D-BOX Technologies Inc.

D-BOX Technologies Inc.

August 18, 2011 11:25 ET

Lionsgate®'s Warrior, Abduction to Feature D-BOX Motion Technology in Select Theatres This September

LONGUEUIL, QC, Aug. 18, 2011 - D-BOX Technologies Inc. (TSX:DBO), a leader in innovative motion technology, announced today that Lionsgate®'s new films Warrior (Sept. 9) and Abduction (Sept. 23) will be released in D-BOX MFX in select theatres.

Two distinctly different movies, D-BOX lends its immersive motion technology to the highly anticipated inspirational sports drama Warrior, leaving theatergoers reeling from a sensational onscreen tournament, while Abduction combines incredibly realistic motion effects throughout every action-packed chase scene.

"We are delighted to officially announce two back-to-back films with Lionsgate," said President and CEO of D-BOX Technologies, Claude Mc Master. "The studio has been a big supporter of ours and we are looking forward to presenting moviegoers with two new films to experience in MFX."

"With D-BOX, audiences will feel as if they are in the ring during Warrior and actually feel motion effects throughout all the mystery and suspense of Abduction. It really adds the level of immersive realism to watching movies," said Lionsgate EVP, General Sales Manager David Spitz.

For a complete listing of theatres offering the D-BOX experience and a guide to new movies, visit www.d-box.com

About Lionsgate (LGF - NYSE)

Lionsgate is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution and new channel platforms.  The Company has built a strong television presence in production of prime time cable and broadcast network series, distribution and syndication of programming through Debmar-Mercury and an array of channel assets. Lionsgate currently has 15 shows on more than 10 networks spanning its prime time production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as "Mad Men", "Weeds" and "Nurse Jackie" along with  the comedy "Blue Mountain State, " the upcoming drama "Boss" and the syndication successes "Tyler Perry's House Of Payne", its spinoff "Meet The Browns",  the upcoming "For Better or Worse," "The Wendy Williams Show" and "Are We There Yet?".

Its feature film business has generated more than half a billion dollars at the North American box office in the past year, fueled by such successes as THE LINCOLN LAWYER, TYLER PERRY'S MADEA'S BIG HAPPY FAMILY, THE EXPENDABLES, which was #1 at the North American box office for two weeks, THE LAST EXORCISM, TYLER PERRY'S WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO?, KICK ASS and the critically-acclaimed PRECIOUS, which won two Academy Awards®. The Company's home entertainment business has grown to more than 8% market share and is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 13,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate brand remains synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.

About Warrior
Rising stars Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton command the screen as two estranged brothers facing the fight of a lifetime in Lionsgate's WARRIOR, a moving, inspirational action drama from acclaimed director Gavin O'Connor (Miracle).

Haunted by a tragic past, Marine Tommy Conlon (Hardy) returns home for the first time in fourteen years to enlist the help of his father (Nick Nolte) to train for Sparta, the biggest winner-takes-all event in mixed martial arts history. A former wrestling prodigy, Tommy blazes a path toward the championship while his brother, Brendan (Edgerton), an ex-fighter-turned teacher, returns to the ring in a desperate bid to save his family from financial ruin.  But when Brendan's unlikely, underdog rise sets him on a collision course with the unstoppable Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront each other and the forces that pulled them apart, facing off in the most soaring, soul stirring, and unforgettable climax that must be seen to be believed.

A rousing ode to redemption, reconciliation and the power of the human spirit, WARRIOR is also a moving testament to the enduring bonds of family.   WARRIOR stars Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom, Star Wars: Episode III), Tom Hardy (the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Black Hawk Down), Jennifer Morrison ("House", Star Trek) and Nick Nolte (Tropic Thunder, The Thin Red Line).  The film is directed by Gavin O'Connor; screenplay by Gavin O'Connor & Anthony Tambakis & Cliff Dorman and story by Gavin O'Connor & Cliff Dorfman. Lionsgate and Mimran Schur Pictures present a Lionsgate / Mimran Schur Pictures production. A Solaris Entertainment and Filmtribe production.

About Abduction

Taylor Lautner stars as a young man unwittingly thrust into a deadly world of covert espionage in Lionsgate's action-thriller, ABDUCTION, directed by John Singleton.

For as long as he can remember, Nathan Harper (Taylor Lautner) has had the uneasy feeling that he's living someone else's life. When he stumbles upon an image of himself as a little boy on a missing persons website, all of Nathan's darkest fears come true: he realizes his parents are not his own and his life is a lie, carefully fabricated to hide something more mysterious and dangerous than he could have ever imagined.

Just as he begins to piece together his true identity, Nathan is targeted by a team of trained killers, forcing him on the run with the only person he can trust, his neighbor, Karen (Lily Collins). Every second counts as Nathan and Karen race to evade an army of assassins and federal operatives. But as his opponents close in, Nathan realizes that the only way he'll survive - and solve the mystery of his elusive biological father - is to stop running and take matters into his own hands. 

ABDUCTION stars Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Jason Isaacs, Maria Bello, Denzel Whitaker, Michael Nyqvist and Sigourney Weaver.    The film is directed by John Singleton and written by Shawn Christensen. Lionsgate presents, a Gotham Group / Vertigo Entertainment / Quick Six Entertainment production, a Lionsgate Production, in association with Mango Farms.

About D-BOX

D-BOX Technologies designs, manufactures and commercializes leading edge technology motion systems mainly for the entertainment and simulation industries. With its unique, patented technology, D-BOX Motion Code™, motion effects are specifically programmed for each visual content and sent to a motion generating system integrated within either a platform or a seat. The resulting motion is perfectly synchronized with the onscreen content, creating an unmatched realistic, immersive experience. To date, major Hollywood Studios have D-BOX Motion Code™ available on feature films, DVDs and Blu-rays™. By reaching agreements with various industry leaders, D-BOX's award-winning motion technology is gradually proving itself as a new global standard. D-BOX is a publicly traded company listed on the TSX exchange under the symbol DBO. For further information please see www.d-box.com

D-BOX® is a registered trademark and D-BOX Motion Code™ is a trademark of D-BOX Technologies Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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    D-BOX Technologies Inc.
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    gmarcoux@d-box.com

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