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SAVAGES Blu-ray and DVD Release Date

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Acclaimed director Oliver Stone (Born on the Fourth of July, Platoon, Wall Street) plunges deep into the brutally violent world of Mexican drug cartels in the crime thriller Savages, coming to Bluray ™ Combo Pack, DVD, and On Demand on October 23, 2012, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Also available through Digital Download. Based on Don Winslow’s audacious 2010 novel, Savages is an intense and graphic drama set against the harsh, swift justice of the illicit drug trade as a pair of peace-loving Southern Californians find themselves locked in an all-out war against a merciless drug lord.

Bonus Features on Blu-rayTM and DVD
• Feature Commentary with Oliver Stone
• Feature Commentary with producers Moritz Borman, Eric Kopeloff, Co-Screenwriter/Novelist Don Winslow, Executive Producer/Co-Screenwriter Shane Salerno and Production Designer Tomás Voth

Bonus Features Exclusive to the Blu-rayTM• STONE COLD SAVAGES—A five-part profile of the film showcases the entire cast and crew as Oliver Stone pushes his loyal and talented company far past their limits in order to bring this story to life. From concept to completion, viewers get unprecedented access to a master storyteller’s creative process.
• UltraViolet™: The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and television shows, store them in the cloud, and instantly stream or download to tablets, smartphones, computers and TVs. Consumers can now truly enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice. Currently available in the U.S. only.
• Digital Copy: Viewers can redeem a digital version of the full-length movie from their choice of retail partners, to watch on an array of electronics and portable devices including computers, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod™ touch, Android™ and more!
• 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 Mac computers, with features made especially to take advantage of the devices’ larger screens and high-resolution displays.
o 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.
o Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
o 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.
o 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.
o 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!


SAVAGES Movie Review

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Every so often a movie comes along that puts certain industries in perspective. Such examples would be The Social Network (2010) showing the upstart “” details, or better yet, the iconic flick Wall Street (1997), showing how vulnerable the US economy can be when “greed” is embraced as an attribute. What movies of the sort would do is shed light on the inner workings of its respective markets or industries. Well, such is the case of Savages, where it sheds light on the emerging legal “Pot” market and the influence of the Mexican drug cartel. Three-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Director Oliver Stone does a terrific job with showing how legalizing marijuana on limited levels in southern California, can actually attract the all too enterprising and ambitious drug cartel.

This flick seems to start out very charming and straightforward about sexually charged drug addicts, but quickly turns into all out “narco-warfare.” It captivates you with an astounding line-up of “A-listers” and a few relatively new-comer actors including Taylor Kitsch (Peter Berg’s Battleship – 2012), Aaron Johnson (Nowhere Boy – 2009), screen veterans John Travolta and Benicio Del Toro (Two of the greatest supporting actors anyone can ever ask for), then gives you a ride from hell that never seems to end. READ FULL REVIEW

SAVAGES Film Trailer

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

Here is the trailer from Universal Pictures’ upcoming film SAVAGES. The movie is directed by Oliver Stone, starring Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch, Demian Bichir.

SAVAGES opens in theaters July 6, 2012.

Three-time Oscar®-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone returns to the screen with the ferocious thriller Savages, featuring the all-star ensemble cast of Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and Demian Bichir. The film is based on Don Winslow’s best-selling crime novel that was named one of The New York Times’ Top 10 Books of 2010.

Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Johnson), a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon (Kitsch), a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry—raising some of the best marijuana ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia (Lively). Life is idyllic in their Southern California town…until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them.

When the merciless head of the BC, Elena (Hayek), and her brutal enforcer, Lado (Del Toro), underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon—with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent (Travolta)—wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel. And so begins a series of increasingly vicious ploys and maneuvers in a high stakes, savage battle of wills.