‘LOVELACE’ – The Truth Goes Deeper Than You Think on Blu-ray™ and DVD November 5th

Lovelace_BD_CoverArt_smallBEVERLY HILLS, CALIF. – From Academy Award® winning directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (Best Documentary, Features, Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt, 1989) comes the harrowing true story LOVELACE, debuting on Blu-ray and DVD on November 5th from Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS-TWC.  The true story of fame, abuse and betrayal set against the sexual revolution of the 1970s stars Amanda Seyfried (Les MiserablesIn Time) as icon Linda Lovelace and Golden Globe® nominee Peter Sarsgaard (Green LanternJar HeadFlightplan) as her abusive husband, along with an all-star cast including Emmy® Award winner Hank Azaria (“The Simpsons,” “Huff”), Wes Bentley (The Hunger GamesAmerican Beauty), Adam Brody (Mr. and Mrs. Smith, “The O.C.”), Emmy Award winner Bobby Cannavale (Parker, “Boardwalk Empire”), Oscar® nominee James Franco (Best Actor, 127 Hours, 2010), Debi Mazar (A Beautiful Life, “Entourage”), Golden Globe® nominee Chris Noth (Sex and the City, “Law and Order”), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2Walk the Line), Oscar® nominee Eric Roberts (Best Supporting Actor, Runaway Train, 1985), Oscar® nominee Chloe Sevigny (Best Supporting Actress, Boys Don’t Cry, 1999), Oscar® nominee Sharon Stone (Best Actress, Casino, 1995) and Juno Temple (The Dark Knight RisesAtonementDirty Girl).  Bonus materials include an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.

Synopsis:

In 1972—before the internet, before the adult film explosion—Deep Throat was a phenomenon: the first scripted adult theatrical feature film, featuring a story, some jokes, and an unknown and unlikely star, Linda Lovelace. Escaping a strict religious family, Linda discovered freedom and the high-life when she fell for and married charismatic hustler Chuck Traynor. As Linda Lovelace, she became an international sensation—less centerfold fantasy than a charming girl-next-door with an impressive capacity for fellatio.  After struggling to break free from Traynor whose endless abuse nearly killed her, Linda made it her life’s mission to fight violence against women.

LOVELACE was directed by the filmmaking team of Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (HowlThe Celluloid Closet) from a screenplay by Andy Bellin (Trust). The film was produced by Heidi Jo Markel for Eclectic Pictures, Laura Rister and Jason Weinberg for Untitled Entertainment, and Jim Young for Animus Films, with executive producers Boaz Davidson, Danny Dimbort, Mark Gill, Merritt Johnson, Avi Lerner, Trevor Short and John Thompson for Nu Image/Millennium Films.  LOVELACE was made with the cooperation of the estate of Linda Lovelace.

LOVELACE has a running time of 93 minutes and is rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language, drug use and some domestic violence.

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ABOUT RADiUS-TWC

RADiUS-TWC, the boutique label from the Weinstein Company (TWC) is the first studio division dedicated to both multi-platform VOD and theatrical distribution. Utilizing both traditional and digital media, RADiUS-TWC brings the highest quality films and other specialty entertainment to a wider audience than ever before. Founded and led by Tom Quinn and Jason Janego, the label continues to develop innovative distribution strategies to make marquee content available to consumers where, when and how they want it. The label’s inaugural slate included such films as BACHELORETTE (the first multi-platform film to hit #1 on iTunes and the only multi-platform release to ever reach #4 for top Cable VOD performers) and Cannes competition entry ONLY GOD FORGIVES directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and starring Ryan Gosling and Kristen Scott Thomas.  Current releases include: Morgan Neville’s audience favorite and the highest grossing documentary of 2013, 20 FEET FROM STARDOM; Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s LOVELACE; and Zachary Heinzerling’s CUTIE AND THE BOXER (Sundance U.S. Documentary Directing Award).  Upcoming titles include: Jacob Kornbluth’s INEQUALITY FOR ALL (Sundance U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award);  Jonathan Levine’s long awaited horror debut ALL THE BOY’S LOVE MANDY LANE; Stacie Passon’s CONCUSSION; Keanu Reeves’ directorial debut – MAN OF TAI CHI in which he also stars; BLUE RUIN (winner of the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival) and Errol Morris’ THE UNKNOWN KNOWN.

ABOUT ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT

Anchor Bay Entertainment is a leading home entertainment company.  Anchor Bay acquires and distributes feature films, original television programming including STARZ Original series, children’s entertainment, anime (Manga Entertainment), fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports, and other filmed entertainment on DVD and    Blu-ray™ formats.  The company has long term distribution agreements in place for select programming with AMC Networks, RADiUS, and The Weinstein Company. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Anchor Bay Entertainment (www.anchorbayentertainment.com) is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business, www.starz.com. 

LOVELACE BLU-RAY 

Street date:                             November 5, 2013

Pre-book:                                October 9, 2013

Catalog #:                                BD60914

UPC:                                       013132609140

Run time:                                93 Minutes

Rating:                                     R

SRP:                                        $29.99

Format:                                   Widescreen Presentation 1.85:1

Audio:                                     5.1 DTSHD-MA

LOVELACE DVD

Street date:                              November 5, 2013

Pre-book:                                October 9, 2013

Catalog #:                                WC60912

UPC:                                       013132609126

Run time:                                93 Minutes

Rating:                                     R

SRP:                                        $24.98

Format:                                               Widescreen Presentation 1.85:1

Audio:                                     Dolby Digital 5.1