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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sound the Alarm! Tim Robbins makes NOISE

On September 16, Anchor Bay Entertainment Presents A Dark Comedy That Proves Silence is Golden

Burbank, CA -- In a shrill world, how many people are willing to fight for their own, personal quiet space? On September 16, Anchor Bay Entertainment will release the DVD Noise, the critically-acclaimed fable of an average citizen facing down the misery of our modern culture of distraction. Available for an SRP of $26.97, this disc shouts of extras such as a Director’s Commentary, a Behind-The-Scenes Featurette and interviews with cast and crew.

Noise stars Tim Robbins (Mystic River, The Shawshank Redemption) as David Owen, a Manhattan husband and father, outwardly meek and peaceful. However, David is forced to wage a one-man war against the ubiquitous car alarms that are driving him to desperation and destroying his precious personal space.

Adopting the name of The Rectifier, he becomes a noise vigilante, stomping out noisemakers wherever he finds them, in the process butting heads with New York’s sleazy Mayor Schneer (William Hurt, The Incredible Hulk, Into The Wild) who vows to silence him.

Co-starring Bridget Moynahan (I, Robot, "Sex In The City"), Margarita Levieva (The Invisible) and William Baldwin (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, "Dirty Sexy Money"), this is a film that takes a sharp, incisive look at life in the big city -- a world that suppresses and suffocates. Written and directed by Henry Bean (writer, Internal Affairs; director, The Believer), it creates a vision that is eccentric and wickedly humorous.

Critics are loud in their praise of Noise, including David Denby of The New Yorker who calls it "a splendidly eccentric film alive with the creative madness of New York City!" Noise is "a satisfyingly screwy New York story" says The Philadelphia Enquirer, while USA Today calls it "eccentric and generally entertaining." Lisa Schwarzbaum from Entertainment Weekly also commends its "delirious integrity and outsider-art charm."

Noise is a rare gem: a dark comedy made for and about adults that addresses the real problems of a world that assaults our senses and invades our lives. It asks the question: must a man lose his mind in order to retain his "peace" of mind?

Street Date: September 16, 2008
Order Date: August 14, 2008
Catalog #: DV 16156
UPC #: 0 1313 16156-9 2
Run Time: Approx. 88 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
Retail Price: $26.97

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