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‘Priest’ Sinks its Fangs on Blu-ray, August 16th

An exiled warrior must save humanity from a race of murderous vampires in the thrilling new unrated edition of the action horror film PRIEST, available on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray Disc™, with the theatrical version available on DVD this August 16th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. This visually stunning action epic stars Paul Bettany (Legion, The Da Vinci Code), Cam Gigandet (Twilight) and Maggie Q (TV’s “Nikita”) as a group of rogue warriors on a mission to rescue a beautiful young woman (Lily Collins, The Blind Side) from a priest-turned-vampire (Karl Urban, Star Trek) bent on destroying humanity. Directed by special effects maven Scott Stewart (Legion), PRIEST has made believers of movie fans around the globe with its striking mix of hard-hitting action, spellbinding post-apocalyptic imagery and breakthrough visual effects. Also starring Academy Award® nominee Christopher Plummer (Best Supporting Actor, 2009’s The Last Station) and Stephen Moyer (TV’s “True Blood”), PRIEST is a visionary new take on vampire mythology that action and horror fans won’t want to miss when it sinks its teeth onto Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD this summer!

 

Bonus features on the Blu-ray and DVD include: commentary with Paul Bettany, Maggie Q, director Scott Stewart, and writer Cory Goodman; deleted and extended Scenes; and the making-of featurettes  “The Bloody Frontier: Creating the World of Priest” and “Tools of the Trade: The Weapons and Vehicles of Priest.” Exclusively available on the Blu-ray 3D are Bullets and Crucifixes: Picture-in-Picture Experience and the BD-Live™ enabled movieIQ+sync, which allows viewers to access live trivia information about the movie’s cast, crew, music while watching the movie.

 

The Blu-ray version of Priest will also include an uncut trailer for the upcoming PlayStation®3 game TWISTED METAL®, along with an exclusive Priest car skin that can be downloaded and played in the final retail release of the game. The Blu-ray 3D version of Priest will feature the latest trailer for the highly anticipated UNCHARTED 3: DRAKE’S DECEPTION PlayStation®3 game in high definition 3D.

 

Synopsis

PRIEST, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, is set in an alternate world — one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece’s boyfriend, a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherworldly fighting skills.

PRIEST was written by Cory Goodman (upcoming Apollo 18) and produced by Michael De Luca (The Social Network), Joshua Donen (upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man) and Mitchell Peck (upcoming Crooked Arrows). Executive producers are Glenn S. Gainor (Vacancy, Quarantine), Stephen H. Galloway, Stu Levy and Josh Bratman. The production team includes Oscar®-nominated director of photography Don Burgess, ASC (Best Cinematography, 1994’s Forrest Gump), production designer Richard Bridgland Fitzgerald (Resident Evil), Oscar®-nominated editor Lisa Zeno Churgin, A.C.E. (Best Editing, 1999’s The Cider House Rules), costume designer Ha Nguyen (Super 8) and composer Christopher Young (Spider-Man 3).

 

PRIEST was distributed by Screen Gems and has a run time of approximately 88 minutes. The theatrical version is  rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, disturbing images and brief strong language.

 

DVD

·         Commentary with Director Scott Charles Stewart, Writer Cory Goodman, Paul Bettany and Maggie Q

·         Deleted & Extended Scenes

·         The Bloody Frontier: Creating the World of Priest

·         Tools of the Trade: The Weapons and Vehicles

Blu-ray Exclusives

·         Bullets and Crucifixes: Picture-in-Picture Experience

·         movieIQ

Blu-ray 3D Exclusive Bonus Material

·         Weapons and Vehicle Exploration in 3D:  Get 360-degree views, explore key highlights and see Priest’s weaponry in action!

 

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Gerard Iribe is a writer/reviewer for Why So Blu?. He has also reviewed for other sites like DVD Talk, Project-Blu, and CHUD, but Why So Blu? is where the heart is. You can follow his incoherency on Twitter: @giribe

2 Responses to “‘Priest’ Sinks its Fangs on Blu-ray, August 16th”


  1. Matt Goodman

    I thought the upcoming Apollo 18 was legit 🙁

  2. Jiminy Critic

    Did not like this…