Witness the high stakes thriller inspired by the true story of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) students who mastered the art of card counting and took Vegas casinos for millions, when Sony Pictures Entertainment unveils 21 on Blu-ray Disc (BD) to the South African market this September.
Available through leading retail stores, 21 is sure to wow audiences with its all-star cast including Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe, The Other Boleyn Girl) and Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns) with Academy Award nominee Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix) and Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey (American Beauty). 21 will be available on DVD, UMD for PSP and Blu-ray High-Definition disc.
The story follows Ben Campbell (Sturgess) a shy, brilliant MIT student who finds a way to pay for medical school through his skill at playing cards. He is recruited to join a group of the school's most gifted students who head to Vegas every weekend armed with fake identities and the know-how to turn the blackjack odds in their favour.
With unorthodox maths professor Micky Rosa (Spacey) leading the way, they've figured out a way to crack the code by counting cards and employing an intricate system of signals. Seduced by the money, the Vegas lifestyle, and his smart and sexy team mate, Jill Taylor (Bosworth), Ben begins to push the limits. Though counting cards isn't illegal, the stakes are high, and the challenge becomes not only to keep the numbers straight, but to stay one step ahead of the casino's menacing enforcer, Cole Williams (Fishburne).
Says Nelmari Claassens, Sony Pictures Marketing Manager, SterKinekor Entertainment: "An exciting exclusive Blu-ray feature is a 21 Virtual Blackjack Game which helps players to master their skills at blackjack and pick up valuable tips on how to count cards by practicing in the 'classroom' or by going directly to the casino floor to place bets." The interactive game also allows for players earning a high score to post their results to the BD-Live Leaderboard and see how they stack up with the rest of the world.
Other Blu-ray exclusive features include: Filmmaker commentary with Director Robert Luketic and Producers Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca; Featurette: 21 – The Advantage Player; Featurette: Basic Strategy: A Complete Film Journal; Featurette: Money Plays: A Tour of the Good Life and Bonus Previews