Get your adrenaline pumping as Lionsgate releases the action-packed thrill ride Haywire on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital Copy), DVD, Digital Download and On Demand this spring. This non-stop adventure, directed by Oscar® winner Steven Soderbergh* and written by Lem Dobbs, introduces mixed martial arts (MMA) superstar Gina Carano as Mallory Kane, a black-ops agent for a government security contractor. Backed by an all-star cast of Golden Globe® nominees Ewan McGregor**, Antonio Banderas***, Bill Paxton**** and Michael Fassbender*****, Oscar® and Golden Globe® winner Michael Douglas****** and Channing Tatum (GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra), watch the story of assassins, betrayal and revenge twist and unfold. Blu-ray and DVD special features include a behind-the-scenes featurette exploring Carano’s transition from the MMA world to film, and a look at the men of Haywire.
Mallory is a highly trained government operative who works in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist who was being held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by someone close to her in her own agency. Instantly the target of skilled assassins who know her every move, Mallory must find the truth in order to stay alive. Using her black-ops military training, she devises an ingenious – and dangerous – trap. But when things go haywire, Mallory realizes she’ll be killed in the blink of an eye unless she finds a way to turn the tables on her ruthless adversary.
*Best Director, Traffic, 2000
**Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical, Moulin Rouge!, 2001
***Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television, And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself, 2003; Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical, The Mask of Zorro, 1998; Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical, Evita, 1996
****Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, “Big Love,” 2010, 2008, 2007; Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, A Bright Shining Lie, 1999
*****Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, Shame, 2012
******OSCAR® – Best Actor in a Leading Role, Wall Street, 1987; Best Picture, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, 1975; GOLDEN GLOBE – Cecil B. DeMille Award, 2004; Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, Wall Street, 1988
Pricing: Blu-ray Disc – $39.99
Pricing: DVD – $29.95
Dirty Dancing Collection on 2-Film Blu-ray Disc Set
The Dirty Dancing phenomenon returns to captivate fans in High Definition with the Dirty Dancing Collection. Just in time to celebrate Dirty Dancing‘s 25th anniversary, this 2-Film Blu-ray Disc Set includes both the original Dirty Dancing as well as the blu-ray debut of its sequel Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights for a special price. Enjoy both films together on Blu-ray for the first time. Not only is this the perfect Mother’s Day gift, but the collection proves to be a must-have for all fans of this perennial favorite.
The original Dirty Dancing stars Golden Globe® nominees Jennifer Grey (Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical, 1988) as “Baby” Houseman, and Patrick Swayze (Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Dirty Dancing – Comedy/Musical, 1988) as the sexy Johnny Castle. Dirty Dancing is the story of a naïve girl who meets an experienced dance instructor and becomes his pupil both in dance and in love. The film, named one of the Top 10 Date Movies of all time according to an E! Entertainment Television poll, also features a hit-filled soundtrack including the Grammy® Award winning “I’ve Had The Time Of My Life.” This classic film continues to stand the test of time with audiences all over the world. Nobody will put this edition in the corner!
The sequel turns up the heat in 1950s Cuba and follows the story of American teenager Katey Miller (Romola Garai) and her move to Havana with her family. Katey meets waiter Javier Suarez (Diego Luna), who befriends her and teaches her Latin dance and way of life. Her parents forbid them from seeing each other, but she invites him to participate in a ballroom dancing contest to raise some money. Sparks fly in this Cuban revolution-themed sequel!
Pricing: Blu-ray Disc – $19.99
Nobody is immune to fear in this post-apocalyptic world this May as Lionsgate debuts Descendents on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand. From the director of Eternal Blood, this horror film stars Karina Pizarro, Cristobal Barra, Patricio Lynch and Sergio Allard. The Descendents DVD contains a “making of” featurette and music videos.
In an unknown future, the earth has been destroyed by man and the air is polluted with a mysterious virus that turns humans into zombies, and only a few children are immune to the disease. Camille, a nine year old girl, wanders through these desolate wastelands, protecting herself from zombie and armed military forces that roam the land killing anyone in sight. As she makes her escape to the ocean, she will do whatever it takes to survive and be among other Descendents.
Pricing: DVD – $26.98
Travel on an international diamond heist as Lionsgate debuts Black Cobra on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand. An action-packed flick based on the book When the Cobra Strikes by Sebati Edward Mafate, the film stars T.J. Storm (TV’s “The Bold and the Beautiful”), Cary Hiroyuki-Tagawa (Planet of the Apes), Jeff Wolfe (Green Lantern), Michael Chinyamurindi (George of the Jungle) and Damian Poitier (HBO’s “True Blood). The DVD premiere also includes deleted scenes, an alternate ending and plenty of outtakes.
One man takes a journey across the country, smuggling and selling illegal black diamonds to pay for his father’s pardon in South Africa. But, when he arrives to the United States to finalize what appears to be a simple transaction, he is soon double-crossed and becomes caught up in contraband. Determination and revenge fuel him to overcome an opponent far more lethal and deadlier than he has ever met.
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Pricing: DVD – $26.98