Review & Giveaway: JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART

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

JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART

A Film Directed by Mathias Malzieu and Stéphane Berla

Produced by Virginie Besson-Silla, EuropaCorp

                           

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

 

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, is proud to present JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART on DVDtwo-disc Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital) and Digital HD. (Source: Shout PR).

 

The 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. This internationally acclaimed film can also be seen in select U.S theaters and on VOD September 24. A film directed by Mathias Malzieu and Stéphane Berla and produced by Virginie Besson-Silla, Luc Besson’s (who directed one of my favorite movies The Fifth Element) 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.

 

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Image courtesy of en.unifrance.org

 

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 Jack observes 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.

 

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 Image courtesy of lakwatseralovers.blogspot.com

 

 

This movie is a real visual experience and those who enjoy Tim Burton’s quirky movies like the Corpse Bride and Nightmare Before Christmas will really like this movie.  Quirky is how I would describe JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART – it is interesting how different storytelling is in Europe than what you see here in America. I enjoyed watching this movie and think it is best for kids seven on up. 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 the Deathly Hallow), Stéphane Cornicard (Saving Private Ryan) and Richard Ridings (Rise of the Planet of the ApesWho Framed Roger Rabbit).

 

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)

 

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Comments

  1. Favorite quirky animated film is wallace and grommet

  2. Caren Sue Evans says:

    Charlie and the chocolate factory!

  3. Christina says:

    Ratatouille

  4. My favorite quirky animated film is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

  5. oh, I won! How do I claim my prize?

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