The Rum Diary Debuting on Blu-ray™ and DVD February 14th

“Comedy, intrigue and plenty of rum!” –  John Halecky,
“This is the most fun I’ve had watching Depp in years” –  Steve Prokopy, Ain’t It Cool News
The Rum Diary expertly cannonballs into the grit and glam with raw exuberance”
– Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
 Absolutely Nothing in Moderation
Adapted from Hunter S. Thompson’s Book
And Starring Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Rispoli, Amber Heard, Richard Jenkins and Giovanni Ribisi
Debuting on Blu-ray™ and DVD February 14th
 Get it Early on Digital February 7th   

CULVER CITY, CALIF. (December 19, 2011) – Three-time Best Actor Academy Award® nominee Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, 2004; Finding Neverland, 2005; Sweeney Todd, 2008) shines in The Rum Diary, the latest film homage to  iconic author Hunter S. Thompson, which debuts on Blu-ray™ and DVD February 14th and on digital February 7th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The all-star cast also includes Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight, Battle Los Angeles), Michael Rispoli (Kick-Ass, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3), Amber Heard (Zombieland), Academy Award® nominee Richard Jenkins (Best Actor, The Visitor, 2007), and Giovanni Ribisi (Avatar, Public Enemies) in the story of an American journalist from New York who takes on a freelance job in Puerto Rico for a local newspaper during the 1950s and struggles to find a balance between island culture and the expatriates who live there. Bonus materials include the behind-the-scenes featurette “A Voice Made of Ink and Rage: Inside The Rum Diary” and the documentary “The Rum Diary Back-Story.” The Rum Diary will be available for $35.99 SRP (Blu-ray) and $30.99 SRP (DVD). 

Based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary follows New York journalist Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp) on an alcohol fueled journey across the island of Puerto Rico where he finds himself caught between a shady American businessman, a beautiful woman, and several bottles of booze.
Bonus Features Include:
  “A Voice Made of Ink and Rage: Inside The Rum Diary” Featurette
  “The Rum Diary Back-Story” Documentary
Bruce Robinson directs from his screenplay, based on the original novel by Hunter S. Thompson. The Rum Diary was produced by Johnny Depp, Christi Dembrowski, Anthony Rhulen, Robert Kravis, Tim Headington and Graham King.  The executive producers are Patrick McCormick, George Tobia, Bill Shively, AJ Dix, Greg Shapiro and Colin Vaines.
The Rum Diary has a running time of 119 minutes and is rated R for language, brief drug use and sexuality.


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