Monday, October 8, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom Blu-ray Review...

MOONRISE KINGDOM

AVAILABLE OCTOBER 16, 2012 ON
BLU-RAYCOMBO PACK WITH UltraViolet, ON DVD AND ON DEMAND
FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT
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), 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. 
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. 
Release Date:  October 16, 2012
Running time:  1 Hour, 34 Minutes
Rating:  Rated PG-13

Our Review... 

Moonrise Kingdom is a fun film about young love and how people take drastic measures to be with each other when they are in love. Bill Murray and Bruce Willis are great actors and they are funny in this movie. I like the scene when Walt Bishop (Bill Murray) is stressed out about the way his daughter has been acting. He walks to the closet and grabs an ax then tells his other kids he'll be in the back yard, he's going to find a tree to chop down. It's touching at the end when the young boy is going to be sent to an orphanage but Captain Sharp (Bruce Willis) says he wants to adopt him so he can stay with him.

There are some good special features on the Blu-ray also. A look inside Moonrise Kingdom and the set tour with Bill Murray are fun to watch. Welcome to the Island of New Penzance, talks about some of the characters in the film.

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