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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Julie Benz stars in "HELD HOSTAGE" Coming to DVD September 14th From Image Entertainment

"You’ve got one chance of keeping her alive!”


Based on the Shocking True Story -- Set Free on DVD on September 14

Chatsworth, CA – Taken captive, threatened with death, forced to take part in a robbery:  surely this would be the ultimate nightmare.  But what if this was just the beginning?   What if no one believed your story?  On September 14,  Image Entertainment releases Held Hostage, the tense and thrilling film based on victims’ advocate Michelle Renee’s memoir, “Held Hostage: The True Story of a Mother and Daughter's Kidnapping.” A visceral portrait of what it takes to survive against insurmountable odds, Held Hostage will be available on DVD for an SRP of $27.98.

Michelle Estey (Julie Benz, Saturn® and Satellite® award winner, nominee Screen Actors Guild® award, “Dexter”) is a single mother and a bank manager, living with her young daughter Breea (Natasha Calis, “Impact,” “Alice”).  One fateful night, masked gunmen break into their home, binding both of them with duct-tape… and wiring them with explosives.   They give Michelle an unnerving ultimatum:  cooperate in a bank heist, or she and Breea will die by the explosive controls in their captors’ hands. 

After the robbery, Michelle and her daughter are left unharmed, but they are not yet out of danger. Neither the police nor her colleagues accept Michelle’s frightening story.  The facts remain in the dark while details of her abusive past come to light – as Michelle is informed, “it’s called dirtying the victim.”  

A true story of suspense and terror, Held Hostage is also a portrayal of a woman’s honesty and courage.  Michelle is ready for the fight of her life – for both herself and for her daughter.

Held Hostage - DVD
Genre:             Drama, Feature Film
Rating:             Not Rated
Languages:       English 
Format:            Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio:              Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:           English, Spanish
Year:                2009
SRP :                $27.98
Street Date:      September 14, 2010
Pre-Book:        August 17, 2010
Length:             86 minutes
UPC :                014381661828
Cat#:                JOP6618 DVD

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