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Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin Reteam in Stefano Sollima’s
Pulse-Pounding Action Thriller

SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO

On Digital September 18
On 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD October 2

Bonus Features Include Three Behind-the-Scene Featurettes

3762262_Sicario_DayOfTheSoldado_Bluray_FrontLeftExperience the high octane action of one of the year’s most engrossing thrillers, SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO, as it debuts on digital and redeemable via the Movies Anywhere App, on September 18, and comes to 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD October 2 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Delving into the ruthless underworld of the war on drugs, Academy Award® winner Benicio Del Toro (Best Supporting Actor, Traffic, 2001) and Academy Award® nominee Josh Brolin (Best Supporting Actor, Milk, 2009) give explosive performances as they reprise their characters from Sicario to battle cartels across the border. Directed by Stefano Sollima (“Gomorrah”) and written by Academy Award® nominee Taylor Sheridan (Best Original Screenplay, Hell or High Water, 2016; Sicario), this dark and intense chapter also stars Isabela Moner (Transformers: The Last Knight), Jeffrey Donovan (TV’s “Fargo”), Elijah Rodriguez (Book of Life) and Academy Award® nominee Catherine Keener (Best Supporting Actress, Capote, 2006; Best Supporting Actress, Being John Malkovich, 2000).

SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital bonus features included three behind-the-scenes featurettes. Fans of the original Sicario can learn more about why this heart-pounding new chapter needed to be told in “From Film to Franchise: Continuing The Story” and can also take a deeper look into Sollima’s vision for the film, the intense action and real world connections in “An Act of War: Making Sicario: Day of the Soldado.” “The Assassin and the Soldier: The Cast and Characters” has Del Toro and Brolin leading the conversation about how their characters Matt and Alejandro have evolved in this film, and takes a look at the strong supporting cast.

Based on characters created by Sheridan, SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO was executive produced by Ellen H. Schwartz, Richard Middleton and Erica Lee. The film was produced by Basil Iwanyk, Edward L. McDonnell, Molly Smith, Thad Luckinbill and Trent Luckinbill.

SYNOPSIS: In SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO, the series begins a new chapter.  In the drug war, there are no rules – and as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border, federal agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) calls on the mysterious Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro), whose family was murdered by a cartel kingpin, to escalate the war in nefarious ways. Alejandro kidnaps the kingpin’s daughter to inflame the conflict – but when the girl is seen as collateral damage, her fate will come between the two men as they question everything they are fighting for.

Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Bonus Materials Include:

  • “From Film to Franchise: Continuing the Story”
  • “An Act of War: Making Sicario: Day of the Soldado
  • “The Assassin and the Soldier: The Cast & Characters”

4K Ultra HD Bonus Materials Include:

  • Feature film presented with Dolby Vision high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound
  • Also includes the film and special features on the included high-def Blu-ray

SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO has a run time of approximately 123 minutes and is rated R for strong violence, bloody images, and language.

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@Thisfunktional talks with ‘Sicario’ actor Julio Cedilla

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Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actor Julio Cedilla played Fausto Alarcon in a climactic scene in “Sicario” where main character Alejandro, played by Benicio del Toro.

Although it is just once scene for Cedilla, its a scene that held much importance and that the entire story less up to.

“You don’t over think it. It’s a piece of composition,” Cedilla said. “I was very fortunate to be cast in this film. I had originally said no because it was a different kind of scene.”

The role was re-written for Cedilla to accept it.

Director Denis Villeneuve wanted Cedilla to play the role and called Cedilla to find out why he didn’t want to play him.

Cedilla said the scene which he originally read was more violent, more bloody and there was no redeeming quality to Fausto.

“I didn’t want to be a token Mexican, playing a Mexican role, in a film where Mexicans get it in the end,” Cedilla said.

Villeneuve understood the concerns and was able to modify the role to take it away from a cliché climax.

Cedilla went to shoot the scene and felt he had walked into something special.

Working with Villeneuve and del Toro made the scene to him that much more glorified.

“Every one was very thoughtful and respectful,” Cedilla said. “Benecio is very inclusive. He makes you feel like you are part of the team.”

The scene was re-written and became something that Cedilla could really feel comfortable to be a part of.

“The feeling that got to me when we did the first take was ‘oh shit, this is intense,’ you feel whats going on,” Cedilla said.

Cedilla was able to feel the scene unfold and become the character.

The scene was directly with del Toro and Cedilla was able to react off the incredible acting talent.

“With actors like Benicio, you don’t have to imagine anything. It feels real,” Cedilla said.

The scene comes late in the film, but for those who follow the storyline it all comes down to what happens in that one scene.

The scene culminates the intense scenes throughout the film into this confrontation.

It is never clear if this is where the story will lead, but coming to this scene seems like a logical transition.

It plays out and feels very real.

“I’m only shooting part of the puzzle. I don’t know in the end how it’s going turn out,” Cedilla said. “Leaving the scene after we shot it was no big deal. Leaving the theater after I saw it that is what you were feeling and I was feeling. That’s a collective experience., that’s a testament to the people who are nurturing and taking care of the story all the way through.”

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Enter to Win! SICARIO on DVD

THE BORDER IS JUST ANOTHER LINE TO CROSS

Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin Star in the Critically Acclaimed Action Thriller Arriving on Digital HD December 22

 Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand Available January 5

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From the director of Prisoners comes this taut, critically acclaimed thriller filled with pulse-pounding suspense, shot by twelve-time Oscar®-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins. After an idealistic FBI agent (Blunt) is recruited by a government task-force official (Brolin) to pursue a drug lord, she begins a perilous mission that forces her to question everything she believes—and pits her against a shadowy consultant (Del Toro) with a dangerous agenda.

