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OSS 117: LOST IN RIO

Music Box Films Home Entertainment Announces

COOL, CUNNING AND STILL COMPLETELY CLUELESS
SECRET AGENT OSS 117 RETURNS IN
OSS 117: LOST IN RIO

Available on DVD August 31st

“4 Stars! Possibly the 2nd funniest spy spoof ever!”
— BoxOffice.com

“If you are a fan of inspired silliness, you won’t want to miss OSS 117: Lost in Rio!”
— Vogue

“I don’t know that we actually need Agent OSS 117, but the
world is a slightly better place with him around.”
— Los Angeles Times

Chicago, IL (June 10, 2010) – He’s James Bond, Inspector Clouseau and Matt Helm all rolled into one…and he’s back to save the Free World one more time! We can only be talking about the womanizing, ethnically insensitive and wholly imbecilic French secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, otherwise known as OSS 117. Cool, cunning and clever-or so he thinks!–and still completely clueless, the Pride of the French Secret Service returns in OSS 117: Lost in Rio. Following its 2010 national theatrical release in the U.S.’s top 25 markets, Music Box Films presents the DVD premiere of OSS 117: Lost in Rio, boasting impressive bonus features, on August 31st for the suggested retail price of $29.95.

Written and directed by Michel Hazanavicius, OSS 117: Lost in Rio is the much-demanded sequel to the 2006 satirical spy spoof OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies, which was a smash in its native France and a major cult hit in the U.S. OSS 117: Lost in Rio, once again stars French comedy sensation Jean Dujardin as the ever-absurd Agent OSS 117. In his latest outing, it’s 1967 and OSS 117’s mission finds him partnering with a sexy Israeli Mossad agent (Louise Monot) and traveling to swinging to Rio de Janeiro to track down a roll of elusive microfilm and capture a high-ranking Nazi officer (Rüdiger Vogler) who has gone into exile in Brazil.

OSS 117: Lost in Rio is a jubilantly designed and stylized love letter to a long-gone movie genre: the Sixties spy thriller. Embellished with such delicious Sixties-era flourishes as colorful jet-set locales, split-screen cinematography, a Bossa Nova-flavored retro score and state-of-the-decade fashions-not to mention a bunch of insanely overwrought gunfights and chase scenes and a healthy dollop of cleavage. It’s a movie that happily presents to audiences a ridiculously politically incorrect “hero” who could give Maxwell Smart and Austin Powers a run for their secret decoder rings!

Described as “a very funny French comedy of a variety that usually doesn’t make its way here” by the San Francisco Chronicle, proclaimed “larky, snarky fun” by the Philadelphia Inquirer and lauded as “naughty, silly, and wildly non-PC!” by The Guardian (UK), OSS 117: Lost in Rio is an exuberant, knowing and hysterical parody that demands to be seen.

Special features on the disc includes: a making-of featurette, blooper reel, and deleted scenes.

More information can be found on the film’s website at Music Box Films


Oss 117: Lost in Rio – Synopsis:
Twelve years after his Egyptian excursion in OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies, French operative Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, otherwise known as Agent 117 (Jean Dujardin) returns for a new mission on the other end of the world. Sent to steamy Rio de Janeiro by his government to track down a roll of microfilm that contains a list of World War II French collaborators, France’s most famous secret agent must team up with sexy Israeli Mossad agent (Louise Monot) who’s determined to capture a high-ranking Nazi officer (Rüdiger Vogler) who has gone into exile in Brazil. The pair embarks on a death-defying adventure that takes them from the luxurious Amazonian rain forest to a bikini-filled Brazilian luxury hotel to a secret underground grotto to a climax atop Rio’s famed Corcovado Christ statue. And it’s all up to Agent 117, armed and abetted with his Sixties-styled chauvinism, ethnic insensitivity, wanton womanizing and overall cluelessness, to save the Free World from others who may very well be even more foolish than he is!

About Music Box Films:
Founded in 2007, Music Box Films serves the viewing interests of sophisticated US movie audiences in select cinemas nationwide, on DVD and Blu-ray, on cable TV and on emerging VOD delivery formats. With a focus on foreign-language cinema, Music Box’s release of Guillaume Canet’s TELL NO ONE was the most popular foreign-language DVD of 2009, while The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is the most highly anticipated DVD release of 2010. Music Box Films is independently owned and operated by Southport Music Box Corporation, which also owns and operates The Music Box Theatre, Chicago’s premiere venue for independent and foreign films.

