Mortal Engines - press release

EXPERIENCE EPIC ACTION AND ADVENTURE  

FROM THE IMAGINATION OF PETER JACKSON IN THE VISUALLY STUNNING 

 

MORTAL ENGINES 

 

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL FEBRUARY 19, 2019 

4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY AND DVD MARCH 12, 2019, 

FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT 

 

Universal City, California, January 28, 2019 – From visionary filmmaker Peter Jackson, Mortal Engines arrives on Digital via the digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on February 19, 2019, as well as on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on March 12, 2019 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Hundreds of years after our civilization was destroyed, a new world has emerged in Mortal Engines. A mysterious young woman named Hester Shaw (Hera HilmarAnna Kareninaleads a band of outcasts in the fight to stop London – now a giant predator city on wheels – from devouring everything in its path.  

 

Mortal Engines on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray offers the ultimate in-home high-def viewing experience of the film’s one-of-a-kind special effects. There are more than sixty minutes of behind-the-scenes bonus features including ain-depth look at how filmmakers brought Mortal Engines vision of the future to life as well as a director’s commentary with Christian Rivers. 

 

Based on the award-winning book series by Philip ReeveMortal Engines is the epic adventure directed by Oscar®-winning visual-effects artist Christian Rivers (King Kong). Joining Rivers are The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies three-time Academy Award®-winning filmmakers Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, who penned the screenplay. Mortal Engines on 4K Ultra HD emphasizes the awe-inspiring visual effects, which were created by a Weta Digital team led by Ken McGaugh, Kevin Smith, Luke Millar and Dennis Yoo. On board as producers are Zane Weiner (The Hobbit trilogy), Amanda Walker (The Hobbit trilogy) and Deborah Forte (Goosebumps), as well as Walsh and Jackson. Ken Kamins (The Hobbit trilogy) joins Boyens as executive producer. Mortal Engines stars Hera Hilmar (Anna Karenina), Robert Sheehan (GeostormThree Summers), Jihae (“Mars”), Hugo Weaving (Lord of the RingsV for Vendetta), and Stephen Lang (AvatarDon’t Breathe). 

 

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD: 

  • Welcome to London - In this 5-part, behind-the-scenes look, filmmakers reveal the secrets behind the ambitious undertaking of putting an entire city on wheels. 

           ◌ Building the Beast 

           ◌ Levels of London 

           ◌ The Smallest Details 

           ◌ London Museum  

           ◌ Medusa and St. Paul's  

  • Feature Commentary with Director Christian Rivers 

 

BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAYTM & DIGITAL: 

  • End of the Ancients - Discover the secrets of the Sixty Minute War as you travel through the London Museum. Hosted by the Guild of Historians, hear what brought an end to the Ancients thousands of years before the events of Mortal Engines. 
  • Character Series - An in-depth look at the characters of Mortal Engines. 

           ◌ Hester Shaw 

           ◌ Tom Natsworthy 

           ◌ Anna Fang 

           ◌ Thaddeus Valentine 

           ◌ Shrike 

  • Welcome to London - In this 5-part, behind-the-scenes look, filmmakers reveal the secrets behind the ambitious undertaking of putting an entire city on wheels. 

           ◌ Building the Beast 

           ◌ Levels of London 

           ◌ The Smallest Details 

           ◌ London Museum 

           ◌ Medusa and St. Paul's  

  • In the Air - Join the Anti-Traction League as they reveal what went in to the creation of Airhaven. 
  • Film New Zealand - Go behind-the-scenes of the incredible, cinematic country of New Zealand. 
  • Feature Commentary with Director Christian Rivers 

 

BONUS FEATURES ON DVD: 

  • End of the Ancients - Discover the secrets of the Sixty Minute War as you travel through the London Museum. Hosted by the Guild of Historians, hear what brought an end to the Ancients thousands of years before the events of Mortal Engines. 
  • Welcome to London - In this 5-part, behind-the-scenes look, filmmakers reveal the secrets behind the ambitious undertaking of putting an entire city on wheels. 

           ◌ Building the Beast 

           ◌ Levels of London 

           ◌ The Smallest Details 

           ◌ London Museum 

           ◌ Medusa and St. Paul's  

  • In the Air - Join the Anti-Traction League as they reveal what went in to the creation of Airhaven. 
  • Film New Zealand - Go behind-the-scenes of the incredible, cinematic country of New Zealand. 
  • Feature Commentary with Director Christian Rivers 

 

The film will be available on 4K Ultra HD in a combo pack which includes 4K Ultra HD Blu-rayTM, Blu-rayTM and Digital. The 4K Ultra HD disc will include the same bonus features as the Blu-rayTM version, all in stunning 4K resolution. 

  • 4K Ultra HD is the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra HD features the combination of 4K resolution for four times sharper picture than HD, and the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience. 
  • Blu-rayTM unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound. 
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download. 
  • MOVIES ANYWHERE is the digital app that simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-rayTM and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere. MOVIES ANYWHERE is only available in the United States. For more information, visit https://moviesanywhere.com. 

 

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FILMMAKERS:  

Cast: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae, Ronan RafteryLeila George, Patrick Malahide and Stephen Lang 

Directed By: Christian Rivers 

Screenplay By: Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson 

Based on the Book By: Philip Reeve 

Produced By: Zane Weiner, Amanda Walker, Deborah Forte, Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson 

Executive Producers: Philippa Boyens, Ken Kamins 

Director of Photography: Simon Raby  

Production Designer: Dan Hennah 

Editors: Jonno Woodford-Robinson 

Costume Designer: Bob Buck 

Music By: Tom Holkenborg 

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION 4K ULTRA HD: 

Street Date: March 12, 2019 

Selection Number: 61202249 (US) / 61202251 (CDN) 

Layers: BD-100 

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1 

Rating: PG-13 for sequences of futuristic violence and action 

Video: 2160p UHD Dolby Vision/HDR 10 

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles   

Sound: English Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 

Run Time: 2 hours 8 minutes 

 

DOLBY VISION: 

Mortal Engines 4K Ultra HD is available in Dolby Vision. Leveraging the HDR innovation that powers Dolby’s most advanced cinemas around the world, Dolby Vision transforms the TV experience in the home by delivering greater brightness and contrast, as well as a fuller palette of rich colors. 

 

DOLBY ATMOS® SOUNDTRACK 

Mortal Engines Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD will feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar. 

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY: 

Street Date: March 12, 2019 

Selection Number: 61190577 (US) / 61190584 (CDN) 

Layers: BD-50 

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1 

Rating: PG-13 for sequences of futuristic violence and action 

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles   

Sound: English Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 

Run Time: 2 hours 8 minutes 

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD: 

Street Date: March 12, 2019 

Selection Number: 61190235 (US) / 61190583 (CDN) 

Layers: DVD 9 

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1 

Rating: PG-13 for sequences of futuristic violence and action 

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles   

Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby Digital 5.1 

Run Time: 2 hours 8 minutes 

 

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