24 fans have been waiting with bated breath for Season 7 (yes, even after the somewhat lackluster Season 6), and apparently so has FOX, because they plan on capitalizing on Jack Bauer’s African adventure (the setting for the 24 2-hour TV movie, “Exile”) by releasing the DVD version the Tuesday after the movie premieres on broadcast TV. That means you can get this thing the day after you see it on TV. If it’s, you know, good. I don’t suppose you’d want to buy it if it sucked. But I digress. Here’s your full spec for the DVD, including a new still, but no DVD cover as yet.
JACK BAUER RETURNS IN THE HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED FEATURE-LENGTH ACTION THRILLER LEADING UP TO THE SEVENTH SEASON OF FOX’S EMMY® AWARD-WINNING SERIES “24”
Available November 25th From Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Following The Network Television Premiere Event –DVD Highlighted By Extended Edition “Creator’s Cut” Featuring Over Ten Bonus Minutes Of Unaired Footage, An Exclusive Sneak Peek At Season 7, Behind-The-Scenes Featurettes, Cast/Crew Commentary And More—
CENTURY CITY, Calif. – The pulse-pounding countdown gets a jumpstart as 24: Exile, the unprecedented feature-length event from television’s most provocative and suspenseful series, arrives on DVD November 25th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, the Tuesday immediately following the network television premiere. 24: Exile bridges the gap between Seasons 6 and 7 and is the first new material from “24” producers in over a year-and-a-half, the two-hour broadcast special will premiere Sunday, November 23rd on FOX. Audiences last saw Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) literally standing on the precipice of a mountain cliff grappling with the reality that for all his heroics, he’d once more lost the woman he loved. 24: Exile catches up with Bauer four years later on the African continent where he has sought solace in missionary work. As the action unfolds on the day of the U.S. Presidential Inauguration, he finds himself in the midst of a bloody uprising in the small fictitious African nation of Sangala where a ruthless dictator is drafting innocent children as soldiers in his army. As the vicious warlord descends on an orphanage in search of recruits, Jack enters into a one-man crusade at the behest of a friend to rescue the children and get them to safety.
Filmed on-location in South Africa and Los Angeles, 24: Exile stars Emmy® award-winner Sutherland along with new series cast members Cherry Jones (Signs, The Perfect Storm), Robert Carlyle (The Full Monty, 28 Weeks Later), Gil Bellows (“Ally McBeal”), Tony Todd (Candyman, Final Destination) and Oscar®* winner Jon Voight (National Treasure: Book of Secrets) as the malevolent defense contractor Jonas Hodges. The 24: Exile DVD is highlighted with an exclusive “Creator’s Cut” of the film featuring over ten minutes of never-before-seen footage not shown in the television broadcast, plus additional bonus features including cast/crew commentary, a behind-the-scenes on-location documentary, an exclusive sneak peek at Season 7 including the first 16 minutes of the premiere episode and more! 24: Exile will be available for a suggested retail price of $26.98 U.S. / $37.98 Canada.
After sacrificing everything for his country, Jack Bauer (Sutherland) stands to lose the only thing he has left – his freedom. Wanted by the U.S. government and working as a missionary in Africa, Bauer is called upon to stop a ruthless warlord from drafting innocent children into his murderous militia. But first, Bauer must confront his own torturous past and face an impossible decision that will change his life forever.
The 24: Exile DVD is presented in widescreen format (1.78:1 aspect ratio) with English 5.1 Dolby Surround plus English, Spanish and French subtitles. DVD special features include:
· Extended Edition “Creator’s Cut” featuring over ten minutes of never-before-seen footage (not shown in the television broadcast version)
· Behind-the-scenes “Making Of” documentary
· Children of War featurette
· Cast / Crew Commentary (names to be confirmed)
· “24” Season 6 in Four Minutes featurette
· Season 7 Sneak Peek – First 16 minutes of the premiere episode
Street Date: November 25, 2008
Prebook Date: October 29, 2008
DVD Price: $26.98 U.S. / $37.98 Canada
Catalogue Number: 2255448
Total Running Time: 100 minutes
Closed Captioned: Yes