Machete Slices His Way to DVD

DANNY TREJO, MEL GIBSON, MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ, SOFIA VERGARA AND A STAR-STUDDED CAST
BREAK ALL THE RULES IN THIS EXPLOSIVE SEQUELMachete

MACHETE KILLS

BE THE FIRST TO OWN IT ON DIGITAL HD JANUARY 7, 2014

AND BRING HOME THE BLU-RAY COMBO PACK

INCLUDING BLU-RAY, DVD & DIGITAL HD WITH ULTRAVIOLET JANUARY 21, 2014

Get ready for the knife-wielding hero to return in Machete Kills, the sequel to the hugely successful Machetefilm from acclaimed director Robert Rodriguez. Machete Kills arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack including Blu-ray™, DVD, & Digital HD with UltraViolet and On Demand on January 21, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film will also be available on Digital HD on January 7, 2014.

Danny Trejo (Grindhouse,Machete) returns as legendary ex-Federale Machete Cortez in this action-packed thrill ride from innovative director Robert Rodriguez. In his latest mission, Machete is recruited by the U.S. President (Charlie Sheen/Carlos Estevez;Anger Management, Two and a Half Men) to stop a crazed global terrorist (Mel Gibson;Braveheart, Edge of Darkness) from starting a nuclear war. With a bounty on his head, Machete breaks all the rules as he faces death at every turn from an all-star cast of deadly assassins.

Featuring Michelle Rodriguez (Fast & Furious 6), Sofia Vergara (“Modern Family”), Amber Heard (The Rum Diary), Antonio Banderas (Puss in Boots), Cuba Gooding Jr. (The Butler), and Demian Bichir (A Better Life), Machete Kills is one of the wildest save-the-world adventures ever captured on film.

The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet.

Bonus Features on Blu-ray and DVD

· DELETED & EXTENDED SCENES
· Making of Machete Kills

CAST AND FILMMAKERS:

Cast: Danny Trejo, Mel Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Jessica Alba, Charlie Sheen/Carlos Estevez, Antonio Banderas, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Lady Gaga, Amber Heard, Vanessa Hudgens, Walt Goggins, William Sadler, Demian Bichir, Alexa Vega, Marko Zaror and Samuel Davis
Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
Screenplay by: Kyle Ward
Story by:Robert Rodriguez & Marcel Rodriguez
Producers: Robert Rodriguez, Marcel Rodriguez, Rick Schwartz, Sergei Bespalov, Alexander Rodnyansky, Aaron Kaufman, and Iliana Nikolic
Executive Producer: Boris Teterev, Jere Hausfater, Paris Kasidokostas Latsis, Terry Dougas, Anthony Gudas, Sam Englebardt, William D. Johnson, Alfonso Barragan, Jr., John Paul Dejoria
Associate Producer: Marina Bespalov
Director of Photography: Robert Rodriguez & Marcel Rodriguez
Production Designer: Steve Joyner
Editor: Robert Rodriguez & Rebecca Rodriguez
Original Music by: Robert Rodriguez & Carl Thiel
Costumes by: Nina Proctor

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – BLU-RAY

Street Date: January 21, 2014
Copyright: 2013 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 61126912
Running Time: 1 hour 48 minutes
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.85.1
Rating:R for strong violence throughout, language and some sexual content
Technical Info: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – DVD

Street Date: January 21, 2014
Copyright: 2013 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 61126913
Running Time: 1 hour 48 minutes
Layers: Dual Layer
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Rating:R for strong violence throughout, language and some sexual content
Technical Info: Dolby Digital 5.1 (English)
Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

Universal Stays on Track with ‘Fast and Furious 6’

by Stacey Longo

fast-and-furious-6-movie-poster-3Universal Pictures continues to tap into one of its most successful franchises with the release of Fast and Furious 6.

Vin Diesel and Paul Walker are back as Dominic Toretto and Brian O’Conner, hiding out in Mexico (“no extradition,” Toretto points out early on.) O’Conner and Toretto’s sister,  Mia (played by Jordana Brewster) have just welcomed their first child into the world when Agent Lou Hobbs, portrayed by a well-muscled Dwayne Johnson, arrives to ask for help. It seems that Interpol is having difficulty stopping a group of mercenary drivers headed by criminal mastermind Owen Shaw (Luke Evans). The hook to ensure Toretto’s assistance is that Shaw’s crew includes Lettie Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez), the love of Toretto’s life who was assumed to be killed in Fast and Furious, the fourth installment. Lettie’s alive, and Toretto assembles his team, currently spread across the world, enjoying the riches they earned from their last heist. Tyrese Gibson, Ludicris, Gal Gadot, and Sung Kang return to round out a fantastic supporting cast that gets Furious 6 racing into action.

This movie was fun and exciting. Toretto’s team provides comic relief along with several thrilling car chases and fight scenes.  Toretto’s encounters with Lettie are steeped with emotion and trepidation as Toretto tries hard to help Lettie remember who she once was. Rodriguez excels in brooding tough girl roles, and Lettie is no exception. Toretto’s racing scenes are impressive, but it’s his mid-air rescue of Lettie that will leave you cheering.

Brewster’s Mia has little screen time, and Walker also steps to the sidelines in this installment. One sequence, in which O’Conner returns to the states to interview a criminal, was amusing, but felt like it was only written in to give Walker something to do. However, don’t let this one script flaw keep you from seeing the movie.

Furious 6 was entertaining, well paced, exciting, and a great way to spend an evening.  Plus, with this lineup of action stars, how could you possibly go wrong?