“Mamma Mia! The Movie”

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Two-time Oscar® winner Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada) and Pierce Brosnan (Die Another Day) lead an all-star cast in the most infectiously fun movie of the year, “Mamma Mia! The Movie,” coming to DVD and Blu-ray Hi-Def on Dec. 16 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. For a limited time only, the worldwide movie phenomenon is available in 2-disc Special Edition widescreen DVD and 2-Disc Blu-ray Hi-Def with digital copy. Both versions are packed with bonus materials including a deleted musical number and a bonus feature which provides onscreen lyrics so that viewers can sing along to the film’s 19 iconic songs. Additionally, only on Blu-ray, fans can experience the film in perfect picture and purest digital sound, and via BD Live, create their own video, audio or text track to watch with the movie and share with friends.

Overflowing with high-spirited fun, “Mamma Mia! The Movie” is the perfect film to enjoy at home this holiday season, and great for gift giving. Joining Streep and Brosnan onscreen are Amanda Seyfried (“Big Love”), Colin Firth (Love Actually), Stellan Skarsgård (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End), Julie Walters (the Harry Potter films), Dominic Cooper (The History Boys) and Christine Baranski (Chicago).

The three women who created the worldwide smash stage hit-global producer Judy Craymer, writer Catherine Johnson and director Phyllida Lloyd-repeat their roles in bringing this joyful, musical story to the big screen. The Mamma Mia! film is produced by Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Charlie Wilson’s War).

An independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island, Donna (Meryl Streep) is about to let go of Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), the spirited daughter she’s raised alone. For Sophie’s wedding, Donna has invited her two lifelong best girlfriends-practical and no-nonsense Rosie (Julie Walters) and wealthy, multi-divorcee Tanya (Christine Baranski)-from her one-time backing band, Donna and the Dynamos. But Sophie has secretly invited three guests of her own. On a quest to find the identity of her father to walk her down the aisle, she brings back three men from Donna’s past to the Mediterranean paradise they visited 20 years earlier. Over 24 chaotic, magical hours, new love will bloom and old romances will be rekindled on this lush island full of possibilities.

Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA’s hit songs from “Dancing Queen” and “S.O.S.” to “Money, Money, Money” and “Take a Chance on Me,” “Mamma Mia! The Movie” is a celebration of mothers and daughters, old friends and new family found.


Bonus features on the “Mamma Mia! The Movie” single disc, 2-disc Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray Hi-Def include:

• Sing Along: Watch the film and sing along to the lyrics displayed at the bottom of the screen. With 22 ABBA songs from “Dancing Queen” to “Take a Chance on Me,” take your home entertainment experience to a whole new level!
• All-New Musical Number: “The Name Of The Game”
• Feature Commentary with Director Phyllida Lloyd

The following bonus features further enhance the 2-disc Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray Hi-Def versions:
• Deleted Scenes
• Outtakes
• The Making of Mamma Mia!: Executive producers Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson join director Phyllida Lloyd, writer Catherine Johnson and producers Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman, to give viewers an in-depth look into the creation of Mamma Mia! The Movie.
• Anatomy of a Musical Number: “Lay All Your Love on Me”: This featurette includes footage of Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper as they create one of the movie’s most unforgettable scenes.
• Becoming a Singer: Go in-studio with the cast of Mamma Mia! The Movie.
• Behind the Scenes with Amanda: Film star Amanda Seyfried shares with viewers life on the set of the movie.
• On Location in Greece: Take a trip to Greece with the filmmakers to see how the movie was made.
• A Look Inside Mamma Mia!
• “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!” Music Video
• Digital Copy for your iPod, Mac or PC (for a limited time only)

Only on Blu-ray Hi-Def can fans experience the following interactive features:

• BD-LIVE: Download even more exclusive content, the latest trailers and more through your internet connected player!
o My Commentary: Join the celebration and create your own video, audio or text
track to watch with the movie and send to your friends.

o My Scenes Sharing: Show your friends your favorite scenes from Mamma Mia!
The Movie via BD-Live.

o Downloadable Content: Gain exclusive access to never-before-seen bonus content
and new trailers via BD-Live.

• Exclusive U-Control: Universal’s exclusive signature feature U-Control allows viewers to delve into the making of the film with the click of the remote without ever leaving the movie.

o Picture-in-Picture: Learn more about the making of this film, while watching the movie.

o Behind The Hits: This graphics-only feature allows fans to learn more about the film’s iconic songs.

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