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Monday, March 28, 2011

Antonio Banderas, Sam Elliott and Snoop Dogg star in THE BIG BANG coming to Blu-ray and DVD May 24th from Anchor Bay Entertainment

An All-Star Cast In a Thriller About Murder, Money, Sex and Particle Physics!


Exclusive LA and NY Theatrical Engagements Planned

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Screen legend Antonio Banderas (Desperado, the Zorro and Spy Kids franchises, Woody Allen’s You Will Meet a Tall, Dark Stranger) leads an all-star cast in the  sexy, slick and action-packed detective thriller The Big Bang, out on Blu-ray™ and DVD May 24th.  Bending the laws of the film noir genre, The Big Bang dazzles with sharp dialogue, colorful characters, hidden agendas, and shocking twists that will leave audiences guessing until the very last frame.

In addition, the film will have exclusive New York and Los Angeles theatrical engagements starting Friday, May 13th. SRP is $26.98 for the DVD and $34.99 for the Blu-ray™, with pre-book on April 27th.

Late one night, Los Angeles private investigator, Ned Cruz (Banderas) gets a visit from a recently paroled Russian boxer with an intriguing job offer: find Lexie, his missing girlfriend—and the 30-million dollar stash of diamonds she’s hiding. As Detective Cruz sets out to find her, the clues send him into the city’s seediest corners, from a Hollywood action star with a dirty little secret (James Van Der Beek, “Dawson’s Creek,” Varsity Blues), to an enterprising porn producer who takes a personal interest in his own work (Snoop Dogg, Old School, Starsky & Hutch), and a kinky waitress with an unusual fetish for particle physics (Autumn Reeser,“No Ordinary Family,” “Entourage”).  Lexie proves to be as elusive as she is beautiful and Cruz becomes obsessed with finding her.

With time running out, Cruz discovers the trail leads to reclusive billionaire (Sam Elliott, Thank You for Smoking, Tombstone), and his physicist (Jimmi Simpson, Date Night, “Breakout Kings”), intent on recreating The Big Bang underneath the New Mexico desert. Tailed by a trio of cops also looking to find the missing diamonds, and with the body count piling up, Cruz soon realizes that what appeared to be a standard missing person’s case is anything but, and could quite possibly bring about the end of the world as we know it.

Directed by Tony Krantz (producer of Mulholland Dr., and Fox’s “24”), written by Emmy® award winner Erik Jendresen (“Band of Brothers”) and featuring the debut solo soundtrack by The Smiths’ legend Johnny Marr, The Big Bang is a neo-noir detective thriller for the 21st century.  The film also stars Thomas Kretschmann (King Kong, Valkyrie), William Fichtner (Drive Angry, Date Night,“Prison Break”), Robert Maillet (Sherlock Holmes, 300) with Delroy Lindo (Gone in 60 Seconds, “The Chicago Code”.)

Richard Rionda Del Castro (executive producer of Casino Jack, The Son Of No One and Touchback) co-produced the film with Krantz and Jendresen. Executive Producers are Patricia Eberle, Cassian Elwes, Gary Howsam, Lewin Webb, Richard Salvatore and Ross Dinerstein.

Bonus features on The Big Bang Blu-ray™ and DVD will include filmmakers’ commentary, a behind-the-scenes featurette, extended scenes and the theatrical trailer.


Street Date: May 24, 2011

Pre-book Date: April 27, 2011

Run Time: 101 minutes

Rating: Unrated

-Blu-Ray: $34.99
-DVD: $26.98

Format: 2.40:1/16x9

-Blu-Ray: DolbyTrueHD  5.1
-DVD: Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles: English, Spanish



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