Mortal Engines

Mortal Engines - 2018

Universal Pictures/Wingnut Films/Media Rights Capital - 128 minutes

DVD EAN/UPC # 5053083179045(DE); 5053083177805(UK); 191329028704(US); 9317731146855

Blu-ray EAN/UPC # 191329000090(US); 5053083179069(DE); 9317731146862(AU); 5053083188108(DE)

3D Blu-ray EAN/UPC # 5053083177812(UK); 9317731151194(AU); 5053083184018(DE)

4K Blu-ray EAN/UPC # 5053083183677(UK); 5053083184001(DE); 9317731149658(AU); ; 191329098738(US)

Principal Cast: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae, Ronan Raftery, Leila George, Patrick Malahide, Stephen Lang, Colin Salmon, Mark Mitchinson, Rege-Jean Page, Menik Gooneratne, Frankie Adams, Leifur Sigurdarson, Kahn West, Andrew Lees, Sophie Cox,Kee Chan, Sarah Peirse, Mark Hadlow, Caren Pistorius, Joel Tobeck, Calum Gittins, Peter Rowley, Nathaniel Lees
Screenplay: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson based upon the book by Philip Reeve; Director of Photography: Simon Raby; Original Music: Tom Holkenborg; Editing: Jonno Woodford-Robinson; Costume Design: Bob Buck, Kate Hawley; Production Design: Dan Hennah; Art Director: Simon Bright; Special Effects Coordinator: Doug Falconer; Visual Effects Supervisor: Darwin Go, Kevin Andrew Smith, Ken McGaugh, Luke Millar,Mark Cameron Williams; Producers: Deborah Forte, Peter jackson, Amanda Walker, Fran Walsh, Zane Weiner; Director: Christian Rivers.

A massive catastrophe devastated the earth, but humanity has adapted to its new environment. Giant metropolises on wheels rose from the rubble of submerged civilization. In search of the last resources they drive over the dry steppe and mercilessly devour the smaller towns. One of the big cities is London as one of the most powerful rolling colossi. In this relentless fight, the inconspicuous Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan) meets the dangerous fugitive Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar) in a fateful encounter - two opposites collide, two people whose paths should never cross each other. They forge a surprising alliance that could determine the progress of human history. I do not understand why this has received so many negative reviews. It was about what I expected, given the trailer. The special effects, costumes and set designs are excellent and the screenplay was typical Jackson, Walsh, Boyens writing. I have not read the book and therefore did not compare the movie to the book and that I think is the major problem people are having. Those that read the book are wanting a movie that matches what they read. This is the same problem some folks had with Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. If you have not read the book, I believe you will enjoy this fantasy adventure.

Censor Rating: PG-13 - Review rating: B+

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There will be DVD, Blu-ray, 3-D Blu-ray and 4K UHD versions. US & Canadian releases are scheduled for 12 March 2019, Australia New Zealand and Italy 27 March, Spain 10 April, France 17 April, Germany 18 April, UK 22 April. Format is 2.39:1, US Blu-ray has spoken English Dolby Atmos, spoken French and Spanish Dolby Digital Plus 7.1. There is also an English DVS 2.0 track. Optional subtitles in English, French and Spanish. An hour's worth of extras include: End of the Ancients (3:13); Character Series: Hester Shaw(4:41), Tom Natsworth(4:13), Anna Fang(4:26), Thaddeus Valentine(3:29), Shrike(4:53); Welcome to London: Building the Beast(5:08), Levels of London(5:19), The Smallest Details(4:20), London Museum(5:19), Medusa & St. Paul's(6:11); In the Air(4:52); Film New Zealand(3:52) and feature commentary with Director Christian Rivers. There are four front loaded unrelated trailers. The 4K version is presented 2160P with HDR Dolby Vision + HDR10. The DVD has the same extras as the Blu-ray. The US DVD has spoken English, Spanish and French in DD 5.1.
3D Versions have been released in Australia, France, Germany, Sweden and the UK. The Swedish one has subtitles for Swedish, Danish, Finnish and Norwegian.

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