Red Faction: Origins Coming to DVD

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Coming August 30th to DVD from Universal it’s Red Faction: Origins!

Syfy and THQ partnered in a first-of-its-kind transmedia deal to bring fans Red Faction: Origins, a new, original movie based on the critically acclaimed, best-selling Red Faction® video game franchise.  Red Faction: Origins follows the children of rebel hero Alec Mason, set during a period between the Red Faction® Guerrilla™ and Red Faction® Armageddon™ video games.  Starring Brian J. Smith (“Stargate Universe”), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2) and Kate Vernon (“Battlestar Galactica”),  this highly anticipated project enjoyed its world premiere on Syfy Saturday, June 4th, 2011. Fans can own Red Faction: Origins on DVD on August 30, 2011 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Universal Cable Productions, Syfy and THQ.

25 years have passed since Alec Mason (Robert Patrick, Terminator 2: Judgment Day) led the Martian Colonies to freedom … and 12 years since vengeful enemies killed his wife, kidnapped his daughter Lyra (Tamzin Marchant, “The Tudors”), and left a broken hero in their wake. Jake Mason (Brian J. Smith, “Stargate Universe”), Alec’s last surviving son and an officer in the Red Faction Militia, has his world turned inside out when he discovers that now, 12 years after her kidnapping, his sister is still alive.  As a powerful new enemy swarms across the planet, Jake goes out to find her, only to learn that his lost sister is one of them…a cold-blooded soldier sworn to destroy the Red Faction.  Jake must now battle the relentless regime and somehow reunite a family torn apart by war.

Directed by Peabody-Award winner Michael Nankin (“Caprica,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”), this groundbreaking film also stars Danielle Nicolet (“The Starter Wife”), Gareth David-Lloyd (“Torchwood”) and Devon Graye (“Dexter”).  Written by notable writer and producer Andrew Kreisberg (“Warehouse 13,” “Fringe,” “Eli Stone”), Red Faction: Origins was based on a story developed by THQ Director, Fiction Development Paul De Meo (The Rocketeer, “The Flash,” “Viper”) and THQ Executive Vice President, Core Games, Danny Bilson (“The Sentinel,” “Human Target,”The Flash”).


  • WARRING FACTIONS- THE MAKING OF RED FACTION: With on-set cast and crew interviews, a behind the scenes look at Red Faction reveals how the film went from cult computer game to Syfy movie.
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY: With director Michael Nankin, director of scripted series for Universal Tom Lieber and cast members Brian J. Smith, Devon Graye & Danielle Nicolet


Street Date: August 30, 2011

Copyright: 2011 Universal Studios.  All Rights Reserved.

Selection Number :  61118572

Running Time :  1 hour 33 mins

Layers : Dual Layer

Picture Format :  Anamorphic Widescreen

Aspect Ratio : 1.78:1

Rating : Not Rated

Languages/ Subtitles: English Audio

Sound : Dolby Digital 5.1


Cast: Robert  Patrick, Tamzin Merchant, Brian J. Smith, Kate Vernon, Devon Graye, Gareth David-Lloyd, Danielle Nicolet

Directed by: Michael Nankin

Produced by: Jeffery Beach, Phillip J. Roth

Story by: Paul De Meo

Screenplay by: Andrew Kreisberg

Original Music: Jonathan Ortega

Production Designer: Kes Bonnet

Editor: Matt Michael

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