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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  • 2012
  • The End Begins March 2nd on 2-Disc Blu-ray Featuring Digital Copy, Picture-in-Picture and 2012 an Interactive Mayan Calendar
  • CULVER CITY, Calif., January 2, 2010 - The end of the world is the beginning of spectacular adventure in the global box office sensation ($711 million worldwide) 2012, arriving on 2-Disc Blu-ray, 1-Disc Blu-ray, DVD & PSP this March 2, 2010, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Visionary Director Roland Emmerich, creator of The Day After Tomorrow and Independence Day, outdoes himself with this jaw-dropping epic that's packed with breathtaking action sequences and groundbreaking special effects that must be seen to be believed! John Cusack (Con Air), Amanda Peet (Something's Gotta Give) and Woody Harrelson (Zombieland) lead an all-star cast in this riveting tale of a group of disparate humans struggling to survive a global catastrophe predicted by the ancient Mayans. Now, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment predicts movie lovers everywhere will want to experience this heart-stopping tale of human survival at home again and again on Blu-ray and DVD, featuring mind blowing picture and earth rattling sound, plus the latest in cutting-edge bonus features!

    Discover the truth behind the Mayan prophecy for 2012 and the smash hit film it inspired with such revealing Blu-ray and DVD bonus features as feature length commentary with Writer/Director Roland Emmerich and Co-Writer Harald Kloser and the featurette "Roland Emmerich: Master of the Modern Epic," an intimate look at one of Hollywood's most revolutionary filmmakers. Additional bonus features on both the Blu-ray and DVD include an alternate ending, deleted scenes and the "Time For Miracles" music video, featuring Adam Lambert.

    Exclusive to Blu-ray versions of 2012 are additional groundbreaking bonus features "Roland's Vision: Picture-in-Picture" and the BD-Live enabled movieIQ, which allows viewers to immediately access updated trivia on the film's cast, crew, production and soundtrack - all while watching the movie! Also, only available on the 2-Disc Blu-ray is the "Interactive Mayan Calendar" feature, along with the production featurettes "Mysteries of the Mayan Calendar," "Designing the End of the World," "Science Behind the Destruction," "The End of the World: The Actor's Perspective," "Countdown to the Future" and Making the Music Video "Time For Miracles" with Adam Lambert. The 2-Disc Blu-ray also includes a Digital Copy for PSP, PC, Mac & iPod.

    Synopsis - Never before has a date in history been so significant to so many cultures, so many religions, scientists, and governments. 2012 is an epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors.

    2012 was produced by Harald Kloser (10,000 B.C.), Mark Gordon (The Day After Tomorrow) and Larry Franco (Batman Begins) and executive produced by Roland Emmerich (10,000 B.C.), Ute Emmerich (The Day After Tomorrow) and Michael Wimer (10,000 B.C.). Its script was co-written by Harald Kloser & Roland Emmerich, who previously wrote 10,000 B.C.. The film's all-star cast includes John Cusack (Con Air), Amanda Peet (Something's Gotta Give), Woody Harrelson (Zombieland), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Inside Man), Oliver Platt (Frost/Nixon), Thandie Newton (Crash) and Danny Glover (Saw). It was released theatrically by Columbia Pictures and has a run time of approximately 158 minutes. It has been rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for intense disaster sequences and some language.

    About Sony Pictures Entertainment

    Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America (SCA), a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution, operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of filmed entertainment in more than 130 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at www.sonypictures.com.

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    Jason Allen
    SPHE
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    jason_allen@spe.sony.com