HOTEL MUMBAI: THE INTENSE AND CAPTIVATING TRUE STORY

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ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINEE DEV PATEL AND GOLDEN GLOBE® NOMINEE ARMIE HAMMER

AVAILABLE NOW ON DIGITAL, BLU-RAY AND DVD

FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

 

“GRIPPING…A CLOCKWORK THRILLER”

– MICHAEL O’SULLIVAN, THE WASHINGTON POST

 

Universal City, California, June 19, 2019 – A heart-stopping yet inspiring take on a tragic factual event showcases the power of human connection in Hotel Mumbai, available now on Digital, the digital movie app Movies Anywhere, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Hailed for being “as visually breathtaking as it is emotionally electrifying,” (Marina Saval, Variety), Hotel Mumbai is a visceral film that serves as a beautiful tribute to those that lived and died during the historical terrorist attack. The film stars Academy Award® nominee Dev Patel (Lion, Slumdog Millionaire), Golden Globe® nominee Armie Hammer (On the Basis of Sex, Call Me by Your Name), Nazanin Boniadi (“Homeland”), Tilda Cobham-Hervey (52 Tuesdays), Anupam Kher (“New Amsterdam,” Silver Lining Playbook) and Jason Issacs (“Star Trek: Discovery”).

 

Directed by Anthony Maras (The Palace) and written by John Collee (Happy Feet, Happy Feet Two) and Maras, Hotel Mumbai is a true story of humanity and heroism that vividly recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India. Among the dedicated hotel staff is the renowned chef Hemant Oberoi (Kher) and a waiter (Patel) who choose to risk their lives to protect their guests. As the world watches on, a desperate couple (Hammer and Boniadi) is forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child. Critics are hailing this film as “intense, hair-raising, and deeply humane…a suspenseful achievement” (Rex Reed, New York Observer).

 

Hotel Mumbai on Blu-ray™ and DVD includes special behind-the-scenes featurettes with commentary from the director and cast to give viewers a more in-depth look into the making of the film and the tragic event that shook the world.

 

 

BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAY, DVD & DIGITAL:

  • Story and Cast  Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Anupam Kher, Nazanin Boniadi and more describe how the real-life heroism of the guests and staff inspired the making of Hotel Mumbai.
  • Finding the True Story – The director and cast discuss how they first discovered the true story of the Mumbai attacks.
  • Humanity Within Tragedy – The director explains the pre-production process of reaching out to survivors, and the crew describes how heroism can emerge in the worst conditions.
  • Real-Life Heroes – There were many guests and staff who became heroes during the real Mumbai attacks. The director and cast express their hopes for others to see exactly how we can help one another and be selfless.

 

Hotel Mumbai is now available on Blu-rayTM in a combo pack which includes Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital.

  • Blu-rayTM unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
  • Movies Anywhere is the digital app that simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-rayTM and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere. MOVIES ANYWHERE is only available in the United States. For more information, visit https://moviesanywhere.com.

 

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Trailer: https://youtu.be/A8IxhVslvro

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FILMMAKERS:

Cast: Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, Tilda Cobham-Hervey with Anupam Kher and Jason Isaacs

Inspired by the Documentary: “Surviving Mumabi”

Casting By: Ann Fay & Leigh Pickford, Trishaan Sarkar, CSA (India)

Sound Designer: Sam Petty

VFX Supervisor: Marty Pepper

Music Supervisor: Laura Katz

Music Supervisors Provided By: Cutting Edge

Editors: Peter McNulty, Anthony Maras

Music By: Volker Bertelmann (Hauschka)

Costume Designer: Anna Borghesi

Production Designer: Steven Jones-Evans, APDG

Director of Photography: Nick Remy Matthews, ACS

Co-Producers: Barbara Gibbs, Brian Hayes

Line Producer (India): Pravesh Sahni

Executive Producers: Kent Kubena, Jonathan Fuhrman, Ryan Hamilton, Ying Ye, Mark Montgomery, Natalya Pavchinskaya, Dev Patel, John Collee, Joseph N. Cohen, Gary Ellis

Produced By: Basil Iwanyk, P.G.A., Gary Hamilton, Mike Gabrawy, P.G.A., Julie Ryan, P.G.A., Andrew Ogilvie, Jomon Thomas, P.G.A.

Written By: John Collee & Anthony Maras

Directed By: Anthony Maras

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY:

Street Date: June 18, 2019

Selection Number: 57207315

Layers: BD-50

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Widescreen

Rating: Rated R for disturbing violence throughout, bloody images, and language.

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Hindi and Spanish

Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and English Dolby Digital 2.0

Run Time: 2 Hours and 3 Minutes

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:

Street Date: June 18, 2019

Selection Number: 57201557

Layers: DVD-9

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen

Rating: Rated R for disturbing violence throughout, bloody images, and language.

Languages/Subtitles: English, Urdu and Hindi

Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1 and English Dolby Digital 2.0

Run Time: 2 Hours and 3 Minutes

 

 

 

About Bleecker Street

Bleecker Street (bleeckerstreetmedia.com) is an independently financed U.S. film distribution company founded in 2014 by Andrew Karpen. The company’s recent releases include Sebastian Lelio’s Disobedience and currently in release, Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace, and McQueen, by Ian Bonhote and Peter Ettedgui. They have also released the Academy Award nominated Captain Fantastic; Gavin Hood’s hit thriller, Eye in the Sky; the Academy Award nominated Trumbo; the Blythe Danner starrer I’ll See You in My Dreams; the Golden Globe nominated Danny Collins with Al Pacino; and James Gray’s The Lost City Of Z. Upcoming films include Wash Westmoreland’s Colette, with Keira Knightley, and Elizabeth Chomko’s debut film, What They Had, starring Hilary Swank.

 

About ShivHans Pictures

ShivHans Pictures has produced several critically-acclaimed and award-winning films including Jay Roach’s TrumboCaptain Fantastic starring Viggo Mortensen, The Polka King with Jack Black, the political thriller Beirut and Dan Fogelman’s Danny Collins. The company is currently in post-production on Wander Darkly, a magical realism love story starring Sienna Miller and Diego Luna, and currently in production on The Water Man, the directorial debut of David Oyelowo. Additionally, ShivHans has expanded beyond producing into distribution with two films; a co-distribution deal with Bleecker Street for US rights to Anthony Maras’ Hotel Mumbai, which was released in March 2019, followed by Brian Banks in August 2019, which ShivHans also produced.

 

For information about ShivHans Pictures and its upcoming slate of films, please visit www.ShivHans.com

 

About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE – www.uphe.com) is a unit of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG). UFEG produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming and live entertainment. The global division includes Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango and DreamWorks Animation Film and Television.  UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.  NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

 

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