Universal Studios has announced the Blu-Ray release of Focus Features’ Moonrise Kingdom for October. Directed by Wes Anderson and starring Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, this film received much critical acclaim when it opened in theatres.
Moonrise Kingdom might just be Wes Anderson’s most successful film to date, having already grossed one of the highest per-screen averages for a North American release that isn’t an animated film. It has been celebrated as one of Anderson’s best films, with our own Jonathan Lack going on to call it the new high-point for Wes Anderson’s career.
Our very own Will Chadwick had this to say about the film in his official review:
Moonrise Kingdom is a totally charming and enchanting piece of work from director Wes Anderson, who along with a great cast provide one of the delights of the year.
I didn’t care for it nearly as much as Will or Jon, but I did appreciate some of the finer Anderson bits that express the childlike sense of wonder that we’ve all experienced at some point or another. Moonrise Kingdom is still something that is worth a watch, especially for fans of the quirky independent filmmaker.
The Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack will come with a 1080p video transfer and a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track, as well as the following bonus content:
- 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.
- Ultraviolet Copy
- Digital Copy
- pocket BLU
Moonrise Kingdom will be available to own on October 16th, 2012.