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From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: Jesus Christ Superstar

July 22, 2013


ACADEMY AWARD(R) WINNERS ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & TIM RICE'S GROUNDBREAKING ROCK OPERA IS TRANSFORMED INTO A SPECTACULAR ARENA SHOW JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR "Four Stars. A Thrilling Production." - The Independent AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 10, 2013 ON BLU-RAY(TM) WITH DIGITAL COPY INCLUDING ULTRAVIOLET(TM) FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- An extraordinary new live stage production of one of the world's most popular musicals, Jesus Christ Superstar, comes to Blu-ray(TM) and DVD on September 10, 2013, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The legendary rock opera by lyricist Tim Rice (Evita, The Lion King) and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (Evita, The Phantom of the Opera) returns in a fresh, cutting-edge performance the U.K.'s Daily Star Sunday calls "an almighty success" that "will go down as one of the best productions yet."

The premiere of Jesus Christ Superstar redefined the Broadway musical and 40 years later it remains a beloved classic. The instantly recognizable tunes and daringly contemporary lyrics made it one of the most popular albums of all-time, selling over seven million copies, as well as creating a truly global smash hit, with sold-out productions in more than 40 countries. Now an audacious live arena tour reinvigorates the richly imagined retelling of the last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth bigger and bolder than ever before. The production captivated critics and audiences, with The Times of London giving it four stars and declaring, "It's big, it's loud, it's great entertainment!"

Jesus Christ Superstar will be available on Blu-ray(TM) with Digital Copy & UltraViolet(TM).

-- Blu-ray(TM) disc unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound. -- UltraViolet(TM) is a revolutionary new way for fans to collect their movies and TV shows in the cloud. UltraViolet(TM) lets consumers instantly stream and download to tablets, smartphones, computers and TVs, including iPad(R), iPhone(R), Android(TM) and more. -- Also includes Digital Copy.

CAST AND FILMMAKERS: Cast:Jeff Anderson, Michelle Antrobus, Jack Booth, Alice Capitani, Ian Carlyle and Leon Craig Music By: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics By: Tim Rice Directed for the Stage By: Laurence Connor Choreography By: Kevan Allen Set Design By: Mark Fisher Lighting Design By: Patrick Woodroffe Film Soundtrack Produced By: Andrew Lloyd Webber and Nigel Wright Film Produced By: Dione Orrom and Brett Sullivan Film Directed By: Nick Morris Film Executive Produced By: Helen Parker and Andrew Lloyd Webber

TECHNICAL INFORMATION - BLU-RAY(TM): Street Date: September 10, 2013 Copyright: 2013 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. Selection Number: 61126570 Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes Layers: BD-50 Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.78:1 Rating: N/A Languages/Subtitles: English SHD, Spanish and French Sound: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

TECHNICAL INFORMATION - DVD: Street Date: September 10, 2013 Copyright: 2013 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. Selection Number: 61125715 Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes Layers: Dual layers Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1 Rating: N/A Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1

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About Universal Studios Home Entertainment NBCUniversal is 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, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation.

CONTACT: Universal Studios Home Entertainment Jennifer Yarrish (818) 777-0115

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