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Berry's "The Call" Coming to DVD/Blu-ray

By Rich Heldenfels Published: May 6, 2013

The official word: Academy Award® winner Halle Berry (Best Actress, Monster’s Ball, 2001) stars as a veteran 911 operator who takes a life-altering call from a kidnapped teenage girl, played by  Academy Award® nominee Abigail Breslin (Best Supporting Actress, Little Miss Sunshine, 2006), in THE CALL, debuting on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD with UltraViolet™ June 25th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. When a terrified kidnap victim (Breslin) calls 911 from the trunk of a madman’s car, Jordan (Berry) realizes she must confront a killer from her past to put an end to the serial killer’s haunting rampage.  THE CALL also stars Morris Chestnut (Identity Thief, Think Like A Man), Michael Imperioli (The Lovely Bones, TV’s “The Sopranos”), Michael Eklund (TV’s “Alcatraz”) and WWE star David Otunga.

 

The Blu-ray Combo Pack exclusively features an alternate ending, deleted and extended scenes, Michael Eklund’s Audition Tape, and two all-new featurettes taking viewers behind the scenes for set tours and stunt breakdowns.  Both the Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD come with a making-of featurette, as well as commentary by Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin and filmmakers. 

 

Synopsis:

In this heart-pounding, edge-of-your-seat thriller, veteran 911 operator Jordan (Academy Award® Winner Halle Berry, Monster’s Ball, 2001) takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl (Academy Award® nominee Abigail Breslin, Little Miss Sunshine, 2006) who has been kidnapped and thrown into the trunk of a madman’s car.  But with the clock ticking, Jordan soon realizes she must confront a killer from her past to put an end to a serial killer’s haunting rampage.

 

THE CALL has a running time of approximately 118 minutes and is rated R for strong violence, language throughout and brief sexual content/nudity.

 

Blu-ray and DVD Bonus Materials Include:

§  Emergency Procedure: Making the Film featurette -- A look at every aspect of the making of the film, from Richard D’Ovidio’s experience writing the screenplay through the final days of production.

§  Commentary with Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin and Filmmakers

 

Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Materials Include:

*All DVD content plus:

§  Alternate Ending

§  Deleted and Extended Scenes

§  Michael Eklund Audition Tape

§  Two Featurettes:

o   A Set Tour of The Hive and The Lair – Director Brad Anderson gives viewers a tour of the Lair and the production designer gives a tour of the call center, also known as The Hive.

o   Inside the Stunts – Stunt coordinator, pyrotechnics experts, actors and stuntmen discuss filming the gas station fire scene.

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