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Still shot from the movie: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Clary Fray (Lily Collins) has no reason to believe she is anything but a normal teenager until her Mom (Jocelyn Fray) is kidnapped by a demon and she begins seeing ghosts. Slowly, her true destiny is revealed and she is enlisted to help save mankind. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: B
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 130
Theater Release: 21 Aug 2013
Video Release: 03 Dec 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Supernatural beings are popular protagonist in teen movies, including the Harry Potter franchise, Twilight, Beautiful Creatures and Warm Bodies. This movie features beings of mixed mortal and immortal race, as does Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.

Home Video Extra Features

Home Video Notes: The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones

Release Date: 3 December 2013

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet Digital Copy) with the following extras:

- Bringing Them to Life - Filmmakers & Cast discuss the characters of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

- Descendants of the Cup - A look at the stunts and the cast’s transformation into Shadowhunters

- Music Video: “Almost is Never Enough” by Ariana Grande ft. Nathan Sykes

- Into the Shadows: From Book to Screen

- Deleted scenes

- Entering The Shadow World – Creating the extraordinary creatures of the shadow world

- Interactive Lineage Tracker – Allows users to learn more about all the characters in the world of The Mortal Instruments

- Deadly Attraction – Lily Collins & Jamie Campbell Bower on their roles as Clary Fray & Jace Wayland

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