From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Rock the Kasbah

BILL MURRAY AND OSCAR®-WINNING DIRECTOR BARRY LEVINSON TEAM UP FOR A ROCK 'N' ROLL COMEDY ADVENTURE

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL HD ON JANUARY 26, 2016 AND ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK AND DVD FEBRUARY 2, 2016 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

"BILL MURRAY JUST KILLS IT…HE'S HILARIOUS" - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Dec 10, 2015, 09:00 ET from Universal Studios Home Entertainment

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A has-been rock manager from Van Nuys, California, stumbles upon a once-in-a-lifetime voice in a remote Afghan cave in Rock the Kasbah, arriving on Digital HD January 19, 2016 and on Blu-ray™ combo pack, DVD and On Demand on February 2, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Inspired by stranger-than-fiction, real-life events and directed by Oscar® winner Barry Levinson (Good Morning Vietnam, Rain Man, Diner), the dramatic comedy stars Bill Murray (Lost in Translation, Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters) as Richie Lanz, an irreverent, self-involved and completely unprincipled rock 'n' roll animal who finds his last chance in the last place he ever expected.

Bruce Willis (The Sixth Sense, Die Hard), Kate Hudson (Almost Famous, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days), Zooey Deschanel ("New Girl," 500 Days of Summer), Scott Caan ("Hawaii 5-0," Ocean's Eleven), Danny McBride (This Is the End, Pineapple Express), Leem Lubany (Omar, From A to B) and Arian Moayed (Rosewater, Broadway's "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo") provide support for Murray's Richie, a notable addition to the actor's rogue's gallery of lovable scalawags. With an eclectic soundtrack that ranges from Lubany's haunting covers of Cat Stevens' classics to Murray's outrageous rendition of "Smoke on the Water" and bonus features including deleted scenes and a pair of behind-the-scenes mini-documentaries, Rock the Kasbah is a one-of-a-kind cinematic treasure.  

When Richie Lanz (Bill Murray) is dumped and stranded in war-torn Kabul by his last remaining client (Zooey Deschanel), he discovers Salima Khan (Leem Lubany), a Pashtun teenager with a beautiful voice and the courageous dream of becoming the first woman to compete on Afghanistan's version of "American Idol." Richie partners with a savvy hooker (Kate Hudson), a pair of hard-partying war profiteers (Danny McBride and Scott Caan), and a hair-trigger mercenary (Bruce Willis) to brave dangerous cultural prejudices and manage his new protégée into becoming the next Afghan Star.

BLU-RAY and DVD BONUS FEATURES

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Richie Lanz: The Man and the Music - Get to know Bill Murray's character "Richie Lanz" in this all-star mockumentary
  • Bill Murray Rocks - Cast and crew discuss their unforgettable experiences on the set of Rock the Kasbah, and reflect on the legend, the legacy and the unique comedic gifts of Bill Murray.

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FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Bill Murray, Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, Danny McBride, Scott Caan, Leem Lubany, Arian Moayed, Bruce Willis
Directed By: Barry Levinson
Written By: Mitch Glazer
Produced By: Jacob Pechenek, Bill Block, Ethan Smith, Steve Bing, Mitch Glazer
Executive Produced By: Tom Ortenberg, Peter Lawson, Iakovos Petsenikakis, Iakovina Petsenikakina, Sasha Shapiro, Anton Lessine, Brian Grazer, Tom Freston, Marsha Swinton
Director of Photography: Sean Bobbitt
Production Designer: Niels Sejer
Edited By: Aaron Yanes, David Moritz
Costume Designer: Deborah L. Scott
Music By: Marcelo Zarvos

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY:
Street Date: February 2, 2016
Copyright: 2016 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number:  55166151
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2:40.1
Rating: R for language including sexual references, some drug use and brief violence
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French subtitles
Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Run Time:  1 hour, 47 minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: February 2, 2016
Copyright: 2016 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number:  55166152
Layers: Dual
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2:40.1
Rating: R for language including sexual references, some drug use and brief violence
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French subtitles
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time:  1 hour, 47 minutes

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