SHOUT! FACTORY ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY RELEASE

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Los Angeles, California – Shout! Factory will Journey To Space for its first foray into a line of new, immersive, Giant Screen films in the visually stunning 4K Ultra HD™ format. The film will be released June 7, 2016, on Blu-ray, and in a 4K UHD + 3D Blu-ray + Blu-ray 2-disc combo, and both releases will include trailers, a photo gallery, and behind-the-scenes footage as bonus features.

This dazzling film illustrates just how exciting and ambitious NASA’s next era promises to be. In showcasing the goals NASA and the space industry are working towards, including space travel to Mars and capturing asteroids, the film puts an end to the perception that the space program died with the end of the Space Shuttle Program.

Beautifully narrated by film and television legend Sir Patrick Stewart, and featuring extensive interviews with astronauts Chris Ferguson (Commander of the final shuttle mission) and Serena Aunon (a new astronaut chosen for future flights), Journey To Space also puts into historical context the magnificent contributions made by the Space Shuttle program and its daring space pioneers during their 135 missions.

Journey To Space offers spectacular space footage and gorgeous views of Earth as it shows operations in space, such as deploying and repairing the Hubble Space Telescope, and building the International Space Station (ISS). These incredibly important programs taught us how to live, build and conduct science in space. The ISS will continue to be in operation until 2024, and the film shows how it is building a foundation for the next giant leaps NASA will be taking, leaps that will forever change how we live

and operate in space as a species. An impressive and realistic depiction of how astronauts plan to travel to Mars and back as part of a two-and-a-half-year mission concludes this sensational film.

The spirit of human exploration is at the core of man’s DNA. Journey To Space endeavors to remind us all of the incredible accomplishments the brave men and women of the Space Shuttle program have achieved so far, and to inspire younger generations to dream of new horizons in space.

Journey To Space is co-produced by K2 Films, Inc. and Giant Screen Films. The film is written and directed by Mark Krenzien, produced by Don Kempf, Mark Kresser and Andy Wood, co-produced by Ed Capelle, executive produced by Bob Kresser and edited by Dale Beldin.

Currently playing in select theaters, Journey To Space is available for pre-order now on amazon.com and shoutfactory.com.

With high dynamic range (HDR) and Dolby Atmos®, the 4K UHD disc delivers incredible picture clarity and immersive audio for the optimal home entertainment experience. Shout! Factory is joining industry leaders and major consumer electronic companies on the forefront of this new content.  Shout!’s 4K Ultra HD offerings feature spectacular cinematic adventures produced by world-renowned MacGillivary Freeman Films, K2 Communications, SK Films, The Stephen Low Company, and Giant Screen Films. These critically acclaimed and award-winning movies, all of which shot in IMAX® technology and released in IMAX® and Giant Screen Theatres across the country, include Journey To Space (narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart), Humpback Whales (narrated by Ewan Mcgregor), Flight Of The ButterfliesRocky Mountain ExpressWonders Of The Arctic (Narrated By Victor Garber) And The Last Reef: Cities Beneath The Sea.

These releases are produced in conjunction with Ryan Mullins at Big Picture Digital Productions.

Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials.  Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, Broadway cast albums, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations.  In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America.  Shout! Factory also owns and operates Shout! Factory Films, Shout! Factory Kids, Scream Factory™, Shout! Factory TV, Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention.  Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com

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