17 Additional Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Director Rian Johnson and Noah Segan
UltraViolet is an entirely new way to collect and enjoy your digital entertainment, giving you the power to instantly access your movies and TV shows with unprecedented flexibility. For more information, visit www.uvvu.com.
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News Editor December 19, 2012, 8:40 am