SPHE Press Release: Nowhere Boy (Blu-ray)

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    “IT’S A TERRIFIC FILM: INSIGHTFUL AND MOVING,

    WITH ROCK & ROLL SEQUENCES THAT GIVE YOU A TINGLE!”

    -Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly


    The Untold Story of John Lennon

    and the Creation of the Beatles


    NOWHERE BOY


    STARRING RISING-STAR AARON JOHNSON AND

    OSCAR®-NOMINEE KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS


    Coming to Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD on January 25th


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    Culver City, Calif. (Nov. 29, 2010) – Beatles fans will get a closer look into the early years of music legend John Lennon when Nowhere Boy comes to Blu-ray Disc and DVD on January 25, 2011 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

    In 1955, future international rock sensation John Lennon (Aaron Johnson, Kick-Ass) was a mischievous teenage boy living with his Aunt Mimi (Kristin Scott Thomas, Oscar® Nominee for Best Actress in a Leading Role, The English Patient, 1996) in Liverpool, England and trying to reconnect with his free-spirited mother Julia (Anne Marie Duff, Notes on a Scandal). The tensions of his early life would drive young John to escape from the world around him through music, and catapult him to join Paul McCartney (Thomas Brodie Sangster, Love Actually) in the formation of one of the most influential rock 'n' roll bands of all time.


    Nowhere Boy will be available for the SRP of $30.95 (Blu-ray) and $28.95 (DVD) with special features including a making of featurette about the untold story of John Lennon as well as deleted scenes.
    Nowhere Boy Synopsis: Imagine...John Lennon's childhood. Liverpool 1955: a smart and troubled fifteen-year-old is hungry for experience. In a family full of secrets, two incredible women clash over John (Aaron Johnson): Mimi (Kristin Scott Thomas), the buttoned-up aunt who raised him, and Julia (Anne-Marie Duff), the prodigal mother. Yearning for a normal family, John escapes into the new and exciting world of rock 'n' roll where his fledgling genius finds a kindred spirit in the teenage Paul McCartney (Thomas Brodie Sangster, Love Actually). Just as John begins his new life, tragedy strikes. But a resilient young man finds his voice - and an icon explodes into the world.


    Special Features Include:

    • “Nowhere Boy: The Untold Story of John Lennon and the Creation of The Beatles” Featurette
    • Deleted Scenes
      • John & Julia
      • A Quick Chat
      • Fancy Piece
      • Maggie May
      • One Take Wonders
    • BD-Live™ (Blu-ray™ only)

    Nowhere Boy has a run time of 98 minutes and is rated R for language and a scene of sexuality. Artwork and digital clips are available for download at www.sphepublicity.com. Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com.

    “Oscar®” is the registered trademark and service mark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.



    Nowhere Boy

    DVD Catalog #: 35404

    BD Catalog #: 35402

    DVD UPC Code: 043396354043

    BD UPC Code: 043396354029
    DVD SLP: $28.95

    BD SLP: $30.95
     

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