SOURCE: Anchor Bay Films

Anchor Bay Films

August 06, 2012 09:16 ET

Anchor Bay Films Announces the Release of TOUCHBACK on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD Starring Brian Presley, Melanie Lynskey, Marc Blucas, Kurt Russell, and Christine Lahti in an Uplifting Film About Sports and Second Chances

An Inspirational Football Tale That Asks: Would You Give Up Everything You Love for a Shot at Everything You've Wanted?; TOUCHBACK Releases September 4, 2012

BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 6, 2012) - Anchor Bay Films announced today the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD release of the heartwarming football film, TOUCHBACK, starring Brian Presley (Borderland, Home of the Brave, ABC's "General Hospital") and Golden Globe® Nominee Kurt Russell (Grindhouse, Miracle). Written and directed by Don Handfield, TOUCHBACK tells the story of a high school football star that loses everything he ever dreamed of, only to receive a second chance to get it all back. Produced by Brian Presley, TOUCHBACK will release on September 4, 2012 at an SRP of $34.99 for the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and $26.98 for the DVD.

In addition to Presley and Russell, TOUCHBACK features a talented supporting cast, including Melanie Lynskey (Up in the Air, CBS's "Two and a Half Men"), Marc Blucas (Knight and Day, We Were Soldiers), and Sarah Wright (The House Bunny, Celeste and Jesse Forever), with Academy Award® Winner Christine Lahti (Smart People, TV's "Law and Order SVU").

In the tradition of Field of Dreams, Bull Durham, and Angels in the Outfield, TOUCHBACK tells the story of former high school football star turned farmer and family man, Scott Murphy (Brian Presley) who finds himself with a unique opportunity to revisit his glory days during his high school state championship game where he permanently injured his knee in a game-winning play. Given a second shot at football fame, Scott seeks counsel from Coach Hand (Kurt Russell), his longtime mentor on and off the field, to help him decide whether to let his fate unfold, or follow a path that will change his future.

The TOUCHBACK Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD bonus features include an audio commentary with Actor/Producer Brian Presley and Director Don Handfield, as well as a Behind-The-Scenes featurette featuring the cast and producers of TOUCHBACK.

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About Anchor Bay Films
Anchor Bay Films is unique in that it offers the creative community a fully integrated distribution capability on all platforms and an international solution extending beyond the U.S. Anchor Bay Films is a division of Anchor Bay Entertainment and is on the ground providing quality distribution with operations in the U.S., United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, as well as distribution capabilities in other key territories. The company focuses on a platform release strategy for its films with an eye toward maximizing their potential across all ancillary distribution platforms. Recent theatrical releases include High School starring Adrien Brody and Colin Hanks and Seeking Justice starring Nicolas Cage, January Jones and Guy Pearce. Films in its library include the critically-acclaimed comedy City Island starring Andy Garcia and Solitary Man starring Michael Douglas as well as the 2011 releases of Kill the Irishman starring Ray Stevenson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Val Kilmer and Christopher Walken, Toronto Film Festival award-winner Beautiful Boy with Maria Bello and Michael Sheen and Cannes 2011 premiere Corman's World. Anchor Bay Entertainment is a subsidiary of Starz Media, LLC which is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.

TOUCHBACK Blu-ray™ & DVD Combo Pack 
Street date: September 4, 2012
Run time: 120 Minutes
Rating: PG-13
SRP: $34.99
Format: Anamorphic 1.78:1
Audio: Dolby TrueHD 5.1
Street date: September 4, 2012
Run time: 120 Minutes
Rating: PG-13
SRP: $26.98
Format: Anamorphic 1.78:1
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1

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