'The Young Pope' Starring Jude Law Dated for Blu-ray

Posted Thu Mar 16, 2017 at 08:00 AM PDT by
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Director Paolo Sorrentino's HBO drama is heading to Blu-ray in June.

In an early announcement to retailers, HBO is preparing 'The Young Pope' for Blu-ray on June 6.

Created and directed by Paolo Sorrentino, The Young Pope tells the controversial story of the beginning of Pius XIII's pontificate. Lenny Belardo (Jude Law), aka Pius XIII, is the first American Pope in history. Young and charming, his election might seem the result of a simple and effective media strategy by the College of Cardinals. But, as we know, appearances can be deceptive. Especially in the place and among the people who have chosen the great mystery of God as the guiding light of their existence. That place is the Vatican and those people are the leaders of the Catholic Church. And the most mysterious and contradictory figure of all turns out to be Pius XIII himself. Shrewd and naïve, old-fashioned and very modern, doubtful and resolute, ironic, pedantic, hurt and ruthless, Pius XIII tries to walk the long path of human loneliness to find a God for mankind. And for himself.

Specs have not been detailed yet, but supplements will include three special features including an exclusive new "The Making of The Young Pope" featurette

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $59.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Young Pope' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under June 6.

 

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The Young Pope (Blu-ray)
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