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Blu-ray review by David Blackwell

DETAILS: 128 minutes, audio commentary, featurettes, DVD, digital copy
VIDEO: English Dolby Atmos, English 2.0 DVS, French 7.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 7.1 Dolby digital
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish

STUDIO: Universal Pictures/ MRC/ Scholastic Entertainment/ SilverTongue Films/ Perfect World Pictures/ Wingnut Films
RELEASE DATE: 3-12-2019
Hundreds of years after civilization as we know was destroyed in the Sixty Minute War, predator cities like London track down smaller settlements on wells and wanting to destroy the Anti-Tractionists who either want to have their towns in one place or be free to fly with the wind in their airships. Hester Shaw wants revenge against the Deputy Mayor of London (Hugo Weaving) who murdered her mother Pandora. Her revenge is thwarted as Tom, a historian, spots her attempt to kill Valentine. He chases after Hester and he is soon pushed out of London for things that Valentine didn't want him to hear. Valentine finds a Resurrection Man called Shrike who is hunting Hester for breaking her promise to him. Tom and Hester are on the run as their adventures lead them to an old friend of Hester’s mother. They soon find themselves in a battle to save the settlement behind the Shield Wall from the quantum weapon named Medusa that Valentine wants to use to breach it.

MORTAL ENGINES was a box office flop that really suffered bad timing when it was released and it deserved to be to a spring or summer movie where it would grow legs. This film adaptation of the first book of the Mortal Engines book series by Phillip Reeves gives an interesting introduction into the world of MORTAL ENGINES which is two hour sci-fi adventure written by the writers of the LORD OF THE RINGS movies. The movie is decorated with fantastic production design, costume design, and good CGI from WETA.

Feature Audio Commentary by director Christian Rivers

The featurettes dive deeper into the world of MORTAL ENGINES that was shown in the movie.
END OF THE ANCIENTS is a funny look at recovered modern day technology on display in the Museum of London by our guide tom.
CHARACTER SERIES has interviews with the cast, directors, and producers about the main characters of the movie
WELCOME TO LONDON is a five-part behind-the-scenes look at creating a city on wheels for the movie MORTAL ENGINES
IN THE AIR is a look at the air city that was shown for a few minutes in the movie.

Also in the combo pack is a code to stream/ download a digital copy of MORTAL ENGINES and the movie in standard definition on DVD.

FINAL ANALYSIS: MORTAL ENGINES deserves a chance to be watched if you are on of the many that skipped it in theaters. The making-of features are interesting to watch that show a deeper world that a two hour sci-fi adventure didn't have time to fully describe. Poor box office performance means we won't see the other three books in the MORTAL ENGINES series adapted for screen. It is one best sci-fi adventure movies of 2018 that comes highly recommended.

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