Lionsgate Press Release: Albert Nobbs (Blu-ray)

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    Lionsgate is proud to present the Blu-ray Disc, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand release ofAlbert Nobbs, available on May 15th, 2012.


    Albert Nobbs

    A man with a secret. A woman with a dream. Experience the critically acclaimed story of a woman living her life as a man when Lionsgate debuts Albert Nobbs on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand this May. The drama stars six-time Oscar® nominee* Glenn Close, who gives a "powerhouse performance" (New York Post), as Albert. An impressive supporting cast includes two-time Academy Award® nominee** Janet McTeer, along with Mia Wasikowska (TheKids Are All Right), Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass) and Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Showtime's "The Tudors"). Directed "with grit and grace" (Rolling Stone) by Rodrigo Garcia (Mother and Child), the film is based on the novella by Irish author George Moore and features a story by Istvan Szabo and screenplay by Gabriella Prekop, John Banville and Glenn Close. A critical favorite of the year, Albert Nobbs alsoearned multiple Golden Globe® nominations (for Close, McTeer and Best Original Song for "Lay Your Head Down"), in addition to its three Academy Award® nods for Close, McTeer and Best Achievement in Makeup. The Albert Nobbs Blu-ray Disc and DVD will include an audio commentary and deleted scenes.

    In order to survive in 19th century Ireland, a woman must live and work as a man. But, some thirty years after first donning men's clothing to fit into her surroundings, Albert Nobbs (Close), finds herself trapped inside a prison of her own making.

    *Best Actress in a Supporting Role, The World According to Garp, 1982; The Big Chill, 1983; The Natural, 1984; Best Actress in a Leading Role, Fatal Attraction, 1987; Dangerous Liaisons, 1988; Albert Nobbs, 2011

    **Best Actress in a Leading Role, Tumbleweeds, 1999; Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Albert Nobbs, 2011



     

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