White House Down Raises The Roof On Blu-ray This November

White-House-Down-Blu-ray-001It was unfortunate that White House Down did not connect with a bigger audience this past summer.  While by no means perfect, it was easily everything one could ask for in a good time at the movies, during the summer movie season.  It is filled with action, has a great cast, and a lot of humor to go with all the thrills (Review HERE).  Along with Olympus Has Fallen, it was one of the two enjoyable Die Hard movies to come out this year, with neither of those two being actual Die Hard movies.  Regardless, audiences will now have a chance to catch up with this Channing Tatum/Jaime Foxx adventure, which features director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, 2012) doing his best to blow up Washington D.C., as the Blu-ray hits shelves on November 5th.  Read on to learn more about this release.


“A Die Hard-style thriller that will make pulses race!”
-Claudia Puig, USA Today

“A non-stop thrill ride that will have you leaping out of your seat.”
-Nikki Novak, Young Hollywood

Channing Tatum & Oscar® Winner Jamie Foxx Star in the Explosive Action Thriller


From the Director of Independence DayThe Day After Tomorrow & 2012  

It all goes down Nov. 5 on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD & Digital
Combo Pack includes Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD UltraViolet™

Bonus Features Include 9 Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes, Gag Reel & More

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Culver City, CA (9/3/13) – From Roland Emmerich, director of Independence DayThe Day After Tomorrow and 2012, comes the hard-hitting, non-stop thrill ride WHITE HOUSE DOWN, available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital on Nov. 5 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Two of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors, Channing Tatum (21 Jump Street, Magic Mike) and Academy Award® winner Jamie Foxx (Best Actor, Ray, 2005), team up in this explosive action thriller about a capitol policeman (Tatum) trying to protect the U.S. President (Foxx) during a hostile takeover of the White House. Featuring breathtaking action sequences and special effects, WHITE HOUSE DOWN also stars a top-notch supporting cast, including Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Dark Knight), Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty), Richard Jenkins (Jack Reacher), Joey King (The Conjuring) and James Woods (Casino).
The Blu-ray disc comes with over an hour of bonus features, including an exclusive gag reel, along with nine exclusive making-of featurettes, taking audiences behind the scenes to see what it took to bring the high-adrenaline adventure to the big screen (more details below).  Both the Blu-ray and DVD come with four additional behind-the-scenes featurettes (more details below), chronicling the on- and off-screen chemistry between the dynamic leading duo, their willingness and desire to train for and perform their own stunts, a look at Emmerich’s vision for the film and how he was able to achieve it, along with a spotlight on the star-studded supporting cast.
Synopsis: Capitol Policeman John Cale (Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation’s government falling into chaos and time running out, it’s up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country.
WHITE HOUSE DOWN was written by James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-ManZodiac). It was produced by Bradley Fischer (Black SwanShutter Island), Harald Kloser (2012The Day After Tomorrow), James Vanderbilt, Larry Franco (2012Batman Begins), and Laeta Kalogridis (AvatarShutter Island), with co-producers Volker Engel (2012Anonymous) and Marc Weigert (2012,Anonymous). Executive producers are Ute Emmerich (2012The Day After Tomorrow), Channing Tatum, and Reid Carolin (10 Years,Magic Mike).
It has a run time of approximately 131 minutes and has been rated PG-13 for prolonged sequences of action and violence including intense gunfire and explosions, some language and a brief sexual image.

Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Material Include:

·         Gag Reel
·         Nine Featurettes:
o   The Beast – A look at the film’s presidential limo, better known as The Beast.
o   The Full Arsenal – Guns,  Grenades, Tanks and Choppers
o   VFX Boundaries Down – From massive blue screens to virtual sets, audiences will discover technologies that were literally invented by filmmakers.
o   The Inside Story – Uncover this concept’s fast-moving rise to the big screen.
o   Presidential Treatment – A look at the size and scope of this massive production.
o   Lights, Camera, Heart-Pumping Action – Uncover how filmmakers utilized a unique and stylistic approach to lighting, as well as various filming techniques to capture the true scope of the film’s immense action.
o   Crashing The Oval Office – See how filmmakers constructed a stunt set then drove an SUV at full speed into the Oval Office.
o   Drowning The Beast  The presidential limo escape.
o   Recreating The White House  Hear from the filmmakers about the meticulous detail that went into replicating the White House.


Blu-ray and DVD Bonus Material Includes:

·         Four Featurettes:
o   A Dynamic Duo – a look at the chemistry between Tatum and Foxx and their dynamic on-screen presence.
o   Men Of Action — Discover Tatum’s willingness and desire to perform his own stunts, as well as the extensive training required.
o   Roland Emmerich – Upping The Ante – A look at Emmerich’s vision for the film.
o   Meet The Insiders – Shining a spotlight on the star-studded supporting cast.

White House Down arrives on Blu-ray November 5.  Pre-order your copy here:



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