Cena goes 12 Rounds this June

Wrestling champ John Cena gets to tangle with his biggest villain yet in 12 Rounds. Here’s the press release from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment:

WWE SUPERSTAR JOHN CENA FACES THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE
IN THE HARDCORE ACTION-PACKED THRILLER

The Explosive Unrated “Extreme Cut” Too Intense For Theaters Brings The Smackdown On Blu-ray With Digital Copy And DVD June 30 From Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Loaded With Exclusive Making-Of Featurettes, Deleted Scenes, A Gag Reel, Commentaries And More!

CENTURY CITY, CA A brilliant killer with a score to settle is putting Detective Danny Fisher to the ultimate test when 12 Rounds explodes with an unrated “Extreme Cut” on Blu-ray with Digital Copy and DVD June 30 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. WWE Superstar John Cena (The Marine) stars as Fisher, a New Orleans police officer playing a vicious game of cat and mouse after spoiling the multi-million dollar heist plan of an Irish arms dealer. When the thiefs girlfriend is accidentally killed in the melee he vows revenge, breaking out of prison and putting Fisher through a series of mental and physical challenges in order to save his kidnapped fiancée. With the clock ticking, Danny struggles to keep his focus as he races through The Big Easy completing each dangerous game and hoping he is still standing at the end of 12 Rounds.

Directed by action auteur Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Deep Blue Sea), 12 Rounds features intense supporting performances from Ashley Scott (Jericho, Walking Tall) and Aidan Gillen (The Wire). The Blu-ray disc and DVD are loaded with special features including both the theatrical and extended “Extreme Cut” of the film, commentary by Harlin, Cena and first-time writer Daniel Kunka, two behind-the-scenes featurettes, two alternate endings, a never-before “Cena” gag reel and more. The Blu-ray disc featuring Digital Copy also includes additional bonus featurettes and viral videos and will be available for a suggested retail price of $39.99 U.S. / $49.99 Canada. The standard DVD will be available for a suggested retail price of $29.98 U.S. / $43.48 Canada. Prebook is June 3.

Synopsis:
When New Orleans Police Detective Danny Fisher (John Cena) stops a brilliant thief from getting away with a multi-million dollar heist, the thiefs girlfriend is accidentally killed. After escaping from prison, the criminal mastermind enacts his revenge, taunting the cop with a series of near-impossible puzzles and tasks 12 Rounds that Fisher must somehow complete to save the life of his fiancée.

Blu-ray Specs:
The 12 Rounds Unrated Blu-ray disc is presented in widescreen format, 2.35:1 aspect ratio with English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio, English and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, along with English and Spanish subtitles. Individual disc bonus features as follows:
o Rated and extended “Extreme Cut” of the film
o Commentary by Director Renny Harlin, Writer Daniel Kunka and John Cena
o Two alternate endings
o “Crash Course: John Cena Stunts” featurette
o “Never-before-seen Cena gag reel” featurette
o “Streetcar Crossing: Film with Caution” featurette (BD exclusive)
o “12 Bonus Rounds: Making Magic Behind-the-Scenes” featurette (BD exclusive)
o “Keeping Score: The Music of 12 Rounds” featurette (BD exclusive)
o Round and Round with Director Renny Harlin and John Cena (BD exclusive)
o Viral Videos (BD exclusive)
o BD live bootstrap (BD exclusive)

Standard DVD Specs:
The 12 Rounds Single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen format, 2.35:1 aspect ratio with English 5.1 Dolby Surround and Spanish and French Dolby Surround, along with English and Spanish subtitles. The disc includes all special features as listed above unless noted as BD exclusive.

12 ROUNDS
Street Date: June 30, 2009
Pre-book Date: June 3, 2009
Pricing: $39.99 U.S. / $49.99 Canada (Blu-ray)
$29.98 U.S. / $43.48 Canada (DVD)
Catalog Numbers: 2258901 (Blu-ray)
2260011 (DVD)
Feature Run Time: 109 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Closed Captioned: Yes

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