THE BLOCKBUSTER FILM DIVERGENT BASED ON THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING BOOK SERIES MAKES ITS HOME ENTERTAINMENT DEBUT - CW15 - OMAHA

THE BLOCKBUSTER FILM DIVERGENT BASED ON THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING BOOK SERIES MAKES ITS HOME ENTERTAINMENT DEBUT

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DIVERGENT

"SPECTACULAR in every sense of the word." - Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times

"It's rare that a movie is as good as the book on which it's based. It's even more unusual when it's better." - Michael O'Sullivan, The Washington Post

THRILLING ACTION ADVENTURE ARRIVES ON BLU-RAY COMBO PACK, DVD AND ON DEMAND AUGUST 5

DIGITAL HD AVAILABLE JULY 22

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the premier next generation global content leader, will release the electrifying first installment of the blockbuster action adventure franchise Divergent  on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View on August 5, the Company announced today.   The film will be available on Digital HD two weeks early on July 22.

Divergent Blu-Ray Combo Pack, DVD And On Demand August 5

Based on Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times best-selling book series which has sold nearly 22 million copies worldwide, the film features an all-star cast including Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Academy Award® winner Kate Winslet and Ashley Judd. To date, Divergent has grossed nearly $150 million at the domestic box office and more than $250 million worldwide in its theatrical release on Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment label, getting the ?new franchise off to a fast start.  The next three installments -- Insurgent and Allegiant Parts 1 & 2 -- will be released theatrically on March 20, 2015, March 18, 2016 and March 24, 2017, respectively.

Packed with bonus material, the Blu-ray Combo Pack includes the documentary "Bringing Divergent to Life," an in-depth look at the making of the film plus the exclusive featurette "Faction Before Blood," detailing the film's future world. The Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD both feature deleted scenes and two audio commentaries – one with director Neil Burger and one with producers Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher. The Divergent Blu-ray Combo Pack will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and the DVD for $29.95.

Divergent stars Shailene Woodley (upcoming The Fault in Our Stars), Theo James (Underworld: Awakening), Ashley Judd (Double Jeopardy), Jai Courtney (A Good Day to Die Hard), Ray Stevenson (Thor), Zo? Kravitz (X-Men: First Class), Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now), Tony Goldwyn (TV's "Scandal"), Ansel Elgort (upcoming The Fault in Our Stars), Maggie Q (TV's "Nikita"), Mekhi Phifer (ShowTime's "House of Lies") and Academy Award® winner Kate Winslet (Best Actress, The Reader, 2008). The film is directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Limitless) from a screenplay by Evan Daugherty (Snow White and the Huntsman) and Vanessa Taylor (HBO's "Game of Thrones").  

Divergent is a thrilling action adventure set in a future world where society has been divided into five distinct factions. But Tris will never fit into any one group-she is Divergent, and what makes her different makes her dangerous. Targeted by a faction leader determined to eliminate all Divergents, Tris turns to the one person she believes she can trust: Four, an instructor for the militant Dauntless faction, and a man full of dark secrets. Together, Tris and Four uncover a mind-bending conspiracy that will put their courage to the ultimate test…and forever link their destinies.

BLU-RAY COMBO PACK SPECIAL FEATURES*

  • "Bringing Divergent to Life" Documentary
  • "Faction Before Blood" Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentary with Director Neil Burger
  • Audio Commentary with Producers Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher

*Subject to change

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentary with Director Neil Burger
  • Audio Commentary with Producers Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher

*Subject to change

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Street Date:                      

August 5, 2014

Price:                                

$39.99 Blu-ray / $29.95 DVD

Title Copyright:                 

Divergent © 2014, Artwork & Supplementary Materials ™ & © 2014 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Rating:                              

PG-13 for Intense Violence and Action, Thematic Elements and Some Sensuality

Feature Run Time:              

139 Minutes

Type:                                 

Theatrical Release

Genre:                               

Action/Adventure

Closed Captioned:              

NA

Subtitles:                           

English SDH and Spanish

Blu-ray Format:                  

1080P High Definition 16x9 Widescreen (2.40:1)

DVD Format:                      

16x9 Widescreen (2.40:1)

Blu-ray Audio Status:          

English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Dolby Digital Optimized for Late-Night Listening and English Descriptive Audio

DVD Audio Status:               

English and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio

*** For the trailer, clips and artwork please visit www.lionsgatepublicity.com ***

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ABOUT LIONSGATE

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 34 television shows on 22 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 comedy Anger Management, the network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show and the critically-acclaimed series Orange is the New Black.

Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first two installments of The Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the first installment of the Divergent franchise, Now You See Me, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Warm Bodies, The Expendables 2, The Possession, Sinister, Roadside Attractions' Mud and Pantelion Films' breakout hit Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.

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.

For further information, please contact:



Jennifer Sandler       

Annalee Paulo & Lauren Gladney

Lionsgate               

42West

310.255.4072       

310.477.4442

jsandler@lionsgate.com     

Annalee.Paulo@42West.net & Lauren.Gladney@42West.net

 

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