“Lavish & sumptuous with flawless performances” – Colin Covert, STAR TRIBUNE “Elegantly appointed and unabashedly romantic” – Claudia Puig, USA TODAY Belle Gugu Mbatha-Raw delivers “a breakthrough performance” (Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times) in this “gorgeous must-see film” (Cori Murray, Essence) that’s based on an extraordinary true story. Although Dido Elizabeth Belle (Mbatha-Raw), an 18th century English woman of mixed race, is raised in privilege by her aristocratic great-uncle (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), she is denied a proper social standing because of her skin color. But when Dido falls in love with a young idealist lawyer (Sam Reid) who aspires to create positive change, she finds herself caught between two worlds. With everything to lose, she struggles to convince those around her – and the society in which she lives – to overcome their biases and accept her fully. Only if she succeeds will she find true happiness in this exquisite masterpiece that also stars Miranda Richardson, Penelope Wilton and Matthew Goode. Blu-ray Special Features ● Belle: The Story ● Gugu Mbatha-Raw Breakout Role ● The Power of Belle ● From Painting to Screen ● The History Behind the Painting ● Stills Gallery Belle Blu-ray Street Date: August 26, 2014 Prebook Date: July 23, 2014 Digital HD Date: August 12, 2014 Screen Format: Widescreen 2.39:1 Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD-MA English Descriptive Audio 5.1 Spanish 5.1 DD French 5.1 DD Subtitles: English SDH / Spanish Total Run Time: 104 minutes U.S. Rating: PG Closed Captioned: Yes Thank you for supporting HTF when you preorder using the link below. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.