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Green Hornet Gets Justice on Blu-ray, DVD

Justice has a new name, a kick-ass sidekick and no tights in the exciting new action comedy THE GREEN HORNET, available on 3-disc Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray and DVD May 3, 2011, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Press Release from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Culver City, CA (3/7/11) – Justice has a new name, a kick-ass sidekick and no tights in the exciting new action comedy THE GREEN HORNET, available on 3-disc Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray and DVD May 3, 2011, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Seth Rogen (Pineapple Express) stars as a self-made superhero in this high-octane buddy action/adventure co-starring Asian pop superstar Jay Chou (Curse of the Golden Flower), Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton), Oscar Winner Christoph Waltz (Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Inglourious Basterds, 2009) and Cameron Diaz (upcoming Bad Teacher). Oscar winning director Michel Gondry (Best Writing, Original Screenplay for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 2004 - shared with Charlie Kaufman and Pierre Bismuth) brings his unique, cutting-edge visual style to this slick updating of the classic adventures of the masked vigilante “The Green Hornet” and his industrious sidekick “Kato.” Packed with irreverent humor and “explosive action” (Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News), THE GREEN HORNET is the superhero hit moviegoers have been buzzing about all winter. Now, action fans can catch the excitement on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD, featuring eye-popping picture and sound, plus the latest in high-tech bonus features!

THE GREEN HORNET will be available in a 3-disc Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack which will include the Blu-ray 3D, a 2D Blu-ray and a DVD of the film.  Exclusively available on THE GREEN HORNET 3D Blu-ray is the unique 3D Animated Storyboard Comparisons.  The storyboard is a crucial stage in planning the shots of an intricate action scene.  This feature presents the original storyboards for a scene in direct comparison (and contrast) to the final film.  The storyboards have been brought to life with animated movement and rendered in 3D to take advantage of today’s state-of-the-art home viewing systems.

Blu-ray bonus features include The Green Hornet Cutting Room Floor game, which allows viewers to edit their very own car chase scene, Filmmakers' Commentary, Deleted Scenes, "Awesoom" -Gag Reel and the making-of featurettes “Trust Me”-Director Michel Gondry, Writing The Green Hornet and The Black Beauty: Rebirth of Cool, The Stunt Family Armstrong, Finding Kato and The Art of Destruction, Easter Eggs “Jay Chou Audition” and “Double Barrel,” movieIQ.

THE GREEN HORNET will be priced to own at $49.95 SRP (Blu-ray 3D), $34.95 SRP (BD) and $28.95 SRP (DVD).

SynopsisBritt Reid (Rogen) is the son of LA's most prominent and respected media magnate and perfectly happy to maintain a directionless existence on the party scene – until his father (Wilkinson) mysteriously dies, leaving Britt his vast media empire. Striking an unlikely friendship with one of his father's more industrious and inventive employees, Kato (Chou), they see their chance to do something meaningful for the first time in their lives: fight crime. But in order to do this, they decide to become criminals themselves – protecting the law by breaking it, Britt becomes the vigilante The Green Hornet as he and Kato hit the streets.

Using all his ingenuity and skill, Kato builds the ultimate in advanced retro weaponry, The Black Beauty, an indestructible car equal parts firepower and horsepower. Rolling in a mobile fortress on wheels and striking the bad guys with Kato's clever gadgets, The Green Hornet and Kato quickly start making a name for themselves, and with the help of Britt's new secretary, Lenore Case (Diaz), they begin hunting down the man who controls LA's gritty underworld: Benjamin Chudnofsky (Waltz). But Chudnofsky has plans of his own: to swat down The Green Hornet once and for all.

THE GREEN HORNET was written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Pineapple Express, Superbad) and produced by Neal H. Moritz (S.W.A.T., xXx). Executive producers are Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Michael Grillo (The Uninvited, The Peacemaker), Ori Marmur (Battle: Los Angeles, The Bounty Hunter) and George W. Trendle, Jr. (TV’s “The Green Hornet,” “The Lone Ranger”). The cast also includes David Harbour (Quantum of Solace, Revolutionary Road) and Edward James Olmos (TV’s “Battlestar Galactica,” Stand and Deliver). It was distributed by Columbia Pictures and has a run time of approximately 119 minutes. It has been rated PG-13 for sequences of violent action, language, sensuality and drug content.

3-Disc Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack Bonus MaterialDisc 1 (Blu-ray):·         Feature Film in 3D·         3D Animated Storyboard Comparisons (exclusive to the 3D Blu-ray)·         Filmmakers’ Commentary

Disc 2 (Blu-ray):·         Feature Film in 2D·         The Green Hornet Cutting Room (exclusive to the Blu-ray)·         Deleted Scenes·         “Awesoom” -Gag Reel·         Filmmakers’ Commentary·         “Trust Me” –Director Michel Gondry featurette·         Writing The Green Hornet featurette·         The Black Beauty: Rebirth of Cool featurette·         The Stunt Family Armstrong featurette·         Finding Kato featurette·         The Art of Destruction featurette·         movieIQ·         Jay Chou Audition (Easter Egg)·         Double Barrel (Easter Egg)

Disc 3 (DVD):·         Feature Film

Blu-ray Bonus Material·         Feature Film in 2D·         The Green Hornet Cutting Room (exclusive to the Blu-ray)·         Deleted Scenes·         “Awesoom” -Gag Reel·         Filmmakers’ Commentary·         “Trust Me” –Director Michel Gondry featurette·         Writing The Green Hornet featurette·         The Black Beauty: Rebirth of Cool featurette·         The Stunt Family Armstrong featurette·         Finding Kato featurette·         The Art of Destruction featurette·         movieIQ·         Jay Chou Audition (Easter Egg)·         Double Barrel (Easter Egg)

DVD Bonus Material·         “Awesoom” –Gag Reel·         Filmmakers' Commentary·         Writing The Green Hornet featurette·         The Black Beauty: Rebirth of Cool featurette

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