From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: Battleship The Epic Action Adventure, Featuring Mind-Blowing Visual Effects, Thrilling Battles & an All­Star Cast Including Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna, Alexander Skarsgard & Brooklyn Decker

Immerse Yourself in the High-Definition Experience on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack August 28th

"A big, bold blast, and explosively fun." -- James Rocchi, MSN Movies

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- An exhilarating campaign to save mankind unfolds on the high seas, in the skies and on land when Battleship - the entertaining, action-adventure made with unprecedented support of the US Navy - comes to Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand August 28th, 2012, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Also available through Digital Download. Against all odds, a daring young naval officer and his heroic crew launch an all-out military showdown against a superior alien force in this enthralling, thrill-ride that will have viewers holding their breath through the final gripping face-off. Blu-ray 's high-definition picture and perfect hi-def 5.1 surround sound provide the ultimate showcase to experience the film's awe-inspiring special effects, non-stop action and ingenious weaponry. Almost two hours of exclusive bonus features including all-new featurettes, behind-the-scenes footage, filmmaker commentary and an exciting pre-visualization of an alternate ending make this a must-own disc for every movie fan.

The Blu-ray Combo Pack contains a Digital Copy of the film, compatible with iPhone®, iTunes®, iPad®, iPod®, iPod® touch, Android™ and online retailer partners as well as UltraViolet™.  UltraViolet™ is the revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows in the cloud to instantly stream and download to computers, tablets and smart-phones. Consumers can now truly enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice.  

Hasbro - makers of the Transformers and G.I. Joe franchises - joins with powerhouse filmmaker Peter Berg (Hancock, The Kingdom, Friday Night Lights) to create this thrilling film inspired by Hasbro's popular naval combat game, Battleship. The film stars Taylor Kitsch (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, John Carter), Liam Neeson (The Grey, Taken), Alexander Skarsgard (HBO's "True Blood," Melancholia), global music superstar Rihanna in her motion-picture debut, Brooklyn Decker (Just Go With It), and Tadanobu Asano (Thor, upcoming 47 Ronin), with a supporting cast that includes Hamish Linklater (Fantastic Four), Jesse Plemons (NBC's "Friday Night Lights"), and in his professional acting debut, U.S. Army Colonel Gregory D. Gadson, a battalion leader who lost both legs in Iraq in 2007.

Bonus Features Exclusive to the Blu-rayTM

  • Alternate Ending Pre-visualization with commentary by Peter Berg
  • The Visual Effects of Battleship - From ground-breaking water-simulation programs to cutting-edge motion capture, see how the team at Industrial Light & Magic pushes the boundaries of visual effects to bring the aliens to life.
  • All Access with Director Peter Berg - Join director Peter Berg as he gives fans an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie.
  • USS Missouri VIP Tour - Come aboard the historic "Mighty Mo" for an exclusive tour with director Peter Berg and actual Navy veterans as they reveal some of the coolest facts and amazing action that has graced the decks of this legendary ship.
  • Commander Pete - Watch as director Peter Berg energizes the cast and crew with his endless enthusiasm and relentless good humor.
  • And with UNIVERSAL'S SECOND SCREEN, viewers can enjoy an innovative and interactive viewing experience, that allows them to control, interact and explore Battleship with groundbreaking features right on a networked tablet or computer, in synchronization with the movie on the television screen! While the movie plays, experience features such as:
    • Alien Tech 3D Model Turntable Explosions:  During the movie, 3D models of the aliens and the shredder become available to the user to view at various angles. For instance, as the user turns the Regent Alien, the armor flies off in parts and then re-assembles. (Exclusive to Second Screen.)
    • All Access with Director Peter Berg: Viewers get an all access look at the making of the film featuring interviews with cast and crew.
    • Flick View:  Interact with the movie, move content from the Tablet to the TV screen, and compare storyboards, animatics, and other executing content by "Flicking" them from on their tablet to their TV screen, simply by gesturing their fingers upwards on their tablets.  
  • UltraViolet™:  The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, store them in the cloud, and instantly stream and download to computers, tablets and smartphones. Consumers can now truly enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice.  Currently available in the United States only.
  • Digital Copy:  Viewers can redeem a digital version of the full-length movie from a choice of retail partners to watch on an array of electronics and portable devices including computers, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod™ touch, Android™ and more!
  • pocket BLU™ App:  The popular free pocket BLU™ app for smartphones is now even better with newly updated versions for iPad®, Android™ tablets, PC and Macintosh computers, with features made especially to take advantage of the devices' larger screens and high resolution displays.
    • 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™. 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.
  • BD-LIVE™:  Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to access the latest trailers, exclusive content and more!

