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PR: "Renaissance" Animated Sci-Fi Thriller on DVD July 24, 2007

by on July 13, 2007

In the Tradition of Blade Runner, Minority Report and Sin City


Award-Winning, Groundbreaking Animated Sci-Fi Thriller Will Be Born on DVD July 24th

BURBANK, Calif., April 13, 2007 – The groundbreaking digitally animated sci-fi crime thriller Renaissance will breathe new life into your DVD collection July 24th from Miramax Home Entertainment.

A “Visually Wondrous Experience…a dark joy” according to the Los Angeles Times, Renaissance was crowned Best Picture at the 2006 Annecy International Film Festival, the world’s preeminent animated film festival, and was an Official Selection at last year’s Toronto Film Festival.

Set in the labyrinthine underworld of 2054 Paris, the black-and-white thriller in the vein of “Blade Runner” and “Minority Report” paints a bold vision of a stark, not-so-distant future where all life is monitored, recorded and regulated thanks to the city’s largest corporation, Avalon. Detective Barthelemy Karas, voiced by Daniel Craig (“Casino Royale”) has a reputation for finding anyone at any cost, but while tracking down a kidnapped scientist, he ultimately finds himself buried beneath Renaissance’s illicit world of corporate malfeasance and soulless genetic research. Critically celebrated actor Ian Holm (“Lord of the Rings”), “Braveheart” actress Catherine McCormack and Tony Award®-winner Jonathan Pryce (“Pirates of the Caribbean”) also voice roles.

Bonus features include “The Making of Renaissance”, an exclusive look at the making of the cinematic wonder. Renaissance is priced at $29.99 (suggested retail price).


• “The Making of Renaissance” Featurette
Explores how the filmmakers brought the digitally animated noir tale to life

Shot using motion capture technology by innovative director Christian Volckman, Renaissance was five years in the making. Alexandre De La Patelliere, Matthieu Delaporte, Jean-Bernard Pouy and Patrick Raynal share
Renaissance screenplay credit.

Direct prebook: May 29, 2007
Distributor prebook: June 12, 2007
Suggested retail price: $29.99 U.S.
Feature run time: 105 minutes
Rated: “R.” For some violent images, sexuality, nudity and language
Aspect ratio: 2:35:1
Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound
Languages: French and Spanish subtitles. French Audio Track.

Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment, a recognized leader in the home entertainment industry, is the marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax and Buena Vista product, which includes DVD, Blu-ray Disc and electronic distribution. Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment is a division of Disney Enterprises, Inc.

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