From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: 'A Remarkable Movie That Boggles the Mind. This is Close Encounters of The Fourth Kind.' - Larry King: The Fourth Kind

MARCH 16, 2010: DISCOVER THE TRUTH ON BLU-RAY(TM) HI-DEF, DVD & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Jan 14, 2010, 08:30 ET from Universal Studios Home Entertainment

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ --

OVERVIEW:  In 1972, a scale of measurement was established for alien encounters.  The final level, abduction, was classified as the fourth kind.  This encounter has been the most difficult to document . . . until now.  Experience the most disturbing evidence of alien abduction ever documented in the provocative thriller, The Fourth Kind, arriving on Blu-ray™ Hi-Def, DVD and Digital Download March 16th, 2010 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Based on actual case studies, The Fourth Kind includes never-before-seen archival footage exposing the terrified revelations of witnesses whose claims of being visited by alien figures are all frighteningly identical.  Starring Milla Jovovich (A Perfect Getaway, Resident Evil franchise), Elias Koteas (The Haunting in Connecticut, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and Will Patton (The Punisher, Remember the Titans).

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY™ HI-DEF:  Unleash the power of your HDTV with perfect picture and purest digital sound.

  • BD-LIVE™: Access the BD-Live Center through your Internet-connected player to get even more content, watch the latest trailers and more!
    • MY SCENES: Bookmark your favorite scenes from the movie then share with your BD-Live buddies!
    • BD-Live™ ONLY FEATURETTES:  
      • THE FOUR KINDS
      • MARIE D. JONES DISCUSSES THE FOURTH KIND
  • pocket BLU™:  USHE's groundbreaking pocket BLU app uses iPhone™ and iPod® touch Wi-Fi connections to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray™  player and offers advanced features such as:
    • 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: By turning the phone to landscape mode, users will bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the movie.
    • Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of exclusive bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a cellular or Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy exclusive 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™ Hi-Def.  They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
    • Pop-Up Keyboard: Enter data into a Blu-ray™ player with this easy and intuitive keyboard that will facilitate such Blu-ray™ features as chatting with friends and sending messages.

And coming soon, Universal will be releasing pocket BLU™ for Blackberry and Android smart phones.

  • social BLU™:  Connect with friends on your favorite social networks to share information about your favorite movies, enjoy Blu-ray™ community features and more!

BONUS FEATURES (DVD and BLU-RAY™ HI-DEF):

  • DELETED SCENES

SYNOPSIS:  Structured unlike any film before it, The Fourth Kind is a provocative thriller set in Nome, Alaska, where -- mysteriously since the 1960s -- a disproportionate number of the population has been reported missing every year.  Despite multiple FBI investigations of the region, the truth has never been discovered.  Set in remote Alaska, psychologist Dr. Abigail Tyler (Milla Jovovich) began videotaping sessions with traumatized patients and unwittingly discovered some of the most disturbing evidence of alien abduction ever documented.  Using this never-before-seen archival footage alongside dramatizations, The Fourth Kind exposes the chilling truth behind these disappearances.  

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – BLU-RAY™ HI-DEF:

Street Date: March 16, 2010

Copyright: 2010 Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Selection Number: 61111405

Running Time: 1 Hour, 38 Minutes

Layers: BD-50

Picture Format: Widescreen

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

Rating: PG-13 (for violent and disturbing images, some terror, thematic elements and brief sexuality)

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles

Sound:  English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English DVS Dolby Digital 2.0, French DTS Surround 5.1, Spanish DTS Surround 5.1


TECHNICAL INFORMATION – DVD:

Street Date:  March 16, 2010

Copyright:  2010 Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Selection Number: 61111406

Running time: 1 Hour, 38 Minutes

Layers:  Dual layer

Picture Format: Anamorphic Widescreen

Aspect Ratio:  2.35:1

Rating: PG-13 (for violent and disturbing images, some terror, thematic elements and brief sexuality)

Languages/Subtitles:  English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles

Sound:  English Dolby Digital 5.1, English DVS Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 and French Dolby Digital 5.1


CAST AND FILMMAKERS

Cast: Milla Jovovich, Will Patton, Elias Koteas

Directed By: Olatunde Osunsanmi

Written By: Olatunde Osunsanmi (Story, Screenplay), Terry Lee Robbins (Story)

Executive Producers: Scott Niemeyer, Norm Waitt, Ioana Miller

Co-Executive Producers: David Pupkewitz, Jon Bjarni Gudmundsson, Vinca Liane Jarrett

Produced By: Paul Brooks, Joe Carnahan, Terry Lee Robbins

Director of Photography: Lorenzo Senatore

Production Designer: Carlos Silva Da Silva

Editor: Paul Covington

Costume Design By: Johnetta Boone

Music By: Atli Orvarsson

Casting By: Emma Callinan, Katerina Goranova


http://www.thefourthkind.net/

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Jennifer.Black@nbcuni.com


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