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


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.



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.


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.<

VIDEO TIMELINE: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.

MOBILE-TO-GO: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.

BROWSE TITLES: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU™-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray™ Hi-Def. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.

KEYBOARD: Entering data is fast and easy with your device's intuitive keyboard.
BD-LIVE™: Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to watch the latest trailers and more!

Cast: Tom Cruise, Kyra Sedgwick, Tom Berenger, Frank Whaley, Willem Dafoe, Tom Sizemore, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava
Directed By: Oliver Stone
Based on the Book By: Ron Kovic
Screenplay By: Oliver Stone, Ron Kovic
Producer: A. Kitman Ho, Oliver Stone
Associate Producer: Joseph P. Reidy, Clayton Townsend
Art Director: Richard L. Johnson
Cinematography: Robert Richardson
Edited By: David Brenner, Joe Hutshing

Street Date: July 3, 2012
Copyright: 2012 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 62122851 (U.S); 62122848 (Canada)
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.35:1
Rating: R (U.S.); 18A (Canada); 13+(Quebec)
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French
Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Spanish DTS Digital Surround 5.1, French (EU) DTS Digital Surround 5.1
Run Time: 2 Hours, 25 Minutes

Street Date: July 3, 2012
Copyright: 2012 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 61066135 (U.S.), 62122407(Canada)
Layers: Dual Layer
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Rating: R (U.S.); 18A (Canada); 13+(Quebec)
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 2.0, English DTS Digital Surround 5.1
Run Time: 2 Hours, 25 Minutes

Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.