Submarine - On Blu-ray and DVD October 4th


BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company announced today the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of the enchanting coming-of-age comedy, SUBMARINE, from executive producer Ben Stiller (TROPIC THUNDER) and writer/director Richard Ayoade (the cult British television series “The Mighty Boosh”). Based on the novel by Joe Dunthorne, SUBMARINE stars Noah Taylor (ALMOST FAMOUS), Paddy Considine (THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM), Craig Roberts (JANE EYRE), Yasmin Paige (the British miniseries MURDERLAND), and Golden Globe® winner Sally Hawkins (HAPPY-GO-LUCKY). Featuring an original score by Alex Turner of the English rock band Arctic Monkeys, which will be touring the states this Fall, SUBMARINE heads to retail on October 4, 2011 for an SRP of $39.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $29.98 for the DVD.

In his review for The Wall Street Journal, Joe Morgenstern called SUBMARINE “wonderfully funny,” and Joe Neumaier of The New York Daily News described it as “a charming indie that combines dreamy aspiration with mucky, hilarious reality.” Kyle Smith of The New York Post wrote that “the excruciating and the hilarious mingle nearly to perfection.”

In SUBMARINE, young Oliver Tate’s coming-of-age is coming even sooner than expected. At 15, Oliver (Craig Roberts) is prone to daydreaming, listening to French crooners and concocting various self-absorbed fantasies. Suddenly Oliver finds himself submerged in dual, real-life challenges: plotting to lose his virginity with a quirky new girlfriend (Yasmin Paige); and struggling to salvage his parents’ (Golden Globe® winner Sally Hawkins and Noah Taylor) marriage and keep his mom from taking up with the self-help guru next door (Paddy Considine). This charmingly original comedy from executive producer Ben Stiller and writer/director Richard Ayoade has been pronounced by Vogue magazine “a charming mix of quirk and cool.”

The SUBMARINE Blu-ray™ and DVD bonus features include a “The Making of Submarine” featurette among other bonus features to be confirmed.

Learn more about SUBMARINE at: www.submarinemovie.net


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, which has released such popular franchises as SCREAM, SPY KIDS and SCARY MOVIE. Together TWC and Dimension Films have released a broad range of mainstream, genre and specialty films that have been commercial and critical successes, including Tom Hooper’s THE KING’S SPEECH, winner of four 2011 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture. Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as GRINDHOUSE; I’M NOT THERE; THE GREAT DEBATERS; VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA; THE READER; THE ROAD; HALLOWEEN; THE PAT TILLMAN STORY; PIRANHA 3D; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS; A SINGLE MAN; BLUE VALENTINE, THE COMPANY MEN; MIRAL; and SCRE4M. Upcoming releases include SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD IN 4D, APOLLO 18, OUR IDIOT BROTHER, I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT, THE DETAILS and MY WEEK WITH MARILYN. Recently wrapping is COGAN’S TRADE.

TWC is also active in television production, with credits including the Emmy® Award-winning hit reality series “Project Runway,” the new VH1 reality series “Mob Wives,” and the critically acclaimed HBO comedy/crime series “The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency.” The company is producing two “Project Runway” spinoffs, “Project Runway: All Stars” and “Project Runway: Accessories,” which are expected to debut in 2011. The company currently has 17 series in different stages of development, including: “Marco Polo,” a scripted historical series about the great explorer; “The Nanny Diaries,” based on the hit book; and “The Mad Ones,” adapted from the Mafia novel of the same name.


Anchor Bay Entertainment is the home entertainment division of Starz Media, LLC. It includes the Anchor Bay Films and Manga Entertainment brands. It distributes feature films, children’s entertainment, fitness, TV series, documentaries, anime and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray™ formats. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Starz Media (www.starzmedia.com) is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Starz tracking stock group (NASDAQ: LSTZA).