Thursday, October 9, 2014

A Simply Stunning Animated Love Story Not to Be Missed -- Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart -- Now Available on DVD and Blu-Ray from Shout Factory! (Review)


Disclosure:  I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.




JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART
A Film Directed by Mathias Malzieu and Stéphane Berla
Produced by Virginie Besson-Silla, EuropaCorp

Featuring All-Star English Voice Cast of Orlando Seale, Samantha Barks, Michelle Fairley, Stephane Cornicard and Richard Riddings


The French Language Version Features the Voice Cast of Mathias Malzieu, Olivia Ruiz,
Grand Corps Malade, Jean Rochefort, Rossy de Palma, Babet, Marie Vincent, Emily Loizeau,
Dani and Arthur H.                               
             
INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED MOTION PICTURE FINALLY ARRIVES
ON DVD AND TWO-DISC BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK (BLU-RAY+DVD+DIGITAL)

IN STORES EVERYWHERE ON OCTOBER 7, 2014 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY

The greatest animated romance since Tim Burton’s stop-motion masterpiece Corpse Bride” -James Verniere, Boston Herald

WOW!, OMG, simply spectacular!  This is what comes tom mind when I think about the new release, JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART, which arrived on DVD and Blu-ray Combo back this past Tuesday.  After seeing the trailer a couple months ago,  I knew that I would love this movie...but, never did I expect to LOVE it so much.  The story itself is simple and easy to follow along, which makes it perfect for kids and adults of all ages to enjoy. But, the animated is what really gets you and pulls you in.  

This animated fairy tale about love, is filled with amazing adventures scenery, and the music plays with your emotions as you watch as Jack , the boy with the cuckoo clock heart falls in love -- which is forbidden due to this special heart.  What happens when Jack chases after love?  Will it stop his cuckoo clock heart, or will love prevail.  You will have to pick up a copy of this new release to find out.  

This is one movie that is not to be missed, and worth picking up to add to your family's movie collection, as you will want to watch it time and again.  it is simply a stunning masterpiece that the whole family will enjoy!

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Here is more about this new release, including the official movie trailer...

"This fall, step inside the imaginative story book world of the highly popular French novel La Mécanique du Cœur (The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart) and beguiled by  the wildly inventive adventures of Jack and Miss Acacia as they leap from page to the screen. On October 7, 2014, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with EuropaCorp, released JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART on DVDtwo-disc Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital) and Digital HDThe Blu-ray Combo Pack allows viewers to enjoy JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART on the platform of their choice and includes spectacular movie presentation on Blu-ray, DVD and a digital copy of the movie


A film directed by Mathias Malzieu and Stéphane Berla and produced by Virginie Besson-Silla, EuropaCorp, the highly anticipated motion picture JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART is a visually opulent animated fairy tale set in an exciting period full of fabulous inventions, enchanting music and marvelous adventures. This superbly animated movie brings to life a unique tale of love and the acceptance of others through an awe-inspiring cinematic adventure filled with whimsical characters, stunning CG animation and unforgettable musical numbers.

JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART is set in the late 19th century Edinburgh, where little Jack is born on a day so cold that his heart remains frozen. Madeleine the midwife saves his life by inserting a cuckoo clock in place of his defective heart. It will work, she warns him, as long as Jackobserves three golden rules. First of all, he must never touch the hands of the clock. Secondly, he must control his anger. And last, but certainly not least, he must never, ever fall in love. The moment Jack sets eyes on a young girl singing on a street corner, the hands of his clock-heart begin to race. Desperate to find her again, Jack launches himself into a romantic quest that will lead him from the lochs of Scotland, to the city of Paris and all the way to Andalusia.

Adapted by Mathias Malzieu from his own bestselling novel and the gold-selling album by his band Dionysos, JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART features a English-language voice cast of Orlando Seale (Pride and Prejudice), Samantha Barks (Les Misérables ),  Michelle Fairley (Game of ThronesHarry Potter and theDeathly Hallow), Stéphane Cornicard (Saving Private Ryan) and Richard Ridings (Rise of the Planet of the ApesWho Framed Roger Rabbit).  

The French language version boasts an exceptional French voice cast of Mathias Malzieu, pop singer Olivia Ruiz, award-winning slam poet Grand Corps Malade, Jean Rochefort (Prêt-à-PorterRidicule), Rossy de Palma (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), popular singer and musician Babet, Marie Vincent (La Horde), Emily Loizeau (Il Était une Forêt), Dani (Avenue Montaigne), and singer-songwriter Arthur H (H-Man).

Visit www.jackandthecuckooclockheart.com for more information about this movie."

JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART Two-Disc Blu-ray™ Combo Pack contains the following special features:

Movie presentation on Blu-ray, DVD and a Digital Copy of the film
·         Character Vignettes (in French with English subtitles)
·         From Book to Screen Featurette  (in French with English subtitles)

Technical Information – BLU-RAY Combo Pack
Street Date: October 7, 2014
SRP: $24.97
Running Time: 89 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen
Language: English, French
Subtitles: English
Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital  
Rated: PG*
*English language track rated PG. French language track not rated

JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART DVD contains the following special features:
·         Character Vignettes (in French with English subtitles)
·         From Book to Screen Featurette  (in French with English subtitles)

Technical Information – DVD
Street Date: October 7, 2014
SRP:$16.97
Running Time: 89 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen
Language: English; French
Subtitles: English
Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Rated: PG*
*English language track rated PG. French language track not rated

About Shout! Factory:

Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumersthe world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras.  Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, Broadway cast albums, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations.  In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America.  Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention.  Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.


Disclosure:  I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

1 comment :

  1. I have not heard of this movie but after reading your review I want to see it sounds interesting.
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