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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

#TuesdayTreasure: American Sniper/American Hero

Good Morning Friends,

I didn't see the movie American Sniper but know many who have and all were amazed, impressed and saddened by the life of Chris Kyle. Now, Warner Brothers is donating up to $1,000,000.00 (One Million $$) to Wounded Warrior Project from proceeds of the sale of physical and digital versions of this story!

When Grace Hill Media sent me this information and asked that I help promote, I just knew it would be perfect for today's post...Afterall, what better to treasure than a National Hero?

I am giving away 2 of these box sets so leave a comment with your email address so I can contact you should you win one!  *The Contest will run from May 12 - May 19*

If you don't happen to win, they will be on sale at Amazon and other places May 19th.

Here's the Press Release.....

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 
“The best film of the year.”
Kyle Smith, New York Post

EXPERIENCE THE MOST LETHAL SNIPER IN
U.S. HISTORY WHEN
AMERICAN SNIPER
ARRIVES ONTO BLU-RAYÔ COMBO PACK, DVD and DIGITAL HD ON May 19, 2015 FROM
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Warner Bros. to donate up to $1 million to
Wounded Warrior Project

Burbank, CA, April 15, 2015 – From director Clint Eastwood comes “American Sniper,” arriving onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on May 19 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, A Mad Chance Production, A 22nd & Indiana Production. “American Sniper” stars Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, whose skills as a sniper made him a hero on the battlefield. But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter. 

A two-time Oscar® nominee for his work in “Silver Linings Playbook” and “American Hustle,” Cooper stars alongside Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes, Jake McDorman, Cory Hardrict, Kevin Lacz, Navid Negahban and Keir O’Donnell. 

Oscar®-winning filmmaker Clint Eastwood (“Million Dollar Baby,” “Unforgiven”) directed “American Sniper” from a screenplay written by Jason Hall, based on the book by Chris Kyle, with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice. The autobiography was a runaway bestseller, spending 18 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, 13 of those at number one. 

The film is produced by Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan. Tim Moore, Jason Hall, Sheroum Kim, Steven Mnuchin and Bruce Berman served as executive producers.

American Sniper” will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and includes the film in high definition on Blu-ray disc, a DVD, and a digital version of the movie in Digital HD with UltraViolet. Fans can also own “American Sniper” via purchase from digital retailers.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will donate a portion of the proceeds across physical and digital sales to Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). One dollar of each purchase will be donated up to $1,000,000 from April 21, 2015 through December 31, 2015, void in Alabama, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Mississippi and South Carolina. To get involved and learn more, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.com.

The mission of Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To learn more about WWP’s life-saving programs and services, please visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org/programs.  

SYNOPSIS  

From director Clint Eastwood comes “American Sniper,” starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, whose skills as a sniper made him a hero on the battlefield. But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter. 

Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield, and as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world.

Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the spirit of the SEAL creed to “leave no one behind.” But upon returning to his wife, Taya (Sienna Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind. 

BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS

“American Sniper” Blu-ray Combo Pack & Two Disc DVD contains the following special features:
·         One Soldier’s Story: The Journey of American Sniper
Join director Clint Eastwood and his creative team, along with
Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, as they overcome enormous creative and
logistic obstacles to make a film that brings the truth of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's story to the screen.
·         Making of American Sniper

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS

On May 19, “American Sniper” will be available for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on their favorite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, CinemaNow, Comcast, Flixster, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. “American Sniper” will also be available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.


ABOUT DIGITAL HD WITH ULTRAVIOLET
*Digital HD with UltraViolet allows fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital HD with UltraViolet is included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. Digital HD with UltraViolet allows consumers to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through UltraViolet retail services like CinemaNow, Flixster, VUDU and more. For more information on compatible devices go to wb.com/ultravioletdevices. Consult an UltraViolet Retailer for details and requirements and for a list of HD-compatible devices.

BASICS

PRODUCT                                                                            SRP
Blu-ray Combo Pack                                                               $44.95
Two Disc DVD Amaray (WS)                                               $28.98

Standard Street Date: May 19, 2015
DVD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French
BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese
DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French
BD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Brazilian Portuguese
Running Time: 132 minutes
Rating: Rated R by the MPAA for strong and disturbing war violence and language throughout, including some sexual references.
DOLBY ATMOS    DOLBY AUDIO   [CC]

The Credits

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

Publicity Contacts

For Product Information
Edelman Public Relations
James Bradicich, 323/761-6545
James.Bradicich@edelman.com   

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Stuart Herriott, 818/977-2712

For Online Media Outlets
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Alyssa Some, 818/977-0074

-wbhe-


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17 comments:

Susan Coryell said...

I did not see the movie but I have written a memoir by a sniper, so I would be interested. Thanks!

Alicia Dean said...

I saw the movie, and it was phenomenal! Very well done, the actors, the script, Clint Eastwood's directing, all were amazing. Moving and yes, sad. What a wonderful cause! AliciaMDean@aol.com

LettyB said...

What a great cause. I have not had the chance to see the movie but it is one I very much would like to see. It would be wonderful to own this and make it a part of my movie collection. Such a great story. Thanks for the chance!
lpblanchard@yahoo.com

Carla Rossi said...

Great post! I haven't seen the movie yet. Working my way up to it as I'm sure there will be tears. carla@carlarossi.com

MaryAnn Diorio, PhD, MFA said...

Thank you for posting this, Pamela. We need to support our fellow citizens who serve in the Armed Forces and risk their lives to help keep our country free. May God protect them wherever they may be.

Donn Taylor said...

Love the TV clips from the movie. Also admired Kyle's book. Would like a chance at the DVD. donn@donntaylor.com.

chris granville said...

Im impressed by what you are doing with this story
God bless you
Chris
granvilleATfrontiernetDOTnet

Patricia Preston said...

Wounded Warriors is a great project. My son has worked with them through his non-profit Tech for Vets. I haven't seen the movie but Bradley Cooper is a wonderful actor.

Tanya Hanson said...

I haven't seen the movie yet but Wounded Warriors is indeed a wonderful organization. I read in Sunday's paper that Chris Kyle's widow is writing a book. God bless all those who keep us free and safe.

Anne Greene said...

What a terrific cause! I've not yet seen the movie, but plan to ASAP. This is one I want all my children to see. annewgreene@gmail.com

carrie said...

Love Wounded Warrior. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of American Sniper.

Cagould13(at)gmail(dot)com

Zoe M. McCarthy said...

I have not seen the movie. This made me want to. So, Pam, I'm in. Thanks for the chance.

Catherine Dilts said...

My husband and I saw the movie. It is difficult to watch, but should be required viewing for anyone wanting to understand what our soldiers endure. Thanks for running the contest, Pamela. A very worthy cause.

Caryl Kane said...

Thank you for spotlighting those who serve! May we never forget their sacrifice. I would love to see this movie. Wounded Warriors is a great organization. May the Lord continue His Watch over our troops. Thank you for this fantastic giveaway.

psalm103and138[at]gmail[dot]com

MJ Schiller said...

I saw this movie and it was great! Not to mention ~ Bradley Cooper! I've been in love with him since he first started on the TV show Alias! Thanks for supporting those who serve, Susan!

Darcy Flynn said...

What a wonderful cause! Thanks for promoting this and helping to raise money for Wounded Warriors! I'm amazed and humbled by the sacrifice our military make each day.

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Thanks EVERYONE!

The Winners Are: Tanya Hanson and Patricia Preston!

Congratulations!
PamT