Smokin’ Aces on DVD
Smokin' Aces will be available on DVD and HD DVD Combo Disc on April 17, 2007 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
When a Mafia don places a six-figure bounty on the head of mob witness Buddy “Aces” Israel, a colorful array of assassins descend on Lake Tahoe where FBI Agents must fight to keep Aces alive long enough to testify. The energetic, violent Smokin’ Aces boasts a stellar ensemble cast that includes music superstar Alicia Keys in her feature film debut, Ben Affleck (Hollywoodland), Ryan Reynolds (Blade: Trinity), Andy Garcia (Ocean’s Twelve), Jeremy Piven (“Entourage”), Ray Liotta (Narc), Jason Bateman (The Kingdom), Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights), Taraji Henson (Hustle and Flow), Chris Pine (Just My Luck), Martin Henderson (The Ring II), and acclaimed hip-hop singer and lyricist Common in his first big-screen appearance. Writer and director Joe Carnahan's (Narc) film on DVD features an alternate ending, more than 18 minutes of deleted scenes and additional bonus features.
Mark S. Allen of CBS-CW TV calls the film “the smartest, coolest action movie in years” and gushes, “This movie will blow you away!” Maxim’s Pete Hammond dubs Smokin’ Aces “one wild, super kinetic ride!” filled with “action, excitement, twists and attitude!” Tribute Television’s Bonnie Laufer calls it simply “smokin’ hot.”
· Cowboy Ending - Alternate Ending
· Deleted/Extended Scenes & Outtakes: More than 18 minutes of deleted/extended scenes and outtakes.
· Shoot ‘em Up: Stunts and Effects
· The Line Up: Smokin’ Aces rogues' gallery of via cutting the virtual cards in this an interactive feature!
· The Big Gun: Smokin’ Aces sprang from the off-beat, high-stakes imagination of red-hot action director and writer Joe Carnahan. Meet the man who created the edgy and enthralling world of "Aces" Israel and his cohorts.
· Feature Commentary with Writer and Director Joe Carnahan and Editor Robert Farazen
· Feature Commentary with Writer and Director Joe Carnahan and film actors Common (Sir Ivy), Christopher Holley (Beanie) and Zach Cumer (Warren)
Features exclusive to the HD DVD:
· U-Control Assassin Tracker: Use Google Maps to track the assassins to Reno.
· U-Control Picture In Picture: Access interactive bonus features, including cast interviews and behind-the-scenes footage, all without interruption to the movie experience.
In these interlocking tales of high stakes and low lifes, Mob boss Primo Sparazza has taken out a hefty contract on Buddy “Aces” Israel (Piven)-a sleazy magician who has agreed to turn state’s evidence against the Vegas mob. The FBI, sensing a chance to use this small-time con to bring down big-target Sparazza, places Aces into protective custody-under the supervision of two agents (Reynolds and Liotta) at Aces' Lake Tahoe hideout. When word of the price on Aces’ head spreads into the community of ex-cons and cons-to-be, it entices bounty hunters, thugs-for-hire, smokin’ hot assassins and double-crossing mobsters to join in the hunt. With all eyes on Tahoe, this rogues' gallery collides in a comic race to hit the jackpot and rub out Aces.