[11/15/04 - 12:00 AM]
Las Vegas - Season 1' Rolls Out on January 4, 2005

[via press release from Universal Studios Home Entertainment]



Featuring 'Rumble in the Montecito' Bonus Feature with Arena Football League Team Owners John Elway and Jon Bon Jovi

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. -- November 15, 2004 -- What really happens in Vegas...is now on DVD! The entire first season of network television's sexiest series, Las Vegas arrives in stores January 4, 2005 in a sizzling new version featuring uncut and uncensored footage too torrid for network TV. The show's scintillating cast, sparkling guest performances and edgy storylines made Las Vegas last season's highest rated new drama among adults ages 18-49.

The DVD version raises the stakes with additional new steamy scenes and high-rolling bonus features including the not-to-be-missed "Rumble in the Montecito." Produced by The NBC Agency, "Rumble in the Montecito" joins Arena Football League team owners John Elway and Jon Bon Jovi and the stars of "Las Vegas" in a co-branded and action-packed mini-movie designed to promote the series and ArenaBowl XIX to be held in Las Vegas next June. The three-disc collection, which also features all 23 exciting episodes, is priced to own at $59.98 SRP. The pre-order close is November 30, 2004.

Praised as "Slick, fast-paced and sexy" by TV Guide and "Bottom Line: Jackpot" by Variety , Las Vegas stars James Caan (The Godfather), Josh Duhamel (Win a Date with Tad Hamilton), Nikki Cox (The Nutty Professor II), Molly Sims (Starsky & Hutch) and Vanessa Marcil ("Beverly Hills 90210") in the sexy, sophisticated fast-paced NBC drama about security operations at the Montecito, a glamorous Las Vegas resort where the unexpected always happens. In season one, Paris Hilton, Alec Baldwin, Dennis Hopper and Sugar Ray are among the featured guest stars.

Win Big with Fabulous Bonus Features:

The Las Vegas DVD includes bonus features that will thrill fans of the show and offers a fascinating look at the history of the fabled city of Las Vegas, which celebrates its centennial in 2005.

Rumble in the Montecito. Football legend John Elway, co-owner of the AFL's Colorado Crush, and rock star Jon Bon Jovi, co-owner of the AFL's Philadelphia Soul, face off in an unforgettable scrimmage on the set of Las Vegas pitting their respective teams against one another in a sequel to last year's award-winning "Rumble in the House" TV spot. Las Vegas regulars Josh Duhamel, Nikki Cox and James Lesure are also part of the action that climaxes in a hilarious unexpected twist. The DVD includes an exclusive director's cut with a special screening version running in Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres nationwide, December 3 - 30.

Sin City: A Hundred Years of Good Luck. A 45 minute documentary highlighting the past, present, and future of Las Vegas

Inside the Montecito. Go behind the scenes with the production designers of the Las Vegas soundstage - an exact replica of a top-tier Vegas casino!

From writer Gary Scott Thompson (The Fast and the Furious, 2 Fast 2 Furious) comes this lightning-paced, sexy drama focusing on an elite surveillance team in charge of security at one of Sin City's largest resort casinos. Big Ed Deline (James Caan) and his right-hand man Danny McCoy (Josh Duhamel) tackle cheaters, money launderers, sexual predators and killers - all while discretely protecting the privacy of the casino's elite clientele. Rounding out the cast is Danny's savvy longtime friend Mary Connell (Nikki Cox, "Nikki"), Big Ed's beautiful daughter Delinda (Molly Sims), the all-knowing valet Mike Cannon (James Lesure, "For Your Love"), sleek pit boss Nessa Holt (Marsha Thomason, "Black Knight") and elusive former competitor, Samantha "Sam" Jane (Vanessa Marcil, "Beverly Hills, 90210").

Creator: Gary Scott Thompson
Executive Producers: Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Scott Steindorf, Gardner Stern, Gary Scott Thompson
Producers: Daniel Arkin, Preston Fischer, D. Howard Grigsby
Co-executive Producers: Michael Berns, Michael W. Watkins
Production Designer: Peter Politanoff
Director of Photography: Buzz Feitshans, Bill Roe
Editors: Bill Crabtree, Susanne Malles, Chuck McClelland, William Sharf, Bill Turro
Costume Design: Amy Stofsky
Music: Charlie Clouser, Mac Davis, John Fogerty, John E. Nordstrom, Billy Strange,
Cast: James Caan, Josh Duhamel, Nikki Cox, James Lesure, Vanessa Marcil, Molly Sims, Marsha Thomason TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Street Date: January 4, 2005
Order Close: November 30, 2004
Rating: Not Rated
Suggested Retail Price: $59.98
DVD Selection Number: 26151
Running Time: Approx. 18 Hours, 41 Minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)
Technical Info:

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Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios. 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 Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates the no. 1 television network, the fastest-growing Spanish-language network, a valuable portfolio of new 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% controlled by Vivendi Universal.

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