FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“A dramatic reconstruction…fascinating and moving.”
A.O. Scott, The New York Times
YOU CAN’T WALK AWAY FROM YOUR DESTINY, YOU HAVE TO RUN TOWARDS IT
The 15:17 to Paris
COMES TO BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK, DVD AND 4K DIGITAL FROM
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Own it Early on Digital on May 1
Blu-ray debuts on May 22
Toronto, ON, April 5– See the unique story of three friends who became heroes when “The 15:17 to Paris” arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and 4K Digital.
From Academy Award winning director* Clint Eastwood comes “The 15:17 to Paris,” which tells the real-life story of three men whose brave act turned them into heroes during a highspeed railway ride.
The heroic trio is comprised of Anthony Sadler, Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos and U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Spencer Stone, who play themselves in the film. Starring alongside them are Jenna Fischer (“Hall Pass,” TV’s “The Office”), Judy Greer (“War for the Planet of the Apes”), Ray Corasani (TV’s upcoming “The Long Road Home”), PJ Byrne (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), Tony Hale (TV’s “Veep”) and Thomas Lennon (“Transformers: Age of Extinction”). Paul-Mikél Williams plays the younger Anthony, Bryce Gheisar plays the younger Alek and William Jennings plays the younger Spencer.
Eastwood (“Sully,” “American Sniper”) directs from a screenplay by Dorothy Blyskal, based on the book by Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone and Jeffrey E. Stern. Eastwood also produces the film, along with Tim Moore, Kristina Rivera and Jessica Meier. The film’s executive producer is Bruce Berman.
Behind the scenes, the creative team includes frequent collaborators Tom Stern, who served as cinematographer on thirteen of Eastwood’s previous films, and Deborah Hopper, who has served as Eastwood’s costume designer on seventeen prior films, editor Blu Murray, who most recently cut “Sully,” and the film’s composer, Christian Jacob. Veteran art director Kevin Ishioka, whose work can be seen in “Sully” and in “Dunkirk,” serves as production designer.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Malpaso production, “The 15:17 to Paris.” “The 15:17 to Paris” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.
“The 15:17 to Paris” will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $39.99 and DVD for $31.98. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features a Blu-ray disc with the film in high definition, a Blu-ray disc with the special features in high definition, a DVD with the film in standard definition, and a Digital version of the movie.
Fans can also own “The 15:17 to Paris” in 4K via purchase from digital retailers beginning May 1.
In the early evening of August 21, 2015, the world watched in stunned silence as the media reported a thwarted terrorist attack on Thalys train #9364 bound for Paris—an attempt prevented by three courageous young Americans traveling through Europe. The film follows the course of the friends’ lives, from the struggles of childhood through finding their footing in life, to the series of unlikely events leading up to the attack. Throughout the harrowing ordeal, their friendship never wavers, making it their greatest weapon and allowing them to save the lives of the more than 500 passengers on board.
BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS
“The 15:17 to Paris” Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:
- Making Every Second Count
- Join Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler – the three Americans who stopped the attack – as they take us moment-by-moment through the real-life drama, just as they lived it.
- Portrait of Courage
- Join Oscar® winner Eastwood and his creative team as they reveal the aspects of the story that moved them and why they took the bold step of casting the three Americans to play themselves in the film.
“The 15:17 to Paris” Standard Definition DVD contains the following special feature:
- Portrait of Courage
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
On May 1, “The 15:17 to Paris” will be available to own in 4K HDR from select digital retailers including iTunes and Google. It will also be available in high definition and standard definition on favorite devices from select digital retailers including iTunes, PlayStation, Xbox and others. On May 22, “The 15:17 to Paris” will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.
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Blu-ray Combo Pack $39.99
DVD Amaray (WS) $31.98
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: May 1
EST Street Date: May 22
DVD Languages: English, Parisian French, Latin Spanish
BD Languages: English, Parisian French, Latin Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese
DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Canadian French, Parisian French, Latin Spanish
BD Subtitles: English SDH, Canadian French, Parisian French, Latin Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese
Running Time: 94 minutes
Rating: Rated PG on appeal for bloody images, violence, some suggestive material, drug references and language
DVD: DLBY/SURR DLBY/DGTL [CC]
Blu-ray: DLBY/ATMOS DTS HD-MA
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*Best Director, “Unforgiven,” 1992
Best Director, “Million Dollar Baby,” 2004