Monday, July 17, 2017

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Tabs Sept. 12 For The Home Entertainment Rollout Of The Mummy Starring Tom Cruise

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has set its home entertainment release gaze to the post-Labor Day period with news this week that producer-turned-director Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Sofia Boutella as Princess Ahmanet and Russell Crowe as Dr. Henry Jekyll, will be hitting retail outlets on Sept. 12 as a three-SKU array of consumer buying options.

The ARR for that date for this kick-off entry in Universal’s new Dark Universe extension to its Universal Monsters series is 95 days and domestic box office receipts currently stand right at $78 million.

Planned for release are a stand-alone DVD edition, a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and a 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack.

The Mummy comes loaded with bonus goodies, which includes commentary from director Alex Kurtzman, who is joined by actors Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis and Jake Johnson, deleted and extended scenes, and eight production featurettes — “Cruise & Kurtzman: A Conversation Rooted in Reality,” “Rooted in Reality,” “Life in Zero-G: Creating the Plane Crash,” “Meet Ahmanet,” “Cruise in Action,” “Becoming Jekyll and Hyde,” “Choreographed Chaos” and “Nick Morton: In Search of a Soul” and the animated graphic novel titled “Ahmanet Reborn.”

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyAlso getting a post-Labor Day street date this past week from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is the Bleeker Street production of director Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s biopic, Megan Leavey, starring Kate Mara as the U.S. Marine vet, wounded in combat, who goes to extraordinary lengths to rescue her K9 teammate Rex before he is put down.

The ARR comes in at 88 days and the box office take was $12.5 million.

The only bonus feature included with the home entertainment launch is the featurette titled “Never Give Up.”

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