OSS 117: LOST IN RIO
Music Box Films Home Entertainment
STREET DATE: August 31, 2010
SRP: $29.95
Cast: Jean Dujardin (OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies), Louise Monot (MR 73, The Wedding Cake), Rüdiger Vogler (Effi Briest), Alex Lutz, Reem Kherici
Running Time: 97 minutes
Format: Widescreen 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen
Sound Format: Dolby Digital
Rating: Not Rated
Country: France
Language: French with English subtitles

BONUS FEATURES:
• Making of Featurette
• Blooper Reel
• Deleted Scenes

Media Contact:
Margarita Sophia Cortes, MSOPHIA PR
Margarita@msophiapr.com

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

For Immediate Release:

MUSIC BOX FILMS HOME ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

AVAILABLE ON DVD & BLU-RAY THIS SUMMER

Film Adaptation Based on Stieg Larsson’s International Best-Seller

Available on DVD and Blu-ray Disc

July 6, 2010

“****! Lisbeth is as compelling as any movie character in recent memory”

-Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

“This dynamite thriller shivers with suspense.”

-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone Magazine

“Fantastic”

– Miami Herald

Chicago, IL (May 13, 2010) – There is no argument that Stieg Larsson’s best-selling Millennium Trilogy Series created a global phenomenon selling nearly 25 million novels in over 40 countries.  It was just a matter of time that the film based on his wildly sensational books would create similar mass appeal.  Now for the first time, home-viewing audiences can take home the most talked about film adaptation of the year with The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Hailed as “mesmerizing” by USA Today and a “remarkable piece of work” by the Austin Chronicle, the disc will be packed with exciting bonus features* including interviews with lead actress, Noomi Rapace, and Director, Niels Arden Oplev; The Vanger Family Tree, and more. Music Box Films presents the DVD and Blu-ray disc premiere on July 6, 2010 for suggested retail price of $29.95 and $34.95 respectively.

As the highest grossing Swedish film in history, the film was also 2009’s highest-grossing European production.  Directed by Niels Arden Oplev and starring Noomi Rapace as “Lisbeth Salander”, the film received three Swedish Guldbaggage Awards in 2009 for Best Picture, Audience Award and Best Actress in a Leading Role.  It went on to receive an Audience Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and Best Narrative Feature Award at Portland International Film Festival.

Taking America by storm, the riveting foreign film garnered outstanding critical acclaim throughout the country and instantly became a smash hit within the independent circuit.  The film is projected to be the highest grossing foreign language film in the U.S. in 2010, earning $5.7 million at the box office with six weeks remaining in theatres.  Commended as, “a stylish thriller with real complexity, people with interesting faces, a sensational actress cast as an ambisexual Goth hacker heroine” by the Wall Street Journal, and “finely plotted, stylishly photographed and brilliantly acted” by the NY Post, “compelling” by Washington Post, and “devastating, suspenseful, and satisfying” by Paper Magazine. Avid readers, and fans alike, flooded theatres nationwide to see what everyone was talking about.

Music Box Films will release the second installment of the film trilogy, The Girl Who Played With Fire in theatres nationwide on July 2, 2010.

Author, Stieg Larsson was recognized as the second bestselling author in the world in 2008.  The Millenium Series books include “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” “The Girl Who Played With Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest.”

More information can be found on the film’s website, www.dragontattoofilm.com

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo — Synopsis:

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her beloved uncle is convinced it was murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) and the tattooed and troubled but resourceful computer hacker Lisbeth Salander (Rapace) to investigate. When the pair link Harriet’s disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from almost forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history. But the Vanger’s are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves.

About Music Box Films:

Founded in 2007, Music Box Films serves the viewing interests of sophisticated US movie audiences in select cinemas nationwide, on DVD and Blu-Ray, on cable TV and on emerging VOD delivery formats. With a focus on foreign-language cinema, Music Box’s release of Guillaume Canet’s “TELL NO ONE” was the most popular foreign-language theatrical release of 2008 and the most popular foreign-language DVD of 2009.  Music Box Films is independently owned and operated by the Southport Music Box Corporation which also owns and operates The Music Box Theatre, Chicago’s premiere venue for independent and foreign films.

