Directed by Julie Taymor
and Starring Evan Rachel Wood & Jim Sturgess
with Cameos by Bono, Joe Cocker, Eddie Izzard and More!
Debuts on 4K Ultra HD™ January 9th
CULVER CITY, CA (October 30, 2017) – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment brings the celebrated ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, featuring incredible imagery, gorgeous rich colors and an amazing soundtrack with some of The Beatles most popular songs, to next-generation 4K Ultra HD™ for the first time January 9th. Turn off the lights, turn up the volume and immerse yourself in this psychedelic modern classic from visionary director Julie Taymor (The Tempest, Titus) starring Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld,” Into the Forest) and Jim Sturgess (21, Geostorm) with a cameo by music legend Bono and others. The ACROSS THE UNIVERSE 4K Ultra HD also includes a Blu-ray™ loaded with hours of special features.
The film is digitally restored and presented in full 4K resolution. 4K Ultra HD features four times the resolution of high definition, high dynamic range (HDR)–which produces brilliant highlights, vibrant colors and greater contrast on compatible displays–and Dolby Atmos audio, remixed specifically for the home theater environment, delivering captivating sound that places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE Synopsis:
Across the Universe, from director Julie Taymor, is a revolutionary rock musical that re-imagines America in the turbulent late-1960s, a time when battle lines were being drawn at home and abroad. When young dockworker Jude (Jim Sturgess) leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in America, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood), a rich but sheltered American girl who joins the growing anti-war movement in New York’s Greenwich Village. As the body count in Vietnam rises, political tensions at home spiral out of control and the star-crossed lovers find themselves in a psychedelic world gone mad. With a cameo by Bono, Across the Universe is “the kind of movie you watch again, like listening to a favorite album.” (Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES)
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE 4K Ultra HD
- Feature films in 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR)
- Dolby Atmos soundtracks (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible)*
- Also includes the film and hours of special features on the included high-def Blu-ray
* To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar; however, Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.