From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Pawn Sacrifice

TOBEY MAGUIRE AND LIEV SCHREIBER STAR IN "THE MATCH OF THE CENTURY"

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL HD DECEMBER 8, 2015, AND ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK AND DVD DECEMBER 22, 2015,

FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Nov 11, 2015, 09:00 ET from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A long-anticipated chess match between an American upstart and a Russian grandmaster captures the imagination of the world in Pawn Sacrifice, coming to Digital HD on December 8, 2015, and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on December 22, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. A riveting and revealing portrait of Bobby Fischer, the troubled genius who sparked an international chess craze, Pawn Sacrifice vividly recreates an era in which international gamesmanship achieved new heights – on and off the chess board.

In a gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire, whose players have dominated the game for decades. Pawn Sacrifice chronicles Fischer's terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of the world.

Tobey Maguire (The Great Gatsby, Spider-Man) stars as the gifted and tormented Fischer, with Liev Schreiber ("Ray Donovan," Salt) as his Russian nemesis Boris Spassky. The film also stars Peter Sarsgaard (Black Mass, Jarhead), Lily Rabe ("American Horror Story," All Good Things), Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man, Trumbo) and Robin Weigert (The Sessions, "Deadwood").

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FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber, Peter Sarsgaard, Lily Rabe, Michael Stuhlbarg, Robin Weigert
Directed By: Edward Zwick
Written By: Steven Knight (Screenplay), Stephen J. Rivele (Story), Christopher Wilkinson (Story)
Produced By: Gail Katz, Tobey Maguire, Edward Zwick
Executive Produced By: Kevin Scott Frakes, Michael Ilitch Jr., Dale Armin Johnson, Julie B. May, Glenn Murray, Josette Perrotta, Stephen J. Rivele, Raj Brinder Singh, Christopher Wilkinson
Director of Photography: Bradford Young
Production Designer: Isabelle Guay
Edited By: Steven Rosenblum
Composer: James Newton Howard
Costume Designer: Renee April

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY:
Street Date: December 22, 2015
Copyright: 2015 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 57174940
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language, some sexual content and historical smoking.
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles 
Sound: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/Dolby Digital 2.0, DVS DD 2.0
Run Time: 1 hour, 56 minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD
Street Date: December 22, 2015
Copyright: 2015 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 57174265
Layers: Dual
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language, some sexual content and historical smoking.
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles 
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1/Dolby Digital 2.0
Run Time: 1 hour, 56 minutes

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