20th Century Fox issued the following press release today:
FOR MARINE RECON SNIPER JOE LINWOOD… THE VACATION IS OVER….
LOS ANGELES, CA. — Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (TCFHE) and WWE Studios present *The Marine 2* — the second installment of "The Marine" movie franchise — debuting on Blu-ray Disc (BD) and DVD Dec. 29, 2009.
Inspired by a true story, *The Marine 2* was shot entirely on location in Phuket, Thailand and stars WWE Superstar Ted DiBiase as Marine recon sniper Joe Linwood. Reminiscent of the 2001 Dos Palmas incident, Linwood’s trip to paradise with his wife is suddenly shattered when guerillas take control of a secluded five-star resort asking for a substantial ransom. The guerilla leaders begin murdering hostages as the clock ticks away, forcing Joe to use his expert skills to save the hostages from certain death.
Directed by Roel Reiné (Pistol Whipped) and produced by Michael Lake (/12 Rounds/) and Chris Lowenstein (Bangkok Dangerous), *The Marine 2* also stars Temuera Morrison (Star Wars: Episode II — //Attack of the Clones), Lara Cox ("The Lost World"), Robert Coleby (The Marine) and Michael Rooker (Jumper). The Blu-Ray and DVD special features contain: behind-the-scenes footage of the climatic fight scenes — without stunt doubles– between DiBiase and Morrison and between DiBiase and the film’s Muay Thai fighters; a look at the making of the terrorist siege sequence including storyboards, miniatures and hotel guests’ reactions to filming at the five-star resort; a Ted DiBiase profile, including interviews with "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase, Sr. and Ted’s brother, Brett; an inside look at the production style, filming techniques and shooting in Thailand; and, a music video of previously unseen sequences with director introduction.
The BD will be available for a suggested retail price of $29.99 U.S. and the DVD for $22.99 U.S. Additionally, a DVD two-pack featuring both The Marine and *The Marine 2* will also be available for $34.98 U.S. Pre-book is December 2.
*The Marine 2* is the second direct-to-video premiere resulting from the first-look agreement between WWE Studios and Fox Filmed Entertainment (FFE)
*Blu-ray Disc and DVD Special Features:
About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC: A recognized global industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC (TCFHE) is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming on DVD, Blu-ray Disc (BD) and Digital Copy as well as acquisitions and original productions. The company also releases all products around the globe for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets — from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce – throughout the world. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC is a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company.
About World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE) , is an integrated media company and recognized leader in global entertainment. With programming broadcast in more than 145 countries and 30 languages, WWE provides 22 hours of weekly PG-rated programming domestically, in addition to 14 pay-per-views a year. Each week 16 million people tune-in domestically to see WWE Superstars and Divas on Monday Night Raw, Friday Night SmackDown, ECW, and WWE Superstars’ with millions more internationally. WWE holds more than 300 live events, entertaining over two million fans a year. The company’s brand extends across multiple platforms including: WWE Studios; WWE.com and WWEKids.com; WWE Magazine and WWE Kids Magazine; licensed merchandise; music and home entertainment. In addition, WWE "In Your Corner" is WWE’s charitable arm that focuses on literacy programs, civic engagement, military support and a 20+ year partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. More information on World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. can be found at http://corporate.wwe.com/ and http://www.corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.
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