MA - press release

WITNESS AN ALL-NEW ALTERNATE ENDING  
IN THE SHOCKING AND MYSTERIOUS REVENGE THRILLER STARRING OCTAVIA SPENCER 

 

MA 

 

DIGITAL AUGUST 20, 2019  

BLU-RAYTM & DVD SEPTEMBER 3, 2019 

FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT 

 

 

Universal City, California, July 16, 2019 – What starts out as a teenager’s dream turns into a terrifying nightmare in MA, the suspenseful thriller from Blumhousethe producers of Get Out and Happy Death Day, arriving on Digital August 20, 2019 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand September 3, 2019 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Fans can now discover more than 20 minutes of thrilling bonus features not seen in theaters including a never-before-seen alternate ending, alternate and deleted scenes, and featurettes that take fans deeper into the unusual and unsettling world of MA. Starring Oscar® winner Octavia Spencer (The Help, The Shape of Water), the stirring and suspense-filled horror film “makes you cringe in all the right places” (Owen Gleiberman, Variety) and is packed with unexpected twists and turns that will have viewers on the edge of their seat from start to finish. 

 

Octavia Spencer delivers an unnervingly daring performance as Sue Ann, a lonely woman who keeps to herself in a quiet Ohio town. When local teenager Maggie (Diana Silvers, Glass) asks Sue Ann to buy booze for her group of friends, she decides to make some new friends of her own and offers her basement for the kids to party. They just have to follow a few simple house rules: Someone has to stay sober, don’t curse, never go upstairs and call her “Ma.” As Ma’s hospitality curdles into obsession, her place goes from the best place in town to the worst place on earth.  

 

Directed by Tate Taylor (The Help, Get On Up) and executive produced by Octavia Spencer, MA features an outstanding supporting cast including Juliette Lewis (August: Osage County), Luke Evans (Beauty and the Beast), Missi Pyle (Gone Girl), McKaley Miller (Hart of Dixie), Corey Fogelmanis (“Girl Meets World”), Gianni Paolo (TV’s Power), and Dante Brown (Lethal Weapon TV series). 

 

BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAY, DVD & DIGITAL: 

  • NEW Alternate Ending 
  • Creating Sue Ann – Take a deeper look at the character of Sue Ann, and how trauma from people's past can manifest itself later in life. 
  • Party at Ma’s – The cast, crew, and filmmakers discuss how all the elements came together to make this unique thriller. 
  • Deleted Scenes 
  • Theatrical Trailer 

 

MA will be available on Blu-rayDVD and Digital.  

  • Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound. 
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.  

 

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

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FILMMAKERS 

Cast: Octavia Spencer, Juliette Lewis, Diana Silvers, Corey Fogelmanis and Luke Evans 

Casting By: Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee 

Music Supervisor: John Bissell 

Production Designer: Marc Fisichella 

Executive Producers: Jeanette Volturno, Couper Samuelson, Octavia Spencer 

Produced By: Jason Blum, Tate Taylor p.g.a., John Norris p.g.a. 

Written By: Scotty Landes 

Directed By: Tate Taylor 

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY: 

Street Date: September 3, 2019 

Selection Number: 61202491 (US)/ 61202542 (CDN) 

Layers: BD-50 

Aspect Ratio: 16:9, 2.39:1 Widescreen 

Rating: R for violent/disturbing material, language throughout, sexual content and for teen drug and alcohol use 

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles   

Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Spanish and French DTS Digital Surround 5.1 

Run Time:  1 hour, 39 minutes 

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD: 

Street Date: September 3, 2019 

Selection Number: 61202490 (US) 61202541 (CDN) 

Layers: DVD 9 

Aspect Ratio: 16:9, 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen  

Rating: R for violent/disturbing material, language throughout, sexual content and for teen drug and alcohol use 

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles   

Sound: English, French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 

Run Time: 1 hour 39 minutes 

 

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