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Plan Your Escape! The Island Debuts On DVD & UMD 9th January

$160 Million Worldwide Box Office Smash

"An explosive action-packed romp!"

- JOHNNY VAUGHN, THE SUN

"The best sci-fi action film I've seen in ages"

- RICHARD BACON, THE PEOPLE

"McGregor is excellent as usual"

- MARK ADAMS, SUNDAY MIRROR

From Director Michael Bay and starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson, The Island has everything to satisfy action movie lovers - edge-of-your-seat chase scenes, state-of-the-art special effects and a compelling story full of twists and turns.

You have been chosen. It's time to prepare for a trip to THE ISLAND as it arrives on DVD and UMD on 9th January from Warner Home Video (WHV). This action thriller from director Michael Bay (Armageddon, Bad Boys) will knock you off your sofa with its high-octane action sequences and intriguing plot twists.

Starring two of the most talented actors working in Hollywood today, Ewan McGregor (Star Wars Episodes I, II & III) and Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation, In Good Company) and an all-star supporting cast including Djimon Hounsou (Constantine, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life), Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings trilogy), Steve Buscemi (Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction) and Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile, Daredevil) THE ISLAND takes you into the future on a relentless, adrenaline-filled obstacle course for survival. DVD special features include The Making of The Island Featurette, which showcases the standard-setting special effects and death-defying real-life stunts that put you in the center of the action.

SYNOPSIS

Lincoln Six-Echo (McGregor) and Jordan Two-Delta (Johansson) are among the hundreds of residents of a contained facility in the mid-21st century. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully controlled environment, everything about their day-to-day lives is monitored, seemingly for their own good. The only way out -- and the hope they all share -- is to be chosen to go to The Island, reportedly the last uncontaminated spot in the world following an ecological disaster that reportedly took the lives of everyone on the planet...except them.

Recently plagued by unexplained nightmares, Lincoln is restless and increasingly questioning of the restrictions placed on his life. But he is unprepared for the truth when his growing curiosity leads to the terrible discovery that everything about his existence is a lie, that The Island is a cruel hoax...and that he, Jordan and everyone they know are actually more valuable dead than alive. With time running out, Lincoln and Jordan make a daring escape to the outside world they've never known while the forces of the institute relentlessly hunt them down.

DVD ELEMENTS

The DVD release of The Island will include the following action filled bonus features:

  • Making of The Island
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • ROM link to Director's Commentary

PRODUCT DETAILS

Title: THE ISLAND

Release Date: 9th January, 2006

Formats: DVD & UMD

Certificate: 15

DVD Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Widescreen / Colour

Audio Format: Dolby Digital 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Stereo

Audio Languages: English, French (tbc)

Subtitles: English, French, Spanish (tbc)

Running time: 136 minutes

UK Retail DVD Pricing: £17.99 or 25.99

UK Retail UMD Pricing: £19.99 or 28.99

Genre: Action/Sci-Fi/Thriller

Website: www.theislandmovie.co.uk

CREDITS

With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

PUBLICITY CONTACTS

Jessica Filbey or Steven Pearson @ NOBLE PR

Central Ignition

1 Mercers Mews

London N19 4PL

Tel: +44 (0) 207 272 7772

Fax: +44 (0) 207 272 2227

E-mail: jess@noblepr.co.uk | steven@noblepr.co.uk

For all enquiries in Ireland, please contact:

Vivienne Clarke, Peach Publicity, Tel: 0506 23509

Peach@eircom.net

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