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Jason Statham Hits Hard On Blu This May With ‘Parker’

On May 21st Parker comes home to Blu-ray, DVD, and UltraViolet.  This is the action-heist film starring Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez.  I missed Parker when it was in theaters, but I do look forward to checking it out.  I like Jason Statham and what he generally brings to action movies, so a film starring him as Parker, a character from the popular pulp novels by Donald Westlake could be a lot of fun.  I will get to find out soon enough, as the film will be available for all this May, and it will plenty of bonus features, including some Blu-ray exclusives.  Read on to learn more about this upcoming release.

Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez Star

in the Smart, Sexy, Action-Packed Heist Film

PARKER

To Get Away Clean, You Have to Play Dirty

Available on Blu-ray and DVD with UltraViolet May 21st

Blu-ray & DVD Feature Two Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes & Director Commentary

Plus Two Additional Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes Exclusive to the Blu-ray


CULVER CITY, CALIF. (March 25, 2013) – Set amidst the unparalleled wealth and glamour of Palm Beach, Jason Statham (The MechanicTransporter trilogy) and Jennifer Lopez (Out of SightEnough) team up to get their cut in the fast-paced, action film PARKER, debuting on Blu-ray and DVD with UltraViolet May 21st from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  Parker (Statham) is a thief who lives his life by a code of integrity. He believes that there must be order in his profession, and if that order is broken or if he’s crossed he will go to the ends of the earth to make it right and get even.  Based on the series of bestselling novels by Donald E. Westlake (under the penname of Richard Stark) and directed by Academy Award® nominee Taylor Hackford (Best Director, Ray, 2004, An Officer and a Gentleman),PARKER also stars Michael Chiklis (Fantastic Four, TV’s “The Shield”), Wendell Pierce (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, HBO’s “The Wire”), Clifton Collins Jr. (The Boondock Saints II: All Saints DayStar Trek), Bobby Cannavale (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”), Patti LuPone (TV’s “Life Goes On”), and three-time Academy Award®nominee Nick Nolte (Best Actor: The Prince of Tides, 1991, Affliction, 1997; Best Supporting Actor, Warrior, 2011).

Blu-ray and DVD bonus materials include commentary by Director Taylor Hackford and two featurettes. “Bringing the Hunter to Life: The Making of Parker” gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, and Parker’s character and the film are introduced in “Who is Parker?”

Blu-ray exclusive material includes “The Origin of Parker,” exploring the mind of the character Parker from the novels and showing how filmmakers brought him to life in the film, as well as “Broken Necks and Bloody Knuckles,” in which Statham and the stuntmen walk through the fight choreography in the film.

Synopsis:

Parker (Jason Statham) is a professional thief who lives by a personal code of ethics: Don’t steal from people who can’t afford it and don’t hurt people who don’t deserve it. But on his latest heist, his crew double crosses him, steals his stash, and leaves him for dead. Determined to make sure they regret it, Parker tracks them to Palm Beach, playground of the rich and famous, where the crew is planning their biggest heist ever. Donning the disguise of a rich Texan, Parker takes on an unlikely partner, Leslie (Jennifer Lopez), a savvy insider, who’s short on cash, but big on looks, smarts and ambition. Together, they devise a plan to hijack the score, take everyone down and get away clean.

Based on the novel Flashfire by Richard Stark and directed by Taylor Hackford, PARKER has a screenplay by John J. McLaughlin. The film was produced by Taylor Hackford, Les Alexander, Jonathan Mitchell, Steve Chasman, Sidney Kimmel and Matthew Rowland and executive produced by Peter Schlessel, Brad Luff, Stratton Leopold, Bruce Toll, Nick Meyer, Marc Schaberg and Clint Kisker.

PARKER has a running time of approximately 118 minutes and is rated R for strong violence, language throughout and brief sexual content/nudity.

Blu-ray and DVD Bonus Materials Include:

§  Commentary with Director Taylor Hackford

§  Featurettes:

o   “Bringing the Hunter to Life: The Making of Parker

o   “Who is Parker?”

Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Materials Include:

§  Featurettes:

o   “The Origin of Parker”

o   “Broken Necks and Bloody Knuckles”

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