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SANTA MONICA, CA (November 16, 2015) – Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow), Oscar® winner Benicio Del Toro (Best Supporting Actor, Traffic, 2000), Oscar® nominee Josh Brolin (Best Supporting Actor, Milk, 2008), and Victor Garber (Titanic) star in the must-see drug war thriller Sicario, arriving on Digital HD December 22 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh, the film will also be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand January 5. An official selection of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, the edge-of-your-seat action-packed story follows a covert group of crime fighters on a treacherous cross-border operation to take down a Mexican drug kingpin.

The Sicario Blu-ray and Digital HD releases include in-depth behind-the-scenes interviews with Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro and a look at the visual design of the film with director Denis Villeneuve. Also included is a look behind the creation of the score with Oscar®-nominated composer Jóhann Jóhannsson (Best Original Score, The Theory of Everything, 2014); and a discussion about writer Taylor Sheridan’s research for the script. The Blu-ray is encoded in Dolby TrueHD and features a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack, which delivers captivating sound that places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead, to bring entertainment alive all around the audience. The Sicario Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.

BLU-RAY/DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES*

  • “Stepping into Darkness: The Visual Design of Sicario” Featurette
  • “Blunt, Brolin & Benicio: Portraying the Characters of Sicario” Featurette
  • “Battle Zone: The Origins of Sicario” Featurette
  • “A Pulse from the Desert: The Score of Sicario” Featurette

*Subject to Change

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2015
Title Copyright: Sicario © 2015 Sicario Movie, LLC and Lions Gate Films Inc. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2015 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type:  Theatrical Release
Rating: R for strong violence, grisly images, and language
Genre: Thriller, Action, Drama
Closed-Captioned: NA
Blu-ray Subtitles: English, Spanish and English SDH
DVD Subtitles: English, Spanish and English SDH
Feature Run Time: 121 minutes
Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1) DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
Blu-ray Audio: English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD compatible), Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Dolby Digital Audio Optimized for Late-Night Listening, English Descriptive Audio
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio

 

 

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Twitter: @sicariomovie
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ABOUT DOLBY ATMOS

Dolby Atmos delivers moving audio—sound that can be precisely placed and moved anywhere in three-dimensional space, including overhead. It brings entertainment alive all around the audience in a powerfully immersive and emotive experience. Since its introduction in the cinema in 2012, Dolby Atmos has been embraced by all the major Hollywood studios, 14 Academy Award® winning directors, and 27 Academy Award winning sound mixers, among others. Now people can enjoy Dolby Atmos in the cinema, in their home theaters, and on mobile devices. To learn more about Dolby Atmos, visit dolby.com/Atmos.

ABOUT LIONSGATE

Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms, video games and international distribution and sales. With Pilgrim Studios joining the Lionsgate family, the Company will now have nearly 80 television shows on 40 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses. These include the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black, the multiple Emmy Award-winning drama Mad Men, the hit broadcast network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show, the acclaimed drama Manhattan and the breakout series The Royals.

Its feature film business has been fueled by such successes as the blockbuster first three installments of The Hunger Games franchise, the first two installments of the Divergent franchise, Sicario, The Age of Adaline, CBS/Lionsgate’s The DUFF, John Wick, Now You See Me, Roadside Attractions’ Love & Mercy and Mr. Holmes, Lionsgate/Codeblack Films’ Addicted and Pantelion Films’ Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S

Lionsgate’s home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rates. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. www.lionsgate.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Sicario’ Movie Release Dates!

THE BORDER IS JUST ANOTHER LINE TO CROSS

Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin Star in the Critically Acclaimed Action Thriller Arriving on Digital HD December 22

Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand Available January 5

 

“A Brilliant Action Thriller”

– Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

“A Must-See Knockout!”

– Kyle Smith, New York Post

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SANTA MONICA, CA (November 16, 2015) – Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow), Oscar® winner Benicio Del Toro (Best Supporting Actor, Traffic, 2000), Oscar® nominee Josh Brolin (Best Supporting Actor, Milk, 2008), and Victor Garber (Titanic) star in the must-see drug war thriller Sicario, arriving on Digital HD December 22 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh, the film will also be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand January 5. An official selection of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, the edge-of-your-seat action-packed story follows a covert group of crime fighters on a treacherous cross-border operation to take down a Mexican drug kingpin.

From the director of Prisoners comes this taut, critically acclaimed thriller filled with pulse-pounding suspense, shot by twelve-time Oscar®-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins. After an idealistic FBI agent (Blunt) is recruited by a government task-force official (Brolin) to pursue a drug lord, she begins a perilous mission that forces her to question everything she believes—and pits her against a shadowy consultant (Del Toro) with a dangerous agenda.

The Sicario Blu-ray and Digital HD releases include in-depth behind-the-scenes interviews with Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro and a look at the visual design of the film with director Denis Villeneuve. Also included is a look behind the creation of the score with Oscar®-nominated composer Jóhann Jóhannsson (Best Original Score, The Theory of Everything, 2014); and a discussion about writer Taylor Sheridan’s research for the script. The Blu-ray is encoded in Dolby TrueHD and features a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack, which delivers captivating sound that places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead, to bring entertainment alive all around the audience. The Sicario Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.

 

BLU-RAY/DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES*

  • “Stepping into Darkness: The Visual Design of Sicario” Featurette
  • “Blunt, Brolin & Benicio: Portraying the Characters of Sicario” Featurette
  • “Battle Zone: The Origins of Sicario” Featurette
  • “A Pulse from the Desert: The Score of Sicario” Featurette

*Subject to Change

 

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