Monday, November 13, 2017

Amazon Says 20th Century-Fox Home Entertainment Will Release Director Hany Abu-Assad’s The Mountain Between Us On Dec. 26 - UPDATE

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
It’s crystal clear that doesn’t give a rip about revealing dates and taking orders for new theatrical releases before the studio offering up the film(s) in question can make an official announcement.   Giving embargoed street date and release information to the online retail giant is like giving chum to a shark and asking it not to bite down.

A week ago amazon decided to pick on 20th Century-Fox Home Entertainment by leaking release information (and taking orders) for Kingsman: The Golden Circle.   Amazon said Dec. 12, but until this past Thursday (Nov. 9) the studio was mums the word on whether that was the correct date or not.   As it turns out, 20th Century-Fox Home Entertainment circulated a press announcement on the aforementioned Nov. 9 and confirmed that had it right.

This week is back at it again and 20th Century-Fox Home Entertainment is once again the target.    The film with the broken embargoed pre-book by this week is director Hany Abu-Assad’s film adaptation of the Charles Martin novel, The Mountain Between Us, starring Kate Winslet and Idris Elba as the only survivors of a small plane crash in the mountains … in the dead of winter.   They have to work together to survive — which is what the trailer shows and theatre-goers (not familiar with Martin’s book) expected, but they also got a love-story that seemed out of place.

The date, according to, is Dec. 26.

Orders are being taken for DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack SKUs on that date.    Fox has yet to make a formal announcement, but speaks and that’s gospel these days.

Update: 20th Century-Fox Home Entertainment made it official on Thursday, Nov. 16, with a confirmation of the Dec. 26 release.   Bonus nuggets include deleted scenes and a trio of production featurettes — Love and Survival: Creating Chemistry,” Mountain Between Them: Shooting in Isolation” and The Wilds: Survival Stunts.

Exclusive to the Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD SKUs are commentary by director Hany Abu-Assad.

The ARR works out to 81 days and box office receipts stand right at $29 million.

As to last week’s victim, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, 20th Century-Fox Home Entertainment revealed the bonus goodies that either didn’t have or didn’t care about.
DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey

Common to all SKUs is the featurette titled “Black Cab Chaos: Anatomy of a Killer Chase” and a stills gallery titled “Kingsman Archives.”

Exclusive to the Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Combo Packs is the “multi-chaptered documentary” titled “Kingsman: Inside the Golden Circle.”   Basically, this is a collection of nine production featurettes.

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