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Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom with Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, and Edward Norton gets a blu-ray release date

Aug. 14, 2012by: Paul Shirey
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Chances are you may have missed it in theaters, seeing as the theatrical run was fairly limited, but on October 16th you'll have an opportunity to catch director Wes Anderson's MOONRISE KINGDOM on blu-ray/DVD. Starring Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, with newcomers Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward, the film is one of the most well-executed, whimsical, and funny entries in Anderson's repertoire.  It's definitely one of the best films I've seen this year, which I liken to a cinematic stage play fable with all the usual Andersonisms fans have come to expect from the auteur. 

Check out the details and box art below:

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. 

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO Blu-rayTM :  Unleash the power of your HDTV with perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound.

·       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 Androidtablet  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. 

 TECHNICAL INFORMATION – BLU-RAY:

Street Date:  October 16, 2012

Copyright:  2012 Universal Studios.  All Rights Reserved.

Selection Number:  62123585

Running time:  1 Hour, 34 Minutes

Layers:  BD-50

Picture Format : Widescreen 

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Rating:  Rated PG-13 for sexual content and smoking

Languages/Subtitles:  English SDH, Spanish, French

Sound:  DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/DVS Dolby Digital 2.0, DTS Surround 5.1/Dolby Digital 2.0 (Bonus), Spanish DTS Surround 5.1, French (EU) DTS Surround 5.1

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – DVD:

Street Date:  October 16, 2012

Copyright:  2012 Universal Studios.  All Rights Reserved.

Selection Number: 62119942

Running time: 1 Hour, 34 Minutes

Layers: Dual Layer

Picture Format: Anamorphic Widescreen

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Rating:  Rated PG-13 for sexual content and smoking

Languages/Subtitles:  English SDH, Spanish, French

Sound:  Dolby Digital 5.1/ Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1

MOONRISE KINGDOM hits blu-ray and DVD on October 16, 2012.

Extra Tidbit: In the film, the first kiss between Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward, both 12 at the time, was the first kiss for both of them. No pressure, really.

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10:55PM on 08/14/2012

I'm with Anti

Until there is news of a Criterion release I could give a damn about this version. Also, why are they trying to shove Ultra Violet down our throats? There is no way I'm watching a Wes Anderson movie on a phone or a tablet, that defeats the entire purpose of why and how he shoots his films.
Until there is news of a Criterion release I could give a damn about this version. Also, why are they trying to shove Ultra Violet down our throats? There is no way I'm watching a Wes Anderson movie on a phone or a tablet, that defeats the entire purpose of why and how he shoots his films.
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8:51PM on 08/14/2012
I'll wait for a Criterion release they always do a fantastic job with Anderson's movies.
I'll wait for a Criterion release they always do a fantastic job with Anderson's movies.
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7:51PM on 08/14/2012

Moonrise just left the indie theater in town after a month

Broke my heart (seeing how I only got to see it 4 times).
At least the wait isn't that long, October'll be here in no time.

WAIT. No commentary? Again?
Not even the trailer? Or the animated segments? THIS IS WHY DVD SALES ARE TANKING.
Broke my heart (seeing how I only got to see it 4 times).
At least the wait isn't that long, October'll be here in no time.

WAIT. No commentary? Again?
Not even the trailer? Or the animated segments? THIS IS WHY DVD SALES ARE TANKING.
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