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    Korean Disaster Film HAEUNDAE Now on Region 1 DVD and Blu-ray as TIDAL WAVE

    Action-Packed Drama Released May 11 from Magnolia Home Entertainment Source: Magnolia Home Entertainment, Bender/Helper Impact Official Movie Site: HAEUNDAE Special Thanks to Kim Song-ho and Frances Kregel Magnet Releasing, the genre division of Magnolia Pictures, has released the Korean disaster movie HAEUNDAE on Blu-ray and Region 1 DVD with the English title TIDAL WAVE. The film topped the Korean box office last year and was given a limited US theatrical run as HAEUNDAE (TSUNAMI). Magnolia is also making TIDAL WAVE available for download for PC, Mac, DVD Player, and PlayStation 3 in North America via Film Fresh, Inc.. The download price is $15.99. The following press release is courtesy of Magnolia Pictures and Bender/Helper Impact... THERE IS NO ESCAPE FROM NATURE’S WRATH “Whips up a satisfying tempest of visual and special effects.” -The Hollywood Reporter

    “A disaster film that is grand in scale” (San Francisco Chronicle), TIDAL WAVE debuts on Blu-ray Disc and DVD May 11 from Magnolia Home Entertainment under the Magnet Releasing Label. One of the most expensive and highest-grossing productions in Korean history, the “thoroughly entertaining” (Variety) film brings to the screen a mighty sea of CGI and special effects creating unprecedented sequences of destruction. When seismic activity detects that an impending mega-tsunami is barreling 500mph towards the picturesque shores of a tourist-packed beach resort, the oblivious vacationers aren’t even going to know what hit them. As a marine geologist races to alert the authorities, he encounters his ex-wife and the daughter he never knew he had, just as the massive wave heads their way. With more than 15 years of experience, the acclaimed CGI specialists of Polygon Entertainment (THE PERFECT STORM, THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW) and special effects supervisor Geoff Heron (PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN trilogy, TRANSFORMERS, TERMINATOR SALVATION) bring the spectacular wave to life in a breathless “non-stop barrage of special effects” that are “some of the best seen outside Hollywood” ( In the vein of films like THE HOST, TIDAL WAVE captures the raw energy of Mother Nature while exploring the delicate, interwoven relationships of the many characters scrambling to escape the raging ocean. Featuring deleted scenes, gag reel, ‘making of,’ and more, TIDAL WAVE will be available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD for the suggested retail prices of $29.98 and $26.98 respectively.

    Synopsis A deep-sea earthquake occurs creating a tidal wave that is headed straight for Haeundae, a popular vacation spot on the south coast of Korea, which draws visitors from all over the world. During its peak season, more than a million vacationers pack onto its narrow one-mile strip of sand. While tracking offshore seismic activity, Professor Kim, a marine geologist, recognizes the impending danger of a mega tsunami. He desperately attempts to warn authorities and alert the unknowing vacationers of the 500 MPH destructive force of nature headed their direction. DVD Basics DVD Price: $26.98 U.S. Street Date: May 11, 2010 Running Time: 120 min Catalog: 10289 MPAA Rating: R Subtitles: English DVD Bonus Features • Deleted Scenes • Gag Reel • The Project • The Making of Tidal Wave

    Blu-ray Disc Basics Disc Price: $29.98 U.S. Street Date: May 11, 2010 Running Time: 120 min Catalog: 10290 MPAA Rating: R Subtitles: English Blu-ray Bonus Features • Deleted Scenes • Gag Reel • The Project • The Making of Tidal Wave • Multiple Featurettes: Characters, Production Design, Musical Score, Sound Mixing Part 1, Sound Mixing Part 2, Foreign Marketing, CG Special Effects, Cinematography

    About Magnolia Home Entertainment

    Magnolia Home Entertainment is the home video division of Magnolia Pictures. Launched in November 2005, the company releases a diversified slate of films both under Magnolia Home Entertainment and the Magnet label, including James Marsh’s Academy Award-winning MAN ON WIRE, Academy Award nominated documentary FOOD, INC., Academy Award nominated documentary NO END IN SIGHT, Academy Award nominated documentary, JESUS CAMP, Alex Gibney’s Academy Award nominated documentary ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM, Steven Soderbergh’s BUBBLE, Roger Donaldson’s THE WORLD`S FASTEST INDIAN and Bong Joon-Ho’s THE HOST. Magnolia Home Entertainment is part of a vertically-integrated group of media properties co-owned by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban that includes distributor Magnolia Pictures, the Landmark Theatres chain, production companies HDNet Films and 2929 Productions, and high-definition cable networks HDNet and HDNet Movies. For more information visit

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