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Official Universal press release for the Serenity DVD

Wednesday 9 November 2005, by Webmaster

From the Creator of ’Buffy the Vampire Slayer,’ ’Angel’ and ’Firefly’
Comes a Visually Spectacular and Thrilling Action Adventure Tuesday November 8, 5:58 pm ET Serenity
Landing in Stores December 20, 2005 on DVD and VHS From Universal Studios Home Entertainment
’A triumph! A Thrillingly Original Science-Fiction Creation.’ - Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ — A band of intergalactic outlaws on the run emerge as the most unlikely of heroes in the visually spectacular and thrilling action adventure, Serenity, available on DVD and VHS on December 20, 2005 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Written and directed by Academy AwardŽ and Emmy nominee Joss Whedon, the creative genius behind "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel," Serenity combines mind-blowing visual effects with an ingenious plot and unforgettable characters to take viewers on an edge-of-the-seat chase through fantastic and dangerous new worlds. Based on Whedon’s cult phenomenon television series "Firefly," this explosive adventure features the series’ original cast including Nathan Fillion (Dracula 2000, Saving Private Ryan), Gina Torres (The Matrix Revolutions, The Matrix Reloaded), Alan Tudyk (I, Robot, "Into the West") and Adam Baldwin (Men In Black, "The Poseidon Adventure"). Serenity transports its audience into a truly original, fully realized vision of mankind’s possible future.

Set in a post-apocalyptic universe, Serenity finds Captain Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds (Nathan Fillion) and the crew of the rebel spaceship Serenity taking on both the all-powerful Universal Alliance and the murderous Reavers — cannibalistic savages living on the outskirts of civilization — as they fight to protect a beautiful young fugitive with a deadly secret. Jam-packed with deleted scenes, outtakes and more exclusive features, the DVD is priced at $29.98 SRP. Preorder close is November 15, 2005.


Serenity has been hailed by critics for its originality, superb performances and non-stop action. Mark S. Allen of UPN-TV/Premiere Radio Networks gushes, "Not since The Matrix has a movie rocked so relentlessly!" while Peter Hartlaub of the San Francisco Chronicle calls Serenity "A triumph!" "An absolute blast," raves John Procaccino of CBS-TV, while Steve Head of IGN.com lauds the film’s "Ultra-cool action." Tom Long of the Detroit News praises the "Slamming action sequences."


Exclusive bonus features on the DVD offer viewers a deeper look into the brilliantly constructed universe of Serenity.

- Deleted Scenes
- Outtakes
- Special Introduction by Joss Whedon — The OscarŽ and Emmy-nominated writer/director of Serenity.
- Re-lighting the Firefly
- What’s in a Firefly?
- Feature Commentary with Joss Whedon, creator of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel" and "Firefly."


A passenger with a deadly secret. Six rebels on the run. As assassin in pursuit. When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything — or anyone — to get the girl back and the bloodthirsty creatures who roam the uncharted areas of space. But, the greatest danger of all may be on their ship. From the mind of Joss Whedon ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel") comes a new edge-of-your-seat adventure loaded with explosive battles, gripping special effects and fantastic new worlds!

For more information please visit: www.serenitymovie.com.

Director: Joss Whedon
Written By: Joss Whedon
Produced By: Barry Mendel
Executive Producers: Christopher Buchanan, David Lester, Alisa Tager
Director of Photography: Jack Green, ASC.
Production Designer: Barry Chusid
Edited By: Lisa Lassek
Costume Designer: Ruth Carter
Original Music By: David Newman
Cast: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, Ron Glass, David Krumholtz and Chiwetel Ejiofor

Street Date: December 20, 2005
Pre-Order Close: November 15, 2005
Copyright: 2005 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Price: $ 29.98 SRP
Selection Number: 26327 (Widescreen); 26328 (Full Frame)
Running Time: 1 Hour 59 Minutes
Layers: Dual
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen); 1.33:1 (Full Frame)
Rating: PG-13
Technical Info: English and French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; English SDH; Spanish and French Subtitles

Street Date: December 20, 2005
Pre-Order Close: November 15, 2005
Copyright: 2005 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Price: $29.98 SRP
Selection Number: 63008
Running Time: 1 Hour 59 Minutes
Picture: Full Frame
Rating: PG-13
Technical Info: Hi-Fi Stereo Surround

For artwork or screeners, please log on to our Web site at www.ushepublicity.com or fax your request to Universal Studios Home Entertainment Publicity at (818) 866-0226.

Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBC Universal, 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. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and Entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi Universal.


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