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From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: Identity Thief HIT THE ROAD WITH MELISSA MCCARTHY AND JASON BATEMAN IN THE #1 COMEDY OF THE YEAR FROM THE PRODUCER OF TED & THE DIRECTOR OF HORRIBLE BOSSES

IDENTITY THIEF

JUNE 4, 2013

"Smart, Funny and Surprisingly Touching" - Rafer Guzman, Newsday

TAKE HOME THE HILARIOUS UNRATED EDITION ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK INCLUDING ULTRAVIOLET™, DVD & DIGITAL COPY WITH ALTERNATE TAKES, A GAG REEL & MORE!

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A mild-mannered businessman and the spend-happy con woman who stole his identity embark on an uproarious, cross-country road trip in the number one comedy blockbuster Identity Thief, available on Blu-rayCombo Pack, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand June 4, 2013, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.  Identity Thief's fearlessly funny stars – Jason Bateman (Horrible Bosses) and Emmy® winner Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) – charmed critics and audiences alike with their off-the-wall outrageous banter.  Directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses), Identity Thief  also features an all-star ensemble cast including Jon Favreau (Iron Man series), Amanda Peet (2012), Tip 'T.I.' Harris (American Gangster), Genesis Rodriguez (What to Expect When You're Expecting), John Cho (Harold & Kumar series), Robert Patrick (Safe House) and Eric Stonestreet ("Modern Family").

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Both the Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD include an unrated, extended version of the film featuring exclusive footage not shown in theaters, as well as a gag reel and making of the featurette with interviews with the film's creators and cast.  Exclusive to the Blu-ray Combo Pack are bonus features including alternate takes, a behind-the-scenes featurette highlighting the stars' unique comedic contributions and an insider tour with one of the movie's most memorable characters.

The Blu-ray Combo Pack allows consumers to view Identity Thief anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice.  It includes a Blu-ray disc, a DVD, a Digital Copy and UltraViolet for the ultimate, complete viewing experience.

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Bonus Features Exclusive to the Blu-rayTM:

  • Scene Stealing: Capturing the Humor of Identity Thief:  Inspired by comedy classics Planes, Trains and Automobiles and Midnight Run, Identity Thief brings comedy geniuses Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy together for an unforgettable cross-country journey.
  • The Skiptracer's Van:  Robert Patrick, in character as The Skiptracer, details what is important to him, especially his van, which subs as his office, home and perpetrator container.  He gives a tour of the exterior, the "deep" interior and the cabin, replete with all of the supplies that he may or may not need.
  • Alternate Takes

Blu-rayTM and DVD Bonus Features:

  • Gag Reel
  • The Making of Identity Thief:  Featuring on-set footage and interviews with the filmmakers and the first-class comedic cast, this featurette brings audiences inside the making of the year's funniest film. 
  • Unrated and Theatrical Versions of the Film

SYNOPSIS

Jason Bateman (Horrible Bosses) and Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) lead an all-star cast in this hilarious blockbuster hit. Unlimited funds have allowed Diana (McCarthy) to live it up on the outskirts of Orlando.  There's only one glitch: she's financing her shopping sprees with an ID stolen from Sandy Patterson (Bateman), an accounts rep who lives halfway across the U.S. With only one week to hunt down the con artist before his world implodes, the real Sandy Patterson is forced to extreme measures to clear his name.  From the director of Horrible Bosses and the producer of Ted, critics are calling Identity Thief "smart, funny and surprisingly touching" – Rafer Guzman, Newsday

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FILMMAKERS
Cast: Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, Tip 'T.I.' Harris, Genesis Rodriguez, Morris Chestnut, John Cho, Robert Patrick, Eric Stonestreet, Jonathan Banks
Directed By: Seth Gordon
Screenplay By: Craig Mazin
Story By: Jerry Eeten, Craig Mazin
Produced By: Scott Stuber, Jason Bateman, Pamela Abdy
Executive Producers:  Dan Kolsrud, Peter Morgan
Director of Photography: Javier Aguirresarobe, ASC
Production Designer: Shepherd Frankel
Edited By: Peter Teschner
Costume Designer: Carol Ramsey
Music By: Christopher Lennertz

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – BLU-RAY:
Street Date: June 4, 2013
Copyright: 2013 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Number: 61124150/ 61125647 (CDN)
Running Time: 1 hour, 52 minutes/2 hours, 1 minute
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.35:1
Rating: R for sexual content/Unrated
Technical Info: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/DVS2 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: June 4, 2013
Copyright: 2013 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Number: 61124149/ 61125645(CDN)
Running Time: 1 hour, 52 minutes/2 hours, 1 minute
Layers: Dual Layer
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Rating: R for sexual content/Unrated
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
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, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation.

CONTACT:

Universal Studios Home Entertainment
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Vice President, Publicity
Jennifer.black@nbcuni.com
(818) 777-0546

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