From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: Nanny McPhee Returns

OWN IT ON BLU-RAY™ HI-DEF, DVD AND DIGITAL DOWNLOAD DECEMBER 14, 2010

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BRING HOME THE PERFECT FAMILY MOVIE THIS HOLIDAY STARRING ACADEMY® AWARD WINNER EMMA THOMPSON

Oct 13, 2010, 08:30 ET from Universal Studios Home Entertainment

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ --

OVERVIEW:

In Nanny McPhee Returns, Oscar®-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson returns to the role of the magical nanny who appears when she's needed the most and wanted the least.  Relying on everything from a flying motorcycle to a tree-climbing piglet to a baby elephant that turns up in the oddest places, Nanny McPhee uses her magic to teach her mischievous charges five new lessons.  Hailed as "magical, mysterious and enchanting as the original," by Mark S. Allen of CBS TV, Nanny McPhee Returns arrives just in time for the holiday season and debuts on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Download on December 14, 2010 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.  

Emma Thompson is joined by Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Dark Knight), Rhys Ifans (Greenberg), Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter franchise), Ewan McGregor (Star Wars franchise) and Maggie Smith (Harry Potter franchise) in this hilarious and heartwarming fable that has enchanted children around the world.  

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BONUS FEATURES (BLU-RAY™ HI-DEF AND DVD): Packed with extensive and hilarious bonus features including:

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  • FEATURE COMMENTARY: With Director Susanna White.
  • FEATURETTES:
    • NEW FILM, NEW STORY:  Join Oscar® -winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson, and the cast and crew as they discover that Nanny McPhee Returns has everything they loved from the first film and more!
    • MAGICAL MOVES:  A look at how the delightful magic of Nanny McPhee Returns was created.
    • MR. EDELWEISS:  Find out more about Nanny McPhee's relationship with the pesky and mischievous Mr. Edelweiss.
    • EMMA THOMPSON BECOMES NANNY MCPHEE: Watch Emma Thompson's amazing transformation into Nanny McPhee through time-lapse photography.   
    • THE PIGS:  Working with these cute little characters is as much fun on screen as it is off!
    • THE MUD: No one can escape the mud!  It's just as challenging for the cast as it is for the crew.
    • A LOOK INSIDE:  Take a journey through the magical world of Nanny McPhee to see why the second film is as enchanting as the first.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – BLU-RAY:

Street Date:  December 14, 2010

Copyright:  2010 Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Selection Number:  61116861

Running time:  1 Hour 49 Minutes

Layers:  BD-50

Picture Format:  Widescreen

Aspect Ratio:  2.40:1

Rating: Rated PG for rude humor, some language and mild thematic elements.

Languages/Subtitles:  English SDH, French and Spanish Subtitles

Sound:  English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French DTS Surround 5.1, Spanish DTS Surround 5.1


TECHNICAL INFORMATION – DVD:

Street Date:  December 14, 2010

Copyright:  2010 Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Selection Number:  61114172

Running time:  1 Hour 49 minutes

Layers:  Dual Layer

Picture Format:  Anamorphic Widescreen

Aspect Ratio:  2.40:1

Rating:  Rated PG for rude humor, some language and mild thematic elements.

Languages/Subtitles:  English SDH, French and Spanish Subtitles

Sound:  English Digital Dolby 5.1, French Digital Dolby 5.1, Spanish Digital Dolby 5.1


CAST AND FILMMAKERS

Cast: Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes, Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maggie Smith, Rhys Ifans, Daniel Mays

Directed By: Susanna White

Writers:  Christianna Brand (Books); Emma Thompson (Screenplay)

Executive Producers:  Debra Hayward, Liza Chasin, Emma Thompson

Produced By:  Lindsay Doran, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner

Original Music By:  James Newton Howard

Production Designer:  Simon Elliott

Editor:  Sim Evan-Jones

Casting:  Lucy Bevan



CONTACTS: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Jennifer Black

Executive Director, Publicity

(818) 777-0546

Jennifer.Black@nbcuni.com



SOURCE Universal Studios Home Entertainment