Contact for further information:

info@msophiapr.com

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North Face Comes To DVD

MUSIC BOX FILMS HOME ENTERTAINMENT

ONE OF THE MOST DARING AND RIVETING MOUNTAIN CLIMBS OF THE SWISS ALPS COMES TO DVD

NORTH FACE

German Film Academy Award Winner

DVD Debuts May 11, 2010

The suspense is relentless, the excitement almost unbearable at times.”
– The Washington Post

“Stunning! Takes you along on one of the great adventures of the 20th century.”

– Jeffrey Lyons, KNBC/Lyons Den Radio

“Wickedly suspenseful!”
-The San Francisco Chronicle

“Riveting and Exhilarating”
-The Los Angles Times

Chicago, IL (April 20, 2010) -The North Face side of the Swiss Alps’ Eiger Mountain, also referred to as the “murder wall”, was once one of the most deadliest walls to scale, and in 1936, a small group of German mountain climbers decided to face the incredible challenge head-on without ever looking back.  Bringing their story to life in the award-winning film, North Face, Director Phillip Stölzl has captivated audiences across the world with an epic tale that is “one of the best mountain climbing movies ever made” (Seattle Times) and “the most exhilarating thriller of the season” (East Bay Express).  Winner of the German Film Critics Award for “Best Screenplay”, “Best Cinematography” and “Best Sound Design” in 2009, the film makes its nationwide debut with the DVD premiere presented by Music Box Films on May 11, 2010 for the suggested retail price of $29.95.

Hailed as a Critic’s Pick by the NY Times, Stephen Holden declared the film a “transfixing life-and-death adventure tale.” Shot on location, the story of the 1936 expedition gives viewers an up close look at the amazing true story of German mountaineers racing to the top of the deadly mountain.  Filled with excitement and suspense, “This is a film done right by just about every measure.” (The Los Angeles Times) and “includes some of the most adroit and effective climbing sequences ever staged” (San Francisco Chronicle). The film features an all-star cast including: Benno Fuermann (Jerichow) and Johanna Wokalek (The Baader Meinholf Complex), and Ulrich Tukur (The White Ribbon, The Lives of Others)

The Seattle Times gave North Face “4 STARS!” exclaiming it was, “Perfectly cast, well-written and almost excruciatingly realistic at times” while the NY Daily News described it as “A genuinely gripping drama.”

North Face — Synopsis:

Based on a true story, North Face is a gripping adventure drama about a competition to climb the most dangerous rock face in the Alps. In 1936, Nazi propaganda urges German Alpinists to conquer the unclimbed north face of the Swiss massif, the Eiger, bringing two reluctant climbers, Toni Kurz (BENNO FÜRMANN) and Andi Hinterstoisser (FLORIAN LUKAS), to begin their daring ascent and attempt to scale the infamous rock face, often called the Murder Wall.

While preparing themselves at the foot of the North Face, Toni and Andi unexpectedly run into Luise (JOHANNA WOKALEK), the early love of Toni. Now a journalist, she has come with her boss Arau (ULRICH TUKUR), a loyal Nazi, to report about the first ascent. Toni begins the ascent of the North Face with Andi, closely followed by two Austrians Willy Angerer (SIMON SCHWARZ) and Edi Rainer (GEORG FRIEDRICH). All goes well at first as both rope teams make good headway but then the climbers lose their advantage over the mountain and the race against time and the forces of nature begins.

More information can be found online at www.northfacethemovie.com

About Music Box Films:

Founded in 2007, Music Box Films serves the viewing interests of sophisticated US movie audiences in select cinemas nationwide, on DVD and Blu-Ray, on cable TV and on emerging VOD delivery formats. With a focus on foreign-language cinema, Music Box’s release of Guillaume Canet’s “TELL NO ONE” was the most popular foreign-language theatrical release of 2008 and the most popular foreign-language DVD of 2009.  Music Box Films is independently owned and operated by the Southport Music Box Corporation which also owns and operates The Music Box Theatre, Chicago’s premiere venue for independent and foreign films.

North Face

Music Box Films Home Entertainment

STREET DATE: May 11, 2010
Cast: Benno Fuermann, Florian Lukas, Johanna Wokalek, Ulrich Tukur
Director: Phillip Stölzl
Running Time: 121 minutes
Format: 2.35:1
Sound Format: Dolby digital
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Germany
Language: German with English subtitles