An Electrifying Young Cast Stars in a Riveting Real-Life Tale of Living In a World Without Consequences

Starring Bruce Willis, Justin Timberlake, Sharon Stone and Emile Hirsch

Available on DVD and HD-DVD/ DVD Combo Format on May 1, 2007 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Universal City, March 21, 2007 – A film inspired by a real-life shocking story, Alpha Dog arrives on DVD, HD-DVD/DVD Combo Format on May 1, 2007 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Alpha Dog delivers an emotional gut-punch with its gritty portrait of a group of suburban teens spiraling toward self-destruction. Writer/director Nick Cassavetes (The Notebook) has assembled a powerful young ensemble that includes Justin Timberlake, Emile Hirsch (Lords of Dogtown), Anton Yelchin (Hearts in Atlantis), Shawn Hatosy (Factory Girl), Ben Foster (X Men: The Last Stand), Dominique Swain (Toxic), Fernando Vargas, Olivia Wilde (Turistas) and Lukas Haas (Brick). Acclaimed actors Bruce Willis and Sharon Stone add compelling performances as the adults who fail to provide a moral center to their kids' world of privilege. A raw, explosive and compelling portrait of a new "lost generation," Alpha Dog will mesmerize audiences with docudrama-style immediacy.

The DVD, HD-DVD/DVD Combo Format versions each include exclusive bonus features that shed heartbreaking light on the tragedy that inspired this remarkable film. Pre-order close is March 27, 2007. The DVD is priced at $29.98SRP.

KILLER BONUS FEATURES

The Alpha Dog DVD and HD DVD/DVD Combo disc include captivating exclusive features.

· A Cautionary Tale: The Making of Alpha Dog – This exclusive documentary look takes viewers behind the scenes for an inside look at the making of the film.

· Witness Timeline: Get detailed information on each witness as the shocking events unfold.

Exclusive to the HD DVD/DVD: U-Control Witness Timeline - Access detailed information about each witness as the story's shocking events unfold, without interruption to the movie experience.

Synopsis

Young crime boss Johnny Truelove (Emile Hirsch) and his posse of bored, middle-class teenagers run drugs in the well-manicured streets of their suburban Los Angeles neighborhood. When errant client Jake (Ben Foster) runs up a bill he can't pay, Johnny and his band of wannabe gangsters impulsively kidnap Jake's 15-year-old brother, Zack (Anton Yelchin) and hold him for ransom. Over the next three days, Zack hangs out in a desert hideaway with crewmembers Frankie Ballenbacher (Justin Timberlake) and Elvis Schmidt (Shawn Hatosy) in a haze of drugs, drinking and girls. As the party winds down, the crew realizes the stunt that started as a lark could land them in prison for life. Seeing no way out of the mess he's created, Johnny makes a tragic decision that changes all of their lives forever.

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CAST & FILMMAKERS

Director: Nick Cassavetes
Written By: Nick Cassavetes
Produced By: Sidney Kimmel, Chuck Pacheco
Director of Photography: Robert Fraisse
Editor: Alan Heim
Production Designer: Dominic Watkins
Costume Designer: Sara Jane Slotnick
Music By: Aaron Zigman

Cast: Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake, Anton Yelchin, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Foster, Dominique Swain, Fernando Vargas, Olivia Wilde, Lukas Haas, Sharon Stone, Bruce Willis

TECHNICAL INFORMATION
DVD
Street Date: May 1, 2007
Pre-Order Close: March 27, 2007
Copyright: 2007 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Price: $29.98
Selection Number: 61032505 Widescreen, 61032506 Full Frame

Running Time: 1 Hour 58 Minutes
Layers: Dual Layer
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1, Full Frame 1.33:1
Rating: R (for pervasive drug use and language, strong violence, sexuality and nudity)
Technical Info: Dolby Digital 5.1; English SDH, Spanish Subtitles, French Subtitles

HD DVD/DVD COMBO
Street Date: May 1, 2007
Pre-Order Close: March 27, 2007
Copyright: 2007 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Price: $ 34.98

Selection Number: 61032681
Running Time: 1 Hour 58 Minutes
Layers: HD DVD- HD-30; DVD Dual Layer
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.35:1
Rating: R (for pervasive drug use and language, strong violence, sexuality and nudity)

Technical Info:
HD DVD: English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1 / Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 (HD DVD); French: Dolby Digital Plus 5.1; English SDH, French Subtitles
DVD: Dolby Digital 5.1 (DVD); English SDH, Spanish Subtitles, French Subtitles

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