PAIN & GAIN Special Collector’s Edition will be released on Blu-ray December 3rd



Hailed as “Goodfellas on steroids” (Kyle Smith, New York Post), director Michael Bay’s “hilarious, smart, clever and fresh” (Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly) dark comedy PAIN & GAIN arrives December 3, 2013 in a Special Collector’s Edition Blu-ray bulked up with brand new bonus material from Paramount Home Media Distribution.   Based on an unbelievable true story, PAIN & GAIN stars Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie as a group of personal trainers in 1990s Miami who, in pursuit of the American Dream, get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong.

The PAIN & GAIN Special Collector’s Edition Blu-ray includes nearly an hour of in-depth and exciting bonus footage that takes viewers inside the surreal true story and its intriguing cast of characters.  Discover Michael Bay’s vision for this character-driven story and explore the histories of Daniel Lugo, Paul Doyle, Adrian Doorbal and Victor Kershaw and their sensational descent into an inescapable web of horrifically bizarre crime.

Adapted for the screen by writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely from articles written by journalist Pete Collins, PAIN & GAIN also stars Tony Shalhoub (“Monk”), Ed Harris (A History of Violence), Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine), Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids), Ken Jeong (The Hangover) and Bar Paly (The Ruins).


The Blu-ray release available for purchase will be enabled with UltraViolet, a new way to collect, access and enjoy movies.  With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them – reliably and securely – to a variety of devices.


PAIN & GAIN Special Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

The PAIN & GAIN Special Collector’s Edition Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  The Blu-ray includes access to a digital copy of the film as well as the following:

  • Feature film in high definition
  • Still A True Story: Ripped From The Headlines
  • Back to Basics: Michael Bay’s Vision
  • American Dreamer: Daniel Lugo
  • Passion Player: Paul Doyle
  • Dirty Work: Adrian Doorbal
  • Victimless Crime: Victor Kershaw
  • Diamonds in the Rough: Locations
  • The Real Deal: Law Enforcement


Paramount Pictures presents a De Line Pictures Production of a Michael Bay Film: “Pain and Gain.”  Produced by Donald De Line, Michael Bay and Ian Bryce.  Based on the magazine articles by Pete Collins.  Screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely.  Directed by Michael Bay.

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