Wanted hits home December 2

The Dark Knight hits home December 9. Now, this post isn't about that film (there will be plenty of that as we get closer to that date), but people realize that that movie is pretty much going to rule the holiday season. So Universal Pictures is getting a jump on that juggernaut and releasing Wanted on DVD and Blu-ray the week before on December 2. Personally, I felt the film was trying too hard to be hip and the story kind of suffered as a result (the story was kind of ho hum and really predictable). But I'm guessing you're not seeing the film for a tight script. You can check out my full review here. If you're aiming to get an ultraviolent assassin film then by all means this film is for you. Below is the full press release. Universal City, Calif., October 13, 2008 – James McAvoy (Atonement) and Academy Award winners Angelina Jolie (Mr. and Mrs. Smith) and Morgan Freeman (Dark Knight) star in the sexy, visually stunning, action thrill-ride 'Wanted', coming to DVD and Blu-ray Hi-Def on December 2, 2008 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Visionary filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov, creator of Day Watch and Night Watch, two of the most successful films in the history of Russian cinema, brings his incomparable imagination and innovative cinematic style to bear on the explosive story of an ordinary man transformed by destiny into a powerful assassin. Based on Mark Millar’s explosive graphic novel series, Wanted blazes new cinematic trails with double-barreled surprises around every corner. Director Bekmambetov leads his extraordinary cast, which also includes Thomas Kretschmann (King Kong), Terence Stamp (Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace) and Common (American Gangster), through a twisted maze of intrigue packed with two-fisted action. With its visually inventive effects, experience Wanted at its best on Blu-ray Hi-Def. With picture perfect visuals and flawless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound, the high definition version of Wanted can be viewed on any Blu-ray player or PlayStation®3. Only on Blu-ray Hi-Def, fans can get an exclusive look at the film’s never-before-seen alternate opening, go deeper into the making of the film’s mind-blowing effects in crystal clear high definition, and via the power of BD-Live, host a text chat with friends while watching the movie in synchronization.