COUNTDOWN - press release

ONCE YOU ACCEPT THE TERMS, YOU CANNOT ESCAPE YOUR FATE 

IN THE CHILLING RACE-AGAINST-TIME THRILLER 

 

COUNTDOWN 

 

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL JANUARY 72020 

BLU-RAY™ AND DVD JANUARY 21, 2020 

FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT  

 

Universal City, California, November 21, 2019 – What if your phone could tell you when you’re going to die? Would you want to know? There’s a killer new app in COUNTDOWNthe terrifyingly original and inventive horror-thriller arrives on Digital January 72020 and on Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand January 212020 from STXfilms and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat, the “fun and thrilling” (Shannon McGrewNightmarish Conjuringsfilm follows a young nurse (Elizabeth Lail, “You”), who downloads an app that claims to predict exactly when a person is going to die. With only three days left to live and death closing in, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out. Combining jump scares around every corner” (Kimber Myers, Los Angeles Timesand intense suspense, COUNTDOWN chronicles a frightening twist on the consequence of technology’s invasion of our lives.  

 

Lail leads the contemporary horror flick alongside a fantastic supporting cast, including Jordan Calloway (“ER”), Talitha Bateman (Love, Simon), Tichina Arnold (“Everybody Hates Chris”), P.J. Byrne (The Wolf of Wall Street) and Peter Facinelli (The Twilight Saga franchise). Perfect for horror fans with bone-chilling thrills throughout and from the producer behind A Nightmare on Elm StreetCOUNTDOWN is the writing and feature directorial debut of Justin Dec (Boats) and is produced by John Rickard (A Nightmare on Elm Street,) Zack Schiller (Escape Plan), John Morris (Instant Family), and Sean Anders (Instant Family). 

 

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

  • Blu-rayTM delivers a pristine HD picture and theater-quality surround sound. 
  • DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away. 
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download. 

 

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Film Website: https://www.countdown.movie/ 

UPHE Website: http://uni.pictures/countdown  

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FILMMAKERS: 

Cast: Elizabeth Lail, Jordan Calloway, Talitha Bateman, Tichina Arnold, P.J. Byrne and Peter Facinelli 

Casting By: Rich Delia, CSA 

Music By: Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans 

Costume Designer: Abby O’Sullivan 

Edited By: Brad Wilhite 

Production Designer: Clayton Hartley 

Director of Photography: Maxime Alexandre 

Executive Producers: Tyler Zacharia, Alex Boies, Matthew Medlin, Robert Simonds, Adam Fogelson  

Produced By: John Rickard p.g.a., Zack SchillerJohn Morris p.g.a.Sean Anders 

Written and Directed By: Justin Dec 

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY™: 

Street Date: January 21, 2020 

Selection Number: 64209782 

Layers: BD 50 

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Widescreen 

Rating: PG-13 for terror, violence, bloody images, suggestive material, language and thematic elements 

Languages/Sound: English – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 

Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish 

Run Time: 1 Hour and 30 Minutes  

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD: 

Street Date: January 21, 2020 

Selection Number: 64209781 

Layers: DVD 9 

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen 

Rating: PG-13 for terror, violence, bloody images, suggestive material, language and thematic elements 

Languages/Sound: English – Dolby Digital 5.1 

Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish 

Run Time: 1 Hour and 30 Minutes 

 

ABOUT STX ENTERTAINMENT: 

STX Entertainment is a global, next-generation media company whose mission is to unlock the value of the direct connection stars have with their fans through the development, financing, production, marketing and distribution of film, television, VR, digital video, music and live entertainment content.  It is the industry leader in transforming beyond traditional platform-driven content to creating talent-driven enterprises. 

 

The company is led by accomplished businessman and entrepreneur Robert Simonds. Investors include the global private investment firm TPG Growth; Hony Capital, a leading private equity firm in China; PCCW, Southeast Asia's largest Internet and cable services provider; Tencent Holdings, China's leading provider of online products and services; Liberty Global, the world’s largest distribution platform; Dominic Ng, Chairman of East West Bank; New Enterprise Associates (NEA); DNS Capital (representing the business interests of Gigi Pritzker and her immediate family); and Beau Wrigley, former Chairman and CEO of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, among others.  With these strategic relationships, the company is uniquely positioned to maximize the impact of content worldwide, with direct passage into the China market. 

 

For more information, please visit http://www.stxentertainment.com. 

 

ABOUT UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT: 

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE – www.uphe.comis 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 and 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.