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Lionsgate Press Release: Precious (Blu-ray)



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#1 of 4 ONLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 12 2010 - 04:33 AM

 
3 Golden Globe® Nominations 
Best Picture - Drama  Best Actress - Drama
Best Supporting Actress - Drama
 
"You feel you've witnessed nothing less than the birth of a soul." - Entertainment Weekly
 
"An emotional powerhouse!  A triumph of bruising humor and bracing hope that deserves its place among the year's best films." -Rolling Stone
 
Precious: Based on the novel "Push" by Sapphire, one of the year's most critically acclaimed films, comes to DVD and Blu-ray Disc from Lionsgate.   Starring Mo'Nique (Shadowboxer) and Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe (film debut) in "Oscar-worthy" (New York Post) performances, the film is a vibrant, honest and resoundingly hopeful story about the human capacity to grow and overcome.   The film, directed by Lee Daniels (Producer of Monster's Ball) from a screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher, based on the book 'Push'; a novel by Sapphire, also stars Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd and musician Lenny Kravitz.  Precious Jones, an inner-city high school girl, is illiterate, overweight, and pregnant... again.  Naïve and abused, she responds to a glimmer of hope when a door is opened by an alternative-school teacher.  She is faced with the choice to follow opportunity and test her own boundaries. 
 
Audiences and critics nationwide have fallen in love with Precious.  The film was an Official Selection at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival - Un Certain Regard and winner of three awards at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival including the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award in the U.S. Dramatic Competition.  It was also the centerpiece of the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival Gala Presentation, where it received the festival's 2009 Cadillac People's Choice Award.  Preciousis the only film ever to receive the Audience awards at both Sundance and Toronto.  In addition, the film has been hailed as "a genuine work of art" (The New York Times), "rich with surprises" (Elle), "one very big miracle" (Associated Press), "a great American film" (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times) and "absolutely unforgettable" (Los Angeles Times). 
 
The  DVD and Blu-ray disc feature powerful bonus materials that include audio commentary with the director, numerous featurettes, a deleted scene, an interview with author Sapphire and director Lee Daniels, Gabourey Sidibe's audition and more.  Precious is a film not to be missed.
            
Set in Harlem in 1987, it is the story of Claireece "Precious" Jones, a sixteen-year-old African-American girl born into a life no one would want.  She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother, a poisonously angry woman who abuses her emotionally and physically.  School is a place of chaos, and Precious has reached the ninth grade with good marks and an awful secret: she can neither read nor write.   Beneath her impassive expression is a watchful, curious young woman with an inchoate but unshakeable sense that other possibilities exist for her.  Threatened with expulsion, Precious is offered the chance to transfer to an alternative school, Each One/Teach One.  Precious doesn't know the meaning of "alternative," but her instincts tell her this is the chance she has been waiting for.  In the literacy workshop taught by the patient yet firm Ms. Rain, Precious begins a journey that will lead her from darkness, pain and powerlessness to light, love and self-determination.
Pricing: DVD $29.95
Pricing: Blu-ray Disc $39.99
 

 

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#2 of 4 OFFLINE   James_Kiang

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Posted January 12 2010 - 05:56 AM

Did they mention the release date in there?

#3 of 4 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted January 12 2010 - 06:00 AM

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Did they mention the release date in there?
The date that I've seen is March 9.


The movie is extremely depressing but the performances from Gabourey Sidibe and Mo'nique are excellent and should get an Oscar nomination.

#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted January 12 2010 - 06:02 AM



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Originally Posted by James_Kiang 

Did they mention the release date in there?
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