From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: Sanctum

FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, JAMES CAMERON, CREATOR OF AVATAR AND TITANIC, COMES AN EPIC UNDERWATER ACTION THRILLER BASED ON TRUE EVENTS

AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY 3-D, BLU-RAY AND DVD FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT ON JUNE 7, 2011

Mar 29, 2011, 08:00 ET from Universal Studios Home Entertainment

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OVERVIEW:  Follow father and son underwater cave divers and their team as they embark on an epic expedition into the heart of one of the world's largest, most remote and treacherous caverns.  When a sudden storm seals off their only known exit, the team is forced to delve deeper and deeper in search of their escape; can they survive, or will they be trapped forever? With the threat of death and danger at every turn, this journey will test their strength and psyche against the perils of raging water and creeping panic.

Hailed as "an underwater thrill ride!  Suspenseful!" (Jami Philbrick, Movieweb) and based on writer Andrew Wight's own experiences, Sanctum re-creates a truly remarkable 3-D subterranean world crafted by three-time Academy Award®-winning executive producer James Cameron.  Sanctum stars Richard Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge!, Mission: Impossible II), Rhys Wakefield (The Black Balloon, Broken Hill), Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four series, W.), Alice Parkinson (Where the Wild Things Are, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), and Dan Wyllie (Muriel's Wedding, Chopper).

SANCTUM BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY™ 3-D AND BLU-RAY™ :  Unleash the power of your HDTV with perfect picture and purest digital sound available.

  • BD-LIVE™: Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to access the latest trailers and more!
  • pocket BLU™:  USHE's groundbreaking pocket BLU™ app uses iPhone®, iPod® touch, BlackBerry®, Nokia® Smartphone, Android™, PC and Mac to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray™ player.  Also available on the iPad®, owners can enjoy a new, enhanced edition of pocket BLU made especially to take advantage of the tablet's larger screen and high-resolution display.  Consumers will be able to browse through a library of Blu-ray™ content and watch entertaining extras on-the-go in a way that's bigger and better than ever before.  pocket BLU™ 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:  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™ Hi-Def.  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.
  • MY MOVIES™: Consumers can rent a variety of Universal favorites such as Meet the Parents, Fast & Furious, Mamma Mia!, Coraline, Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old-Virgin, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, or Role Models to instantly stream via BD-Live™, the pocket BLU™ app or on the web at UniversalHiDef.com
  • MY SCENES:  Bookmark your favorite scenes from the film.
  • uHEAR™:  Never miss another line of dialogue with this innovative feature that instantly skips back a few seconds on your Blu-ray™ disc and turns on the subtitles for the section you couldn't hear!
  • DIGITAL COPY: Viewers can watch Sanctum for a limited time on an array of electronic and portable devices.
  • DELETED AND EXTENDED SCENES IN HI-DEF
  • SANCTUM: THE REAL STORY IN HI-DEF:  A look at the terrifying real-life adventure that inspired the film, plus a look behind the scenes of the making of Sanctum.
    • How It Began
    • Making The Movie
    • In the Aftermath
  • NULLARBOR DREAMING IN HI-DEF:  A documentary that follows a team of cave divers and their fateful exploration of a giant cave system in Western Australia.

SANCTUM BONUS FEATURES (DVD, BLU-RAY™ & BLU-RAY 3-D):

  • FEATURE COMMENTARY: With Director Alister Grierson
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY: With Co-Writer/Producer Andrew Wight
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY:  With Actor Rhys Wakefield
  • DELETED AND EXTENDED SCENES
  • SANCTUM: THE REAL STORY- A look at the terrifying real-life adventure that inspired the film, plus a look behind the scenes of the making of Sanctum.
    • How It Began
    • Making The Movie
    • In the Aftermath

SANCTUM TECHNICAL INFORMATION:  BLU-RAY™ 3-D:

Street Date:  6/7/2011

Copyright:  2010 Universal Studios.  All Rights Reserved.

Selection Number:  61118626

Running time:  1 hour 49 minutes

Layers:  BD-50

Picture Format:  Widescreen

Aspect Ratio:  1.85:1

Rating:  R for language, some violence and disturbing images.

Languages/Subtitles:  Hi-Def Audio English, Spanish

Sound:  HD Audio: English - 5.1 DTS Master Audio; Spanish & French - 5.1 DTS Surround 768kbs; DVS - 2.0 Dolby Digital 192kbs; Bonus Materials- Dolby Digital 2.0 (commentary) / 5.1 (3-D Trailers)


TECHNICAL INFORMATION:  SANCTUM BLU-RAY™:

Street Date:  6/7/2011

Copyright:  2010 Universal Studios.  All Rights Reserved.

Selection Number: 61115334

Running time:  1 hour 49 minutes

Layers:  BD-50

Picture Format:  Widescreen

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Rating:  R for language, some violence and disturbing images.

Languages/Subtitles:  Hi-Def Audio English, Spanish

Sound:  HD Audio: English - 5.1 DTS Master Audio; Spanish & French - 5.1 DTS Surround 768kbs; DVS - 2.0 Dolby Digital 192kbs; Bonus Materials- 2.0 Dolby Digital


TECHNICAL INFORMATION:  SANCTUM DVD:

Street Date:  6/7/2011

Copyright:  2010 Universal Studios.  All Rights Reserved.

Selection Number:  61115333

Running time:  1 hour 49 minutes

Layers:  Dual layer

Picture Format: Anamorphic Widescreen

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Rating:  R for language, some violence and disturbing images.

Languages/Subtitles:  English and Spanish Audio

Sound:  English Audio-- Dolby Digital 5.1 / DVS Dolby Digital  2.03; Spanish Audio – Dolby Digital 5.1; Bonus Materials – 2.0 Dolby Digital


SANCTUM CAST AND FILMMAKERS:

Cast: Richard Roxburgh, Ioan Gruffudd, Rhys Wakefield, Alice Parkinson, Dan Wyllie, Cristopher Baker, Nicole Downs, Allison Cratchley, Cramer Cain, Andrew Hansen, John Garvin

Directed by: Alister Grierson

Written by: John Garvin, Andrew Wight

Produced by: Andrew Wight

Executive Producers: James Cameron, Ben Browning, Michael Maher, Peter Rawlinson, Ryan Kavanaugh

Director of Photography: Jules O'Loughlin

Production Designer: Nicholas McCallum

Edited by: Mark Warner

Costume Designer: Joanne Thompson

Music By: David Hirschfelder

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