The awe-inspiring adventure of the year with breathtaking visual effects is available to own on Dec. 16 when “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor” hits store shelves in a deluxe two-disc Edition on DVD and Blu-ray™ Hi-Def from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The latest chapter in one of the highest-grossing film franchises of all time, “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor” includes riveting action, non-stop suspense, epic battle scenes, cinematic pyrotechnics and an international all-star cast: Brendan Fraser (Journey to the Center of the Earth), Jet Li (The Forbidden Kingdom), Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), Maria Bello (Thank You For Smoking) and John Hannah (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns). Directed by Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious) and the largest production to ever shoot in China, the film’s breathtakingly epic panorama includes such diverse locales as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the mysterious Himalayas. Considered “the best in the series” by Roger Ebert of The Chicago Sun Times, “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon” is the perfect holiday entertainment gift.
“The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor” is available as a two-disc deluxe edition DVD and a two-disc Blu-ray™ Hi-Def version that offers perfect picture and purest digital sound, featuring hours of bonus material including exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, outtakes and deleted scenes, as well as a digital copy of the film; and in a single disc DVD version. Also available for fans is a six-disc The Mummy Trilogy Collection on DVD or four-disc Blu-ray™ Hi-Def, containing “The Mummy” deluxe edition, “The Mummy Returns” deluxe edition and “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor” deluxe edition.
The deluxe edition DVD and Blu-ray™ Hi-Def come with an army of bonus features that take audiences behind the scenes of the most exciting adventure of the season, including:
• DELETED SCENES AND EXTENDED SCENES
• PREPARING FOR BATTLE WITH BRENDAN FRASER AND JET LI: Watch as Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh, Maria Bello and Luke Ford prepare for and shoot their respective fight scenes in the film, including the epic clashes at the Emperor’s tomb, the museum, Shangri-La and the climactic battle sequence.
• THE MAKING OF THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR: Director Rob Cohen and producers Bob Ducsay, Sean Daniel and James Jacks lead us through the making of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, from scouting in China through the film’s completion.
• JET LI: CRAFTING THE EMPEROR MUMMY: The legendary special effects artists at Rhythm & Hues Studios and Digital Domain discuss making Jet Li a digital warrior.
• FROM CITY TO DESERT: Follow director Rob Cohen and producers Bob Ducsay, Sean Daniel and James Jacks as they lead the cast and crew through the film’s amazing locations in both Montreal and China.
• LEGACY OF THE TERRA COTTA: Rob Cohen discusses what is historically accurate in “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.”
• CREATING NEW AND SUPERNATURAL WORLDS: From Montreal to Shanghai, we speak with the team of art directors and set decorators responsible for creating the lavish sets.
• A CALL TO ACTION: THE CASTING PROCESS: An inside look at the preparation for the film, including table reads with the cast and production meetings with director Rob Cohen and producers Bob Ducsay, Sean Daniel and James Jacks.
• FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR ROB COHEN
• DIGITAL COPY OF “THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR”
EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY HI-DEF
• U CONTROL: Universal’s exclusive signature feature, U Control puts viewers one click away from delving deeper into the making of the film without ever interrupting the movie.
o KNOW YOUR MUMMY: While watching the movie, dig deeper into “The Mummy “franchise and discover facts, graphics, and more mysterious connections to the first two movies.
o SCENE EXPLORER: View scenes from the film in its various progressions from storyboards and early renderings of the visual effects to the final version.
o PICTURE IN PICTURE: Access interactive cast and crew interviews and behind-the-scenes footage, all without interrupting the movie experience.
o THE DRAGON EMPEROR’S CHALLENGE: In this interactive game, players are asked to determine whether or not an event, character, object or location are fact or fiction.
o VISUAL COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR ROB COHEN
• BD-LIVE FEATURES: Blu-ray and Playstation 3 players with an Internet connection can access exclusive interactive applications that allow viewers to communicate with friends and family while watching the film:
o MY SCENES SHARING – Share favorite clips with your friends through the BD Live Internet connection.
o EXCLUSIVE CONTENT – Download exclusive clips, trailers, and more via the Universal BD-Live Download Center.