FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FROM THE PRODUCER OF THE VISIT, THE PURGE, AND INSIDIOUS AND FROM THE DIRECTOR OF NERVE COMES THE DEADLIEST THRILLER
"A SISTER BOND THAT IS INFECTIOUS"
- Fred Topel, NerdReport.com
ON DVD AND ON DEMAND AUGUST 2, 2016
ON DIGITAL HD JULY 29, 2016
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – (June 21, 2016) – Spread the word that an epidemic is coming. The heart-pounding thriller Viral will be released on DVD August 2, 2016 from Anchor Bay Entertainment, Radius-TWC and Dimension Films and on Digital HD July 29, 2016 and On Demand August 2, 2016 from Starz Digital. The film stars Sofia Black-D'Elia (Project Almanac, “The Messengers”), Analeigh Tipton (Crazy, Stupid, Love,Lucy), Travis Tope (Independence Day: Resurgence), and Michael Kelly (“House of Cards,” Now You See Me, The Adjustment Bureau). Viral is an IM Global and Blumhouse International/Busted Shark Production, with producers Jason Blum, Sherryl Clark, and Matt Kaplan, is directed by the dynamic duo Henry Joost (Nerve, Paranormal Activity 3 & 4) and Ariel Schulman (Nerve, Paranormal Activity 3 & 4), and was written by Barbara Marshall and Christopher Landon.
Teenaged sisters Emma (Sofia Black-D’Elia) and Stacey (Analeigh Tipton) live a normal life, until their small suburban neighborhood is stricken with a mysterious parasitic virus. As the disease rapidly spreads throughout the town, the two band together to barricade themselves from infection. But it may already be too late – when the virus enters their home, the sisters are faced with an impossible choice: protect each other, or survive the virus.
Viral will be available on DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment on August 2 for the suggested retail price of $19.98.
To learn more about the film, please visit www.anchorbayentertainment.com.
ABOUT THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY AND DIMENSION FILMS
The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein. During Harvey and Bob’s tenure at Miramax and TWC, they have received 351 Oscar nominations and won 82 Academy Awards.
Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA; THE READER; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS; SCRE4M; SPY KIDS: THE KING’S SPEECH; UNDEFEATED; THE ARTIST; THE MASTER; SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK; DJANGO UNCHAINED; SCARY MOVIE 5; LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER; PHILOMENA; THE IMITATION GAME; PADDINGTON; WOMAN IN GOLD; SOUTHPAW, CAROL, THE HATEFUL EIGHT, and SING STREET. Upcoming releases include THE FOUNDER, HANDS OF STONE, and LION.
ABOUT ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT
Anchor Bay Entertainment is a leading independent home entertainment company that acquires and releases a wide array of filmed entertainment in the theatrical and home entertainment markets, including STARZ Original series, children's entertainment, fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports and specialty films on Blu-ray™ and DVD formats. The company has long-term distribution agreements in place for select programming with The Weinstein Company, AMC Networks and RADiUS, among others. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment ( www.anchorbayentertainment.com) is a full service distributor in the North American market. Anchor Bay Entertainment is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business, www.starz.com .
Street Date: August 2
Pre-book: June 29
Catalog #: WC63435
Run Time: 85 min
Format: DVD 5
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen Presentation 2.39:1
Audio: English and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital