You can bring home two Universal films home in true high definition for the first time this September. Mercury Rising and Unleashed will both debut on Blu-ray on September 14. We don't have any pricing details as of yet, or cover art for Unleashed, but you can take a look at the special features of Unleashed and the cover art for Mercury Rising below. It doesn't seem that Mercury Rising will include any bonus features, but we'll update this story if special features details come in.
FBI agent Art Jeffries (Bruce Willis) is despondent and without hope, teetering on the verge of a nervous breakdown. But when he is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a nine-year-old autistic child who's parents have been mysteriously slain, he unknowingly stumbles into a situation that is anything but routine. While exploring the scene of the murders at a modest Chicago home, Jeffries discovers the missing boy hidden in a crawl space. The autistic child, Simon (Miko Hughes), is deeply traumatized and unable to speak, and the hard-edged agent immediately feels an intuitive connection with the boy's pain and isolation. His cop instincts also tell him that the boy is in danger, prompting him to demand police surveillance at the hospital where Simon is being cared for. When the surveillance is inexplicably dropped, Jeffries takes the boy under his own protection and flees. Now outcast from the FBI and unable to seek help from the police, Jeffries and Simon are alone, in peril and on the run.
Written and produced by Luc Besson, and directed by Louis Leterrier, the action drama headlines international martial arts superstar Jet Li. On and beneath the meanest streets of Glasgow, fiery gangster Bart (Bob Hoskins) is merciless with debtors, would-be rivals, and anyone else to whom he takes even a passing dislike. How does Bart maintain his chokehold? Through his unwitting enforcer Danny (Jet Li), who he has "raised" since boyhood. Danny has been kept as a near-prisoner by his "Uncle" Bart; trained to attack and, if necessary, kill. Danny knows little of life, except the brutal existence that Bart has so crudely and cruelly fashioned for him. But when Danny has a chance encounter with soft-spoken blind piano tuner Sam (Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman), he senses true kindness and compassion for the first time and experiences the transforming power of music. When a sudden gangland coup separates Danny from Bart and his mob, Danny is at last away from the underworld. He takes refuge with Sam and his spunky teenaged stepdaughter Victoria (Kerry Condon). Sam and Victoria open their home and hearts to Danny, who begins to envision a new future for himself. However, the mob will not give up its prize pupil so easily, and Danny must soon fight again, and fight back, to protect his new family and bury his troubled past.