Bonus Features on Both the Blu-ray and DVD

  • Preparing for Battle - Hear how Hollywood teamed up with the US Navy to transform a beloved board game into a big-screen blockbuster.
  • All Hands on Deck: The Cast - Witness the actors getting into the military mindset and Navy veterans having their time in the spotlight in this salute to the people at the heart of the story.
  • Engage in Battle
    • Shooting at Sea - Experience the crew taking on the daunting challenge of shooting on the open ocean on their "soundstage at sea."
    • All Aboard the Fleet - Cast and crew members share their experiences shooting on the ships, particularly the historic USS Missouri.

SYNOPSIS

Peter Berg (Hancock, The Kingdom, "Friday Night Lights") directs and produces Battleship, the epic-scale action-adventure that James Rocchi, MSN Movies calls, "A big, bold blast! Packed with brains and heart, and explosively fun." Taylor Kitsch plays Lieutenant Alex Hopper, a naval weapons officer assigned to destroyer USS John Paul, and humanity's last hope in the face of a global alien invasion. Alexander Skarsgard ("True Blood," Melancholia) is Hopper's older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of USS Sampson; global music superstar Rihanna makes her motion-picture debut as Petty Officer Second Class Cora Raikes, Hopper's crewmate and a weapons specialist on USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker (Just Go With It) is Sam Shane, Hopper's fiancee and a physical therapist specializing in the rehabilitation of military combat veterans; Tadanobu Asano (Thor), is Captain Yugi Nagata, commanding officer of the Japanese destroyer Myoko and Hopper's archrival; and Academy Award® nominee Liam Neeson (The Grey, Taken) plays Hopper and Stone's superior (and Sam's father), Admiral Shane, Commander of the Pacific Fleet.

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FILMMAKERS

Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Tadanobu Asano, Hamish Linklater and Liam Neeson
Based on Hasbro's: "Battleship"
Directed By: Peter Berg
Written ByJon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber
Produced ByBrian Goldner, Scott Stuber, Peter Berg, Sarah Aubrey, Duncan Henderson, Bennett Schneir
Executive Producers: Jonathan Mone, Braden Aftergood
Director of Photography: Tobias Schliessler ASC
Production Designer: Neil Spisak
Edited By: Colby Parker Jr., Billy Rich, Paul Rubell ACE
Costume Designers: Louise Mingenbach, Kim Tillman
Music By: Steve Jablonsky
Executive Music Producer: Rick Rubin

TECHNICAL INFORMATION
BLU-RAY
Street Date: August 28, 2012
Copyright: 2012 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 61120748/61123289 (Canadian)
Running Time: 2 hours, 12 minutes
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.40:1
Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, action and destruction, and for language
Technical Info: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/DVS(2) 2.0 and Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French DTS Digital Surround 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

TECHNICAL INFORMATION
DVD
Street Date: August 28, 2012
Copyright: 2012 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 61116602/61123290 (Canadian)
Running Time: 2 hours, 12 minutes
Layers: Dual Layer
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40:1
Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, action and destruction, and for language
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

About Universal Studios Home Entertainment

In honor of its Centennial anniversary, Universal Pictures proudly salutes 100 years of unforgettable films that have entertained audiences and touched the hearts of millions around the globe. In celebration of its first 100 years, Universal Studios Home Entertainment is proud to present a selection of its many beloved movies as part of an extensive year-long program that underscores the studio's rich cinematic history and indelible cultural impact.

Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.

CONTACTS

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Michelle Slavich
Vice President, Publicity
Michelle.Slavich@nbcuni.com
(818) 777-5344

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