WONDER Available On 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack Blu-ray Combo Pack DVD and On Demand February 13 #ChooseKind #WonderTheMovie #Partner
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The incredibly moving and heartfelt family film, Wonder, heads to Digital January 30 and 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand February 13 from Lionsgate. Based on the #1 New York Times bestseller, and USA Today’s top-selling book of 2017, by R.J. Palacio, writer-director Stephen Chbosky (Beauty and the Beast, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) brings to life the uplifting story of a boy who inspires and teaches others that true beauty is found within. Certified Fresh™ on Rotten Tomatoes and co-written for the screen by Steven Conrad and Jack Thorne,Wonder stars Academy Award® winner Julia Roberts (2000, Best Actress, Erin Brockovich), Academy Award® nominee Owen Wilson (2001, Best Writing, The Royal Tenenbaums), Golden Globe® nominee Mandy Patinkin (1984, Best Actor – Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy, Yentl; 1995, Best Television Actor – Drama Series, “Chicago Hope”; 2003, Best Supporting Actor – Limited Series or Television Motion Picture, “Homeland”), and Jacob Tremblay (Room, The Smurfs 2).
Wonder follows the inspiring story of the Pullman family, whose youngest child, Auggie, is a boy born with facial differences. When Auggie enters mainstream elementary school for the first time, his extraordinary journey unites his family, his school, and his community, and proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
The Wonder home entertainment release includes all-new special features, including a never-before-seen 5-part documentary, multiple featurettes, a music video, and an audio commentary with Stephen Chbosky and R.J. Palacio. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray also features Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR), growing Lionsgate’s library of titles featuring both Dolby Vision and Dolby TrueHD. Dolby Vision transforms the TV experience in the home by delivering greater brightness and contrast, as well as a fuller palette of rich colors. The 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray versions feature Dolby TrueHD, which provides the most authentic lossless audio experience available for the home theater. Together Dolby Vision and Dolby TrueHD allow consumers to experience both cutting-edge imaging and lossless audio sound technology for an immersive entertainment experience.
Timed to the book’s sixth anniversary, and to Valentine’s Day, Wonder will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99, and $29.95, respectively.
We love, love, LOVE this movie. For one, who doesn't love the combination of Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson?! That, my friends, is cinematic GOLD. The story is absolutely heartwarming, and helps to instill values like equality, fairness, and not judging a book by its cover.
On a personal note: Auggie, the little boy in the movie, reminded me so much of a boy I went to Elementary school with about a zillion, trillion years ago. He, too, was born with some abnormalities, and people weren't always compassionate or understanding.
Sometimes it's hard, especially for kids, to warm up and show kindness when someone appears so incredibly "different". After all, we fear what we don't understand.
In "WONDER", I love the fact that Auggie's experiences weren't sugar-coated. His fear, his loneliness, and his insecurities felt very authentic and real. These are feelings we've all experienced, especially if we have something that makes us different than our peers.
Of course, I was thrilled to see that Auggie and his family had a very happy ending, which I won't ruin by spoiling here.
I would absolutely recommend "WONDER" for anyone who enjoys a feel-good film that also touches on hard topics, such as bullying, choosing kindness, and learning to accept people despite their external differences.
Overall, we give "WONDER" 2 enthusiastic thumbs up.
Be sure to grab some tissues though, as this movie make me leak a few times.
Here are the special features included, as well as more technical details about this release:
4K UHD/BLU-RAY/DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
Year of Production: 2017
Title Copyright: Wonder © 2017 Lions Gate Films Inc. and Participant Media, LLC and Walden Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2018 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: PG for thematic elements including bullying, and some mild language
Genre: Family, Drama
Subtitles: English, Spanish, English SDH
Feature Run Time: 113 Minutes
4K Ultra HD™ Format: Dolby Vision, 2160p Ultra High Definition 16x9 Widescreen 2.40:1 Presentation
BD Format: 1080p High Definition 16x9 Widescreen 2.40:1 Presentation
DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen 2.40:1 Presentation
4K Ultra HD™ Audio: English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, English 2.0 Dolby Digital Audio Optimized for Late-Night Listening, English Descriptive Audio
BD Audio: English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, English 2.0 Dolby Digital Optimized for Late-Night Listening, English Descriptive Audio
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, English Descriptive Audio
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