Common's 'Smokin Aces' Hits DVD With An Ecological Friendly Twist

ImageSmokin Aces, which stars Chicago rapper Common, hits stores on DVD today (Apr. 17) with an ecological-friendly twist.

The DVD is one of the first released by Universal to use all-recycled material for its packaging, in an attempt to help protect the environment.

The movie centers around a comedian-turned informant named Buddy "Aces" Israel (played by Jeremy Piven), who decides to turn states evidence against the mob.

Before he enters into protective custody, he heads to the casino's of Lake Tahoe, drawing teams of assassins seeking the $1 million dollar bounty on his head.

In addition to being ecological friendly, the HD DVD contains cutting edge technology and features a Google Earth tie-in, which allows viewers to show the exact location of each assassin during the film.

Smokin Aces was also recently turned into downloadable comic book online, with a new 7th chapter added today.

"Universal asked about doing an online comic for Smokin Aces and putting it on the website as a promotional tool," Director Joe Carnahan said. "They also told me they would be doing a traditional printing, just like a regular comic book. I flipped. No I fucking flipped and told them I'd do them one better - I wanted to write all the stories."

The Smokin Aces comic book series are prequels, which gives readers and viewers an understanding as to why each character is hunting for Buddy "Aces" Israel.

Smokin Aces stars Common as "Sir Ivy" and is the rapper's first major theatrical role.

The movie also stars Ben Affleck, Alicia Keys, Ray Liotta,

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