Seven Pounds Drops At The End Of March

Will Smith doesn’t save the Earth from aliens, vampires, or bad TV-to-film adaptations in Seven Pounds. He goes to the dramatic side, in a film that many in the U.K. thought was the ticket price. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has a full press release:

SEVEN POUNDS

From the Director of The Pursuit of Happyness

Co-starring Rosario Dawson and Woody Harrelson

His Life Will Change Yours March 31, 2009
On DVD, Blu-rayâ„¢ High-Def and PSP

Culver City, CA (2/6/09) Will Smith re-teams with the makers of The Pursuit of Happyness for the powerful and provocative new drama SEVEN POUNDS, available on Blu-ray High-Def, DVD and PSP this March 31, 2009, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. This inspiring tale about one mans quest to better the lives of seven strangers features a top notch supporting cast, including Rosario Dawson (Eagle Eye, Sin City) and Woody Harrelson (No Country For Old Men, The People vs. Larry Flynt), and heartfelt direction by Gabriele Muccino, who previously helmed Will Smiths The Pursuit of Happyness. Smith gives another riveting performance here thats destined to entertain, move and perhaps change the lives of viewers everywhere when it arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and PSP.

Discover the secrets of SEVEN POUNDS with such revealing bonus features as a Directors Commentary, four behind-the-scenes featurettes, including “Seven Views on Seven Pounds” and “Creating the Perfect Ensemble,” and deleted scenes. Exclusive to the Blu-ray edition is a Digital Copy of the film for playback on PC, PSP®, Mac or iPod®. Fans of such classic dramas as Crash and The Shawshank Redemption wont want to miss SEVEN POUNDS, available at an SRP of $39.95 (Blu-ray), $28.96 (DVD) and $24.94 (PSP).

SEVEN POUNDS also stars Michael Ealy (TVs Sleeper Cell, Barbershop 2) and Barry Pepper (The Green Mile, Saving Private Ryan). It was written by Grant Nieporte, whose work on the film received a 2008 Golden Satellite nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

Synopsis
Will Smith reunites with the director and producers of The Pursuit of Happyness for the emotional drama SEVEN POUNDS. In the film, Smith plays Ben Thomas, an IRS agent with a fateful secret who embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

SEVEN POUNDS was produced by Todd Black (The Great Debaters, The Pursuit of Happyness), Jason Blumenthal (The Pursuit of Happyness, The Weather Man), James Lassiter (Hancock, I Am Legend), Steve Tisch (The Pursuit of Happyness, The Weather Man) and Will Smith (Lakeview Terrace, Hancock). It was released by Columbia Pictures and has a run time of approximately 118 minutes. It has been rated PG-13 for thematic material, some disturbing content and a scene of sensuality.

DVD and Blu-ray High-Def Bonus Material
Deleted Scenes
4 Featurettes:
Seven Views on Seven Pounds
Creating the Perfect Ensemble
The Box Jellyfish: Worlds Deadliest Co-Star
Emilys Passion: The Art of the Printing Press
Commentary with Director Gabriele Muccino

Exclusive to the Blu-ray High-Def:
A Digital Copy of the film for PC, PSP®, Mac or iPod®
BD-Live: Access Exclusive content and downloads!

DVD Catalog #: 24915
DVD UPC Code: 0-43396-24915-8
DVD SLP: $28.96

Blu-ray Catalog #: 24918
Blu-ray UPC Code: 0-43396-24918-9
Blu-ray SLP: $39.95
UMD Catalog #: 29208
UMD UPC Code: 0-43396-29208-6
UMD SLP: $24.94
Order Date For All: 2/26/09

Seven Pounds is available for pre-order at Amazon.com on DVD and Blu-ray.

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