From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: Savages: Unrated Edition


Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including UltraViolet™, DVD, Digital Copy & an Unrated Version Never Shown in Theaters Available to Own on October 23, 2012

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Aug 21, 2012, 09:00 ET from Universal Studios Home Entertainment

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Acclaimed director Oliver Stone (Born on the Fourth of July, Platoon, Wall Street) plunges deep into the brutally violent world of Mexican drug cartels in the crime thriller Savages, coming to Blu-rayCombo Pack, DVD, and On Demand on October 23, 2012, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Also available through Digital Download. Based on Don Winslow's audacious 2010 novel, Savages is an intense and graphic drama set against the harsh, swift justice of the illicit drug trade as a pair of peace-loving Southern Californians find themselves locked in an all-out war against a merciless drug lord.

The Combo Pack and DVD include an Unrated Edition of the film not shown in theaters. In addition, the Combo Pack also includes exclusive deleted scenes and a behind-the-scenes featurette with the entire cast that reveals the secrets of the visceral and sexy film that Ty Burr of The Boston Globe calls "a stylish, violent, hallucinatory thriller." The Combo Pack includes a Digital Copy of the film that is compatible with iPhone®, iTunes®, iPad®, iPod®, iPod® touch, Android or online retail partners, as well as UltraViolet.

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Savages features an all-star ensemble cast of international players including Oscar® nominees John Travolta (Pulp Fiction) and Salma Hayek (Frida), Oscar winner Benicio Del Toro (Traffic), and three of Hollywood's hottest rising stars, Taylor Kitsch (Battleship), Blake Lively (The Town) and Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass). With a killer soundtrack and wall-to-wall action, Savages is an exhilarating and explosive spectacle.

Bonus Features on Blu-ray™and DVD         

  • Feature Commentary with Oliver Stone
  • Feature Commentary with producers Moritz Borman, Eric Kopeloff, Co-Screenwriter/Novelist Don Winslow, Executive Producer/Co-Screenwriter Shane Salerno and Production Designer Tomás Voth

Bonus Features Exclusive to the Blu-ray™

  • STONE COLD SAVAGES—A five-part profile of the film showcases the entire cast and crew as Oliver Stone pushes his loyal and talented company far past their limits in order to bring this story to life.  From concept to completion, viewers get unprecedented access to a master storyteller's creative process.
  • UltraVioletThe revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and television shows, store them in the cloud, and instantly stream or download to tablets, smartphones, computers and TVs. Consumers can now truly enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice. Currently available in the U.S. only.
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Three-time Oscar®-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone returns to the screen with the ferocious thriller Savages, based on Don Winslow's bestselling crime novel, one of The New York Times' Top 10 Books of 2010. Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Aaron Johnson) and Chon (Taylor Kitsch) raise and sell some of the best marijuana ever developed, while sharing a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia (Blake Lively). Their idyllic life is shattered when the Mexican Baja Cartel demands that the trio partner with them. But the cartel's merciless boss, Elena (Salma Hayek), and her brutal enforcer, Lado (Benicio Del Toro), underestimate the unbreakable bonds among these three friends. Ben and Chon—with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent (John Travolta)—launch a seemingly unwinnable war against the drug lords that escalates into a savage, high-stakes battle of wills.


Cast: John Travolta, Salma Hayek, Benicio Del Toro, Taylor Kitsch,
Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, Emile Hirsch, Demián Bichir
Directed By: Oliver Stone
Screenplay By: Oliver Stone, Shane Salerno, Don Winslow
From a Novel By: Don Winslow
Produced By: Moritz Borman, Eric Kopeloff
Executive Producers: Todd Arnow, Shane Salerno, Fernando Sulichin
Director of Photography: Dan Mindel
Production Designer: Tomás Voth
Edited By: Joe Hutshing, Stuart Levy, Alex Marquez
Costume Designer: Cindy Evans
Music By: Adam Peters

Street Date: October 23, 2012
Copyright: 2012 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved
Selection Numbers: 61120677 (U.S.); 61123275 (CDN)
Running Time: 2 hours 11 minutes/2 hours, 22 minutes
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.40:1
Rating: R for strong brutal and grisly violence, some graphic sexuality, nudity, drug use and language throughout
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

Street Date: October 23, 2012
Copyright: 2012 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved
Selection Numbers: 61120678 (U.S.); 61123274 (CDN)
Running Time: 2 hours, 11 minutes/2 hours, 22 minutes
Layers: DVD-9
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40:1
Rating: R for strong brutal and grisly violence, some graphic sexuality, nudity, drug use and language throughout
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 5.1/ DVS2 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

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