OVERVIEW: Starring George Clooney, Renee Zellweger and John Krasinski, Leatherheads is a hilarious sports comedy set against the stranger-than-fiction backdrop of the beginnings of pro-football. Filled with quick-witted banter and wise-cracking screwball antics, Leatherheads is a classic blend of fun, sports and plenty of side-splitting comedy!
BONUS FEATURES (DVD AND BLU-RAY(TM) HI-DEF):
— DELETED SCENES
— FOOTBALL’S BEGINNING: THE MAKING OF LEATHERHEADS: An inside look at the making of the film featuring interviews with George Clooney, Renee Zellweger and John Krasinski.
— NO PADS, NO FEAR: CREATING THE ROWDY FOOTBALL SCENES: This bonus feature focuses on the preparation and execution of the film’s intense football moments, featuring footage from the actors’ training camp.
— GEORGE CLOONEY: A LEATHERHEADED PRANKSTER: This bonus feature shows one of the set’s most elaborate and hilarious pranks orchestrated by director George Clooney.
— VISUAL EFFECTS SEQUENCES: A side-by-side comparison of scenes with and without their visual effects.
— FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR GEORGE CLOONEY AND PRODUCER GRANT HESLOV
BONUS FEATURES (EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY(TM) HI-DEF):
— U CONTROL: Universal’s exclusive signature feature, U-Control puts viewers one click away from going deeper into the making of the film without ever leaving the movie:
— PICTURE IN PICTURE: Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film while watching the feature.
SYNOPSIS: Oscar(R) winners George Clooney and Renee Zellweger match wits in Leatherheads, a rapid-fire sports comedy. Clooney plays Dodge Connolly, a swaggering, aging football hero who is determined to guide his team from bar brawls to packed stadiums. But after the players lose their sponsor and the entire league faces certain collapse, Dodge convinces a college football star to join his ragtag ranks. Welcome to the team Carter Rutherford (John Krasinski), a golden-boy war hero, with dashing good looks and unparalleled speed on the field. But if Dodge thinks this new champ is too good to be true, then Lexie Littleton (Zellweger) can prove that’s the case. A cub journalist playing in the big leagues, Lexie is a spitfire newswoman who sniffs holes in Carter’s war story. While she digs, however, the two teammates become off-field rivals for attention. As the hilarious rivalry grows, Dodge fights to get the girl while he tries to keep his guys together. One thing is certain for Connelly … he knows that you always keep one final play from the defense.
Street Date: September 23, 2008
Selection Number: Widescreen 61101581, Full Frame 61101580
Price: SRP $29.98
Running Time: 1 Hour 54 Minutes
Layers: Dual Layer
Aspect Radio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1 and Full Frame 1.33:1
Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
TECHNICAL INFORMATION – BLU-RAY:
Selection Number: Widescreen 61105036
Price: SRP $39.98
Running Time: 1 Hour 54 Minutes
Aspect Radio: Widescreen 1.85:1
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French, and Spanish
Sound: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Spanish DTS Surround 5.1 and French DTS Surround 5.1
CAST AND FILMMAKERS:
Cast: George Clooney, Renee Zellweger and John Krasinski
Written by: Duncan Brantley and Rick Reilly
Directed by: George Clooney
Produced by: Grant Heslov and Casey Silver
Executive Producers: Barbara A. Hall, Jeffrey Silver, Bobby Newmyer and Sydney Pollack
Production Designer: Jim Bissell
Edited by: Stephen Mirrione Ace
Costume Designer: Louise Froggley
Casting by: Ellen Chenoweth
Music: Randy Newman