Comic-Con 2014

EXCLUSIVE: 'Safe House' Blu-ray Featurette

Ryan Reynolds reacts to Denzel Washington's waterboarding sequence in this behind-the-scenes video from the new Blu-ray release.
We have an exclusive featurette from the Blu-ray and DVD release Safe House. Take a look at this behind-the-scenes video featuring Ryan Reynolds reacting to Denzel Washington's brutal waterboarding scene.


Tobin Frost (Oscar winner Denzel Washington), one of the CIA's most dangerous traitors, resurfaces in South Africa after eluding capture for almost a decade. During his interrogation, the safe house is attacked by brutal mercenaries forcing rookie agent, Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) to take the infamous Frost on the run. As the masterful manipulator toys with his reluctant protégé, shaking the young operative's morality and idealism, the unlikely allies must fight to stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them both dead. Packed with intense action and thrilling suspense, Safe House takes you on a deadly ride through a covert world where no one and no place is ever safe.

Special Features:


  • Making Safe House - This featurette is filled with interviews and behind-the-scenes footage revealing how director Daniel Espinosa, stars Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds and the rest of the team came together to bring this thrilling story to life.
  • Hand-To-Hand Action - Renowned fight choreographer Olivier Schneider (Taken) puts the actors through the intense training and rehearsal required to create the film's powerful scenes of deadly hand-to-hand combat. Schneider, along with Ryan Reynolds and Daniel Espinosa, explain how the high-intensity, character-based approach to the action informed the final film and share the brilliant raw versions of the scenes (with a special direct-to-camera set-up by Schneider).
  • Building the Rooftop Chase - Filmed in hardscrabble Langa, Cape Town's oldest township, this riveting stunt sequence required a massive amount of precision, a little bit of politics and a lot of planning. Featuring cast and crew interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and a first-person perspective of Denzel Washington's rooftop run, this piece showcases the intense preparation and focus necessary to pull off one of Safe House's most pivotal and dangerous sequences.
  • Inside The CIA - Technical advisor Luis Falcon III, a 30-year CIA veteran who has gone undercover in some of the hottest zones in the world, talks about working with the cast and collaborating with the director. He leads audiences on a walk and talk through the CIA offices and explains just how closely this film matches up to reality.
  • Behind The Action - Legendary stunt coordinator Greg Powell, fight choreographer Olivier Schneider and tactical adviser Dan Hirst lead viewers through key action sequences involving dangerous driving stunts, heavy gun play and frenetic fight choreography. (Blu-ray only)
  • Safe Harbor: Cape Town - A popular tourist destination, Cape Town is rapidly becoming one of the most-photographed cities in cinema. The creators of Safe House reveal the reasons they set this intense action thriller in Africa's multicultural hub. (Blu-ray only)
  • Shooting the Safe House Attack - Every detail behind the creation of the film's epic initial attack is revealed in a featurette that includes interviews with Academy Award-winning production designer Brigitte Broch, plus the film's cast and crew. From the initial rehearsals to the final takes, director Daniel Espinosa and his spectacular stunt team combined artistry with tactical perfection for a chillingly realistic sequence. (Blu-ray only)
  • UltraViolet: The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, store them in the cloud, and download and stream instantly to computers, tablets and smartphones. Currently available in the United States only. (Blu-ray only)
  • Digital Copy: Viewers can redeem a digital version of the full-length movie from a choice of retail partners to watch on an array of electronic and portable devices. (Blu-ray only)
  • U-Control: (Blu-ray only)
  • Picture-in-Picture - featuring pre-visualization and storyboard comparisons of some the film's most exciting scenes. (Blu-ray only)
  • pocket Blu App: The popular free pocket Blu app for smartphones is now even better with newly updated versions for iPad, Android tablets, PC and Macintosh computers, with features made especially to take advantage of the devices' larger screens and high resolution displays. (Blu-ray only)
  • Journey Inside The Safe House: This exclusive Second Screen feature will highlight an in-depth walk and talk through the film's safe house location with the production designer and CIA technical advisor as they discuss the creation and authenticity of the set. (Blu-ray only)
  • Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live functions with ease. (Blu-ray only)
  • Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film. (Blu-ray only)
  • Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
  • Browse Titles: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket Blu-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device. (Blu-ray only)
  • Keyboard: Entering data is fast and easy with your device's intuitive keyboard. (Blu-ray only)
  • BD-Live - Access the BD-Live Center through your Internet-connected player to access the latest trailers, exclusive content and more! (Blu-ray only)

Safe House was released February 10th, 2012 and stars Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard, Rubén Blades, Nora Arnezeder, Robert Patrick. The film is directed by Daniel Espinosa.


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