The Nutcracker and the Four Realms on Blu-ray and DVD + GIVEAWAY

By Shannon Gurnee
In Blu-ray Review
February 8, 2019

Thanks to Walt Disney Studios, we received THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS
as a Digital Code so we could share about it on Redhead Mom.
The giveaway was hosted by Walt Disney Studios.

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I always loved The Nutcracker Ballet and was really excited when I saw that Disney was releasing The Nutcracker and the Four Realms on Blu-ray and DVD!! The movie was released on January 29, 2019 on Digital, Movies Anywhere, 4K Ultra HDBlu-ray™ and DVD. Relieve the magic of this classic tale instantly through bonus features and never-before-seen extras such as a behind-the-scenes look at how the four realms were created to such dazzling effect. Experience the Disney magic and adventure in what is destined to become an annual viewing tradition for adventurers of all ages.

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Misty Copeland‘s performance as the Princess Ballerina will give you chills.” – Desiree Murphy, ET Online

“a visual spectacle” – Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post

Featuring a star-studded cast, including Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy and Misty Copeland, with Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman

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Disney’s dazzling adventure “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”- inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale and the beloved ballet “The Nutcracker“- carried audiences along with 14-year-old Clara (Mackenzie Foy) to a magical, mysterious world with breathtaking performances by Misty Copeland plus sweets, snowflakes, soldiers, scurrying mice… and no shortage of surprises. Destined to become an annual viewing tradition for adventurers of all ages, the film arrives home instantly with never-before seen extras and deleted scenes on Digital and Movies Anywhere, and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD Jan. 29, 2019.

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Bonus features include a discussion with American Ballet Theatre’s Misty Copeland about her role as the enchanting Ballerina Princess, her personal history with “The “Nutcracker” ballet, and her inspirational and historic rise within the world of dance. Extras take viewers on the set of “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” to meet both new and reimagined characters, and discover how the Land of Sweets, Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and mysterious Fourth Realm were created to such dazzling effect. Deleted scenes provide a look at magical moments that didn’t make the final version of the movie.

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In “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” Clara travels along a golden thread, presented at Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual party, eagerly searching for a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a music box that holds a priceless gift. When she enters a mysterious parallel world, Clara encounters a Nutcracker soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and three Realm regents, including the Sugar Plum Fairy (Keira Knightley). Ultimately, she must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve the key and return harmony to the unstable world.

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The stunning feature film will be packaged and released in several different formats, giving families the flexibility to watch it on a variety of different devices. Viewers can instantly watch the film in Digital UHD, HD and SD, and bring home a physical copy of the film as the Ultimate Collector’s Edition (4K UHD, Blu-ray and Digital Code), Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Code) or a single DVD.

Bonus features include*:


  • On Pointe: A Conversation with Misty Copeland – Copeland shares the thrill of portraying one of her favorite characters in a whole new way.
  • Unwrapping “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” – Dive into the production design, sets, costumes and more that helped transform a beloved ballet into an adventurous movie.
  • Deleted Scenes –
    • The Stahlbaums Arrive– As the Stahlbaums enter the Christmas Eve ball, the butler attempts to announce them to the assembled guests.
    • Follow Your Ribbon- Drosselmeyer encourages a reluctant Clara to go find her gift.
    • Deleted Scene: Clara Asks About Her Mother– Sugar Plum gives Clara a tour of her mother’s bedroom.
    • Left, Left, Left, Left, Left– Wandering lost in the forest, palace guards Cavalier and Harlequin quarrel about which way to go.
    • Out with the Old– Sugar Plum makes sweeping changes to the palace decor.
  • Music Videos –
    • Fall on Me” Performed by Andrea Bocelli Featuring Matteo Bocelli– Experience superstar tenor Andrea Bocelli and his son Matteo Bocelli performing their first duet together in this uplifting song.
    • “The Nutcracker Suite” Performed by Lang Lang– Get swept up in a series of images from the movie, set to Tchaikovsky’s music and featuring world-renowned pianist Lang Lang.
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  • Unwrapped: The Visual Effects of “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”– View a reel that explores the layers of effects in sequences of the film.
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Product SKUs:                   
UHD, HD, SD; Ultimate Collector’s Edition (4K UHD+Blu-ray+Digital Code); Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Code); DVD and On-Demand
Feature Run Time: Approximately 99 minutes
Rating: PG in U.S. (bonus material not rated), PA in CE and PG in CF
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
= English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks
DVD = English, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
HD/SD Digital = English 5.1/2.0, Latin Spanish 5.1/2.0, French 5.1/2.0 (for some clients), English 2.0 Descriptive Audio (for some clients)
= English SDH, French and Spanish
DVD = English SDH, French and Spanish
HD/SD Digital = English SDH, French and Spanish
Closed Captions: English (DVD and Digital)

