Firestarter - Press Release

BASED ON STEPHEN KING’S MASTERPIECE AND NOW AVAILABLE WITH OVER AN HOUR OF CAPTIVATING EXTRAS INCLUDING A NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN ALTERNATE ENDING, DELETED AND EXTENDED SCENES

 

FIRESTARTER

 

FROM THE PRODUCER THAT BROUGHT YOU HALLOWEEN KILLS AND THE INVISIBLE MAN

 

OWN IT ON DIGITAL JUNE 12, 2022

 BLU-RAYTM AND DVD JUNE 28, 2022

FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

                                                                                                              

Universal City, California, June 8, 2022 – Blumhouse reignites FIRESTARTER with this explosive adaptation of the classic Stephen King thriller, arriving on Digital June 12, 2022 and on Blu-rayTM and DVD June 28, 2022 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. In this suspenseful thriller, a girl with extraordinary pyrokinetic powers (Ryan Kiera Armstrong) fights to protect her family (Zac Efron and Sydney Lemmon) from sinister forces seeking to capture her in FIRESTARTER. Hailed as “ferociously impressive” (Chicago Sun-Times), FIRESTARTER features a never-before-seen Alternate Ending and exclusive bonus content which includes deleted and extended scenes, gag reel, and a feature commentary with the director.

 

From producers Jason Blum (Halloween Kills, The Invisible Man) and Akiva Goldsman (Doctor Sleep) and director Keith Thomas (The Vigil), FIRESTARTER stars Zac Efron (The Greatest Showman, The Disaster Artist, Neighbors), Ryan Kiera Armstrong (Anne with an E; IT: Chapter II), Gloria Reuben (Mr. Robot, Lincoln, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit), Sydney Lemmon (Succession, Helstrom, Fear the Walking Dead), Kurtwood Smith (That ‘70’s Show, 24), John Beasley (The Purge: Anarchy, Rudy) and Michael Greyeyes (Rutherford Falls, True Detective).

 

Protected by her parents (Efron and Lemmon), Charlie (Armstrong) has lived her childhood on the run and has kept her extraordinary pyrokinetic powers in check. But now that she’s turning 11, the flames are harder to control, and sinister forces are seeking to capture her. Charlie must learn to embrace the fire from within and fight to control it in order to protect her family and freedom.

 

With the purchase of FIRESTARTER on disc or digital, fans are eligible to earn points towards digital movies via the Universal All-Access Rewards program. Members can redeem their points for digital movies, swag and more!  For registration and details please visit www.MyUniversalRewards.com.

BONUS FEATURES on BLU-RAYTM, DVD & DIGITAL:

  • ALTERNATE ENDING*
  • DELETED AND EXTENDED SCENES*
  • Andy Reflects in Mirror
  • Andy's Lot Six Nightmare - Extended
  • Wanless Gets a Visitor - Extended
  • Rainbird Scare/Wildlife Hunt
  • Charlie Treks to Find Andy
  • Charlie Counts Down "Five, Four, Three, Lies"
  • Andy's Visionary Escape From the Cell
  • GAG REEL*
  • A KINETIC ENERGY - Filmmakers and cast discuss how stars Zac Efron and Ryan Kiera Armstrong worked closely with director Keith Thomas to bring this new FIRESTARTER to life.
  • SPARK A FIRE - A look at how the story and themes of FIRESTARTER were adapted from the famous novel.
  • IGNITING FIRESTARTER - A behind-the-scenes look at how some of FIRESTARTER's most extreme fire effects and stunts were accomplished.
  • POWER STRUGGLE - A breakdown of the physical stunts and practical effects that came together to craft the fight scene between Rainbird and Vicky.
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR KEITH THOMAS*

*Exclusive to Blu-ray, DVD & Digital

 

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

  • Blu-ray Combo Pack includes Blu-ray, DVD and Digital copy.
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FILMMAKERS:

Cast: Zac Efron, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Sydney Lemmon, Kurtwood Smith, John Beasley with Michael Greyeyes and Gloria Reuben

Casting By: Terri Taylor CSA Sarah Domeier Lindo CSA

Music By: John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, Daniel Davies

Edited By: Tim Alverson ACE

Director of Photography: Karim Hussain CSC

Executive Producers: Ryan Turek, Scott Teems, Martha De Laurentiis

Produced By: Jason Blum, Akiva Goldsman

Based on the Novel By: Stephen King

Screenplay By: Scott Teems

Directed By: Keith Thomas

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAYTM:

Street Date: June 28, 2022

Selection Number: 1000815109 (US)

Layers:  BD-50

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Widescreen

Rating: Rated R for violent content

Subtitles: English, Latin American Spanish and French Canadian  

Languages/Sound: English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0 for Bonus Content), Latin American Spanish (DTS Digital Surround 5.1) and French Canadian (DTS Digital Surround 5.1)

Run Time: 01:34:10

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:

Street Date: June 28, 2022

Selection Number: 1000815108 (US)

Layers: DVD 9

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1

Rating: Rated R for violent content

Subtitles: English, Latin American Spanish and French Canadian

Languages/Sound: English (Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0 for Bonus Content), Latin American Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1) and French Canadian (Dolby Digital 5.1)

Run Time:  01:45:05 (Theatrical)

 

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