Press Release from Warner Home Entertainment Group
Burbank, CA – Rethink everything you knew about the age-old tale when “Red Riding Hood” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack with an all-new Alternate Cut on June 14th from Warner Home Entertainment Group. “Red Riding Hood” theatrical version will also be available on DVD and Digital Download the same day. Inspired by the beloved fairy tale, director Catherine Hardwicke (“Twilight”) reveals an edgy side of this classic story, complete with passion, mystery and ever-present danger.
Starring Amanda Seyfreid (“Letters to Juliet,” “Mamma Mia”), “Red Riding Hood” is the tale of beautiful young villager Valerie (Seyfried), who is promised in marriage to one man but in love with another. Her troubles intensify when the local werewolf rejects its monthly animal sacrifice and kills Valerie’s older sister. When a werewolf hunter played by Gary Oldman (the “Harry Potter” series) tells the villagers that the werewolf is disguised among the villages in human form, Valerie discovers a unique connection to the werewolf. Their connection inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect...and bait.
Brought to life by director Hardwicke, “Red Riding Hood” also stars Billy Burke (the "Twilight" franchise), Shiloh Fernandez ("Skateland"), Max Irons ("Dorian Gray"), Oscar® nominee Virginia Madsen ("Sideways"), Lukas Haas ("Inception") and Oscar® winner Julie Christie ("Away from Her," "Darling").
“Red Riding Hood” BD Combo Pack features an alternate ending and features a hi-definition, a standard definition and a digital copy of the film, for $35.99 and on single disc DVD for $28.98.
On June 14th, “Red Riding Hood” will also be available for rent ON DEMAND through Digital Cable, Satellite TV, and IPTV. It can also be purchased for permanent download or rented on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game consoles.
It will also be available to rent via kiosks and subscription on 07/12/11.
SYNOPSISFor decades, the people of the village of Daggerhorn have maintained an uneasy truce with the werewolf, who prowls at every full moon, by offering the beast a monthly animal sacrifice to quench its appetite. But under a blood red moon, the wolf changes the stakes by taking the life of one of their own.
The victim is the older sister of Valerie (Seyfried), a beautiful, young woman, who has just found out that her parents (Burke and Madsen) have arranged for her to marry Henry (Irons), the scion of the town's wealthiest family. But Valerie wants only Peter (Fernandez), the poor woodcutter she has loved all her life. Unwilling to be parted, the couple was planning to run away together, but, in a horrifying instant, the wolf changes everything.
As the townspeople hunger for revenge, famed werewolf hunter Father Solomon (Oldman) is summoned to Daggerhorn to kill the beast once and for all. But Solomon's arrival brings only more turmoil as he warns everyone that the werewolf takes human form by day and could be any one of them. No one is above suspicion. Panic grips the town as the death toll rises with each red moon, tearing apart the once close-knit village. But it is Valerie who discovers she has a unique connection to the wolf that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect...and bait.
DVD ELEMENTS“Red Riding Hood” Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:- Alternate Cut featuring an all-new ending not seen in theaters- “Secrets Behind the Red Cloak” picture in picture commentary with Catherine Hardwicke, Amanda Seyfried, Shiloh Fernandez and Max Irons- Reinvention of Red Riding Hood- Red Riding Hood’s Men- Making of the Score- Before the Fur…Making of the CG Wolf- Casting Tapes – Casting Shiloh Fernandez- Casting Tapes – Casting Max Irons- Casting Tapes – Shiloh Fernandez and Max Irons- Rehearsals – The Dance- Rehearsals – The Festival- Rehearsals – The Wolf Attack- The Wolf – Music Video by Fever Ray- Just a Fragment of You – Music Video by Anthony Gonzalez of M8- Red Riding Hood in 73 seconds- Gag Reel- Deleted Scenes- Easter Egg – The Wolf Goes to a Hamlet Audition
“Red Riding Hood” Standard Definition DVD contains the following special features:- Deleted Scenes
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
“Red Riding Hood” will be available digitally in High Definition (HD) VOD and Standard Definition (SD) VOD from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.
The film is also available for download from online digital retailers including iTunes and Amazon Instant Video.
PRODUCTBlu-ray Combo Pack featuring an Alternate Cut $35.99Single disc Amaray (WS) $28.98
Standard Street Date: June 14, 2011DVD Language: English, Latin Spanish, Parisian FrenchBD Language: English, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Brazilian PortugueseDVD Subtitles: ESDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian FrenchBD Subtitles: ESDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Brazilian PortugueseRunning Time: 100 min Rating: Rated PG-13 for violence and creature terror, and some sensuality.DLBY/SURR DLBY/DGTL [CC]
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