An intelligent thriller revered among action connoisseurs for its legendary car chase sequence, Ronin debuts on Blu-ray Disc (BD) February 24 from MGM Home Entertainment.  Directed by John Frankenheimer (The Manchurian Candidate) and starring legendary two-time Oscar® winner Robert DeNiro (Best Actor, Raging Bull; 1981, Best Supporting Actor, The Godfather: Part II; 1975), Ronin was shot almost entirely on location in France and features breathtaking visuals and elaborate stunt arrangements that take advantage of Blu-ray?s pristine picture quality and audiovisual clarity.  Also starring Jean Reno (The Professional, Flyboys), Natasha McElhone (The Truman Show, The Devil?s Own) and Sean Bean (Goldeneye, The Hitcher), Ronin centers around a group of former covert agents who sell their unique and deadly services to anyone for the right price. 

 

In this world where loyalties are easily abandoned and allegiances can be bought, a new and deadlier terrorist threat has emerged — free agent killers! Featuring ?high-octane action? (Gene Shalit, ?Today?), a ?first-rate cast? (LA Daily News) and exhilarating car chases that ?are nothing short of sensational? (The New York Times), Ronin is ?the real deal in action fireworks? (Rolling Stone) directed by ?a master of intelligent thrillers? (Roger Ebert).  When an IRA pay mistress (McElhone) assembles an elite group of international assassins in Paris for a dangerous assignment to retrieve a mysterious suitcase, these lone soldiers will have to learn to trust each other in a world where loyalty is bought and betrayal is a way of life.  Ronin BD will be available for the suggested retail price of $34.99 U.S. / $37.99 Canada.  Pre-book is January 14, 2009.

 

Ronin Blu-ray Disc Synopsis

 

The Cold War may be over, but a new world order keeps a group of covert mercenaries employed by the highest bidder. These operatives, known as ?Ronin,? are assembled in France by a mysterious client for a seemingly routine mission: steal a top-secret briefcase. But the simple task soon proves explosive as other underworld organizations vie for the same prize…and to get the job done, the members of Ronin must do something they?ve never done before — trust each other!

 

Ronin Blu-Ray Disc Special Features

 

Ronin BD is authored in HDMV (mpeg-2) on a Single Layer (25gb) disc and presented with 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Master Audio, as well as English Dolby Surround 5.1 and French, Spanish, Korean and Cantonese subtitles.

 

About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., through its operating subsidiaries, is actively engaged in the worldwide production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home video, interactive media, music and licensed merchandise. The company owns the world’s largest library of modern films, comprising around 4,100 titles.  Operating units include Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., United Artists Films Inc., Ventanazul, MGM Television Entertainment Inc., MGM Networks Inc., MGM Domestic Networks LLC, MGM Distribution Co., MGM International Television Distribution Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment LLC, MGM ON STAGE, MGM Music, MGM Worldwide Digital Media, MGM Consumer Products and MGM Interactive.  In addition, MGM has ownership interests in international TV channels reaching nearly 120 countries.  MGM ownership is as follows:  Providence Equity Partners (29%), TPG (21%), Sony Corporation of America (20%), Comcast (20%), DLJ Merchant Banking Partners (7%) and Quadrangle Group (3%).  For more information, visit www.mgm.com.

 

A recognized global industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC (TCFHE) is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming on DVD, Blu-ray Disc (BD) and Digital Copy as well as acquisitions and original productions.  The company also releases all products around the globe for MGM Home Entertainment.  Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets — from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce – throughout the world.  Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC is a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company.

%d bloggers like this: