Lionsgate ushers in The Spirit

Lionsgate Home Entertainment has added a release of the comic book adaptation The Spirit to their release line-up, offering up the film on DVD and Blu-Ray Disc.

From Frank Miller comes the re-awakening of a hero unlike any other – “The Spirit.”  Adapted from the legendary comic book series created by Will Eisner, “The Spirit” fuses masterful storytelling with brilliant CGI graphics to sweep viewers into a stylized world of action, adventure, danger and romance.  It is the story of a former rookie cop who returns mysteriously from the dead as the Spirit (Gabriel Macht) to fight crime from the shadows of Central City. His arch-enemy, The Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson), has a different mission: he’s going to wipe out Spirit’s beloved city as he pursues his own bid for immortality.  The Spirit tracks this cold-hearted killer from Central City’s rundown warehouses, to the damp catacombs, to the windswept waterfront … all the while facing a bevy of beautiful women who either want to seduce, love or kill our masked crusader. Surrounding him at every turn are Ellen Dolan (Sarah Paulson), the whip-smart girl-next-door; Silken Floss (Scarlett Johansson), a calculating and driven vixen; Plaster of Paris (Paz Vega), a murderous French nightclub dancer; Lorelei (Jaime King), an angel of Death; and Morgenstern (Stana Katic), a sexy young cop. Then of course, there’s Sand Saref (Eva Mendes), the jewel thief with dangerous curves. She’s the love of his life turned bad. Will he save her or will she kill him? 

Arriving as a 2-disc Special Edition DVD, the movie will be presented in anamorphic widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 EX audio. As bonus materials you will find multiple Featurettes on the release, accompanied by an Alternate Storyboard Ending with cast voiceovers and a Commentary Track by the screenwriter/director and producer. also included is a Digital Copy of the film.

A single-disc DVD version will also be available without the bonus materials, in either widescreen or fullframe format.

The Blu-Ray version will offer a 1080p high definition transfer, complemented by a DTS 71. HD Master Lossless Audio track. It will include the same bonus materials as the DVD version but will in further include an Additional Featurette. The release will also include the first Lionsgate BD Live feature, giving viewers access to additional, updatable content such as trailers, commentaries, wallpapers and more.

“The Spirit” arrives in stores on April 14 with a $29.95 sticker price for the single-disc DVD, $34.99 for the 2-disc DVD and $39.99 for the Blu-Ray version.

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