The boys in black are celebrating 15 years and Lionsgate pays tribute to a cult classic this fall with a massive merchandising program highlighted by the release of the Reservoir Dogs 15th Anniversary Edition DVD and Reservoir Dogs video game from Eidos. Directed by Quentin Tarantino, and featuring the star power of Harvey Keitel (Mean Streets, Thelma & Louise), Steve Buscemi (Con Air, Fargo), Michael Madsen (Donnie Brasco, Sin City), and Tim Roth (Pulp Fiction, Rob Roy), this compelling action-packed drama about a bank robbery gone awry changed the face of the film landscape and propelled Tarantino’s status as one of the foremost film visionaries.
Reservoir Dogs has built one of the most loyal fan bases in film history and the DVD has been designed with the most die-hard enthusiasts in mind. The explosive title will have a special place on the DVD shelf as it comes packaged in a one-of-a-kind collectible oil can design and is loaded with newly-created exclusive bonus materials including a pulp factoids viewer, compelling featurettes and more. A critical addition to the DVD repertoire of any bona fide crime-film fan, the Reservoir Dogs 15th Anniversary Edition DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.
In addition to the DVD, Lionsgate will be beefing up the 15th anniversary this fall with an extensive licensing program featuring a wide array of product available at retail in multiple categories including video games, apparel and accessories. The company has partnered with Eidos for an all-new multi-platform video game that will be released timed to the DVD. Available for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PC, the game gives you the opportunity to play through the events of the film - leading up to and following the break down of the heist - from the perspective of each character. Truly bringing the movie to life and featuring the voice of Madsen, gamers get to experience those parts of the film that were only suggested as they delve further into the world of Reservoir Dogs and find out what happened at the diamond store. Rated M for Mature by the ESRB, the video game will be available day and date with the DVD on October 24 for the suggested retail price of $29.99 for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox versions and $29.99 for the PC game.
Four perfect killers. One perfect crime. Now all they have to fear is each other. Assembled to pull off a diamond heist, a specially selected group of thieves begin to doubt one another when the police arrive suspiciously early at the scene of the crime. Quentin Tarantino reached cult-stardom with Reservoir Dogs, a masterful showcase of a solid, colorful ensemble of characters, dramatic empathy for usually unsympathetic archetypes and gory violence subdued and made watchable by a sadistic sense of humor and style. Michael Madsen delivers one of the most frightening performances ever seen in modern cinema as Mr. Blonde, a devil-may-care sociopath. Meanwhile, Harvey Kietel and Tim Roth give the film its most touching edge, as Kietel's Mr. White develops a very paternal relationship with the mortally-wounded Mr. Orange (Roth), creating trust and bridging a promise to protect him at any cost—a predicament he ultimately faces. The cast is rounded out with equally remarkable performances by the likes of Steve Buscemi, Laurence Tierney and the late Chris Penn as this drama eventually hits a crucial peak, leaving you with an unforgettable climax.
DVD Special Features*:
• Pulp Factoids Viewer
• “Playing It Fast and Loose” documentary
• The Reservoir Dogs Tipping Guide
• “Profiling the Reservoir Dogs” featurette
• Reservoir Dogs: The Game - exclusive interview with Eidos Senior Marketing Manager Kevin Gill
• Deleted scenes
• “Reservoir Dolls” mini-film
• Tributes and dedications - classic interviews with Quentin Tarantino, Tim Roth, the late Chris Penn, and others.
• Audio commentary with writer/director Quentin Tarantino, producer Lawrence Bender and select cast and crew
• The Critic’s commentaries
• Reservoir Dogs style guide
• Securing the Shot: Location Scouting
• The Class of ‘92 retrospective
• K-Billy Sounds of the ‘70s
*DVD special features subject to change.