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[07/17/06 - 12:00 AM]
An Oceanographer Risks Her Life to Unlock the Secrets of a Strange New Life Form in the Thrilling Adventure

[via press release from Universal Studios Home Entertainment]

AN OCEANOGRAPHER RISKS HER LIFE TO UNLOCK THE SECRETS OF A STRANGE NEW LIFE FORM IN THE THRILLING ADVENTURE

SURFACE: THE COMPLETE SERIES

Dazzling Special Effects and Heart-Stopping Suspense Fill All 15 Episodes Presented in Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound August 15, 2006 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Universal City, Calif. -- July 17, 2006 -- An elusive undersea beast leads a California oceanographer on a daring aquatic pursuit when Surface: The Complete Series makes a splash on DVD on August 15, 2006 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Spectacular visual effects, irresistible intrigue and a magnetic young cast make this 15-episode collection a can't-miss combination of eerie thrills and edge-of-the-seat suspense. Starring Lake Bell (Boston Legal) as the tenacious young scientist, Surface: The Complete Series brims with breathtaking plot twists that will keep viewers watching episode after episode. The DVD is packed with more than 30 minutes of special features including additional, never-before-released scenes and a fascinating backstage look at the show's astonishing special effects. Released in Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound, Surface: The Complete Series is an unforgettable blend of science fiction, drama and thrills that People magazine declares "a show with some Spielbergian tricks of suspense!"

Something inexplicable is lurking in the world's oceans and marine biologist Laura Daughtery (Lake Bell) is determined to unravel the mystery. Daugherty discovers a massive, unknown underwater creature, but her efforts to identify the beast are undermined by shady government operatives. As her increasing obsession puts her and others in growing danger, it becomes clear that the future of the world could hang in the balance. The four-disc Surface: The Complete Series DVD is priced at $49.98 SRP. Preorder close is July 11, 2006.

SYNOPSIS

A dogged oceanographer, a grieving fisherman and a curious teenager become entangled with a mysterious creature from the ocean's bottom in Surface: The Complete Series. From the South Antarctic Sea to the Cape of Good Hope, the discovery of this new aquatic life form is at the heart of a mystery that intrigues and baffles scientists and world leaders. When young marine biologist Laura Daughtery (Lake Bell) encounters the massive underwater creature, she becomes fixated on identifying the beast and its origins. As the creature reveals itself, she begins to wonder whether this unknown species will be a boon to mankind or lead to its ultimate destruction. Jam-packed with eye-opening special effects and new bonus footage, Surface: The Complete Series includes all 15 original episodes of the show David Kronke of The Daily News commended for its "ambitious scope and handsomely high-end production value."

TECHNICAL INFORMATION
DVD
Street Date: August 15, 2006
Pre-Order Close: July 11, 2006
Copyright: 2006 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Price: $49.98 SRP
Selection Number: 30490
Running Time: Disc 1: 2 Hours, 6 Minutes; Disc 2: 2 Hours, 48 Minutes: Disc 3: 2 Hours, 49 Minutes; Disc 4: 2 Hours, 50 Minutes
Layers: DVD-9 (Single Sided)
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)
Rating: Not Rated
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, English SDH

For artwork or screeners, please log on to our Web site at www.ushepublicity.com or fax your request to Universal Studios Home Entertainment Publicity at (818) 866-0226.

Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBC Universal, 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. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% owned by Vivendi.





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