Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially announced the release of Pokémon: Detective Pikachu to be arriving on Ultra HD Blu-ray on 6th August.
The first-ever live Pokémon adventure, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu stars Ryan Reynolds (the “Deadpool” films, “Buried,” “Life”) as Detective Pikachu and is based on the beloved Pokémon brand—one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and most successful media franchises of all time.
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu also stars Justice Smith (“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” “Paper Towns,” “Every Day”) as Tim and Kathryn Newton (“Lady Bird,” TV’s “Big Little Lies,” “Blockers”) as Lucy, a junior reporter following her first big story. The supporting cast includes Suki Waterhouse (“Insurgent,” “Love, Rosie,” “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”), Omar Chaparro (“Overboard,” “Kung Fu Panda”), Chris Geere (TV’s “Modern Family,” TV’s “You’re The Worst,” “Ill Behavior”), multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter Rita Ora (TV’s “America’s Next Top Model,” “Fifty Shades Of Grey”), Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai,” “Inception,” “Godzilla”) and Bill Nighy (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,” “Love Actually,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”).
The film was directed by Rob Letterman (“Goosebumps,” “Monsters Vs. Aliens”), from a story by Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit and Nicole Perlman, screenplay by Hernandez, Samit, Letterman and Derek Connolly, based on the “Detective Pikachu” video game developed by Creatures Inc. It was produced by Mary Parent and Cale Boyter for Legendary Pictures, and Hidenaga Katakami and Don McGowan for The Pokémon Company. Serving as executive producers were Joe Caracciolo, Jr., Ali Mendes, Tsunekazu Ishihara, Kenji Okubo, Toshio Miyahara, Hiro Matsuoka, and Koji Ueda.
Letterman’s creative filmmaking team includes two-time Oscar nominated director of photography John Mathieson (“The Phantom of the Opera,” “Gladiator”), production designer Nigel Phelps (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Lies”), editors Oscar winner Mark Sanger (“Gravity”) and James Thomas (“Muppets Most Wanted”) and costume designer Suzie Harman (“RocknRolla”).The music is composed by Henry Jackman (“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”). Visual effects are by Moving Picture Company (“Wonder Woman”) and Framestore (“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”).
Special features include:
- Detective Mode – discover a world of hidden clues, behind-the-scenes footage, pop up trivia, Easter eggs, fun featurettes and more
- Alternate Opening
- My Pokémon Adventure
- Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Welcome to Ryme City
- Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Uncovering the Magic
- Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Action
- Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Colorful Characters
- Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Bringing Pokémon to Life
- Mr. Mime’s Audio Commentary
- Ryan Reynolds – Outside the Actor’s Studio
- “Carry On” by Rita Ora and Kygo (Music Video)