'The Handmaid's Tale' Blu-ray Announced

Posted Wed Jan 25, 2017 at 06:00 AM PST by
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The thriller based on Margaret Atwood's novel is coming to Blu-ray in April.

In an early announcement to retailers, Shout Factory is preparing 'The Handmaid's Tale' for Blu-ray on April 18.

With "cool eroticism, intelligence and intensity" (Playboy), this eerie futuristic thriller, based on Margaret Atwood's controversial and critically acclaimed best-selling novel, is filled with "large themes and deep thoughts" (Roger Ebert). Boasting a phenomenal cast, including Natasha Richardson (Nell) and Oscar(r) winners* Faye Dunaway (Network) and Robert Duvall (Tender Mercies), this film "dazzles with its ingenuity and shocks with its outrageousness" (WNCN Radio)! In the not-so-distant future, strong-willed and beautiful Kate (Richardson) possesses a precious commodity that most women have lost and most men want to control fertility. Forced into a brain-washing boot camp that turns fertile women into surrogate mothers for social-elite men and their infertile wives, Kate thinks she's made out well when she's assigned to an eminent partyleader (Duvall). But when she learns that he's sterile, she's faced with the impossible choice: produce him an heir or die!

Specs and supplements have not been detailed yet.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Handmaid's Tale' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under April 18.


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The Handmaid's Tale (Blu-ray)
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