The best movie of 2007 comes out in May.

A film inspired by a real-life shocking story, Alpha Dog arrives on DVD, HD-DVD/ DVD Combo Format on May 1, 2007 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Alpha Dogdelivers an emotional gut-punch with its gritty portrait of a group of suburban teens spiraling toward self-destruction. Writer/director Nick Cassavetes (The Notebook) has assembled a powerful young ensemble that includes Justin Timberlake, Emile Hirsch (Lords of Dogtown), Anton Yelchin (Hearts in Atlantis), Shawn Hatosy (Factory Girl), Ben Foster (X-Men 3: The Last Stand), Dominique Swain (Lolita), Fernando Vargas, Olivia Wilde (Turistas) and Lukas Haas (Brick). Acclaimed actors Bruce Willis and Sharon Stone add compelling performances as the adults who fail to provide a moral center to their kids' world of privilege. A raw, explosive and compelling portrait of a new "lost generation," Alpha Dog will mesmerize audiences with docudrama-style immediacy.

Synopsis:

Young crime boss Johnny Truelove (Emile Hirsch) and his posse of bored, middle-class teenagers run drugs in the well-manicured streets of their suburban Los Angeles neighborhood. When errant client Jake (Ben Foster) runs up a bill he can't pay, Johnny and his band of wannabe gangsters impulsively kidnap Jake's 15-year-old brother, Zack (Anton Yelchin) and hold him for ransom. Over the next three days, Zack hangs out in a desert hideaway with crewmembers Frankie Ballenbacher (Justin Timberlake) and Elvis Schmidt (Shawn Hatosy) in a haze of drugs, drinking and girls. As the party winds down, the crew realizes the stunt that started as a lark could land them in prison for life. Seeing no way out of the mess he's created, Johnny makes a tragic decision that changes all of their lives forever.

Director: Nick Cassavetes

Written By: Nick Cassavetes

Cast: Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake, Anton Yelchin, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Foster, Dominique Swain, Fernando Vargas, Olivia Wilde, Lukas Haas, Sharon Stone, Bruce Willis

The DVD, HD-DVD/DVD Combo Format versions each include exclusive bonus features that shed heartbreaking light on the tragedy that inspired this remarkable film. Pre-order close is March 27, 2007. The DVD is priced at $29.98SRP.

The Alpha Dog DVD and HD DVD/DVD Combo disc include captivating exclusive features:

- A Cautionary Tale: The Making of Alpha Dog -- This exclusive documentary look takes viewers behind the scenes for an inside look at the making of the film.

- Witness Timeline: Get detailed information on each witness as the shocking events unfold.

Exclusive to the HD DVD/DVD:

- U-Control Witness Timeline -- Access detailed information about each witness as the story's shocking events unfold, without interruption to the movie experience.

Technical Specs:

- Running Time: 1 Hour 58 Minutes

- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1, Full Frame 1.33:1

- Rating: R

- Rating Reason: pervasive drug use and language, strong violence, sexuality and nudity

- Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1; English SDH

- Subtitles: Spanish, French

HD DVD/DVD COMBO Technical Specs:

- Running Time: 1 Hour 58 Minutes

- Layers: HD DVD- HD-30; DVD Dual Layer

- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.35:1

- Rating: R

- Rating Reason: pervasive drug use and language, strong violence, sexuality

and nudity

- Asudio: English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1 / Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 (HD DVD); French: Dolby Digital Plus 5.1

- Subtitles: English SDH, French Subtitles