Release Date:October 16,2012
Director Wes Anderson's most heartfelt and ultimately heart-warming film to date. After the missteps that were The Darjeeling Limited and The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Anderson delivers on the promise he showed in his earlier works with his tale of isolated people who find a spark in life when two youngsters (with their own reasons to feel isolated) fall in love and run away together. Filled with Anderson's usual quirkiness, Moonrise Kingdom also shows an emotional depth not achieved in his earlier works. The special features are also strong, especially a somewhat bizarre set tour with Bill Murray.
A star-studded and visually stunning box office hit, and a tale of first love directed by two-time Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Rushmore), Focus Features’ Moonrise Kingdom will be available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with UltraViolet™, on DVD, On Demand and on Digital Download on October 16, 2012, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom follows two 12-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in every which way.
Charming screen newcomers Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward star alongside Bruce Willis (Die Hard), Academy Award® nominees Edward Norton (American History X) and Bill Murray (Lost in Translation), Academy Award® winners Frances McDormand (Fargo) and Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton), Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore), and Bob Balaban (Gosford Park). Moonrise Kingdom is a movie that critics are calling “extraordinary from start to finish” (Glenn Kenny, MSN Movies).
The Moonrise Kingdom Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray™, DVD and a Digital Copy of the film compatible with iPhone®, iTunes®, iPad®, iPod®, iPod® touch, Android™ and online retailer partners, as well as UltraViolet™. UltraViolet™ is the revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows in the cloud to instantly stream and download to tablets, smartphones, computers, and TVs. Consumers can now enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice.
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· UltraViolet™: The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, store them in the cloud, and instantly stream and download to TV’s, computers, tablets and smartphones. Consumers can now truly enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice. Currently available in the United States 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 electronics and portable devices including computers, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod™ touch, Android™ and more!
• BD-LIVETM : Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to watch the latest trailers and more!
• pocket BLUTM app: The groundbreaking pocket BLU™ app uses iPad®, iPhone®, iPod® touch, Android™, PC and Mac® to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray™ player. Plus iPad® and Android™ tablet owners can enjoy a new, enhanced edition of pocket BLU™ made especially to take advantage of the tablets’ larger screen and high resolution display. Consumers will be able to browse through a library of Blu-ray™ content and watch entertaining extras on-the-go in a way that’s bigger and better than ever before. pocket BLU™ offers advanced features such as:
◦ 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.
◦ Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
◦ 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™ Hi-Def. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
◦ Keyboard: Entering data is fast and easy with your device’s intuitive keyboard.
• uHEAR™: Never miss another line of dialogue with this innovative feature that instantly skips back a few seconds on your Blu-ray™ disc and turns on the subtitles to highlight what you missed.
BONUS FEATURES (BLU-RAY™ and DVD):
• A LOOK INSIDE MOONRISE KINGDOM
• WELCOME TO THE ISLAND OF NEW PENZANCE: Bob Balaban narrates a series of guided tours from the locations of Moonrise Kingdom featuring Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, and Wes Anderson
• SET TOUR WITH BILL MURRAY: Bill Murray personally takes viewers on a tour of the Moonrise Kingdom sets.