REVIEW: TOWER HEIST
OVERVIEW: A wealthy Wall Street swindler gets his just
desserts at the hands of the employees he stiffed in the year’s most uproarious action
comedy, Tower Heist, coming to Blu-ray™ Combo-Pack with UltraVioletTM, as well as
DVD, Digital Download and On Demand February 21, 2012 from Universal Studios Home
Entertainment. Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy lead an all-star comedy cast in this hilarious
tale of sweet, sweet revenge. The film’s stellar ensemble cast includes Casey Affleck
(Ocean’s Eleven trilogy), Alan Alda (The Aviator), Matthew Broderick (The Producers),
Stephen McKinley Henderson (“Law and Order”), Judd Hirsch (A Beautiful Mind) Téa
Leoni (Fun with Dick and Jane), Michael Peña (Battle: Los Angeles) and Gabourey Sidibe
(Precious). The film is produced by Academy Award® winning-producer Brian Grazer (8
Mile, A Beautiful Mind, American Gangster). The Tower Heist Blu-ray™ Combo Pack
delivers the film in perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound and features over an
hour of bonus features including two alternate endings, deleted scenes, a gag reel and
exclusive behind-the-scenes features on the making of the film.
Included in the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack is an all-new UltraViolet™ copy of the film.
UltraViolet™ is the revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows,
put them in the cloud and stream instantly to computers, tablets and smart phones and
soon, consumers can download to devices of their choice too. The Tower Heist Combo
Pack also includes a DVD and Digital Copy of the film which is compatible with iTunes®,
iPad®, iPhone®, iPod™ touch, Android or other retail partners. So now, consumers can
truly enjoy their movies and TV shows anytime, anywhere, on the platform of their
choice! The Blu-ray™ also includes Universal's Second Screen—a technology that
enhances the viewing experience by allowing viewers to simultaneously control and
interact with the film and bonus material on a WiFi-connected tablet or computer as the
movie plays on the television screen. The new Flick View Feature will allow fans to
interact even more with the movie and be able to move content from their tablet to their
When the staff of New York City’s most expensive and luxurious condominium discoversthat the billionaire investment advisor living in the penthouse has plundered their
retirement fund, they take matters into their own hands in a “ downright fun, comic
caper” (Mike Scott, Times Picayune). Convinced that light-fingered Wall Street Titan
Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda) has stashed his ill-gotten millions in his apartment, building
manager Josh Kovacs (Ben Stiller) rallies his troops and enlists the help of small-time thief
Slide (Eddie Murphy) to make sure they get back what’s rightfully theirs. These rookie
thieves—including high-strung concierge Charlie (Casey Affleck), broke ex-Wall Streeter
Mr. Fitzhugh (Matthew Broderick), new bellhop Dev’Reaux (Michael Peña) and feisty
maid Odessa (Gabourey Sidibe)—know the building better than anyone. It turns out
they’ve been casing the place for years…they just didn’t know it.
The film is
presented in 1080P widescreen in a 2.40:1 aspect ration
preserving its theatrical format. The picture is just
flawless. Not only the picture looks great in
this release, also the sound it is good, a 5.1 DTS-HD Master
Audio (48kHz/24bit) in English that provides a
good complement to the picture. It also includes English,
French and Spanish subtitles.
2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen 1080P
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/DVS Dolby Digital 2.02, French DTS-HD Master
Audio 5.1 (Canadian) and Spanish DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles - English SDH, French, Spanish
Two Alternate Endings – not seen in theatres!
Hilarious Deleted & Alternate Scenes
Plotting Tower Heist—Following the structure of a classic caper movie in three
acts, director Brett Ratner, producer Brian Grazer and the entire cast bring this
heist film to a whole new level. Viewers will learn how the project started, as well
as meet the screenwriters and cast. This exclusive feature reveals the secrets of
the set design, special effects and more, including what it took to create the iconic
sequence involving Steve McQueen’s car!
Feature Commentary with director Brett Ratner, editor Mark Helfrich and cowriters
Ted Griffin & Jeff Nathanson
Tower Heist Video Diary – Director Brett Ratner takes fans through the
filmmaking process with these personal video production diaries from the set.
UltraViolet™: The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, put them in the cloud and stream instantly to computers, tablets and smart phones, currently available in the United States only.
BD-LIVE™: Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to watch the latest trailers and more!
pocket BLU™ app: The groundbreaking pocket BLU™ app uses iPad®, iPhone®, iPod® touch, Android™, PC and Mac® to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray™ player. Plus iPad® and Android™ tablet owners can enjoy a new, enhanced edition of pocket BLU™ made especially to take advantage of the tablets’ larger screen and high resolution display. Consumers will be able to browse through a library of Blu-ray™ content and watch entertaining extras on-the-go in a way that’s bigger and better than ever before. pocket BLU™ offers advanced features such as:
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.
VIDEO TIMELINE: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
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.
BROWSE TITLES: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU™-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray™ Hi-Def. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
KEYBOARD: Entering data is fast and easy with your device’s intuitive keyboard.
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