'Billy Elliot' Announced and Detailed for Blu-ray

Posted Mon Nov 21, 2011 at 10:00 AM PST by

Stephen Daldrey's 2000 dramedy will be dancing to Blu-ray in January.

In an early announcement to retailers, Universal Studios says 'Billy Elliot' will have a Blu-ray release on January 10.

"Two Thumbs Up!" rave Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper and the Movies. Billy Elliot is the heartwarming story of a young boy from a working-class family who discovers a passion that will change his life forever. Eleven-year-old miner's son Billy Elliot is on his way to boxing lessons when he stumbles upon a ballet class. Billy secretly joins the class, knowing that his blue-collar family would never understand. Under the guidance of his teacher Mrs. Wilkinson (Academy Award-nominee Julie Walters), Billy's raw talent takes flight. But when his father discovers his son's ambition, Billy must fight for his dreams and his destiny. With Oscar-worthy performances, Rex Reed (The New York Observer) calls "a triumph!" Don't miss Billy Elliot - the triumphant tale of one boy who reaches beyond his place in the world to follow his heart's desire.

The Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include Billy Elliot: Breaking Free, My Scenes, and Pocket Blu.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $19.98.

You can find the latest specs for 'Billy Elliot' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's now indexed under January 10.

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Billy Elliot (Blu-ray)
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