Red Dawn – press release

Source: MGM Home Entertainment

Directed by acclaimed screenwriter John Milius (Apocalypse Now, Dirty Harry), Red Dawn gained a cult following due to its dramatic depiction of teenagers forced to defend their home and was the first film to be released with a PG-13 rating by the MPAA. Featuring startling performances from Patrick Swayze (Point Break, Donnie Darko), Charlie Sheen (“Two and a Half Men,” Major League), C. Thomas Howell (The Outsiders, The Hitcher), Lea Thompson (Back To The Future, Space Camp), Jennifer Grey (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Dirty Dancing) and Harry Dean Stanton (The Green Mile, Pretty In Pink), the Red Dawn: Collector’s Edition DVD includes never-before-seen featurettes that give viewers a behind the scenes look at the special effects used to create World War III and the intense military training the cast was forced to undergo to become guerilla fighters.

The Red Dawn: Collector’s Edition DVD is available for the suggested retail price of $19.98/U.S. and $25.98/Canada.

As their town is overrun by foreign nationals, eight teenagers escape to the mountains. Taking the name of their high school football team, the Wolverines, they wage unremitting guerilla warfare in defense of their parents, their friends and their country.

Bonus Features

• Disc One:
o Widescreen Feature Film
o Carnage Counter — Keeps a running tally of violent acts including deaths, bodily injuries and shots fired.

• Disc Two:
o Red Dawn Rising — A retrospective look at the making of the film.
o Building The Red Menace — What it took to create “World War III”.
o Military Training — Explores the extensive training the actors had to go undergo to become convincing guerilla fighters.
o WWIII Comes To Town — Featurette that travels back to Las Vegas, New Mexico to interview locals and extras about what happened when Red Dawn turned their hometown into the fictional town of Calumet, Colorado and the center of WWIII.

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