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From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: Machete Kills

November 19, 2013


DANNY TREJO, MEL GIBSON, MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ, SOFIA VERGARA AND A STAR-STUDDED CAST BREAK ALL THE RULES IN THIS EXPLOSIVE SEQUEL MACHETE KILLS BE THE FIRST TO OWN IT ON DIGITAL HD JANUARY 7, 2014 AND BRING HOME THE BLU-RAY(TM) COMBO PACK INCLUDING BLU-RAY(TM), DVD & DIGITAL HD WITH ULTRAVIOLET JANUARY 21, 2014 NOW MOVIE FANS CAN WATCH MACHETE KILLS ANYWHERE ON THEIR FAVORITE DEVICES "ABSURDLY ENTERTAINING. DEFIES EXPECTATIONS!" - HARRY KNOWLES, AIN'T IT COOL NEWS UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Get ready for the knife-wielding hero to return in Machete Kills, the sequel to the hugely successful Machete film from acclaimed director Robert Rodriguez. Machete Kills arrives on Blu-ray(TM) Combo Pack including Blu-ray(TM), DVD,& Digital HD with UltraViolet(TM) 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(TM) Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet.

-- Blu-ray(TM) unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound. -- DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away. -- DIGITAL HD with Ultraviolet lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download movies to watch on iPad(R), iPhone(R), Android(TM), smart TVs, connected Blu-ray players, game consoles, and more.

Bonus Features on Blu-rayTM 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(TM) 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

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About Universal Studios Home Entertainment Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios ( Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

CONTACT: Universal Studios Home Entertainment Cecilia Sandoval Director - Publicity (818) 777-7364

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