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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Blu-ray and DVD Arrive March 20th

By Brian Gallagher — February 14th, 2012

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - the gripping, hard-edged thriller based on the first of Stieg Larsson's suspenseful and spell-binding "Millennium" trilogy - arrives on one-disc DVD and three-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (includes two Blu-ray discs with UltraViolet + one DVD) on March 20th. This highly anticipated motion picture from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment brings together an all-star ensemble cast led by Daniel Craig (James Bond franchise), Rooney Mara (The Social Network), Golden Globe nominee Robin Wright (1994, Best Actress, Forrest Gump), Stellan Skarsgård (Thor), Golden Globe winner Christopher Plummer (2012, Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role, Beginners) and Joely Richardson (TV's Nip/Tuck).

Earning $200 million in box office worldwide, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has received five Academy Award nominations including Actress in a Leading Role (Rooney Mara), Cinematography, Film Editing, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing. The film adaptation was directed by David Fincher with screenplay by Academy Award winner Steven Zaillian who executive produced along with Mikael Wallen and Anni Faurbye Fernandez (both Headhunters). Original music is by Academy Award winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (2011, Best Original Score, The Social Network). The three-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack includes two Blu-ray discs packed with more than four hours of behind-the-scenes footage as well as commentary by David Fincher. The Blu-ray Combo Pack also includes UltraViolet, enabling consumers to instantly stream or download the movie.

Synopsis: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first of Columbia Pictures' three-picture adaptation of Stieg Larsson's literary blockbuster The Millennium Trilogy, which altogether has sold 50 million copies in 46 countries and has become a worldwide phenomenon. The first film begins with disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig), having lost a libel suit and resigning as co-owner of his magazine, Millennium. In the interim, he takes on the investigation of a 40 year-old disappearance case on behalf of the wealthy Henrik Vanger (Plummer) of Vanger Industries. With the help of the pierced, tattooed and capable computer hacker, Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara), they uncover corruption that no one could have ever imagined.

Blu-ray and DVD Include:

Exclusive to the three-Disc Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack:

Dig deep inside the Vanger Archives with nearly four hours of immersive, behind-the-scenes footage including interviews and more:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has a run time of approximately 158 minutes and is rated R (for brutal violent content including rape and torture, strong sexuality, graphic nudity, and language). Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at SonyPictures.com.

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