HomeCool StuffBlu-RaysBLU-RAY REVIEW & GIVEAWAY — “The Nutcracker and The Four Realms”

BLU-RAY REVIEW & GIVEAWAY — “The Nutcracker and The Four Realms”

A magical adventure destined to become an annual viewing tradition for all ages, Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms arrives on Digital, Movies Anywhere, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD Jan. 29, 2019. Inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale and the beloved ballet, the film follows 14-year-old Clara (Mackenzie Foy) to a mysterious world with breathtaking performances by Keira Knightley, Misty Copeland, Helen Mirren, and Morgan Freeman, plus sweets, snowflakes, soldiers, and scurrying mice. 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. You can read our review of the fun and entertaining Disney film here.

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 re-imagined 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.

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.
    • 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.

With a running time of 99 minutes, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is rated PG.

Enter to win a digital copy of the movie!! COMMENT BELOW with the name of your favorite holiday film.

One entry per person. One digital movie winner will be chosen at random. Good luck!

UPDATE: This giveaway has now ended and a winner has been notified. Thank you to all who entered! Bookmark our giveaway page for more exclusive movie reviews, screenings, and giveaways from the Critticks!

Previous post
REVIEW — “Stan & Ollie”
Next post
REVIEW — “The Kid Who Would Be King”


  1. carl
    January 24, 2019 at 10:15 pm — Reply

    _groundhog day_

  2. Renee Wade
    January 25, 2019 at 12:03 am — Reply

    Rise of the Guardians

  3. Emily
    January 25, 2019 at 12:11 am — Reply

    Home Alone! Christmas Classic.

  4. Jason
    January 25, 2019 at 4:13 am — Reply


  5. Juan
    January 25, 2019 at 4:48 am — Reply

    It’s a wonderful life!

  6. Denise M
    January 25, 2019 at 5:04 am — Reply

    National Lampoon Christmas Vacation

  7. Henry Clawson
    January 25, 2019 at 6:07 am — Reply

    How the grinch stole Christmas (Original version)

  8. David K
    January 25, 2019 at 2:26 pm — Reply

    1951 version of A Christmas Carol

  9. Tabathia B
    January 25, 2019 at 2:45 pm — Reply

    I love A christmas story and the polar express

  10. roger f
    January 25, 2019 at 3:07 pm — Reply

    Elf and Brazil.

  11. Dwight Mccoy
    January 25, 2019 at 7:18 pm — Reply

    It’s A Wonderful Life. It is such a great film and I make sure to watch it with my family each year!

  12. Kamela Kern
    January 25, 2019 at 7:59 pm — Reply

    White Christmas – It’s a classic!

  13. bernie wallace
    January 25, 2019 at 8:27 pm — Reply

    My favorite Holiday movies are Mickey’s Christmas Carol and Christmas Vacation.

  14. missy ellis
    January 25, 2019 at 11:28 pm — Reply

    santa claus 2

  15. Sarah Sobocinski
    January 26, 2019 at 1:30 am — Reply

    The Santa Clause

  16. Ayla Smith
    January 26, 2019 at 2:44 am — Reply

    Chiestmas Vacation is the GOAT!

  17. Geraldine
    January 26, 2019 at 4:10 am — Reply

    It’s a Wonderful Life

  18. Ashley
    January 26, 2019 at 2:46 pm — Reply

    I love The Santa Clause

  19. Edye
    January 26, 2019 at 4:53 pm — Reply

    I love Christmas With The Kranks!

  20. Stephan
    January 26, 2019 at 8:22 pm — Reply

    A Nightmare Before Christmas

  21. Andy G
    January 27, 2019 at 12:11 am — Reply

    Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

  22. Linda
    January 27, 2019 at 7:34 pm — Reply

    White Christmas

  23. Christopher Sidor
    January 27, 2019 at 8:11 pm — Reply


  24. David Sanchez
    January 28, 2019 at 1:00 am — Reply

    Die Hard is my favorite holiday movie.

  25. miranda
    January 28, 2019 at 9:25 pm — Reply

    Elf is the best!

  26. shelley
    January 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm — Reply

    Does Daddy’s Home 2 count? It may be my new favorite Christmas film.

  27. kirby henderson
    January 30, 2019 at 6:38 pm — Reply

    Christmas Vacation!

  28. Derek
    January 31, 2019 at 12:16 am — Reply

    Christmas Story

  29. Kenneth Pereira
    January 31, 2019 at 3:57 am — Reply


  30. Tamara Regan
    February 3, 2019 at 4:59 am — Reply

    I absolutely love the movie “ELF”.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *