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The Big Bang – stars screen legend Antonio Banderas (Desperado) in an all-star cast in the sexy, slick and action-packed detective thriller The Big Bang, out on Blu-ray and DVD May 24. Bending the laws of the film noir genre, The Big Bang dazzles with sharp dialogue, colorful characters, hidden agendas, and shocking twists that will leave audiences guessing until the very last frame. SRP is $26.98 for the DVD and $34.99 for the Blu-ray.
Late one night, Los Angeles private investigator, Ned Cruz (Banderas) gets a visit from a recently paroled Russian boxer with an intriguing job offer: find Lexie, his missing girlfriend—and the 30-million dollar stash of diamonds she’s hiding. As Detective Cruz sets out to find her, the clues send him into the city’s seediest corners, from a Hollywood action star with a dirty little secret (James Van Der Beek, “Dawson’s Creek,” Varsity Blues), to an enterprising porn producer who takes a personal interest in his own work (Snoop Dogg, Old School, Starsky & Hutch), and a kinky waitress with an unusual fetish for particle physics (Autumn Reeser,“No Ordinary Family,” “Entourage”). Lexie proves to be as elusive as she is beautiful and Cruz becomes obsessed with finding her.
With time running out, Cruz discovers the trail leads to reclusive billionaire (Sam Elliott, Thank You for Smoking, Tombstone), and his physicist (Jimmi Simpson, Date Night, “Breakout Kings”), intent on recreating The Big Bang underneath the New Mexico desert. Tailed by a trio of cops also looking to find the missing diamonds, and with the body count piling up, Cruz soon realizes that what appeared to be a standard missing person’s case is anything but, and could quite possibly bring about the end of the world as we know it.
Directed by Tony Krantz (producer of Mulholland Dr., and Fox’s “24”), written by Emmy award winner Erik Jendresen (“Band of Brothers”) and featuring the debut solo soundtrack by The Smiths’ legend Johnny Marr, The Big Bang is a neo-noir detective thriller for the 21st century. Bonus features on The Big Bang Blu-ray and DVD will include filmmakers’ commentary, a behind-the-scenes featurette, extended scenes and the theatrical trailer.