“Scandalously thrilling.” – Village Voice “Brilliant. Highly Addictive.” – Salon.com
“Emma Watson is sensational.” - Rolling Stone
Living the Dream, One Heist at a Time
Academy Award®-Winner Sofia Coppola’s Heist Flick Based on Actual Events Arriving On Blu-ray and DVD September 17
SANTA MONICA, CA (July 23, 2013) – A group of thrill-seeking, fame-obsessed teenagers in Los Angeles use the internet to track celebrities’ whereabouts in order to rob their empty homes in The Bling Ring, arriving on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital HD UltraViolet) and DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) September 17th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film, released theatrically by A24, is based on the celebrated Vanity Fair article The Suspects Wore Louboutins by Nancy Jo Sales. Written and directed by Academy Award® winner Sofia Coppola (Original Screenplay, Lost in Translation, 2003), The Bling Ring stars Israel Broussard (Flipped), Taissa Farmiga (TV’s “American Horror Story”), Emma Watson (The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Harry Potter franchise) and Leslie Mann (This is 40), along with newcomers Katie Chang, Claire Julien and Georgia Rock. The film also features Gavin Rossdale and real-life “Bling Ring” victim Paris Hilton.
A group of celebrity-fixated teens living in the suburbs of Los Angeles begin burglarizing the empty homes of the rich and famous by tracking the celebrities’ whereabouts via the internet. The ringleader, Rebecca (Chang) leads the group of misfits including Marc (Broussard), Nicki (Watson), Sam (Farmiga) and Chloe (Julien), on the ultimate heist for designer clothes and jewelry – and what starts out as teenage fun quickly spins out of control.
The Blu-ray Disc and DVD bonus materials include multiple featurettes: a “making of,” an inside look at Paris Hilton’s home led by Paris herself and the story of the real “Bling Ring.” The Bling Ring Blu-ray Disc and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.
BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
“Behind the Bling” – “making of” featurette
“Scene of the Crime with Paris Hilton” featurette
“Tabloid Culture: A Master class featuring Nancy Jo Sales” featurette
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Launched in the summer of 2012, A24 is a New York-based media company focused on the distribution, financing and production of feature films. Next up for the company will be James Ponsoldt's Sundance darling, THE SPECTACULAR NOW releasing on August 2. They also just picked up rights to THE ROVER, David Michod's highly anticipated follow-up to ANIMAL KINGDOM. The company previously released Harmony Korine's incredibly successful SPRING BREAKERS starring Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine, and James Franco. Other titles include Roman Coppola's star-studded comedy A GLIMPSE INSIDE THE MIND OF CHARLES SWAN III and Sally Potter's critically acclaimed GINGER & ROSA starring Elle Fanning.
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