'W.E.' Dated and Detailed for Blu-ray

Posted Fri Mar 9, 2012 at 10:00 AM PST by

The love story directed by Madonna will sweep Blu-ray off its feet in May.

In an early announcement to retailers, Starz/Anchor Bay is prepping 'W.E.' for Blu-ray on May 1.

Madonna’s Academy Award® nominated film (2011 Best Achievement in Costume Design, Arianne Phillips) delivers an elegantly stylish and beautifully dramatic look into the lives of two fragile yet passionate women intertwined across the decades. In 1998, New Yorker Wally Winthrop (Abbie Cornish) becomes enamored with what is believed to be the greatest romance of the 20th century – King Edward VIII’s (James D’Arcy) surrender of the crown for the woman he loved, the chic and charismatic American, Wallis Simpson (Andrea Riseborough).

'W.E.' has received numerous accolades, including a 2011 Academy Award® nomination for Best Achievement in Costume Design (Arianne Phillips, 'Walk the Line'). The film won a 2012 Golden Globe® Award for Best Original Song (Motion Picture) for the song “Masterpiece”, and was nominated for a 2012 Golden Globe® Award for Best Original Score (Motion Picture) as well. The film’s lead actress, Andrea Riseborough, was honored with a 2011 Spotlight Award™ at the Hollywood Film Festival.

Baz Bamigboye, film critic for the Daily Mail, hailed 'W.E.' as “one of the best dressed movies of the year.” Geoffrey Macnab, film critic for The Independent, described 'W.E.' as “visually inventive with sheer zest and craftsmanship.” Wrote ELLE Magazine’s Nojan Aminosharei, “Andrea Riseborough’s performance is a gem. A dynamic portrayal of Wallis Simpson.” “Andrea Riseborough is superb!” added The Wall Street Journal’s, John Anderson.

The Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and a making of featurette.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'W.E.' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under May 1.

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W./E. (Blu-ray)
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