Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tyler Perry's 'Temptation' Out on Blue-Ray Today

The Drama Arrives On Blu-ray Disc, DVD, Digital Download, Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View July 9 From Lionsgate Home Entertainment


SANTA MONICA, CA May 29, 2013 – Adultery, passion, faith and consequences are explored in Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor, which will be released on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Digital Download, Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View July 9 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.  This bold exploration of the intrigue and perils of infidelity is a compelling love story that dives straight into the heart of obsessive passion. The stellar cast includes Jurnee Smollett-Bell (TV’s “Friday Night Lights,” HBO’s “True Blood”), Lance Gross (The Last Fall, TV’s “House of Payne”), Kim Kardashian (TV’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”), Vanessa Williams (TV’s “Desperate Housewives,” TV’s “Ugly Betty”), Robbie Jones (TV’s “One Tree Hill,” TV’s “Necessary Roughness”), and actress/singer Brandy Norwood (TV’s “The Game”).

An explosive romance about forbidden desires, Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor tells the provocative story of Judith, an ambitious married woman whose temptation by a handsome billionaire leads to betrayal, recklessness and forever alters the course of her life. 

The Blu-ray Disc and DVD contain two behind-the-scenes featurettes that provide an all-access pass to the fashion in the film as well as an in-depth look at this talented ensemble through cast interviews. Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor will be available on Blu-Ray Disc and DVD for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.  The release is available on the same date as Tyler Perry’s The Haves and The Have Nots (The Play).

·      “Professional Fashionistas: From Frumpy to Fab” featurette
·      “The Temptation Ensemble” featurette
*Subject to change


Year of Production: 2013
Title Copyright: ©2013 Very Perry Films. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: PG-13 for some violence, sexuality and drug content
Genre: Drama, Urban, Faith, Romance
Feature Running Time: 111 minutes

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Lionsgate is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. Lionsgate currently has 28 television shows on 20 networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men and Nurse Jackie, the new comedy Anger Management, the network series Nashville, the syndication successes Tyler Perry's House of Payne, its spinoff Meet the Browns, For Better Or Worse, The Wendy Williams Show, Are We There Yet? and the upcoming Orange Is The New Black, an original series for Netflix.

Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first installment of The Hunger Games franchise, The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Tyler Perry’s Temptation, Warm Bodies, Snitch, Texas Chainsaw 3D, The Expendables 2, The Possession, Sinister, The Cabin in the Woods and Arbitrage. Lionsgate's home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 15,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.

Born into poverty and raised in a household scarred by abuse, Perry’s strength, faith and perseverance would later form the foundations of his plays, films, books and shows. A simple piece of advice from Oprah set his career in motion as a diary of his daily thoughts and experiences led to his writing of a musical, I Know I’ve Been Changed, in 1992. Five years later with no money left, sleeping in seedy motels and his car, Perry’s faith in himself and God only got stronger, allowing him to forge ahead. In 1998, his perseverance paid off when the play began a limited church run. The community came out in droves and Perry never looked back as he began an incredible run of eight plays in eight years. Madea first debuted in 2000’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself and spawned three more plays leading to Perry’s jump to the big screen with 2005’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman, which debuted at #1 nationwide. He followed with twelve more films, which were all met with massive fan support and commercial success and have grossed more than a billion dollars collectively.  In April 2013, his 34th Street films banner released its first title, Peeples starring Kerry Washington.  Perry’s book, Don’t Make A Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea’s Uninhibited Commentaries On Life and Love, shot to the top of the New York Times bestseller list and claimed two Quill Book Awards. In 2007, Perry expanded his brand to television with House of Payne, the highest-rated first-run syndicated cable show of all time and followed that up with Meet the Browns and For Better or Worse.  This month, he will join forces with Oprah Winfrey’s OWN to debut his two new television shows, The Haves and the Have Nots and Love Thy Neighbor.

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