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In the coming-of-age tale, “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” Keira Knightley stars as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Mackenzie Foy portrays Clara. Helen Mirren brings much-feared Mother Ginger to life, and Morgan Freeman stars as Clara’s eccentric godfather, Drosselmeyer. Eugenio Derbez and Richard E. Grant play Hawthorne and Shiver, the regents of the Land of Flowers and Land of Snowflakes. Jayden Fowora-Knight was cast as Phillip Hoffman, the Nutcracker soldier come-to-life. Matthew Macfadyen, Ellie Bamber and Thomas Sweet were called on to play Clara’s father Mr. Stahlbaum, sister Louise, and brother Fritz, respectively. Omid Djalili and Jack Whitehall portray palace guards Cavalier and Harlequin, and the film features a special performance by ballet greats Misty Copeland and Sergei Polunin.

Filmed in England at Pinewood Studios and various locations in and around London, “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston. Suggested by the short story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” written by E.T.A. Hoffmann, and “The “Nutcracker” ballet written by Marius Petipa, the screen story and screenplay are by Ashleigh Powell. The film is produced by Mark Gordon and Larry Franco, and executive produced by Sara Smith and Lindy Goldstein. Linus Sandgren, F.S.F., is the director of photography, Guy Hendrix Dyas serves as production designer and Stuart Levy, ACE, is the film editor. Jenny Beavan and Jenny Shircore are the costume designer and makeup and hair designer, respectively. Max Wood and Marc Weigert are the visual effects supervisor and visual effects producer, respectively. Music is by James Howard with a score conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, featuring piano soloist Lang Lang.

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2 lucky winners will receive The Nutcracker and the Four Realms on Blu-ray!!!

Who in your family would like to watch this movie?



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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

32 Responses to “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms on Blu-ray and DVD + GIVEAWAY”

  1. Katherine S says:

    I would love to watch it with my daughter

  2. Jessica To says:

    I would enjoy watching this movie.

  3. Marci says:

    My daughter would love it!

  4. Elena says:

    I would enjoy watching this movie

  5. Edye says:

    my mom and grandma!

  6. Charlene S. says:

    I would love to watch this movie.

  7. bernie wallace says:

    My wife would love to watch Nutcracker and the Four Realms. She loves Ballet.

  8. Julie Lundstrom says:

    I would love to watch with my kids. I haven’t seen this yet.

  9. Jackie says:

    My daughter and I would love to watch ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.’
    Thank you!

  10. bill norris says:

    I would enjoy watching this movie, as would the rest of my family.

  11. Jenny Q. says:

    I would love to watch this movie with my kids. It looks like one we would enjoy!

  12. Donna Teller says:

    My whole family wants to see this movie but especially my niece.

  13. Lauren says:

    My kids would like to watch this movie.

  14. vickie couturier says:

    my only grandaughter would lvoe to watch this,,im sure a few of the grandsons would too but mostly her

  15. Daniel says:

    My entire family would love to watch The Nutcracker!

  16. Laurie Nykaza says:

    My daughter would love to watch The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.’

  17. Heather! says:

    My daughter and granddaughter would love to watch this together.

  18. cheryl s says:

    I would actually like to see this movie

  19. Ken Ohl says:

    love to watch this with my little niece and my wife

  20. Debbie Welchert says:

    I would love watching this with my grandchildren.

  21. Elaine Lund says:

    I would like to watch this with my family!

  22. Autumn says:

    I really want to see it, but surprisingly my husband said he wants to see it too.

  23. Daniel M says:

    bet my niece would like

  24. Sara Welch says:

    I thought the movie was visually stunning, but my 6 year old actually fell asleep! I was quite shocked as I enjoyed it!

  25. Marisela Zuniga says:

    I would love to watch this with my sister

  26. Sade Rieux says:

    My girls would love this movie!

  27. Austin Baroudi says:

    My daughter and I would love to see this! Thanks so much for the chance!

  28. Tamara Regan says:

    My whole family is looking forward to watching the movie. We have seen the play twice and are really excited to play this movie at our next family movie night.

  29. Angela Saver says:

    My daughter and I are looking forward to watching this together!

  30. Miri C says:

    I’d like to watch this! I thought about seeing it in the theatre, but the preview looked a bit scary for my daughter.

  31. Sade Rieux says:

    My kids would love to see this!

  32. Caitlin says:

    My daughter and I would love to watch this movie.

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