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‘Free Fire’, The Shoot Out Spectacular, Arrives On Blu-ray This July

The bold action thriller, Free Fire, arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD July 18 from Lionsgate. Winner of the People’s Choice Award for MidnightMadness at the Toronto International Film Festival, Free Fire is executive produced by Oscar®-winning director Martin Scorsese (Best Director, The Departed, 2006) and is directed and co-written by acclaimed filmmaker Ben Wheatley (High Rise, Kill List). The film, “a cult classic in the making” (The Film Stage) features an all-star cast including Sharlto Copley (District 9), Armie Hammer (The Social Network), Oscar® winner Brie Larson (Best Actress, Room, 2015), Golden Globe® nominee Cillian Murphy (Best Actor – Musical or Comedy, Breakfast on Pluto, 2006), and Jack Reynor (Sing Street). Continue on to learn more about this shootout spectacular.

“Free Fire crosses the irreverent cheekiness of Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs with the ruthless spirit of 1970s B-Movies”
— Variety

ALL GUNS. NO CONTROL.


From Executive Producer Martin Scorsese Comes the Bloodiest Shootout of the Year Starring Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, and Oscar® Winner Brie Larson on Blu-ray™ & DVD on July 18

SANTA MONICA, CA (May 22, 2017) – The bold action thriller, Free Fire, arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD July 18 from Lionsgate. Winner of the People’s Choice Award for MidnightMadness at the Toronto International Film Festival, Free Fire is executive produced by Oscar®-winning director Martin Scorsese (Best Director, The Departed, 2006) and is directed and co-written by acclaimed filmmaker Ben Wheatley (High Rise, Kill List). The film, “a cult classic in the making” (The Film Stage) features an all-star cast including Sharlto Copley (District 9), Armie Hammer (The Social Network), Oscar® winner Brie Larson (Best Actress, Room, 2015), Golden Globe® nominee Cillian Murphy (Best Actor – Musical or Comedy, Breakfast on Pluto, 2006), and Jack Reynor (Sing Street).

Free Fire is an electrifying action-thriller about an arms deal that goes spectacularly and explosively wrong. Set in 1970s Boston, the film opens with Justine (Larson), a mysterious American businesswoman, and her wise-cracking associate Ord (Hammer) arranging a black-market weapons deal in a deserted warehouse between IRA arms buyer Chris (Murphy) and shifty South African gunrunner Vernon (Copley). What starts as a polite if uneasy exchange soon goes south when tensions escalate and shots are fired, quickly leading to a full-on battle royale where it’s every man (and woman) for themselves.

Featuring all-new bonus content, including an audio commentary with co-writer/director Ben Wheatley and a featurette looking at the making of the film, and the cast that brought it to life, Free Fire will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

BLU-RAY / DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director Ben Wheatley
  • “The Making of Free Fire” Featurette

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production:  2017
Title Copyright: Free Fire © 2016 Rook Films Freefire Ltd. / The British Film Institute / Channel Four Television Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2017 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: R for strong violence, pervasive language, sexual references and drug use
Genre: Action, Comedy
Closed-Captioned: NA
Subtitles: Spanish and English SDH
Feature Run Time: 90 minutes
Blu-ray™ Format: 1080p High Definition 16×9 Widescreen (2.39:1)
DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (2.39:1)
Blu-ray™ Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio

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One of the largest independent television businesses in the world, Lionsgate’s slate of premium quality series encompasses nearly 90 shows on more than 40 different networks. These include the ground-breaking Orange is the New Black, the fan favorite Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show, the hit drama The Royals, the acclaimed Casual, the breakout success Greenleaf, the network reality shows Kicking & Screaming and the eagerly-anticipated Candy Crush, and hit STARZ series including OutlanderBlack SailsSurvivor’s Remorse and Power, the second highest-rated premium pay television series of 2016.

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