[b]Acclaimed Action-Thriller #1 For Both Sell-Through And Rentals In First Week of Release [/b]
Law Abiding Citizen, the $73 million theatrical powerhouse starring Gerard Butler and Academy AwardÃ‚Â® winner Jamie Foxx, continued its winning streak from the silver screen to the small screen this week, as it beat all new video titles streeting this week to become the #1 home entertainment release for both sell-through and rentals. Ã‚ The riveting psychological thriller, released theatrically last year by Overture Films, follows Clyde Shelton (Butler), a seemingly ordinary crime victim and Nick Rice (Foxx), a Philadelphia prosecutor, as they play a deadly cat and mouse game between a man bent on revenge and a justice system powerless to stop him. The announcement was made by Bill Clark, President, Anchor Bay Entertainment.
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“Audiences cannot get enough of Law Abiding Citizen,” remarked Clark. “We’re especially proud that for the Blu-ray, we presented an all-new unrated director’s cut that’s even more thrilling than what played in theaters.”
Featuring a stellar supporting cast that includes OscarÃ‚Â® nominee Viola Davis (Doubt), Bruce McGill (Obsessed), Colm Meaney (The Commitments), Leslie Bibb (Iron Man), Michael Irby (“The Unit”), and Regina Hall (Scary Movie), Law Abiding Citizen has been hailed by The Chicago Sun-Times’ Rogert Ebert Ã‚ as “a taut thriller”, while Entertainment Weekly’s Owen Gleiberman proclaimed, “Law Abiding Citizen offers a taste of no-mercy vigilante family-man justice.” Ã‚
In the film, Shelton is an upstanding family man whose life is forever changed by the brutal murder of his wife and daughter during a home invasion. Ã‚ When the killers are caught, Nick is assigned to prosecute the case. Ã‚ He offers one of the suspects a light sentence in exchange for testifying against his accomplice. Ã‚ Ten years later, the man who got away with murder is found dead and Shelton coolly admits his guilt, at the same time issuing a warning to Nick: Either fix the flawed justice system that failed his family, or key players in the trial will die…
About Anchor Bay Entertainment
Anchor Bay Entertainment (www.anchorbayentertainment.com) is the home entertainment division of Starz Media, LLC. It includes the Anchor Bay Films and Manga Entertainment brands. It distributes feature films, children’s entertainment, fitness, TV series, documentaries, anime and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-rayÃ¢Â„Â¢ formats. Ã‚ It is the exclusive distributor in the U.S. of the theatrical titles from Overture Films. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Ã‚ Starz Media (www.starzmedia.com) is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Capital Group.