Published: Friday, 20 March 2020 20:28 | Written by SciFi Vision
ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINEES BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH AND MICHAEL SHANNON SHINE IN THE ELECTRIFYING TRUE STORY
THE CURRENT WAR: DIRECTOR’S CUT
“DAZZLING FILMMAKING” – CHICAGO TRIBUNE, KATIE WALSH
STRAIGHT FROM THEATERS, THE HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE DELETED SCENES
THE FILM ARRIVES ONLY ON DIGITAL NOWAND ON BLU-RAY™️ AND DVD MARCH 31, 2020 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Universal City, California, March 20, 2020 – Let there be light! Dive deeper into the electric true story behind one of the greatest unknown battles in American invention and ingenuity in THE CURRENT WAR: DIRECTOR’S CUT, available on Digital now and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on March 31, 2020 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. This suspenseful “smart historical drama” (Pete Hammond, Deadline) gives an inside look at one of the most impactful events in history as it set the foundation for modern life – the creation of electricity. With “vivid performances” (Michael, O’Sullivan, Washington Post) from an all-star cast including Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Doctor Strange), Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water, Knives Out), Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Favourite) and Tom Holland (Spider-Man Far from Home, Avengers: Endgame), the film from director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, “Hunters” ) and with a script by Michael Mitnick (The Giver, “Vinyl” ) provides a compelling tug-of-war story that is enhanced through both the immersive visual style and powerful cast performances. Full of emotionally gripping moments from beginning to end, audiences can see the fascinating THE CURRENT WAR: DIRECTOR’S CUT when the film arrives on Digital, Blu-ray™ and DVD, with dramatic deleted scenes that take viewers deeper into the story of intense rivalry between two leading innovators in the race towards powering the world.
Three brilliant visionaries set off in a charged battle for the future in THE CURRENT WAR: DIRECTOR’S CUT, the epic story of the cutthroat competition that literally lit up the modern world. Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison, the celebrity inventor on the verge of bringing electricity to Manhattan with his radical new DC technology. On the eve of triumph, his plans are upended by charismatic businessman George Westinghouse (Shannon) who believes he and his partner, the upstart genius Nikolai Tesla (Hoult), have a superior idea for how to rapidly electrify America, with AC current. As Edison and Westinghouse grapple for who will power the nation, they spark one of the first and greatest corporate feuds in American history, establishing for future titans of industry the need to break all the rules. Hailed as “a remarkable period piece that evokes the transition from the era of soot and gaslights to the luminescent era” (Richard Whittaker, Austin Chronicle), audiences everywhere can now experience the riveting and charged battle that helped shape the world around us.
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* Deleted Scenes
* Feature Commentary with Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
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FILMMAKERS: Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Tuppence Middleton, Matthew Macfadyen, Tom Fisher, Nicholas Hoult Casting By: Ellen Lewis, Theo Park Music By: Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans Music Supervisor: Randall Poster Visual Effects Supervisor: Justin Ball Costume Designer: Michael Wilkinson Edited By: David Trachtenberg ACE, Justin Krohn Production Designer: Jan Roelfs Director of Photography: Chung-Hoon Chung Line Producer: Matthew Patnick Executive Producers: Martin Scorsese, Steven Zaillian, Garrett Basch, Michael Mitnick, Ann Ruark, Michele Wolkoff, Benedict Cumberbatch, Adam Ackland, David C. Glasser, David Hutkin, Bob Yari, Adam Sidman Produced by: Timur Bekmambetov, Basil Iwanyk Written By: Michael Mitnick Directed by: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY™️: Street Date: March 31, 2020 Selection Number: 43211097 Layers: BD 50 Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Widescreen Rating: PG-13 for thematic content for thematic some disturbing/violent images and thematic elements Languages/Sound: English – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0 Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian and Latin American Spanish Subtitles Run Time: 1 Hours and 42 Minutes
TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD: Street Date: March 31, 2020 Selection Number: 43211098 Layers: DVD 9 Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen Rating: PG-13 for thematic content for thematic some disturbing/violent images and thematic elements Languages/Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.1 Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian and Latin American Spanish Subtitles Run Time: 1 Hours and 42 Minutes
About 101 Studios 101 Studios is a global entertainment company dedicated to the acquisition, financing, development, production and distribution of high-caliber, creator-driven storytelling. The studio empowers content creators through first-class collaboration and innovation. Inaugural release was Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s The Current War: Director’s Cut, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon. Upcoming releases include Sundance Audience award winner Burden featuring Forest Whitaker and Garrett Hedlund; the Russo Brothers acclaimed film City of a Million Soldiers (F.K.A. Mosul) and the French sensation La Belle Epoque. On the television side – 101 produces Taylor Sheridan’s hit series for Paramount Network Yellowstone, starring Kevin Costner as well as Sheridan’s upcoming series Mayor of Kingstown. About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE – www.uphe.com) is a unit of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG). UFEG produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming and live entertainment. The global division includes Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango, DreamWorks Animation Film and Television and Awesomeness. UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.