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Universal's BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY Released on Blu-ray & DVD Today, 7/3

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Winner of two Academy Awards®, including Best Director, and four Golden Globes®, including Best Picture, the award-winning classic BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY will be available as of today, July 3, 2012 on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with DVD and Digital Copy featuring perfect hi-def picture and sound. The film stars Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Minority Report) who delivers a riveting and unforgettable portrayal of Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic in Oliver Stone's (Savages, Platoon) Academy Award®-winning masterpiece.

Based on a true story, the acclaimed film follows Kovic from a zealous teen who eagerly volunteered for the Vietnam War, to an embittered veteran paralyzed from the mid-chest down. Deeply in love with his country, Kovic returned to an environment vastly different from the one he left, and struggled before emerging as a brave new voice for the disenchanted. Also starring Kyra Sedgwick ("The Closer") and Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man), this stirring story of innocence lost still rings true today.

Born on the Fourth of July, available on Blu-ray™ and DVD, will be released in celebration of Universal's 100th Anniversary. In honor of its centennial anniversary, Universal Pictures proudly salutes 100 years of unforgettable films that have entertained audiences and touched the hearts of millions around the globe. In celebration of our first 100 years, Universal Studios Home Entertainment is proud to present a selection of our many beloved movies as part of an extensive year-long program that underscores the studio's rich cinematic history and indelible cultural impact.

BLU-RAY(TM) & DVD BONUS FEATURES:

FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR Oliver Stone

FROM THE NBC NEWS ARCHIVES -BACKSTORY: BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY: Discover the true story behind this celebrated film, featuring interviews with Ron Kovic, Director Oliver Stone and Tom Cruise.

BLU-RAY(TM) BONUS FEATURES: Unleash the power of your HDTV with perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound.

100 YEARS OF UNIVERSAL: THE '80s: Explore Universal's legacy of groundbreaking movies and filmmakers from this memorable decade.

100 YEARS OF UNIVERSAL ACADEMY AWARD® WINNERS: A look back at the most honored films in Universal's history.

Digital Copy: Viewers can redeem a digital version of the full-length movie from a choice of retail partners to watch on an array of electronic and portable devices.

BLU-RAY(TM) EXCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURES CONTINUED:

pocket BLU™ app: The groundbreaking pocket BLU™ app uses iPad®, iPhone®, iPod® touch, Android™, PC and Mac® to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray™ player. Plus iPad® and Android™ tablet owners can enjoy a new, enhanced edition of pocket BLU™ made especially to take advantage of the tablets' larger screen and high resolution display. Consumers will be able to browse through a library of Blu-ray™ content and watch entertaining extras on-the-go in a way that's bigger and better than ever before. pocket BLU™ offers advanced features such as:

ADVANCED REMOTE CONTROL: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease.

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