Blacklight - Press Release

BRING HOME LIAM NEESON’S ALL-NEW

ADRENALINE-FUELLED THRILLER

 

BLACKLIGHT

 

AVAILABLE TO OWN FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN BONUS CONTENT INCLUDING BEHIND-THE-SCENES FEATURETTES WITH CAST AND CREW

 

OWN IT ON DIGITAL APRIL 19, 2022

 BLU-RAYTM AND DVD MAY 3, 2022

FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

 

Universal City, California, April 12, 2022 – World-renowned action star Liam Neeson (Taken, The Marksman) is back in an all-new gripping action thriller BLACKLIGHT. From Briarcliff Entertainment, the film follows a troubled off-the-books agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation who finds himself in the middle of a deadly conspiracy. BLACKLIGHT is available to own for the first time on Digital April 19th, 2022 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD May 3rd, 2022 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and includes exclusive bonus features with cast and crew not seen in theaters, taking audiences deeper into the intense action and suspense of the film.

 

From director, writer and producer Mark Williams (Honest Thief), BLACKLIGHT stars Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn (Practical Magic, Legends of the Fall), Taylor John Smith (Hunter Killer) and Emmy Raver-Lampman (“The Umbrella Academy”).

 

Trust, identity, and the danger of unchecked power push a covert operative to the edge in BLACKLIGHT. Travis Block (Neeson) lives and fights in the shadows. A freelance government “fixer,” Block is a dangerous man whose assignments have included extracting agents out of deep-cover situations. He knows his hands are dirty, but he’s aiming to change. When an agent is killed after infiltrating a group espousing violent societal upheaval, Block discovers a shadowy program called Operation Unity is striking down ordinary citizens for reasons known only to Block’s boss, FBI chief Robinson (Quinn). As Block gets closer to the truth, he enlists the help of a journalist (Raver-Lampman), but his past and present collide when his daughter and granddaughter are threatened, and in saving them, he could save himself. Now, Block needs to rescue the people he loves and expose the truth for a shot at redemption. Nothing and no one is safe when secrets are hidden in BLACKLIGHT.

 

EXCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURES on BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL:

  • Blacklight: Behind the Scenes
  • Shooting Blacklight

 

BLACKLIGHT will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.

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FILMMAKERS

Cast: Liam Neeson, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Taylor John Smith and Aidan Quinn

Music By: Mark Isham

Editor: Michael P. Shawver

Production Designer: Michelle McGahey

Director of Photography: Shelley Johnson, ASC

Executive Producers: Zhe Chen, Lisa Wilson, Tom Ortenberg, Craig Chapman, Domenic Benvenuto, Craig McMahon, James Michael Cummings, Paul Saleba, Russell Geyser, Clay Pecorin

Produced By: Mark Williams, Paul Currie, Myles Nestel, Alevé Loh, Coco Xiaolu Ma

Story By: Nick May & Brandon Reavis

Written By: Nick May and Mark Williams

Directed By: Mark Williams

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY:

Street Date: May 3rd, 2022

1Selection Number: 1000812830 (US)

Layers: BD 50

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Widescreen

Rating: PG-13 for strong violence, action and language

Languages/Subtitles: English and Latin American Spanish

Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & Dolby Digital 2.0

Run Time: 01:44:44

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:

Street Date: May 3rd, 2022

Selection Number: 1000812831 (US)

Layers: DVD 9

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen

Rating: PG-13 for strong violence, action and language

Languages/Subtitles: English and Latin American Spanish

Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1 & Dolby Digital 2.0

Run Time: 01:44:44

ABOUT BRIARCLIFF ENTERTAINMENT:

Briarcliff Entertainment is a forward-thinking entertainment company, formed in 2018 by industry veteran Tom Ortenberg. Since its inception, Briarcliff has released 15 films, including Liam Neeson hits Honest Thief, The Marksman and Blacklight, CopShop, Foo Fighters’ Studio 666 and the award-winning documentary The Dissident. Memory, starring Neeson, Guy Pearce and Monica Bellucci, and directed by Martin Campbell, opens in theatres nationwide on April 29.  

 

In a partnership with Raven Capital Management, Tom Ortenberg and Briarcliff relaunched Open Road Films, of which Ortenberg was formerly the Founding CEO. Key past Open Road titles include the Academy Award winner for Best Picture Spotlight, The Grey, Chef, The Nut Job, End of Watch and Nightcrawler.

 

ABOUT UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT:

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE – www.uphe.com) is a unit of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG). UFEG produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming and live entertainment. The global division includes Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango, DreamWorks Animation Film and Television.  UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.  NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.