Coming Up: The King's Speech
The Oscar Frontrunner will be making its speech in homes on April 19
"The King's Speech" has won laurels from the Screen Actor's Guild (for Colin Firth and for the cast as a whole), the DGA (Best Director) and the Golden Globes (Best Actor Colin Firth) and talked its way into the Oscar Race with 12 nominations.
Now the frontrunner at this year's biggest film party announces its forthcoming release on DVD and Blu-ray on April 19. It's also the first release under the new agreement between The Weinstein Company and Anchor Bay Entertainment. Should give it plenty of time for a final victory lap through the theaters before heading to home video.
UPDATE: See cover art after the jump.
Allow me to invite Colin Firth to the podium to deliver the press release:
After the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon) and the scandalous abdication of his brother King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce), Bertie (Colin Firth) – who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life – is suddenly crowned King George VI of England. With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter), the future Queen Mother, arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). After a rough start, the two delve into an unorthodox course of treatment and eventually forge a genuine friendship. Through this unexpected bond, the new monarch will overcome his stammer to find his voice, inspire his people, and rally the world. THE KING’S SPEECH is cinematic royalty: a magnificent production, studded with glittering performances, based on a true story of friendship, triumph and, ultimately, glory.
THE KING’S SPEECH Blu-ray™ and DVD bonus features include an audio commentary with director Tom Hooper; a 20-minute “Making Of The King’s Speech”; archival footage of the actual King George VI; and much more.