Premium Rush was a somewhat surprising film to come out of the summer. Sure, it looked like it could be silly fun, but the movie was actually a lot more fun and exciting than it’s late August release date lead me to believe (Review). So with that said, on December 21st, people will get the chance to see this film on Blu-ray and DVD. It is a fast-paced action flick, centered around a cat and mouse chase between a bike messenger (Joseph Gordan-Levitt) and a corrupt cop (Michael Shannon). It is a fun film for sure and manages to have just the right tone for a movie of its type. To find out more about this upcoming release, read the full press release below.
“The perfect thrill ride.” - Joel Amos, MovieFanatic.com
“A snappy, fast-paced thriller that provides a genuine rush …” - Randy Myers, San Jose Mercury News
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Shannon Star in the Non-Stop Action Thriller From the Writer of War of the Worlds
and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Bonus Materials Include Two Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes
Debuting on Blu-ray™ & DVD with UltraViolet™ December 21st
CULVER CITY, CALIF. (October 16, 2012) – Two-time Golden Globe® nominee Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Looper) delivers pulse-pounding excitement in the action-packed thriller PREMIUM RUSH, coming onto Blu-ray™ and DVD with UltraViolet™ Monday, December 21st from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film also stars Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon (Best Supporting Actor, Revolutionary Road, 2008), Jamie Chung (Suckerpunch), and Dania Ramirez (American Reunion). Bonus materials include two behind-the-scenes featurettes: “The Starting Line: Meet the Cast,” which highlights the cast and creative development, and “Behind the Wheels: Featurette on the Action, Stunts and Chases,” providing a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to do one of the riskiest jobs around.
Dodging speeding cars, crazed cabbies and eight million cranky pedestrians is all in a day’s work for Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the best of New York’s agile and aggressive bicycle messengers. It takes a special breed to ride the fixie – super lightweight, single-gear bikes with no brakes and riders who are equal part skilled cyclists and nutcases who risk becoming a smear on the pavement every time they head into traffic. But a guy who’s used to putting his life on the line is about to get more than even he is used to when his last envelope of the day – a routine “premium rush” run – turns into a life or death chase through the streets of Manhattan. Also starring Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez and Jamie Chung. David Koepp directed PREMIUM RUSH; it was written by David Koepp and John Kamps and was produced by Gavin Polone.
Bonus Features Include:
§ Two featurettes:
§ “The Starting Line – Meet The Cast”
§ “Behind The Wheels – Featurette on the Action, Stunts and Chases”
PREMIUM RUSH has a running time of 91 minutes and is rated PG-13 for some violence, intense action sequences and language.