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« on: Aug 21, 2009, 10:29:18 AM »

Hugh Jackman Returns In The $175+ Million Box Office Smash, Slashing Its Way Onto Blu-ray Disc And Special Edition DVD With Digital Copy On September 15 From Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

--Blu-ray Disc Marks The Studio’s First Ever Release Featuring “Live Lookup” An Interactive IMDB BD-Live Technology --

CENTURY CITY, CA. – Experience the very first chapter of the exciting X-Men saga through the eyes of a true Marvel legend when X-Men Origins: Wolverine arrives Blu-ray Disc (BD) and Special Edition DVD September 15 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.  Hugh Jackman (Australia, Deception) returns as the iconic character in an epic adventure that pits Wolverine and all mutants against powerful forces determined to eliminate them.  Spanning over 150 years, X-Men Origins: Wolverine chronicles young James Logan and his tortured past… from boy, to man, to mutant.  From conflicts with his half brother Victor Creed – aka Sabretooth (Liev Schreiber; Defiance, The Ten), his membership in Team X, his infamous adamantium rebirth and the total memory loss that ultimately fuels his angry quest, X-Men Origins: Wolverine paints the vivid and difficult journey of the legendary superhero.

Directed by Gavin Hood (Rendition) from a script by David Benioff (The Kite Runner, Stay) and Skip Woods (Hitman, Swordfish), X-Men Origins: Wolverine delves deep into the X-Men universe by introducing comic-book mainstays into the film including Ryan Reynolds (The Proposal, Van Wilder) as Deadpool, Taylor Kitsch (“Friday Night Lights,” Snakes on a Plane) as Gambit, Danny Huston (30 Days of Night, The Kingdom) as Colonel William Stryker, Dominic Monaghan (“Lost,” The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) as Bolt and Black Eyed Peas front man Will.i.Am as Wraith.  The two-disc BD offers fans the studio’s first ever release featuring “Live Lookup, an interactive BD-Live technology gives fans access to up-to-date filmographies and information related to the film via IMDb.

The X-Men Origins: Wolverine BD and Special Edition DVD are both loaded with bonus material including commentary by director Hood and producers Lauren Shuler Donner and Ralph Winter, a conversation with Wolverine creators Stan Lee and Len Wein, deleted and alternate scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes and much more.  The Ultimate 2-Disc Blu-ray will be available for a suggested retail price of $39.99 U.S. / $49.99 Canada while the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD will be available for $34.98 U.S. / $45.98 Canada, both featuring Digital Copy.  Additionally, a single-disc DVD will be available for $29.98 U.S. / $43.48 Canada.  Prebook is August 19.

Leading up to the events of X-Men, X-Men Origins: Wolverine tells the story of Wolverine’s epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed and the ominous Weapon X program.  Along the way, Wolverine encounters many mutants, both familiar and new, including surprise appearances by several legends of the X-Men universe whose appearances in the film have long been anticipated.

Blu-ray Disc Specs:
The X-Men Origins: Wolverine BD is presented in widescreen on a 50GB dual-layer disc authored in BD-J with AVC (MPEG 4) compression with English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio and French / Spanish 5.1 DTS along with English / French / Spanish subtitles.  Special features include:

    •    Disc One
        o    Commentary by Director Gavin Hood
        o    Commentary by Producers Lauren Shuler Donner and Ralph Winter
        o    The Roots of Wolverine: A Conversation with X-Men creators Stan Lee and Len Wein
        o    Wolverine Unleashed: The Complete Origins
        o    “Wolverine Weapon X Mutant Files Featurette: 10 Character Chronicles
        o    “The Thrill of the Chase: The Helicopter Chase Sequence” featurette
        o    “X Connect and On Set With Gavin Hood” featurette
        o    X-Facts: Trivia Track
        o    Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Director Gavin Hood
        o    Alternate Memory Erase Sequence
        o    Alternate Tag Scene: Japan
        o    Fox Movie Channel Presents: World Premiere
        o    IMDB BD-Live technology
    •    Disc Two
        o    Digital Copy
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