8 Mile (UK - DVD R2)
Universal Pictures Video have sent through the official press release for the region two DVD of 8 Mile. The DVD is released on May...
Released: May 26th 2003
Academy Award winning director Curtis Hanson (LA Confidential) and Academy Award winning producer Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind), have made a blockbuster film with multi-platinum recording artists Eminem, who gives an electrifying performance in this gritty and raw drama, supported by an excellent cast including Academy Award winning Kim Basinger. 8 Mile is a story about the boundaries that define our lives, and a young man’s struggle to find the strength and courage to transcend them. The film charts a week in the life of Jimmy “Rabbit” Smith Jnr (Eminem) a rap-obsessed kid from a single parent trailer park “family” on the 8 mile line which separates the black ghettos of Detroit from the white trash beginnings of the suburbs. Rabbit knows his ticket out is through his rhymes, but to succeed, he has to channel his anger into his lyrics, and face the showdown of his life…
This semi-autobiographical tale of Eminem's life from director Curtis Hanson arrives with a 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen transfer, DTS 5.1 (English)and Dolby Digital 5.1 (English) soundtracks. 8 Mile will be out on DVD from 26th May and should be available in shops for £19.99. As for the extras, the DVD will carry the following:
- Exclusive never before seen 5 minute video of Eminem’s controversial “Superman” video.
- The making of 8 Mile. A behind-the-scenes look and interviews focusing on Eminem’s transition from rap superstar to actor.
- Over 20 minutes of exclusive never before seen “rap battle” footage
- The songs of 8 Mile are reviewed with links back to the feature
Universal have also let us know of of a special UK promotion leading up to the 26th May will include a nationwide rap battle with 4 regional events culminating in a grand finale in London
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