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A THOUSAND WORDS debuts on DVD and Blu-ray on June 26th.

What can you say with only a thousand words?


Debuting June 26, 2012 on Blu-ray™ and DVD, the Film Also Features
Kerry Washington, Allison Janney, Clark Duke, Cliff Curtis and Jack McBrayer
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – (May 8, 2012) When every single word counts, what do you choose to say?  That is the question answered to comedic effect in A THOUSAND WORDS, debuting on Blu-ray and DVD on June 26, 2012 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The film will also be available On Demand and for Digital Download on June 22, 2012.  Academy Award® nominee[1] Eddie Murphy (Tower Heist) is Jack McCall, a fast-talking literary agent, who can close any deal, any time, anywhere. He has set his sights on popular New Age guru Dr. Sinja
(Cliff Curtis) for his own selfish purposes.  But Dr. Sinja is on to him, and Jack's life comes unglued after a magical Bodhi tree mysteriously appears in his backyard one night. With every word that comes out of Jack’s mouth, another leaf instantly falls from the tree and he realizes that when the last leaf falls, both he and the tree will meet their end.  Undeterred, he comes up with some outrageously funny ways to communicate, but ultimately he must face reality.  Words have never failed the effusive Jack McCall before, but now he’s only got a thousand words left to discover what matters most in life.  “Laugh a lot” (Julie Harkness, “Made In Hollywood”) and learn some entertaining life lessons in this “heartwarming and hilarious” (Shawn Edwards,
Fox-TV) comedy.
Directed and produced by Brian Robbins (Varsity Blues) and written by Steve Koren
(Evan Almighty), the film boasts a terrific supporting cast including Kerry Washington (“Scandal”, Ray), Allison Janney (The Help, “The West Wing”), Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine, “Greek”), Cliff Curtis (“Missing”, Live Free or Die Hard), Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock”, Savannah) and
John Witherspoon (“The Boondocks”, Friday).

A THOUSAND WORDS will be available on Blu-ray with 11 deleted and extended scenes, including an alternate ending.  The DVD will include six deleted scenes.  All Blu-ray and DVD releases available for purchase will be enabled with UltraViolet, a new way to collect, access and enjoy movies.  With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them – reliably and securely – to a variety of devices.

The A THOUSAND WORDS Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  The Blu-ray Disc™ includes the following bonus features:

·         Feature film in high definition
·         Deleted Scenes
o   Good Job, Jr.
o   Expose Your Soul
o   Five Pages!
o   Blind Man Crossing Extended
o   How Do I Look?
o   Art of War
o   Leaf Blower
o   Jack Gets Fired
o   At Caroline’s Work
o   Stuffed Animal Talk
o   Train Tracks
·         Alternate Ending

The A THOUSAND WORDS DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French and Spanish subtitles.  The DVD includes the following bonus features:

·         Feature film in standard definition
·         Deleted Scenes
o   Expose Your Soul
o   Five Pages!
o   Blind Man Crossing Extended
o   Art of War
o   Leaf Blower
o   Stuffed Animal Talk

Fast-talking Jack McCall (Eddie Murphy) says whatever it takes to close a deal. But after stretching the truth with a spiritual guru, he suddenly finds his life depending on a magical tree with 1,000 leaves…one for every word he has left. Now Jack’s got to stop talking and conjure up some outrageous ways to communicate or he’s a goner. See why A Thousand Words is the hilarious, feel-good comedy that has it all: “great cast, great laughs [and a] great time!” (Julie Harkness, “Made In Hollywood”).  Eddie Murphy stars along with Kerry Washington, Allison Janney, Clark Duke, Cliff Curtis, Jack McBrayer and John Witherspoon.

DreamWorks Pictures presents a Work After Midnight Films/Saturn Films Production of a Brian Robbins film: A Thousand Words.  A Paramount Pictures release, A Thousand Words is directed by Brian Robbins, executive produced by Jane Bartelme and produced by
Alain Chabat, Stephanie Danan, Nicolas Cage, Norm Golightly, Brian Robbins and
Sharla Sumpter Bridgett.  The screenplay is written by Steve Koren.
About Paramount Home Media Distribution
Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  The PHMD division oversees PPC’s home entertainment, digital and television distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.  PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and distribution across worldwide digital and television distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.