Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD Release: The Mermaid

Digital Release Date: May 17, 2016, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 5, 2016
Price: DVD $14.99, Blu-ray $22.99
Studio: Sony

From leading Chinese filmmaker Stephen Chow (Kung Fu Hustle) comes the genre-busting science fiction fantasy romantic comedy action extravaganza The Mermaid.

Jelly Lin in The Mermaid

Jelly Lin in The Mermaid

When greedy real estate tycoon, Liu Xian (Deng Chao), buys up a pristine coastal enclave known as Green Gulf, he plans to turn it into the hottest property on the market. But Green Gulf harbors a secret: it’s home to the last surviving mermaids, and they are done playing nice. Their plan: send the beautiful Shan (Jelly Lin) to seduce Liu and stop the destruction of their beloved oceans. But when their plan goes belly-up, neither humans nor mermaids are willing to back down, and a final, fatal frenzy becomes inevitable.

China’s highest grossing film of all time made a splash domestically, scoring the biggest U.S. opening day and weekend box office ever by a limited release Chinese-language film.

The Blu-ray, DVD and digital releases of the R-rated film include “The Making of The Mermaid”; a behind-the-scenes featurette where the cast and crew celebrate director Stephen Chow; and a music video for the film’s song, “Invincible,” from artist Deng Chao.

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