Possibly one of the most critically praised films of the year, and potentially a heavy hitter at this year’s Academy Awards, The King’s Speech has already made plenty of headlines as of late. Well you can add one more, as the film’s DVD and Blu-Ray details have been announced courtesy of a press release from Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Co.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company announced today the highly anticipated Blu-ray™ and DVD release of THE KING’S SPEECH, the first release under the two companies’ new agreement. Heading to retail on April 19th, 2011, THE KING’S SPEECH has dominated the nomination lists for the Oscars®, Golden Globes®, Critics Choice Awards and BAFTA awards, earning widespread critical acclaim and grossing over $73 million at the North American box office thus far.
Its 2011 honors to date include two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Cast and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (Colin Firth); the PGA Award for Outstanding Producer of a Theatrical Motion Picture; the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Feature Film (Tom Hooper); and the Golden Globe® for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama (Colin Firth).
A delicate portrait of humanity set during an earth-shaking time in history, THE KING’S SPEECH will be available on Blu-ray® for an SRP of $39.99 and on DVD for an SRP of $29.98.
The film will have a few fgreat bonus features such as commentary with director Tom hooper, a 20-minute making of segment, and archival footage of the actual King George VI. Be sure to grab this one when it hits shelves on April 19th