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PUBLIC ENEMIES on Blu-ray and DVD
Press Release from Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Universal City, California, October 22, 2009 — Award-winning director Michael Mann (Last of the Mohicans, Heat, Collateral) transports audiences back to the era of the 1930s American gangster in the critically acclaimed crime saga Public Enemies, coming to two-disc Special Edition Blu-rayTM Hi-Def, two-disc Special Edition DVD, single disc DVD and digital download on December 8, 2009 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Starring Oscar nominee Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean series), Christian Bale (The Dark Knight) and Oscar winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose), Public Enemies places you in the center of the fast and dangerous life of outlaw John Dillinger (Depp), whose cascade of heists, breakouts and charismatic press conferences captivated a ation and won him the heart of Billie Frechette (Cotillard) who went along for the ride. Meanwhile, at the same time, he was being hunted nationwide by crime buster Melvin Purvis (Bale) and the FBI as the nation’s first Public Enemy No. 1.
In Public Enemies, Mann recreates Dillinger’s glory days with ferocious clarity in an explosive saga that also stars Billy Crudup (Watchmen), Steven Dorff (Felon), Stephen Lang (Tombstone), Channing Tatum (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra), Emilie de Ravin (“Lost”) and Giovanni Ribisi (Perfect Stranger). Fans can experience every exhilarating moment of Public Enemies with perfect picture and the purest digital sound available on Blu-rayTM. Through the Blu-rayTM exclusive interactive timeline, audiences can also explore the amazing true-life events depicted in the movie. And, through Universal’s all-new acclaimed
BD-LiveTM Center, fans can access additional content, movie trailers and more with a click of the remote!
A BARRAGE OF THRILLING BONUS FEATURES
Both the two-disc Special Edition DVD and the Blu-rayTM Hi-Def version include:
* Larger than Life: Adversaries—Stars Johnny Depp and Christian Bale face off in their portrayals of the real legendary gangsters shown in the film.
* Michael Mann: Making Public Enemies—See Michael Mann work with his cast and crew including Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Marion Cotillard.
* Last of the Legendary Outlaws—A look at the real John Dillinger and other notorious American gangsters including Bonnie & Clyde and Pretty Boy Floyd.
* On Dillinger’s Trail: The Real Locations—Compare the real locations used in the film through behind-the-scenes and archival footage.
* Director’s Commentary—Feature commentary with director Michael Mann.
* Criminal Technology—A study of the guns from the 1930s. Watch Johnny Depp and other cast members learn how to fire them realistically.
* The Public Enemies Blu-rayTM and two-disc Special Edition DVD will also be available with Digital Copy for a limited time only. Transfer the digital copy to your iPod, Mac or PC and experience Public Enemies anywhere, anytime!
Public Enemies on Blu-rayTM Hi-Def offers these exclusive bonus features:
* U-Control—Universal’s exclusive signature feature puts the viewer just one click away from going deeper into the making of the film without ever leaving the movie.
* Picture-In-Picture—Dig deeper behind-the-scenes with production-related featurettes on how cast and crew brought Dillinger and his accomplices to life.
* Interactive Timeline— Follow three timelines of a national crime spree that spanned 14 months from 1933-1934 and view in depth coverage on Dillinger and his gang through archival materials, historians and family members
* BD-Live—Blu-ray viewers can access the BD-LiveTM Center through an Internet-connected player to download more exclusive content, the latest trailers and more!
* My Chat—Use Internet-connected players to host a text chat while watching the movie with friends who also own Public Enemies on Blu-rayTM Hi-Def.
* My Public Enemies Commentary—UniversalHiDef.com and the BD-LiveTM Center together offer the opportunity to create video, audio or text commentary that can be shared with others in the BD-LiveTM community.