'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Blu-ray Announced

Posted Wed Dec 4, 2013 at 02:10 PM PST by

Lee Daniels' acclaimed drama will serve Blu-ray in January.

In an early announcement to retailers, Starz/Anchor Bay is working on 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' for Blu-ray on January 14.

'The Butler' tells the story of White House butler Cecil Gaines, a devoted husband and father who served seven American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man's life and family. Forest Whitaker stars as the titular butler, with Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, John Cusack as Richard Nixon, and Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan. Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Lee Daniels ('Precious') directs, with a screenplay by Emmy-award winning writer, Danny Strong ('Game Change').

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a lossless 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: Lee Daniels' The Butler: An American Story; The Original Freedom Riders; "You And I Ain't Nothin' No More" Performed by Gladys Knight and Lenny Kravitz; Deleted Scenes; and Gag Reel.

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

You can find the latest specs for 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under January 14.

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Lee Daniels' The Butler (Blu-ray)
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