Universal City, California, August 18, 2015 – From Grammy®Award winner Pharrell Williams and Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker comes a fresh and fun coming-of-age comedy Dope, which debuted on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and DVD on October 13, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Nominated for the coveted Grand Jury Prize at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, the film is a fresh and funny foray into contemporary urban life that Rolling Stone calls “Irresistible, freewheeling fun!” and Marlow Stern of The Daily Beast says is “Nothing short of intoxicating.” Featuring an old-school soundtrack plus four new original songs by Pharrell Williams, the Dope Blu-rayTM and DVD are loaded with awesome bonus features for fans to enjoy.
Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is a straight-A high-school senior into old-school rap who finds himself in the middle of an adventure involving shady drug dealers, offbeat weirdos and a backpack that can make or break his chance of getting into Harvard. Also starring hip-hop talent A$AP Rocky, Blake Anderson (“Workaholics”), Zoë Kravitz (Divergent), Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel), rapper Tyga and supermodel Chanel Iman, Dope is “vibrant and entertaining” (Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter).
BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAYTM AND DVD
• Dope Is Different – The cast and crew discuss the film’s central characters and themes of being unique and authentic.
• Dope Music - Pharrell Williams, A$AP Rocky, Rick Fumuyiwa and others delve into the essential role old-school rap and punk rock tracks play in the film. Blu-rayTM unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD and theater quality sound. Plus, both the Blu-ray Combo Pack and the DVD will include DIGITAL HD with UltraVioletTM, a feature which lets fans instantly stream and download the movie anywhere to watch on their favorite devices. FILMMAKERS Cast: Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Kimberly Elise, Chanel Iman, Keith Stanfield, Blake Anderson, Zoë Kravitz, A$AP Rocky Directed By: Rick Famuyiwa Written By: Rick Famuyiwa Produced By: Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker Executive Produced By: Pharrell Williams, Michael Y. Chow, Rick Famuyiwa, David Lonner Director of Photography: Rachel Morrison Production Designer: Scott Falconer Edited By: Lee Haugen Costume Design By: Patrik Milani Music By: Germaine Franco
TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAYTM:
Street Date: October 13, 2015 Copyright: 2015 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Selection Number: 55171525 Layers: BD-50 Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1 Rating: R for language, drug content, sexuality/nudity, and some violence—all involving teens Languages/Subtitles: English SDS, French and Spanish Subtitles Sound: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0 Run Time: 1 hour, 44 minutes
TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: October 13, 2015 Copyright: 2015 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Selection Number: 55171526 Layers: Dual Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1 Rating: R for language, drug content, sexuality/nudity, and some violence—all involving teens Languages/Subtitles: English SDS, French and Spanish Subtitles Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Run Time: 1 hour, 44 minutes
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