'Mildred Pierce' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Mon Oct 10, 2011 at 12:00 PM PDT by

The acclaimed HBO miniseries starring Kate Winslet will be heading to Blu-ray in the new year.

In an early announcement to retailers, HBO is working on 'Mildred Pierce' for Blu-ray on January 3.

She gave her daughter everything, but everything was not enough. Mildred Pierce brings to life the memorable characters introduced in James M. Cain’s classic 1941 novel of pride and privilege in the middle class. Starring Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet, and co-written and directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Todd Haynes, this five-part drama is an intimate portrait of a uniquely independent woman who finds herself newly divorced during the Depression years, as she struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family. The story explores Mildred’s unreasonable devotion to her insatiable daughter Veda (Evan Rachel Wood), as well as the complex relationship she shares with the indolent men in her life, including her polo-playing lover Monty Beragon (Guy Pearce) and ex-husband Bert Pierce (Brian F. O’Byrne).

The release will be a 4-disc set (3 Blu-rays, plus a DVD) with 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: Two audio commentaries, The Making Of Mildred Pierce, Inside the Episodes, and seamless play functionality.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is set at $52.98.

You can find the latest specs for 'Mildred Pierce' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under January 3.

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Mildred Pierce (Blu-ray)
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