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From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: The Awakening

REBECCA HALL AND DOMINIC WEST STAR IN THE SUSPENSEFUL AND CHILLING GHOST STORY

The Awakening

AVAILABLE JANUARY 29, 2013 ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT

"Sleek and elegant...It's Sherlock Holmes meets The Others" - Steven Beeman, NYT

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UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Awakening starring Rebecca Hall (The Town, Everything Must Go), Dominic West (John Carter, Johnny English Reborn) and Academy Award® nominee Imelda Stauton (Vera Drake, Harry Potter series) is a terrifying mystery filled with haunting twists that will keep you on the edge of your seat.  From the director of Manor House, Nick Murphy, The Awakening is thrilling, mysterious and eerie.  The Awakening will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on January 29, 2013 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

They say, the boy was scared to death.  When the death of a child at a boarding school is blamed on a ghost, hoax exposer Florence Cathcart is certain that science and reason can explain it. But the truth she discovers is more terrifying than she could ever imagine, and soon the ghost hunter becomes the hunted. Also starring Lucy Cohu (Becoming Jane), John Sharpnel (Notting Hill, Gladiator) and Diana Kent (Billy Elliot, One Day), The Awakening is "gripping and creepy with echoes of The Orphanage, The Others and the Sixth Sense." ­– Matthew Turner, The View London.

The Awakening will be available on Blu-ray™ and DVD.

  • Blu-ray™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound. 
  • DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing the movie in more places, both at home and while away.

BONUS FEATURES (BLU-RAY™ AND DVD):

  • DELETED SCENES Introduced by Director Nick Murphy
  • A Time For Ghosts
  • Anatomy of a Scene: Florence and the lake

BONUS FEATURES (BLU-RAY™):

  • Anatomy of a SCREAM
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Extended Interview with Director Nick Murphy

CAST AND FILMMAKERS:
Cast:  Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Shaun Dooley, Joseph Mawle, Diana Kent, Richard Durden, John Sharpnel, Cal Macaninch, Lucy Cohu, Anastasia Hille, Andre Havill
Directed by:  Nick Murphy
Written by: Nick Murphy and Stephen Volk
Produced by: Sarah Curtis, Julia Stannard, David M. Thompson
Executive Producers: Jenny Borgars, Will Clarke, Olivier Courson, Norman Merry, Joe Oppenheimer, Carole Sheridan
Co-Producer: Sarah Curtis
Associate Producer: Ed Rubin
Director of Photography:  Eduard Grau
Production Designer:  Jon Henson  
Film Editor: Victoria Boydell  
Costume Designer:  Caroline Harris
Music by:  Daniel Pemberton  

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – BLU-RAY:
Street Date: January 29, 2013
Copyright:  2013 Universal Studios.  All Rights Reserved.
Selection Number:  61124958
Running time:  1 Hour, 48 Minutes
Layers:  BD-50
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Widescreen
Rating:  R for some violence and sexuality/nudity
Languages/Subtitles:  English SDH, Spanish
Sound:  DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – DVD:
Street Date:  January 29, 2013
Copyright:  2013 Universal Studios.  All Rights Reserved.
Selection Number: 61124955
Running time: 1 Hour, 48 Minutes
Layers: Dual Layer
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating:  R for some violence and sexuality/nudity
Languages/Subtitles:  English SDH, Spanish
Sound:  Dolby Digital 5.1

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 and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.

CONTACT: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Jennifer Yarrish
Universal Studios Home Entertainment
818.777.0115
Jennifer.Yarrish@nbcuni.com

SOURCE Universal Studios Home Entertainment



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