SOURCE: New Line Home Entertainment

July 11, 2005 07:00 ET

Hilarious Urban Comedy "King's Ransom" Available on Platinum Series™ DVD July 26, 2005

Anthony Anderson, Jay Mohr, Donald Faison, Kellita Smith, Regina Hall and Charlie Murphy Headline New Line Home Entertainment's Zany Laugh Fest

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 11, 2005 -- A kidnapping plot gone awry leads to hilarious comedy in the film "King's Ransom," available as a Platinum Series™ DVD from New Line Home Entertainment on July 26, 2005. The Platinum Series™ DVD is jam-packed with bonus features including deleted scenes, a gag reel, actor and director commentary and a behind-the-scenes documentary. The DVD will be available at a $27.95 SRP.

"King's Ransom" stars Anthony Anderson ("Hustle & Flow," TV's "The Shield") and features a talented cast including Jay Mohr ("Jerry Maguire," "Go"), Kellita Smith (TV's "The Bernie Mac Show," "Hair Show"), Donald Faison (TV's "Scrubs"), Regina Hall ("The Honeymooners," "Scary Movie 3"), Leila Arcieri ("Daddy Day Care," "xXx"), Nicole Parker (TV's "Second Time Around," "Brown Sugar"), Loretta Devine ("Crash," "Waiting to Exhale"), and comedian Charlie Murphy (TV's "Chappelle's Show").


Malcolm (Anderson), a successful and wealthy businessman, has made his share of enemies over the years, including his soon-to-be ex-wife (Smith) and his under-appreciated employees. Not wanting to go through an expensive divorce, Malcolm devises a plan to save his money from his wife's eager hands. With the help of his mistress, Peaches (Hall), Malcolm plots his own, high-price ransom kidnapping so that once paid, his wife will think he's broke.

But, unbeknownst to Malcolm, he's not the only one with a kidnapping plan. Not only his wife but also his long-suffering employees and a dim-witted bumpkin (Mohr) have all cooked up separate schemes of their own.


--  Audio commentary with actors Anthony Anderson and Jay Mohr and
    director Jeff Byrd
--  More than 20 deleted scenes
--  Gag reel
--  "Down and Dirty" -- Behind-the-scenes documentary
--  Widescreen (1.85:1) version of the film
--  Theatrical trailer
--  DVD-ROM enabled "Script-to-Screen" program
--  Photo galleries
--  Dolby Digital 5.1
--  Stereo Surround Sound 2.0
--  English subtitles and closed captions
--  Spanish subtitles
For more information about "King's Ransom," visit To download "King's Ransom" DVD box images and production artwork, visit New Line's web site at For screeners or artwork, please email your request to, or via fax to (323) 939-7211.

Contact Information

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    Jennifer Sandler
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