First Look Home Entertainment and Nu Image / Millennium Films are jumping into the high definition market with the DVD premiere of The Contract. The film, which stars Morgan Freeman and John Cusack, will get the complete high definition treatment with better visuals, enhanced sound and packed with extras.The film will be available on July 24, 2007 in standard DVD and HD-DVD versions.

"We chose The Contract as our first high definition release because of its star-power and the added features we could offer in the format," says First Look Studios COO Dean Wilson. "We are poised at First Look to offer the DVD audience an enormous array of entertainment titles to choose from, and The Contract is an excellent sample. John Cusack, Morgan Freeman and Director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy) delivered a superb film."

Synopsis:

The Contract is an action-thriller staring Morgan Freeman as Frank Cordell, a world-class assassin who invades the quiet suburban life of John Cusack's character Ray Keene. While camping with his son, single parent Keene must evade the assassin's team and bring Cordell to justice in a deadly game of cat and mouse.

DVD Features:

- "Inside The Contract" behind the scenes special

- Photo Gallery

- Trailers

Technical Specs:

- Audio: DTS Surround Sound and 5.1 Surround

- Aspect Ratio: Standard Wide Screen 16 x 9

- Languages: English with English and Spanish subtitles

- Run Time: 96 Minutes

- Rating: R

HD Specifications:

- Video: 1080P High Definition

- Audio: Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 Surround Sound (HD Audio)

- First Look Inside Look - Picture In Picture

Evan Jacobs