Three Star-Powered, Sizzling Crime Sagas Debut On Blu-Ray August 2 From Warner Home Video

(April 4, 2011 – Burbank, CA) – Three star-powered, sizzling crime thrillers arrive on Blu-ray August 2 from Warner Home Video. This wave of hi-def hits includes “Sleepers,” by Oscar winning director Barry Levinson (“Rain Man,” “Disclosure,” “Bugsy,” “Toys,” “Wag the Dog”). This deeply emotional and thrilling film stars Robert De Niro (“Limitless,” “Little Fockers,” “Machete,” “The Good Shepherd”), Dustin Hoffman (“Little Fockers,” “Stranger than Fiction,” “Wag the Dog”), Brad Pitt (“Inglourious Basterds,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Burn After Reading”) and Kevin Bacon (“Frost/Nixon,” “Mystic River,” “Apollo 13”). Also making its debut on Blu-ray Disc is “Copycat,” the unforgettable psychological thriller starring Sigourney Weaver (Aliens franchise, “Avatar”), Holly Hunter (“The Piano,” “Thirteen,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”) and Harry Connick Jr. (“P.S. I Love You,” “The Iron Giant,” “Independence Day”). Rounding out this trio of Blu-ray premieres is the gripping murder-mystery, “The Name of the Rose,” directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud (“Seven Years in Tibet,” “Enemy at the Gates,” “The Lover”). Winner of two BAFTA awards, the films stars Sean Connery (“The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,” “The Rock,” “The Hunt for Red October,” “Indiana Jones,” “Goldfinger”) and Christian Slater (“Interview with a Vampire,” “True Romance,” “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves”). “Sleepers,” “Copycat” and “The Name of the Rose” will sell separately for $19.98 SRP each. Orders are due June 28. All three titles are also available digitally for rent and permanent download through online digital retailers. About The Films: “Sleepers”:
“Colorful characters, richly evoked settings, epic story of friendship, crime and punishment, and a strong dose of good old-fashioned star power.” - David Stratton, Variety
The judicial system is supposed to protect them. But when a youthful prank in New York's Hell's Kitchen spins out of control, the punishment doesn't fit the crime. Sentenced to the Wilkinson School for Boys, four pals are mistreated at will by a cadre of sadistic guards. Now, 15 years later, they have an unexpected opportunity to use that system - for revenge. Friendship. Loyalty. Retribution. Based on Lorenzo Carcaterra's 1995 bestselling book, the powerful themes and startling events of the controversial bestseller come to the screen in the electrifying thriller Sleepers, written for the screen and directed by Barry Levinson (“Rain Man,” “Disclosure,” “Bugsy,” “Toys,” “Wag the Dog”). Kevin Bacon, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Bruno Kirby, Jason Patric and Brad Pitt headline the ensemble of the compelling movie that “reminds us what superb acting is all about” (Pat Collins, WWOR-TV). From its telltale opening lines to its stunning courtroom climax, “Sleepers” is spellbinding entertainment. With a vengeance. Special Features:
    • Trailer
“Copycat”: Criminal profiler and psychologist Dr. Helen Hudson becomes entangled in the deadly mind game of a vicious copycat serial killer Peter Foley. Due to the horrific attack Helen suffered in her past as an agoraphobic she is confined to her apartment. The killer uses this against her in his murderous attempts to become a famous serial killer. Detectives M. J Monahan and Reuben Goetz they have the challenge of trying to capture the killer before he kills again and uses his chance to commit another atrocious murder. Special Features:
    • Director Commentary
    • Trailer
“The Name Of The Rose”: 1327: after a mysterious death in a Benedictine Abbey, the monks are convinced that the apocalypse is coming. With the Abbey to play host to a council on the Franciscan's Order's belief that the Church should rid itself of wealth, William of Baskerville, a respected Franciscan monk, is asked to assist in determining the cause of the untimely death. Alas, more deaths occur as the investigation draws closer to uncovering the secret the Abbey wants hidden, and there is finally no stopping the Holy Inquisition from taking an active hand in the process. William and his young novice must race against time to prove the innocence of the unjustly accused and avoid the wrath of Holy Inquisitor Bernardo Gui. Special Features:
    • Commentary with Jean-Jacques Annaud
    • Commentary with Jean-Jacques Annaud (in French)
    • “The Abbey Crimes”
    • Trailer
    • Photo Video Journey
Note: All enhanced content listed above is subject to change. Warner Home Video Blu-ray Discs offer resolution six times higher than standard definition DVDs, as well as extraordinarily vibrant contrast and color and beautifully crisp sound. The format also provides a higher level of interactivity, with instant access to extra features via a seamless menu bar where viewers can enjoy features without leaving or interrupting the film. For more information visit: About Warner Home Video: With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc., commands the largest home entertainment distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Video and New Line Cinema.