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The Runaways Escape on Blu-ray This July!

There are so many movies I missed at the theaters lately and this is another one of them.  The Runaways, starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning, retells the pop-punk phenomenon of Joan Jett and her famous girl group of musicians as they exploded on the Los Angeles music scene back in the mid-70’s.  The main reason I want to see it though is for my main girl, Scout Taylor-Compton, who portrays the legendary rock goddess Lita Ford. Oh man, I can’t wait!  It’s been too long since her brief appearance in Obsession and her lead performance in Halloween II.  Leave it to Rob to find all the good ones.  She will definitely have a role in any film I write.  Anyway, The Runaways will explode onto the Blu-ray format July 20th.  Check out the full press release below from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

HELLO WORLD … THEY’RE YOUR WILD GIRLS!

“I love Rock n Roll and I love this Movie!”

– Jan Wahl, KCBS AM/FM and KRON-TV, San Francisco

“Stewart and Fanning have never been stronger.”

–Michael Phillips, CHICAGO TRIBUNE

“Rock ‘n’ roll fans of every gender and generation will identify with this.”

– A.O. Scott, The New York Times

THE RUNAWAYS

STARRING KRISTEN STEWART, DAKOTA FANNING

AND OSCAR® NOMINEE MICHAEL SHANNON

EXPLODES ONTO BLU-RAY DISC™ & DVD JULY 20, 2010

Culver City, Calif. (June 1, 2010) – The year was 1975 and five teens haphazardly came together amidst a burgeoning glam-punk scene in Los Angeles.  Guided by the eccentric manager-producer-promoter Kim Fowley (Michael Shannon, Oscar® nominee for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Revolutionary Road, 2009), these young women banded together often amidst illicit and abusive circumstances to become the pop-punk phenomenon: The Runaways.  The film based on the girl group explodes onto Blu-ray and DVD on July 20, 2010.

The ensemble was fronted by rock prodigy Joan Jett (Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga) and supported on lead vocals by Cherie Currie (Dakota Fanning, The Twilight Saga: New Moon and Eclipse), a platinum princess who exuded an innocent yet devilish attitude.  The hard-rockin’ goddess Lita Ford (Scout Taylor-Compton, Halloween II) on guitar and banging bombshell Sandy West (Stella Maeve, Transamerica) on drums rounded out these deviant divas and poised them to take on the man’s world of rock n’ roll, fully clad in leather and lace.

Rocking special features include commentary with Joan Jett, Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning as well as two featurettes, “Plugged In: Making the Film” and “The Runaways.”  The Blu-ray also features movieIQ™+sync with “The Runaways” Playlist.  movieIQ®+sync allows users to access real time information on the cast, music, trivia and more while watching the movie via BD-Live.

Fans can enter the Facebook sweepstakes starting June 18, 2010 for a chance to win rocking prizes by proving they have what it takes to be the ultimate The Runaways groupie.  Additional information regarding the upcoming release can also be found on The Runaways Twitter and MySpace pages.

Synopsis
Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning star as Joan Jett and Cherie Currie in the music-fueled coming of age story of the groundbreaking, all-girl rock band, THE RUNAWAYS. They fall under the Svengali-like influence of rock impresario Kim Fowley (Michael Shannon, Pearl Harbor), who turns the rebellious Southern California kids into a rock group with outrageous success.  With its tough-chick image and raw talent, the band quickly earns a name for itself and so do its two leads: Joan is the band’s pure rock n’ roll heart, while Cherie, with her Bowie-Bardot looks, is the sex kitten.

Blu-ray & DVD Special Features

  • Commentary with Joan Jett, Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning
  • Two Featurettes

o       Plugged In: Making the Film

o       The Runaways

BD Exclusives

  • movieIQ®+sync featuring “The Runaways” Playlist
  • BD-Live

The Runaways has a run time of approximately 105 minutes and is rated R for language, drug use and sexual content – all involving teens.

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