The Jungle Book movie is now available from Microsoft Movies & TV store.
About this movie,
Directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, The Jungle Book is a live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he’s no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern-mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley) and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire.
At its release earlier this year the Jungle Book received universal acclaim, with praise aimed at its visual effects, its musical score, the performances of the voice cast, Favreau’s direction, and its faithfulness to both the animated film and original Kipling works. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 95%, based on 255 reviews, with an average rating of 7.7/10. The site’s critical consensus reads, “As lovely to behold as it is engrossing to watch, The Jungle Book is the rare remake that actually improves upon its predecessors – all while setting a new standard for CGI.” On Metacritic, the film has a score of 77 out of 100, based on 49 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”.
“The Jungle Book” is available from the Windows Store one week before Blu-ray. In the U.S. you can watch it across all your devices via the Disney Movies Anywhere app after you buy it.
Order it here from Microsoft Movies & TV.