Things are gonna be Smokin' on April 17

Overflowing with adrenaline-pumping action, Smokin' Aces shoots on to DVD and HD DVD Combo Disc on April 17, 2007 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. When a Mafia don places a six-figure bounty on the head of mob witness Buddy "Aces" Israel, a colorful array of assassins descend on Lake Tahoe where FBI Agents must fight to keep Aces alive long enough to testify. The energetic, violent Smokin' Aces boasts a stellar ensemble cast that includes music superstar Alicia Keys in her feature film debut, Ben Affleck (Hollywoodland), Ryan Reynolds (Blade: Trinity), Andy Garcia (Ocean's Twelve), Jeremy Piven (Entourage), Ray Liotta (Narc), Jason Bateman (Arrested Development), Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights), Taraji Henson (Hustle and Flow), Chris Pine (Just My Luck), Martin Henderson (The Ring Two), and acclaimed hip-hop singer and lyricist Common in his first big-screen appearance.

Writer and director Joe Carnahan (Narc) maintains a scorching narrative pace to create a thrill-ride of a movie that entertains as it hurtles non-stop toward a final explosive shoot-out so amazing it has to be seen to be believed! The DVD also features a surprise alternate ending, more than 18 minutes of deleted scenes and an extensive array of additional bonus features.

In these interlocking tales of high stakes and low lifes, Mob boss Primo Sparazza has taken out a hefty contract on Buddy "Aces" Israel (Piven) -- a sleazy magician who has agreed to turn state's evidence against the Vegas mob. The FBI, sensing a chance to use this small-time con to bring down big-target Sparazza, places Aces into protective custody-under the supervision of two agents (Reynolds and Liotta) at Aces' Lake Tahoe hideout. When word of the price on Aces' head spreads into the community of ex-cons and cons-to-be, it entices bounty hunters, thugs-for-hire, smokin' hot assassins and double-crossing mobsters to join in the hunt. With all eyes on Tahoe, this rogues' gallery collides in a comic race to hit the jackpot and rub out Aces.

Movie reviewers from around the country declared Smokin' Aces a winner. Mark S. Allen of CBS-CW TV calls the film "the smartest, coolest action movie in years" and gushes, "This movie will blow you away!" Maxim's Pete Hammond dubs Smokin' Aces "one wild, super kinetic ride!" filled with "action, excitement, twists and attitude!" Meanwhile, Tribute Television's Bonnie Laufer calls it simply "smokin' hot."

Smokin' AcesDVD and HD DVD/DVD Combo disc features:

- Cowboy Ending -- Alternate Ending: Experience the climax of the movie in a new way with this explosive alternate ending.

- Deleted/Extended Scenes & Outtakes: Over 18 minutes of exciting deleted/extended scenes and hilarious outtakes.

- Shoot 'em Up: Stunts and Effects: Uncover the secrets behind Smokin' Aces' startlingly realistic gunfights and sensational stunts.

- The Line Up: Get to know more about Smokin' Aces rogues' gallery of lethal ladies, degenerate psychopaths, bounty hunters and eager assassins by cutting the virtual cards in this exciting interactive feature!

- The Big Gun: Smokin' Aces sprang from the off-beat, high-stakes imagination of red-hot action director and writer Joe Carnahan. Meet the man who created the edgy and enthralling world of "Aces" Israel and his cohorts.

- Feature Commentary with Writer and Director Joe Carnahan and Editor Robert Farazen

- Feature Commentary with Writer and Director Joe Carnahan and film actors Common (Sir Ivy), Christopher Holley (Beanie) and Zach Cumer (Warren)

- HD DVD Exclusive Features:

- U-Control Assassin Tracker: Use Google Maps to track the assassins to Reno.

- U-Control Picture In Picture: Access interactive bonus features, including cast interviews and behind-the-scenes footage, all without interruption to the movie experience.

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