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The Fighter comes to Blu-ray March 15th


This film starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale has already snagged a few awards from the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild, but we don't have to wait for the Oscars to find Blu-ray release details for The Fighter. Due on March 15th, the Blu-ray combo pack version features DTS-HD 5.1 MA soundtrack and also exclusively includes the "Keeping the Faith" segment which tells the real life story of the characters featured in the film. Check the rest of the details in the press release after the break, we'll find out if Micky Ward has one more win in him at the Academy Awards this weekend.

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Nominated for Seven Academy Awards® Including Best Picture



Critically-Acclaimed Story of Triumph Enters the Ring on Blu-ray™, DVD and VOD March 15, 2011

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – "Mark Wahlberg is perfect" (Entertainment Weekly) and "Christian Bale is astonishing" (New York Times) in the inspiring true story
THE FIGHTER, debuting in a two-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack with Digital Copy, on standard DVD and on VOD March 15, 2011 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Directed by Academy Award® nominee David O. Russell (Three Kings), THE FIGHTER has received seven Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Christian Bale), Best Supporting Actress (Melissa Leo and
Amy Adams), Best Original Screenplay and Best Editing. The powerful, uplifting and "remarkable" (Wall Street Journal) film tells the story of working-class pugilist "Irish" Micky Ward (Wahlberg) and his against-all-odds triumph in the ring that united his fractured family and brought pride to his blue-collar hometown. Bale portrays Ward's troubled older brother, Dicky Eklund, a role that has already earned him a
Golden Globe®, SAG and National Board of Review award for Best Supporting Actor, as well as awards from numerous regional film critics' societies. Golden Globe and SAG winner and Oscar® nominee Melissa Leo (Frozen River) gives a knockout performance as Ward's mother and Oscar nominee Amy Adams (Doubt) stars as his girlfriend and future wife, Charlene.

THE FIGHTER Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack with Digital Copy and standard DVD both include feature commentary by David O. Russell and a making of documentary entitled "The Warrior's Code: Filming The Fighter". The Blu-ray/DVD Combo also includes "Keeping The Faith", the real-life story of Micky and Dicky as told by family and friends, deleted scenes and a digital copy of the film.

THE FIGHTER Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack & Standard DVD
THE FIGHTER Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and English, English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles. The DVD is presented in English 5.1 Surround with English, French and Spanish subtitles.

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack breakdown is as follows:
o The Warrior's Code: Filming The Fighter
o Keeping The Faith
o Deleted Scenes (some with optional commentary)
o Feature film with commentary by director David O. Russell
o Theatrical Trailer
o Feature Film
o Digital Copy

The single disc DVD includes the following:
o The Warrior's Code: Filming The Fighter
o Feature film with commentary by director David O. Russell

About Paramount Home Entertainment
Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

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Street Date: March 15, 2011
Pricing: $19.99 U.S (DVD)
$29.99 U.S. (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Runtime: 115 minutes (theatrical version)
U.S. Rating: R for language throughout, drug content, some violence and sexuality

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