With the Paramount Home Entertainment Blu-ray and DVD selling like hotcakes, the blockbuster sequel returns to theaters to raise money for charity.
Paramount Pictures has partnered with AMC Theatres for special encore screenings of its hit film G.I. Joe: Retailiation, one of eight blockbuster films showcased in the AMC Summer Night Series to support charity. Moviegoers can see the film in theaters again while supporting several important charitable organizations. Tickets are $3, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Will Rogers Institute, the Autism Society of America and Autism Speaks. In addition, ticketholders will receive a collector’s edition poster and a special Blu-ray/DVD offer, while supplies last.
AMC Summer Nights supports the Will Rogers Institute, a national organization committed to reducing disability and deaths causes by pulmonary illness through the funding of advanced medical research. The money AMC raises will fund cystic fibrosis research underway at Kansas City, Mo.-based Children’s Mercy Hospital, in addition to other hospital grants.
The series will also fund medical research through Autism Speaks and improve access to services and support through the Autism Society, expanding the company’s commitment to helping people living with autism. AMC operates a monthly film series, AMC Sensory Friendly Films, in partnership with the Autism Society, and also administers AMC FOCUS, a program which provides individuals affected by disabilities with access to opportunities for competitive employment.
On sale everywhere now, the G.I. Joe: Retailiation Blu-ray/DVD combo pack with UltraViolet comes fully loaded with declassified special features that take viewers behind the lines to explore the action and the characters and more. The film is also available in a Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD combo pack or as a single disc DVD.
Released on March 28, 2013, G.I. Joe: Retaliation earned more than $370 million at the box office worldwide. The film, presented by Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) and Skydance Productions, in association with Hasbro, sees the G.I. Joes not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra, but contending with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. The film stars D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, RZA, Ray Stevenson, Channing Tatum, with Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson. Directed by Jon M. Chu and produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner. Written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick, based on Hasbro’s G.I. Joe characters.