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Win 1 of 2 copies of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Blu-Ray

Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is available on Digital Download from 25 February and on DVD & Blu-ray™ 11 March 2019. Disney’s dazzling adventure The Nutcracker and the Four Realms — inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale and the beloved ballet The Nutcracker — carried audiences along with 14-year- old Clara (Mackenzie Foy) to a magical, mysterious world with breathtaking performances by Misty Copeland plus sweets, snowflakes, soldiers, scurrying mice … and no shortage of surprises. 

For your chance to win this prize, subscribe to the London Mums Instagram feed here and write the name of the main character of this film in the competition form below this post. Deadline to enter is midnight on 4th June 2019.

Bonus features include a discussion with American Ballet Theatre’s Misty Copeland about her role as the enchanting Ballerina Princess, her personal history with The Nutcracker ballet, and her inspirational and historic rise within the world of dance. Extras take viewers on the set of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms to meet both new and reimagined characters, and discover how the Land of Sweets, Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and mysterious Fourth Realm were created to such dazzling effect. Deleted scenes provide a look at magical moments that didn’t make the final version of the movie.

In The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Clara travels along a golden thread, presented at Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual party, eagerly searching for a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a music box that holds a priceless gift. When she enters a mysterious parallel world, Clara encounters a Nutcracker soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and three Realm regents, including the Sugar Plum Fairy (Keira Knightley). Ultimately, she must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve the key and return harmony to the unstable world.

The stunning feature film will be packaged and released in several different formats, giving families the flexibility to watch it on a variety of different devices. Viewers can instantly watch the film in Digital UHD, HD and SD, and bring home a physical copy of the film on Blu-ray or as a single DVD.

Bonus features include (may vary by retailer):

BLU-RAY:

  • On Pointe: A Conversation with Misty Copeland – Copeland shares the thrill of portraying one of her favourite characters in a whole new way.
  • Unwrapping The Nutcracker and the Four Realms – Dive into the production design, sets, costumes and more that helped transform a beloved ballet into an adventurous movie.

Deleted Scenes –
o The Stahlbaums Arrive- As the Stahlbaums enter the Christmas Eve ball, the butler attempts to announce them to the assembled guests.
o Follow Your Ribbon- Drosselmeyer encourages a reluctant Clara to go find her gift.
o Deleted Scene: Clara Asks About Her Mother- Sugar Plum gives Clara a tour of her mother’s

bedroom.
o Left, Left, Left, Left, Left- Wandering lost in the forest, palace guards Cavalier and Harlequin quarrel

about which way to go.
o Out with the Old- Sugar Plum makes sweeping changes to the palace decor.

Music Videos – “
o “Fall on Me” Performed by Andrea Bocelli Featuring Matteo Bocelli- Experience superstar tenor Andrea Bocelli and his son Matteo Bocelli performing their first duet together in this uplifting song.o “The Nutcracker Suite” Performed by Lang Lang- Get swept up in a series of images from the

movie, set to Tchaikovsky’s music and featuring world-renowned pianist Lang Lang.

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD:

• Unwrapped: The Visual Effects of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms – View a reel that explores

the layers of effects in sequences of the film.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:

Product SKUs: Digital UHD, HD, SD; DVD and On-Demand

Feature Run Time: 99 minutes

Rating: PG in UK (bonus material not rated) 

Languages/Subtitles:

Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
DVD = English 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
HD/SD Digital = English 7.1/2.0, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio (for some stores)
Blu-ray = English SDH
DVD = English SDH
HD/SD Digital = English SDH
English (Digital)

 

ABOUT THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS CAST AND CREW 

In the coming-of-age tale, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Keira Knightley stars as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Mackenzie Foy portrays Clara. Helen Mirren brings much-feared Mother Ginger to life, and Morgan Freeman stars as Clara’s eccentric godfather, Drosselmeyer. Eugenio Derbez and Richard E. Grant play Hawthorne and Shiver, the regents of the Land of Flowers and Land of Snowflakes. Jayden Fowora-Knight was cast as Phillip Hoffman, the Nutcracker soldier come-to-life. Matthew Macfadyen, Ellie Bamber and Thomas Sweet were called on to play Clara’s father Mr. Stahlbaum, sister Louise, and brother Fritz, respectively. Omid Djalili and Jack Whitehall portray palace guards Cavalier and Harlequin, and the film features a special performance by ballet greats Misty Copeland and Sergei Polunin.

Filmed in England at Pinewood Studios and various locations in and around London, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston. Suggested by the short story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” written by E.T.A. Hoffmann, and The Nutcracker ballet written by Marius Petipa, the screen story and screenplay are by Ashleigh Powell. The film is produced by Mark Gordon and Larry Franco, and executive produced by Sara Smith and Lindy Goldstein. Linus Sandgren, F.S.F., is the director of photography, Guy Hendrix Dyas serves as production designer and Stuart Levy, ACE, is the film editor. Jenny Beavan and Jenny Shircore are the costume designer and makeup and hair designer, respectively. Max Wood and Marc Weigert are the visual effects supervisor and visual effects producer, respectively. Music is by James Howard with a score conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, featuring piano soloist Lang Lang.

©2018 Disney

 

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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